Agile Business Analysis

Gear Up With All the Essential Skills of Agile Business Analysis.

  • 3 day expert led classroom training
  • Regular weekday presentations
  • Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Maximum class size of 12 people
  • 21 professional development hours
  • Training options from R11950

Giving You All the Essential Skills of Agile Analysis

You'll learn the philosophy, methods, principles and techniques of Agile within the business analysis approach and develop skills and knowledge to support successful business change programmes.

On completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the core Agile values and interpret key principles
  • Describe the philosophy underpinning Agile approaches
  • Apply a variety of agile methods within the wider business context
  • State the role of the BA in an Agile business environment and team
  • Evaluate the applicability of an agile method for a given situation
  • Identify, analyse and manage stakeholders in Agile projects
  • Apply Agile analysis, modelling and documentation techniques
  • Analyse an organisations business goals and map their decomposition
  • Document user roles and apply the user story technique
  • Use techniques to manage the solution backlog and plan an iteration
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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Partnership with AssistKD
Awarded IIBA endorsement

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

Why This Course?

The Agile way of working is becoming ever more popular, as modern organisations embrace this holistic and lean thinking for the benefit of business projects.

It’s a smart way to work, and so it makes sense for you to get to grips with the methods and techniques used and how you can contribute to the success of Agile projects.

And this course is designed to help you do exactly that.

Based on a true-to-life case study you’ll practise applying the Agile approach within a business analysis scenario, you will learn how to apply the Agile philosophy, principles, tools and techniques to business change projects..

Is This Course for Me?

This course is for anyone and everyone who's seeking to improve their agile business analysis knowledge, skills and abilities.

Business People

  • Domain Experts
  • Business Managers
  • Product Owners

Change People

  • Project Stakeholders
  • Project Managers
  • Change Managers

 Analysis People

  • Business Analysts
  • Process Analysts
  • Systems Analysts

IT People

  • System Architects
  • Developers
  • Test Analysts

What Will I Learn?

To give you more of an idea of what you’ll learn and how the course will help you, here’s a quick guide to the three days.

Rationale for business analysis step
MODULE 1

The Agile Philosophy

The history of Agile; the Agile Manifesto; Agile components, Agile in the business context; lean business analysis.

Strategic analysis in context step
MODULE 2

Agile Principles

Collaborative working; self-organizing teams; continuous improvement; iterative development / incremental delivery; plan for, and build in change.

Project approach to business analysis step
MODULE 3

Agile Methods

History of Agile Methods; Linear vs Agile methods; evolution of Agile methods; Agile methods – DSDM, UP, SCRUM, XP, Lean Software; BA role in Agile.

Understanding the business situation step
MODULE 4

Understanding Stakeholders

Stakeholder groups; understanding the customer; Agile Business Analyst role in stakeholder engagement and management.

Analysing business perspectives step
MODULE 5

Agile Modelling

Purpose and principles behind Agile Modelling; the hierarchy of models; prioritisation using MoSCoW, decomposing and organising business goals.

Modelling the business activities step
MODULE 6

Agile Techniques

User stories and roles; managing requirements with the solution backlog; estimating story points; managing the iterations.

Identifying potential solutions step
MODULE 7

Agile BA Planning

Business Analyst role in agile projects; exploring the system view – storyboarding, scenarios and prototyping; creating a Kanban board.

Making the business case step
MODULE 8

Scaling Agile

Agile adoption; constraining factors; a holistic approach – the POPIT model; the system of interest model.

Meet your trainer Joe Newbert

Meet your facilitator

Joe Newbert

For over 20 years, across 5 continents, and on 100+ projects Joe Newbert has helped individuals and organisations leverage the benefits of good practices in business analysis, solution delivery and change management.

A seasoned international conference speaker, Joe was instrumental in the development of he IIBA® Business Analysis Competency Model and actively serves as Non-Executive Director on the IIBA-SA Strategy Board.

What Our Customers Say

Over one hundred 5 star reviews!

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Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting

This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

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Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst

I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

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Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst

Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 stars

How Much Is This?

Choose your own path, and save 20% with the professional bundle!

Basic

R7500

Just sit the exam

  • BCS examination
  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours

Essentials

R11950

Gear up with the core skills

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination

Professional

R19450

R15560

Get international certification

  • 3 days expert led training
  • 21 IIBA® PD hours
  • BCS examination 

Prices are in ZAR and exclude VAT payable at 15%.

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We're so confident that you'll get everything you need to pass the exam during this training - that should you need another shot, we'll give you the opportunity to attend the training course free when booking a resit.

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Here's What Will Make Your Experience Different

You'll get more than just a certificate

The specific structure of this course prepares you successfully for the BCS exam while you develop key skills that you can apply straightaway in your role when you get back to the office.

Learn to put all the theory we teach you into practice with our qualified facilitators, who draw on their vast real-world experience to bring the course modules to life.

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You'll receive personalised guidance

We do more than just show you information. We keep our classes small to allow time for group discussion and one-on-one interaction, giving you all the support you need.

Packed with plenty of of individual exercises and small group case study exercises with worked solutions, each day ensures you put into practice your new knowledge and learnings.

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You'll get everything that you need

Enjoy delicious lunches and refreshments all on us, whilst you share conversations with like-minded people over lunch in a relaxed environment to further develop your career.

Get your hands on our famous goody bag when you book your first course. Packed with business analysis tools – all tailored to support you during the course and when you get back to the office.

Our sought-after exclusive goody bag full of business analyst tools
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You'll learn with remarkable materials

Designed for use both during the course and in the workplace, our manuals cover everything you need - including case studies, revision notes, and sample exams.

Following the training you'll receive our ‘Key Learning’ emails and complimentary Alumni forums access to help you retain your learnings and pick-up on things you might have forgotten.

But Don't Just Take Our Word for It

Participants routinely commend the combination of rich content, skilled facilitation and practical insights

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All that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Everything covered in the course will help me guide my business stakeholders to take the right decisions, plus all that I’ve learnt will ensure that my career stays relevant!

Jeanette Venter Project Manager
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I will use all the models and techniques presented

Yes! This course has a great flow of a business analyst's world and gives so many practical skills that I can take back and use immediately. #ThinkBeforeDo

Ashvitha Singh Business Analyst
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This course will differentiate your career...

Great content, great training style – this course will enable you to differentiate yourself from other business analysts.

Michelle Van Kesteren Head of Business Consulting
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This course gave me incredible value

By providing new perspectives on tasks I already do and adding many new tools to my arsenal, that I can apply in my day to day activities, this course gave me incredible value.

Melanie Cross Business Analyst
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It will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects

The course put so many business analysis techniques into perspective, guiding practical knowledge of when to use what and it will be easy to apply the learnings to my projects.

Abeda Essop Business Analyst
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Everything was spot on...

Everything in the course was spot on, and I don’t think you can do proper business analysis without these stand-out tools. Get into your stakeholder’s shoes!

Paulo Conde Senior Business Analyst
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I had lots of AHA! moments

The course facilitator was exceptional and I had lots of AHA! moments, especially the many strategic techniques which I will be using straight away when I get back to the office.

Petrus Morobi Senior Business Analyst
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You'll become better and smarter...

This course will help you to become better at understanding stakeholder needs and smarter at facilitating consensus, practically. Great value for money.

Tiwonge Mkandawire Project Development Specialist

This Sounds Perfect for My Career

I'm ready to gear up with all the essential skills of strategic business analysis.

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