Course: Agile Product Owner & Business Analysis Training — with PO/BA AGILIST Certification [B6 eCourse all regions]

Course: Agile Product Owner & Business Analysis Training — with PO/BA AGILIST Certification [B6 eCourse all regions]

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Learn how to define agile releases with portfolio management, stakeholder interaction, epics, themes, product backlogs and user stories.

Duration: 10-12 hours | Language: English
Format: eCourse with videos (SoftO2 LMS)
Audience: Product Owners, Product Managers, Business Analysts, IT Analysts, Technical Program Managers, UX Specialists
Certification: PO/BA AGILIST

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WHAT YOU LEARN AND PRACTISE

✓ 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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COURSE OUTLINE

BLOCK C: 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

BLOCK D: 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

BLOCK E: SUPPORT

9 · Tools Support

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

BLOCK A: 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

BLOCK B: 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

Bruce Schoor | SoftO2 Trainer & Coach

Bruce Schoor | SoftO2 Trainer & Coach

Bruce Schoor, M.Sc.
Bruce Schoor is an advisor, coach and trainer with 20+ years of software engineering experience in the industry. He has helped more than 250 teams to improve effectiveness and agility. Bruce is a Lean-Agile guru and active trainer and coach in organisational culture, design and methods.
Bruce grew up in The Netherlands where he completed a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical and Software Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology. Since then he has lived in 5 countries and speaks 6 languages fluently.

 

Courseware slides

Self-paced learning management system (LMS)

 
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