Agile Business Analysis Foundation and Practitioner (AgileBA®)

3 days

Course Overview

This is an accredited Agile Business Analysis course launched in 2015 by APMG and the DSDM Consortium to address the needs of business analysts working in an agile environment. This training course provides an overview of the DSDM framework coupled with guidance on how to use both agile and traditional business analysis techniques within the framework. The course includes an examination that enables delegates to become certified in Agile Business Analysis at Foundation level.

Course Objective

This AgileBA course will give delegates a practical understanding of the difference between agile business analysis and traditional business analysis. This includes a detailed definition of an agile business case and how this differs from a traditional business case. This course considers the techniques used by an Agile BA to elicit and enhance requirements coupled with an overview of how traditional business analysis techniques can be used effectively within an agile environment. By becoming certified this course helps you to stay current within your own organisation and also in today’s competitive marketplace. 



Who is the AgileBA course suitable for?

The AgileBA Foundation course is aimed at practising business analysts and agile team members who wish to become an accredited Agile BA. You may be adding to your knowledge of business analysis or you may be operating in an agile environment and need to take on some business analysis responsibilities. The AgileBA Practitioner course is that same as the Foundation course but lasts for an extra day with an extra exam. The AgileBA Practiioner exam lasts 2.5 hours and the style is 'complex' multiple choice.

Is this an accredited course?

Yes. AgileBA is accredited by the APMG.

What is the exam structure?

The AgileBA Foundation exam is a 40 minute, multiple choice exam with 50 questions. The pass mark for the exam is 50%. On passing this exam, participants will become certified in Agile Business Analysis.

Is there any pre-course reading?

Our advice is that pre-course reading is beneficial but not essential. Delegates can either have their handbook posted to them in advance or they can collect it on the first day of the course. Delegates receive their handbooks approximately 2 weeks before the course starts but you can request for this to be sent earlier if you would like to make a head start on your reading. If you are intending to do some pre-course reading we recommend about 3-5 hours.

What does my course cost cover?

Your course cost covers all course materials, which includes a print copy of the PowerPoint slides and exercises; your copy of the Agile Business Analysis Handbook; the AgileBA Foundation exam fee; your lunches and refreshments whilst on the course and your e-certificate upon successful completion of the course. We are also happy to provide you with an attendance certificate if required too. There are absolutely no further costs to pay.

When will I get my joining instructions and pre-course reading material?

Joining instructions and Agile Business Analysis Handbooks are sent out approximately 2 weeks before a training course starts. You can request these earlier however, as long as you have confirmed your booking.

Why should I choose agileKRC for my AgileBA training?

We are already well known as the AgilePM specialists. agileKRC have maintained a 100% pass rate for the AgilePM Foundation exam since the launch of this course and our current pass rate for Practitioner exam is over 98%. The agileKRC team contains specialists across all of the agile disciplines, so you can expect the same high quality delivery and results for AgileBA that we have achieved with AgilePM.

We believe in keeping our class sizes small, so you will never be in a class larger than 12 (some companies allow up to 20 on their courses!) Our trainers are amongst the most highly qualified in the UK and have years of experience in not only teaching agile but working in agile project environments as well. They also regularly work with agileKRC’s customers, organizations of all sizes, helping them to take their agile to the next level. There really is no substitute for experience and we bring that real-world experience into the classroom on every course. You really cannot get better than to be trained in agile by agileKRC. 

Course Content

  • The Role of the Business Analyst in an agile environment
  • Agile Fundamentals and the Agile BA
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders in an Agile Project
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Prioritisation
  • Workshops
  • Modelling
  • Timeboxing and Iterative Development
  • Requirements Planning and Estimating throughout the Lifecycle
  • The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project
  • Making the transition to being an Agile BA