iSQI® Certified Agile Business Analysis


Agile approaches and methods are growing in popularity with project teams. But where does the business analyst fit in? The Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course presents practices and tools for BAs working in or moving to Agile projects. While the BA will find it is easy to migrate their core analysis skills of critical analysis, change management and articulation to Agile projects, adopting to the new work and delivery methods Agile approaches advocate will feel alien.

The course is directly mapped to the activities, tasks and skills defined in the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide published by the IIBA® (July 2013) and developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.

The Agile Alliance says, “The Agile Extension helps business analysts deliver business knowledge to Agile developers quickly and effectively.”

Course Objectives

  • Identify the role of the business analyst in Agile software development projects
  • Participate in Agile teams developing software
  • Articulate the BA’s responsibilities to both the enterprise and the Agile team
  • Understand the BA’s contribution to the Agile process analysis frameworks
  • Identify BA specific techniques that contribute to the delivery of artefacts that add value to the enterprise initiating Agile projects
  • Appreciate the importance of, and how to contribute to, continuous improvement through retrospectives

Course Outline

  • Business Analysis, Agile and common Agile approaches
  • BA roles in Agile projects
  • The Agile BA Discovery and Delivery frameworks
  • See the whole
  • Think as a customer
  • Determine what’s of value
  • Get real with examples
  • Understand what’s doable
  • Stimulate collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Avoid waste
  • What next for BAs
  • Concepts and Terminology
  • Agile extension
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile roles
  • Agile’s 12 principles
  • BABOK®
  • Backlog management
  • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • Business capability
  • Business value definition
  • Collaborative games
  • Delivery framework
  • Discovery framework
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Feature injection
  • Just In Time (JIT)
  • Kanban
  • Kano
  • Last responsible moment
  • Lean
  • Minimum Marketable Features (MMF)
  • MoSCoW
  • Personas
  • Product backlog
  • Product owner
  • Relative estimation
  • Retrospectives
  • Scrum
  • Sprint backlog
  • Story boarding
  • Story decomposition
  • Story mapping
  • Story points
  • Value stream mapping
  • Velocity

Who should attend?

  • Business analysts needing a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • Business analysts wanting to improve the way they work in Agile projects
  • Agile teams wanting to apply effective business analysis techniques
  • Anyone interested in business analysis who wishes to build their Agile capabilities
  • Business Analysts wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers

Your benefits at a glance

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistent high pass rates
  • Learn with trainers who have proven track records
  • Flexible delivery with online learning options
  • Train with the world’s leading independent specialist in Software Quality