AgileBA Foundation

This 3-day AgileBA Foundation course provides an overview of agile business analysis. Perfect for working business analysts and those who work in support of agile business analysis roles.

For those who work with agile business analysts.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £895
AgileBA Practitioner

This 1-day AgileBA Practitioner course helps business analysts understand the tools, techniques and practices required to work in an agile environment.

For those who want to work as an agile business analyst.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £895
Agile BA Foundation & Practitioner

This 4-day Agile BA Foundation & Practitioner course teaches practical agile business analysis skills. Ideal for practicing business analysts and those involved in the management of agile project requirements.

For those who want to work as an agile business analyst.

Format: Virtual classroom

Location: London Online

From £1295

About Agile Business Analyst certification

Agile BA certification scheme has been created by the Agile Business Consortium (formerly DSDM Consortium) in conjunction with APMG International. It provides a recognisable qualification for the agile business analyst community.

AgileBA training prepares students to sit their AgileBA examinations by providing them with a practical understanding of the differences between agile business analysis and traditional business analysis. AgileBA courses cover a range of agile business analysis tools used by business analysts.

AgileBA Foundation certification

The AgileBA Foundation qualification is an entry-level business analysis certification and requires no previous experience in business analysis.
The AgileBA Foundation course equips candidates with essential agile business analysis skills and is perfect for anyone involved in gathering and analysing agile project requirements. Earning your AgileBA Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the AgileBA Practitioner course and exam.

This qualification is for:

  • Business analysts.
  • Product owners and business representatives.
  • Project managers.
  • Developers in agile teams.
  • Testers in agile teams.

A successful AgileBA Foundation candidate will be able to:

  • Successfully gather, analyse and validate requirements throughout an agile project.
  • Identify stakeholders, personas and their involvement in agile.
  • Describe the competencies and techniques of an agile business analyst (BA).
  • Understand the BA role in the agile team and the organisation.
  • Capture and manage effective requirements for incremental solution delivery.
  • Recognise how an agile business case differs from a traditional business case and present a lean business canvas.

AgileBA Practitioner certification

This certification builds on the ideas first taught in the AgileBA Foundation certification course. Experienced AgileBA trainers will equip you with the skills, techniques, and tools required to be an effective agile business analyst.

This qualification is for:

  • Business analysts.
  • Developers.
  • Scrum product owners.
  • Change managers.
  • PMO managers.
  • Project managers.
  • Agile team members who want to become Agile business analysts.

Successful AgileBA Practitioner candidates

A successful AgileBA Practitioner student should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between traditional and agile business analysis.
  • Identify stakeholders, personas and their involvement in agile.
  • Describe the competencies and techniques of an Agile business analyst (BA).
  • Understand the BA role in the agile team and the organisation.
  • Capture and manage effective requirements for incremental solution delivery.
  • Recognise how an agile business case differs from a traditional business case and present a lean business canvas.
  • Learn how modelling techniques fit into an agile environment.
  • Understand the importance of facilitated workshops.
  • Understand the different ways of working as a BA in agile.

Exam details

AgileBA Foundation exam

Accredited by: APMG International.

Format: Multiple-choice.

Questions: 50.

Pass mark: 50% (25/50).

Duration: 40 minutes.

Style: Closed-book.

Pre-requisites: None.

AgileBA Practitioner exam

Accredited by: APMG International.

Format: Complex multiple-choice.

Questions: 4 (20 marks per question).

Pass mark: 50% (25/50).

Duration: 2.5 hours.

Style: Open-book (AgileBA Handbook only).

Pre-requisites: AgileBA Foundation.

Benefits to individuals

  • Understand the Business Analyst (BA) role in relation to mission and objectives.
  • Learn to adapt your business analyst approach to suit different contexts and sectors.
  • Ensure development teams create valuable solutions.
  • Help face issues and establish approaches by analysing fundamental problems and eliciting real needs.
  • Support agile projects, development teams and product owners with creative and innovative solutions.
  • Work as part of cross-functional teams as either a specialist or multi-functional generalist, providing help where it is most needed.

Benefits to organizations

  • Trained agile Business Analysts (BAs) can help significantly increase your ROI by increasing the efficiency of your investments and solutions.
  • Agile BAs can also help reduce the cost of implementing, maintaining and improving your business solutions.
  • A skilled agile BA can determine new needs, prioritize those needs, make necessary changes and ultimately help your business realize additional benefits that it would not have otherwise gained.
  • Business analysts are a critical component of any project. A strong agile business analyst can save a project from failure.
  • A trained agile business analyst identifies which projects will best serve your businesses’ overall objectives, ensuring no project is ever a ‘wasted effort.’
  • An agile business analyst can help reduce company costs by identifying and implementing more cost-effective solutions.
  • By working closely with stakeholders, business analysts reduce the chance of project failure and help your projects align more closely with stakeholder demands and expectations.

Who should attend AgileBA training?

AgileBA training is suitable for any of the following:

  • Business analysts from traditional business backgrounds and those who wish to gain an agile perspective.
  • Members of agile teams or those who wish to work as within an agile framework.
  • Agile business visionaries and product owners.
  • Agile scrum masters or agile team leaders.
  • Agile business ambassadors and testers.
  • Agile project managers.

AgileBA training is applicable to a wide range of sectors and industries. It is particularly well suited to volatile and innovative projects, where project scope is more likely to change (i.e. software development).

About the AgileBA Business Analysis Handbook

The AgileBA Handbook is made to give useful and practical advice to those studying AgileBA. It provides context to the agile business analyst role beyond individual projects, relating agile business analysis practices to overall organizational mission and strategy.

This handbook provides an additional layer of depth and guidance for business analysis in the agile context.

The AgileBA practices detailed within are presented within the framework of DSDM, but many other generic and popular agile techniques are also included.

This is the official supporting text to the AgileBA certification and exam.

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    Why choose us?

    agileKRC are Agile experts with over 20 years of experience in Agile Project Management training and consulting, delivering agile courses accredited by the APMG.

    Keith Richards, the founder of agileKRC was the Lead Author of AgilePM and DSDM - Dynamic Systems Development Methodology.

    Keith has been at the forefront of the agile movement in the UK and has helped to bring agile project management best practices to a wider audience.

    What students say

    About Agile Business Analyst certification

    Why AgileBA certification?

    The ongoing success of agile frameworks has driven a growing need for specialists trained in agile tools and practices. Having experience in agile is just one half of the equation. To successfully pursue an agile career, you need to have professionally recognized certifications to demonstrate your expertise to potential employers.

    AgileBA training equips candidates with the skills to successfully fulfil the role of an agile business analyst. This qualification has a well-deserved reputation owing to it being developed by the Agile Business Consortium. [MORE]

    Accreditation

    agileKRC is an Accredited Training Provider for AgileBA. Accredited by the APMG (APM Group) International.

    agileKRC is an accredited partner of the Agile Business Consortium, a not-for-profit professional body for business agility.

    Virtual classrooms

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, all agile certification courses have been replaced with virtual classroom courses.

    Features of a virtual learning environment

    Agile virtual classroom courses are a great learning alternative if you want to get your agile certification with the help of an accredited instructor.

    What you need

    • Any home computer or mobile device.
    • Web browser software.
    • Audio device.
    • Internet connection.

    Our virtual classes use the latest educational technology. These are some of the tools which you will use in our virtual classroom:

    • Interactive whiteboards.
    • Video between you, your trainer and other students.
    • Recordings of the classes which you can playback later.
    • Online chat rooms where you can talk with other students and get feedback from your instructor.
    • Online exam simulators.
    • Online quiizes.
    • Online live exams.
    • Offline materials (AglePM Handbook) to supplant the online teaching.

    Benefits of virtual classroom training

    Our virtual classes provide all the benefits of distance education combined with an interactive, social learning in an online training environment.

    Online learning

    You can also gain some professional agile certifications by taking a self-study course (also referred to as e-learning, or sometimes as distance learning).

    What you need

    • Any device (Windows, Mac, iOS, or Android).
    • Web browser software.
    • Audio device.
    • Internet connection.

    Benefits of self-study online courses

    There are many benefits of self-studying AgilePM online including:

    1. You don’t need to travel anywhere to attend a course.
    2. There are no overnight hotel fees to pay, so you save money.
    3. You can stop and pick up the course again any time within 12 months.
    4. You can study in your own time – there’s no waiting for other students in a classroom.
    5. You have highly interactive course materials designed using the best practices in instructional design by experienced designers working alongside subject matter experts.
    6. You don’t get boring videos of a trainer reading from PowerPoint slides.