Agile Business Analyst - Bangalore

Agile Business Analyst - Bangalore

 

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About The Event

Workshop Objective 

In moving from traditional methodologies to Agile, the role of a Business Analyst is often mired in confusion. By virtue of interactions with all stakeholders, business analysis is arguably the most crucial aspect of a project, and takes on an entirely new form under an Agile framework.

Therefore, the objective of this workshop is to bridge the knowledge gaps therein, enabling agile practitioners working in the area of business analysis to enhance their existing skills with Agile tools and techniques, while equipping them to deliver value to the product more effectively.

Workshop Description

The Agile Business Analyst workshop seeks to elaborate upon the various areas that pertain to effective business analysis in an Agile framework:

          A Business Analyst’s role in an Agile software development team

          Integration of requirements management in the Agile process

          The use of progressive elaboration and backlog grooming to iteratively and incrementally define requirements

          Guidelines to keep in mind for an effective Agile Business Analysis process.

          Tools, techniques and best practices that aid an Agile Business Analyst.

Designed in the form of a highly interactive, hands-on workshop, this training blends together a unique combination of theoretical concepts and practical application, to bring a holistic learning experience to aspiring Agile Business Analysts, and those seeking to enhance their skills in the domain. The intensive “do-to-learn” model of this training ensures that the theoretical knowledge imparted is mapped to real business problems, and can be put into practice immediately by the attendees.

Audience:

Business Analysts, Product Owner, Project Managers, Development Team and anyone involved in activities associated with business analysis.

Pre-Requisites:

Basics of Business Analysis

Familiarity with Agile fundamentals

Program Outline

Module 1

  • Traditional role of a Business Analyst

A discussion of the nuances and intricacies of a business analyst’s role in the traditional context.

  • Introduction to Agile

          Traditional methodologies vs. Agile

          Why take the Agile road?

          Need for Agile

  • Agile methods

          Flavours of Agile – Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.

  • The changing role of a Business Analyst

          An insight into an Agile Business Analyst’s worldview

          Product Owner, Product Owner’s Council, Planning Team

          The ramifications and impact of the paradigm shift:

Shorter releases, Customer collaboration, new mindset, Change in roles

Module 2

  • Agile Requirement Management - Techniques

A foray into the various methods that allow practitioners to leverage the benefits of agile in requirement management activities.

     User personas

     User story workshops

     User story mapping 

Module 3

  • Innovation games

Exercises and techniques to enhance the effectiveness of team agile practices (for instance, in capturing requirements or planning for sprints and releases) in a reinvigorating fashion.

Module 4

  • Agile Requirement Management - Lexicon

Glossary of terms, and introduction to the ubiquitous language spoken in the Agile world.

  • Agile Requirement Management  - Timelines

          Continuous Product Backlog Grooming

          Advantages of evolving Product Backlog

          Backlog Grooming activities

Module 5

  • Tools for Agile Business Analysts

A training on the usage of various commonly used tools in the industry by Agile business analysts.          

          JIRA

          Rally

          IBM Rational Team Concert

          Trello

Module 6

  • Simulation

Imitation of real-world project scenarios to illustrate the concepts gathered in the workshop. Multiple hands-on exercises covering the entirety of the workshop content, allowing the trainee to practice theoretical concepts in a practical context.

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