COVID-19 Update: Improving is now back to delivering in-person training in most of our offices! Check out our full schedule for locations near you or contact us about scheduling an in-person class.
Agile BA Training Details
Agile Business Analysis
This two-day instructor-led course focuses on the skills, work to be done, and communication styles necessary to be successful in an Agile BA role. Moving from a project to a product mindset can deliver value sooner.
Agile Business Analysis involves facilitating dialogue about product value with the team, making Product Owner's (PO) more efficient, and analyzing for gaps and impacts. Agile is a set of values and principles that help ensure what is built is valuable.
Through a balanced combination of lecture, candid discussion and hands-on exercises we will explore how to drive innovative solutions to complex business problems from discovery to delivery. Find out what design thinking and ‘minimum viable product’ means and when to use them. By taking an agile approach to requirements and understanding the Scrum framework, user stories, and techniques for strategic planning such as story mapping, you can learn how the Agile BA role can transform a team.
Participants will learn to:
Transform a traditional BA skillset to agile practices and events
Find balance between the Product Owner and the Agile BA roles
Understand the Scrum framework and agile values from a BA’s perspective
Evolve to a product mindset and drive opportunities for discovery to delivery
Define requirements using agile values and principles
Elicit business strategies and requirements using techniques such as user stories and Business Model Canvas
Support POs to deliver value increments through Backlog management
Understand design thinking and personas
Identify opportunities for experimental development to facilitate short feedback loops using concepts such as minimum viable product (MVP)
Forecast strategically with Release Plans and Product Roadmaps using empirical data
Drive requirements to support testing first and often
Understand team cross-functional skills needed to support vertical slicing which minimizes dependencies
Recognize the importance of embracing change, and using change for competitive advantage
Don't see the class or size you need? Want another date or location? Let us know. We can offer private training or even schedule another public class.
Have a large group? Contact us about group discounts or private training.