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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.
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.
Business Analysts, Product Owner, Project Managers, Development Team and anyone involved in activities associated with business analysis.
Basics of Business Analysis
Familiarity with Agile fundamentals
A discussion of the nuances and intricacies of a business analyst’s role in the traditional context.
Traditional methodologies vs. Agile
Why take the Agile road?
Need for Agile
Flavours of Agile – Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, etc.
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
A foray into the various methods that allow practitioners to leverage the benefits of agile in requirement management activities.
User story workshops
User story mapping
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.
Glossary of terms, and introduction to the ubiquitous language spoken in the Agile world.
Continuous Product Backlog Grooming
Advantages of evolving Product Backlog
Backlog Grooming activities
A training on the usage of various commonly used tools in the industry by Agile business analysts.
IBM Rational Team Concert
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.