Course: Agile Business Analyst Training · BA AGILIST Certification · 2 days [B5]

Course: Agile Business Analyst Training · BA AGILIST Certification · 2 days [B5]

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Learn how to create and elaborate requirements using epics, personas, user stories and backlog grooming sessions.

Duration: 2 days / 4 evenings / 14 hours
Audience: Business Analysts, Technical Program Managers, Product Owners, UX Specialists
Certification: BA AGILIST

Learning Cases and Simulations:
✓ Set up and implement requirements process and tools
✓ Envisioning: agile vision, epics and release themes
✓ Gathering: elicit and specify scenarios and personas
✓ Create user stories with acceptance criteria
✓ Drive backlog grooming in an agile team
✓ Elaborate stories with modeling techniques (e.g. use cases)
✓ Size product backlog items with story points and perform ranking
✓ Obtain stakeholder feedback
✓ Perform efficient requirements and change management

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ELABORATION AND SPECIFICATION

5 · Writing User Stories and Backlog Management

  • What forms exactly 1 story?
  • Formats and key characteristics of high quality stories
  • Story acceptance criteria
  • Dealing with large and/or complex stories
  • Driving efficient backlog grooming sessions

6 · Backlog Grooming, Specification and Solution Design

  • Elaboration approaches suitable for agile projects
  • Scenario-based modeling
  • Non-functional specifications
  • Quantifying crisp business rules with stories

REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT

7 · From Requirements to Implementation

  • Upfront versus just-in-time modeling
  • Scrum Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Organization of spec items
  • Committing features to releases

8 · Change Management

  • Dealing with new ideas
  • Sources of requirements changes
  • Controlling and enabling change
  • Mechanisms to support triaging

SUPPORT

9 · Tools Support

  • Available tools for agile content management and story tracking
  • Tools evaluation criteria
  • Cases: Microsoft TFS and Atlassian Jira/Confluence

FOUNDATIONAL CONCEPTS AND PROCESS FRAMEWORK

1 · Requirements Engineering Essentials

  • Needs, features and software requirements
  • Traditional requirement types and artifacts
  • Dealing with needs changes
  • The relationship with user experience (UX)
  • Software requirements

2 · Agile Projects

  • Agile values, principles and techniques
  • Backlogs, prioritization and visibility
  • Requirements engineering elements in agile projects
  • Dealing with unknown needs and changes
  • Specific challenges for large systems and teams

ENVISIONING AND ELICITATION

3 · Project Scope and Business Requirements

  • Defining an agile vision
  • Epics: breaking the scope into logical sets of capabilities
  • Story mapping: a multi-dimensional product backlog with stories in context
  • Establishing business areas, goals and requirements
  • Framing requirements to support business strategy and customer justification

4 · Requirements Elicitation and Discovery

  • Stakeholder collaboration formats
  • User goals, scenarios and tasks
  • User stories
  • Personas: goals, characteristics and painpoints
  • Other story types


LANGUAGES
Dutch, English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

TRAINING VENUES
Our live online and self-paced formats permits anybody to participate regardless of your location.

In addition, we offer in-house training in any location worldwide.

Venues for public training are located in the following cities:
Seattle, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Boston, New York, Austin (USA) · Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax (Canada) · Mexico City, Monterrey (Mexico) · Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Brasilia (Brazil) · Buenos Aires (Argentina) · Santiago (Chile) · Vienna, Montevideo (Uruguay) · Stockholm, Gothenburg (Sweden) · Copenhagen (Denmark) · Dublin, Cork (Ireland) · London, Manchester, Glasgow, Brighton (UK) · Paris, Lille, Toulouse, Lyon, Montpellier, Bordeaux, Nice (France) · Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven (Netherlands) · Brussels, Antwerp (Belgium) · Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg (Germany) · Helsinki (Finland) · Tallinn (Estonia) · Vilnius (Lithuania) · Riga (Latvia) · Zurich, Geneva (Switzerland) · Vienna, Innsbruck (Austria) · Prague (Czech Republic) · Budapest (Hungary) · Warsaw, Kraków (Poland) · Milan, Rome (Italy) · Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Málaga (Spain) · Lisbon, Porto (Portugal) · Moscow, St Petersburg, Novosibirsk (Russian Federation) · Casablanca (Morocco) · Tunis (Tunisia) · Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban (South Africa) · Nairobi (Kenya) · Lagos (Nigeria) · Tel Aviv (Israel) · Beirut (Lebanon) · Riyadh, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) · Abu Dhabi, Dubai (UAE) · Doha (Quatar) · Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai (India) · Bangkok (Thailand) · Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) · Singapore · Jakarta (Indonesia) · Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) · Seoul (South Korea) · Beijing, Shanghai (China) · Hong Kong · Tokyo, Osaka (Japan) · Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth (Australia) · Auckland, Wellington (New Zealand)