Title: Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation and Practitioner
Duration: 4 Days
Certification Exam(s): AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner
Pre-course Reading: 2-3 Hours
Rating: 5 Star
Support: Provided by Tecknologia
Dates and Prices Course Information
Agile’s influence on the project management industry continues to rise at pace. Increasing numbers of organisations and project professionals are embracing Agile tools and frameworks as they aim to increase the success of – and return on investment from – projects, product / software development and other change initiatives.
Despite originating in the software development arena, Agile methods and frameworks are becoming increasingly popular in a wide variety of industries and projects as the benefits over more traditional frameworks and methodologies are realised.
As organizations and individuals embrace and transition to Agile ways of working, the roles of key personnel can evolve significantly, requiring fresh guidance, concepts and techniques. Prior to AgileBA, there was little in the way of detailed guidance directly addressing the role, responsibilities and skills of the Agile Business Analyst.
AgileBA guidance offers useful, practical and comprehensive guidance on the role of the Business Analyst working in an agile way (the Agile Business Analyst).
Business Analysts play a crucial role in projects, through analysis of the organization’s needs and the alignment of business projects to those needs. Introducing an agile approach has a significant impact on the role of the Business Analyst, on their existing skills and their way of working. Whilst traditional skills are still valuable, new skills and ways of working need to be adopted to harness the benefits of a new way of working and to appreciate the different relationships with co-workers and stakeholders.
AgileBA guidance offers useful, practical and comprehensive guidance on the role of the Business Analyst working in an agile way (the Agile Business Analyst). Based on the Agile Business Consortium’s well-established Agile Project Framework, the guidance gives context to the Business Analyst role beyond the individual project, in relation to organizational mission and strategy, and provides additional depth and guidance for the Business Analyst role.
This 4 days training and certification course enables business analysis professionals to develop their understanding and proficiency in adopting and applying the AgileBA guidance, providing:
Following topics will be covered during the course:
Who Should attend?
AgileBA guidance, training and certification are designed to benefit a wide range of roles operating in an agile environment, including Business Analysts, Change Analysts, Project Managers, Scrum Product Owners/Managers, Systems Analysts and Agile Developers.
There are no formal pre-requisites for Foundation level course. Foundation exam has to be passed before attempting Practitioner exam.
Virtual classroom trainings are held using video conferencing software. A trainer leads the class for the duration of course. Delegates may attend the session using PC, laptop or tablets.
Virtual classroom trainings are held using video conferencing software, lead by a trainer. Delegates may attend the sessions using PC, laptop or tablets. Such trainings are held like normal classrooms where delegates ask questions, take part in exercises, interact with trainer throughout the course.
Tecknologia uses licensed APMG Learning Platform (ALP) which is fully securely and user friendly platform.
Delegates may attend the session using PC, laptop or tablets. Device used by delegate MUST have (or be connected to external) webcam, microphone and speaker.
Minimum of 20Mbps is recommended internet speed.
All our Agile courses are fully accredited by APMG.
Tecknologia trainers are highly experienced practitioners with excellent training delivery capabilities. Our trainers are fully accredited by APMG for relevant training deliveries.
If not agreed with delegates otherwise, virtual classroom trainings have exams scheduled within the course. Delegates must take the exam(s) at the scheduled times within the course as these can't be rescheduled.
AgileBA Foundation Exam:
- Multiple choice format
- 50 questions per paper
- 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
- 40 minutes duration
- Closed book
AgileBA Practitioner Exam:
-4 questions (20 points per question).
-40/80 points required to pass the exam (50%).
-Duration 2.5 hours.
-Open book (only the official AgileBA manual is allowed).
Delegates take Foundation exam online on the third day, and practitioner exam on the fourth day (where applicable) the instructor proctors the delegates using APMG Learning Platform (ALP) for all virtual courses.
Foundation exam is a pre-requisite for practitioner level. In an unlikely situation where a delegate fails the foundation exam, they will not be allowed to site in the practitioner exam. Delegate would need to book the practitioner level exam separately either through Tecknologia or directly with APMG.
Agile can be defined as generic description of a style of working, with emphasis on:
- Working closely with customer throughout
- Ensuring final solution actually meets business need
- Deferring decisions about detail until last responsible moment
Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) is a role in DSDM who is fully integrated with Solution Development Team (SDT):
- Not an intermediary between Business Ambassador and team
- Supports communication between the business and the SDT
- Facilitates relationship between business and technical roles
- Ensures accurate, appropriate day-to-day decisions about the Evolving Solution
- Ensures business needs are properly analysed and correctly reflected in evolution of solution
There are many organisations delivering excellent Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) trainings. Tecknologia has maintained excellent pass rate across its Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) trainings and it is indeed one of the best in this area.