iSQI Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA)


About the course

The iSQI® Certified Agile Business Analysis training and certification provides an excellent introduction to the day-to-day work of a business analyst in an agile development. It also introduces a selection of techniques that align well with the agile approach and philosophy.

“IREB® CPRE recommends iSQI® Certified Agile Business Analysis for anyone who wishes to extend the core skills to the field of Business Analysis in an agile context.”

Who is it for?

For everyone who is engaged in business analysis, or engaging business analysts, who wishes to understand business analysis in the context of an agile environment.

Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of the role of a business analyst in systems development as well as the systems development process. IREB® CPRE Foundation Level is highly recommended to obtain the core skills in requirement analysis prior to attending this course. 

Syllabus - Key points

Outline Day 1:
Module 1: What is Business Analysis?
• Business analysis and the Business Analyst
• The scope of business analysis
• The competencies of a Business Analyst
Module 2: What is Agile?
• The traditional SDLC
• The Agile Manifesto
• The 12 principles
Module 3: Common Agile approaches
• Scrum and XP
• The link with Kanban and Lean
• Roles in Agile
• BA roles in Agile
Module 4: BA techniques in Agile projects
• BABOK and the Agile extension
• The Agile framework
Module 5: See the whole
• Business capability
• Personas
• Value stream mapping
Module 6: Think as a customer
• Story decomposition, mapping & boarding

Outline Day 2:
Module 7: Determine what’s of value
• The product backlog
• Business value definition
Module 8: Get real with examples
• Behaviour driven development
• BDD and test automation
Module 9: Understand what’s doable
• Relative estimation
• Planning workshop
• Real options
Module 10: Stimulate collaboration and continuous improvement
• Collaborative games
• Retrospectives
Module 11: Avoid waste
• Lean
• Just In Time
Module 12: Review and close
• Plenary
• What next

The Exam

iSQI® Certified Agile Business Analysis is offered as a Test Centre Exam in over 5,200 Pearson VUE locations, as a FLEX or SMEX exam, or as a paper-based exam after training or during our regularly scheduled public examinations.

40 questions, multiple-choice, 60 minutes (25% time extension for non-native speakers available on request), minimum score 65%