The role of Business Analyst (BA) changes in the Agile world - stay ahead with new techniques, tools and tactics to guide your Agile team and support your Product Owner.
Our Agile BA course is an engaging 1-day session designed to provide Business Analysts with the knowledge and techniques to optimise the delivery of requirements, ensure teams build relevant products, and assist Product Owners manage the demands of complex initiatives.
In order to accommodate the current situation and we are excited to be able to offer our Agile Business Analyst training session, virtually.
Our Virtual-Online course (laptop or desktop with internet connection required) includes:
- Downloadable training materials;
- Real-time instruction;
- Relatable examples; AND
- The option to attend the same training course in-person at a later date at no additional cost
The course will contain the same unique AxisAgile content and the class size will remain limited to ensure all attendees are still able to effectively collaborate with each other and with both trainers. Completed in real time, attendees will work together in small teams and learn not only from the trainers but also through discussion in breakout sessions, exercises, targeted games and simulations.
This course covers
- Traditional vs Agile requirement analysis - Learn how the role of Business Analyst changes
- User Story Mapping - See the whole, while gathering detail on what is most important
- Where Business Analysts fit in - Understand how a BA fits within a cross-functional delivery team
- Refining requirements collaboratively - Empathise with the customer, and observe requirements through their eyes
- Product Backlog - Establishing a sequential delivery order to maximise value delivered
- Product Backlog Refinement - Understand iterative and incremental analysis
- Definition of Ready (DoR) - Control the quality of requirements
- User Stories and User Story Splitting - Utilise the most popular Agile requirement format
- Behaviour Driven Development (BDD) - Understand how concrete examples can drive out assumptions and ambiguity
- Job Stories - Understand your customers’ motivations and deliver a result that delights them
- Fully-dressed and casual use-cases - Use-cases are a valid alternative to User Stories when applied correctly on an Agile project
- Non-functional requirements - How to include non-functional requirements as part of the Product Backlog and/or Definition of Done (DoD)
- Sprint operations - Discovery vs delivery tasks, aligning expectations with stakeholders at the Sprint Review, and improving the approach to Business Analysis at the Sprint Retrospective
What's included in each course?
A copy of Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners
When attending our in-person session,you’ll receive your very own copy of 'Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners', the hugely popular book that was selected to be part of the ‘Mike Cohn Agile Signature Series’ (the premiere book series on Scrum and Agile globally). This book is full of great Agile tactics, tools and tips that many have found to be invaluable. But don't take our word for it, check out the reviews on Amazon!
Stylish USB pen with all electronic materials
Getting a USB stick with all of the electronic course materials is cool. What’s even cooler is getting a stylish pen that has an embedded USB stick with not only the course materials but additional reading as well! This little gem will be yours when you come along to an in-person course. Until then, all relevant virtual course material will be available online and/or sent to you prior to the course.
Workbooks to help you connect with the course
On the day of your in-person training, you will receive a fill-in-the-gaps workbook to use and follow along with during the course. This has been specifically designed to help reinforce key learnings. For our virtual courses, an electronic version of this workbook will be made available to you.
Sleek laptop case to keep it all together
Not only do we provide you with a whole host of great merchandise, but at the in-person course we also ensure that you have an efficient way to take it all home with you via the neat laptop bag that you will also receive! You’re welcome 🙂
General Virtual-Online Course Information
Course Requirements - You will need a computer or laptop with webcam capability, and a good stable Internet connection. You will need to be visually present throughout the course on the webcam in order to be certified.
Sign In Information - At least 2 days prior to your course date, you will be provided with your unique log-in details, and all the information you need to prepare for your course.
Course times - Your real-time training will commence promptly at 9am and conclude at 5pm with plenty of activities and breaks (of course!) in between. Your full attendance and full participation over both days is required for certification.
Who Should Attend
Business Analysts, Business Architects, Requirements Engineers, Systems Analysts, Process Analysts or anyone involved on an Agile team interested in learning how the role of Business Analyst fits within the Scrum framework will all benefit from this course.