Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation

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Take your first steps in studying Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) with the award-winning team at Good e-Learning!

This course provides an excellent introduction to AgileBA, including the philosophy and benefits of utilizing business analysis in an Agile environment. Learners will also study how AgileBA can create value across multiple areas of a business. By the end of the course, students will be ready to sit and pass the Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) Foundation certification exam. Kickstart your AgileBA training today!

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Practicing business analysts who desire a stronger understanding of Agile
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile business analysts
  • Managers and product owners hoping to adopt AgileBA’s best practices
  • Anyone seeking to earn the AgileBA Foundation & Practitioner certifications

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • The underpinning principles, processes, and philosophy of AgileBA, and how they are applied in real-world projects
  • How to describe and manage Agile’s approach to requirements management
  • Agile techniques such as timeboxing, MoSCoW Prioritisation, and iterative targeting
  • How to produce products for BA within an Agile project, as well as how to evaluate their usage
  • How to manage and prioritize requirements in an Agile context
  • The roles and requirements within Agile projects, along with the different ‘levels of empowerment’ used to describe requirements in relation to the business case
  • How to test, emulate, and evaluate benefits delivery in real-world Agile projects
  • How to drive support and facilitation in Agile environments
  • Everything needed to successfully pass the official Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation exam

Why should you take this course?

  • Both business analysis and Agile are becoming increasingly popular in the world of business
  • AgileBA is an excellent specialization for both business analysts and Agile practitioners
  • AgileBA practices drive continuous improvement across businesses, as well as inter-team and inter-departmental communication
  • The course offers over 16 hours’ worth of training content
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider
  • We offer each student 6 months access and a FREE exam voucher (T&Cs apply)
  • This course is fully accredited by APMG International

An Introduction to this AgileBA Foundation Course

Learning Objectives

Module zero introduces you to the course’s main features, as well as the learning plan, aims, objectives, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, white papers, and links to download essential digital copies of the framework publications. It also contains some of the most frequently asked questions about the AgileBA qualification.

Module 1: The Role of the Business Analyst

Learning Objectives

In module one, we take a look at the role of the business analyst and how an AgileBA works in a very different way. We explore the context of an AgileBA’s role in relation to business needs and address some of the best practice techniques that can help an AgileBA support their organization in the formulation of its strategies.

Module 2: Agile Fundamental Concepts: DSDM Principles & Roles

Learning Objectives

In module two, we consider the DSDM philosophy, along with the Agile approach to project variables. We address the DSDM process and how it can be scaled and configured. We then present the 8 DSDM principles along with the team model before considering the DSDM roles and how they work together.

Module 3: Agile Fundamental Concepts: DSDM Management Products

Learning Objectives

In this module, we explore the management products from each DSDM phase and the purpose that each of them serves. We also consider the role of the AgileBA within an Agile project.

Module 4: The Agile Business Case

Learning Objectives

In module four, we consider the role of the Agile business case, why you might need one, its connection to business strategy, and the typical contents. We discuss the Agile roles and responsibilities with regards to the business case and the Agile practices that can be leveraged in order to create one.

Module 5: Stakeholders in the Agile Project

Learning Objectives

In module five, we look at how to work with stakeholders in an Agile project. We start off by understanding what a stakeholder is and how to engage them through various techniques and practices. We explore what good communication looks like and how important it can be to engage stakeholders at the right time with the right level of detail. We also examine the impact this can have on the project outcomes.

Module 6: Agile Practices: Facilitated Workshops

Learning Objectives

Utilizing facilitated workshops is a proven Agile practice that ensures robust collaboration, rich communication, and the achievement of results with speed and buy-in. In this module, we’ll explore some of the more common types of facilitated workshops and how the AgileBA is involved in their use throughout a DSDM project.

Module 7: Agile Practices Modeling

Learning Objectives

In module seven, we continue our journey exploring key Agile practices. We start off by considering modeling and prototyping. You’ll understand the target audience for these practices and why they are so useful. We’ll discuss the different types of modeling and their purposes before looking at the link this practice has with the DSDM principles.

Module 8: Prioritization

Learning Objectives

Module 8 looks at prioritization and the key role it plays within Agile projects. We’ll discuss different prioritization tools like MoSCoW and the Kano model, and the role that effective prioritization has in the success of a project.

Module 9: Agile Practices: Timeboxes & Iterative Development

Learning Objectives

This module is concerned with timeboxes, what these are and what they are used for within a project. We then move on to explore iterative development and the function it has in solution development and testing. We’ll conclude by exploring how AgileBAs are involved with both elements in an Agile project.

Module 10: Requirements Introduction

Learning Objectives

Modules 10 and 11 introduce you to requirements, their planning, and how to estimate them. Module 10 starts off by explaining several definitions and then moves on to dissect how requirements activities develop throughout the DSDM lifecycle. You’ll be introduced to user stories during the module, as well as the INVEST model, and you’ll also get to grips with the purpose of the PRL.

Module 11: Requirements Planning & Estimating

Learning Objectives

In this module, we continue to explore requirements and the function they have within Agile projects. Here you are introduced to the concept of requirements planning and estimating within DSDM. We cover the estimating process and the role the AgileBA has in relation to requirements.

Module 12: Making the Transition

Learning Objectives

The final module is a brief interview conducted with our subject matter expert and course instructor, Antony della Porter. Antony considers several questions around the need for change and how this applies specifically to the role of the AgileBA.

Practice Exam Simulator

Learning Objectives

The course features a practice paper for the AgileBA Foundation examination provided by APMG. Students are encouraged to fully familiarise themselves with the course modules before attempting the practice exam.

This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the AgileBA Foundation exam. Successfully passing the exam will also entitle students to sit the AgileBA Practitioner exam.

This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. AgileBA exams are invigilated by ProctorU on behalf of APMG International.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

AgileBA Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 50%: you must get 25 out of 50 questions correct

What is AgileBA?

‘Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA)’ is a qualification created by APMG International. It is designed to demonstrate and explain how business analysts operate and create value within Agile projects and environments.

How does AgileBA work?

AgileBA combines the traditional role of a business analyst with the tools, best practices, and environmental factors of Agile projects. Candidates study how the two elements enhance one another, driving continuous improvement within both projects and the wider business.

What is a business analyst?

A ‘business analyst’ is a versatile professional who analyzes and advises on various aspects of a typical business, including project management, communication, and data analysis. They will look through documents, processes, business models, systems, technological integration, and more, developing a keen understanding of how everything works while also consulting experts and stakeholders. This helps them to identify potential areas for improvement.

What does the AgileBA certification path look like?

To become fully certified in AgileBA, learners will start by studying for the AgileBA Foundation certification exam. Passing this stage will qualify them to sit the AgileBA Practitioner certification exam.

Candidates who wish to further develop their knowledge of Agile may also choose to study AgilePM at Foundation and Practitioner level. Both AgileBA and AgilePM were developed by the APMG.

How can AgileBA benefit my business?

An AgileBA practitioner will be able to continuously search out and highlight opportunities to improve your business, not just for Agile projects but also in other areas such as communications and data analysis. This will help you to enhance operations across the board.

What do I need to study AgileBA?

There are no prerequisites for studying AgileBA at Foundation level. However, having at least some background knowledge of either Agile or business analysis can be helpful.

In order to sit the AgileBA Practitioner exam, a candidate must first earn their Foundation qualification.

Who can benefit from studying AgileBA?

As a topic, AgileBA has a lot of potential value for both experienced and prospective business analysts. This is particularly evident when we consider the expanding global popularity of Agile.

It can also benefit Agile project managers who wish to develop an understanding of business analysis, as well as organizations looking to adopt the framework’s tools and best practices.

In what industries is AgileBA popular?

Both business analysis and Agile are popular in a wide variety of industries and sectors across the world. Both offer widely-applicable best practices and benefits, especially in terms of managing projects successfully and driving continuous improvement. As a result, AgileBA practitioners can often enjoy significant career and networking opportunities.

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