Tue, Dec 15, 12:00pm - Dec 17, 4:30pm Eastern Time (3 sessions)
The Business Analyst’s role changes significantly as organizations rapidly replace their traditional system-development methodologies with more iterative or agile approaches. More and more companies are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. Effective business analysis is key to developing those requirements and keeping projects on track. This indispensable course explores the contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment and equips business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills, and necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project. This practical workshop provides participants with an understanding of the changing role of the business analyst, the tools and techniques best suited to Agile, and the timing for performing key tasks and events. Explanatory, demonstrations, and practice exercises will provide you with the experience needed to create user stories that meet business needs. Iterative development methods such as Agile require a paradigm shift from the traditional approaches used for business analysis. Agile moves the analysis away from gathering big up-front requirements and towards iterative and incremental techniques. The analyst becomes the “keeper of value” -- the value conscience for the team. To designate the difference in skills and focus, the Agile business analyst is referred to as the Business Value Analyst (BVA). The BVA must guide the team through iterative and rapid product development to maximize business value. To do so requires a mindset shift for the business analyst – the business value mindset. The Business Value Analysis course is the first step towards achieving the coveted expert level in ICAgile’s Value Management track, and earning your ICAgile Agile Product Ownership (ICP-APO) Certification. The course gives you the much-needed skills for the value-based approaches required for successful agile development. As a stepping-stone towards becoming a Value Manager, the Business Value Analysis training course focuses not only on skills and techniques but also on the mindset shift for the analyst in an Agile environment. The course includes tools and techniques to gather requirement details in an iterative fashion – at the right time and at the right level. The learner will develop an appreciation for Value Management as an Agile discipline and craft. The Business Value Analysis training course gives you a jump-start on your agile journey. It provides the essential, value-based analysis skills needed to lead teams towards greater agility. In this course you will learn: The Need for Value Management The Business Value Analyst role Value Management in Various Agile “Flavors” Critical thinking skills and behaviors Define value and scope Understand backlog management and release planning Practice agile techniques like defining personas and roadmaps Review requirements elicitation and discovery methods Understand story decomposition and lightweight modeling Assess the importance and priority of product features Course Outline Part 1: Welcome and Introductions Part 2: The Need for Value Management Part 3: Role, Scope, and Diversity Part 4: Skills and Behaviors Part 5: Seeking Value Part 6: Project Initiation Part 7: Backlog Management Part 8: Understand What is Doable Part 9: Analyze to Determine Value Part 10: Exploring the Solution Part 11: Summary Who should attend Anyone wanting to improve their business analysis skills Anyone on their path to becoming a Value Manager Business Analysts Value Managers Product Owners Product Managers Business Subject Matter Experts Business Systems Analyst Requirements Engineer Process Analyst Anyone who performs business analysis activities Anyone wanting certification in ICAgile Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA) Anyone wanting to become an ICAgile Certified Expert in Value Management Pre-Requisites This is an intermediate/advanced level workshop. Participants should have completed basic Agile training - such as an ICAgile accredited Agile Fundamentals course, a Certified Scrum Master course, or an equivalent or have completed 6 to 12 months of working with Agile teams. If you are unsure if you meet this prerequisite, you should give us a call and ask. Additionally, although it is not mandatory, students who have completed the self-paced Foundations of Agile eLearning course have found it very helpful when completing this course.
This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.
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Interim Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy for Open-Enrollment Classes
Due to the current public health efforts impacting so many of our lives, Cprime Learning is waiving normal change fees associated with rescheduling your training date or changing your registration from an in-person classroom to a virtual online session. Most certification and accreditation partners including ICAgile, ScrumAlliance etc. are allowing remote classes to award certifications. Therefore, we have updated our schedule with additional virtual deliveries. If you have an internet connection, you can still attend class and learn new skills while avoiding travel and public gatherings. If you need to reschedule for a later seated classroom session, you can do so at no charge.
Our virtual training environment is very well developed – we’ve been delivering live, online classes for ten years and we’ve gotten very good at replicating a live classroom. We will waive these fees starting March 16th – June 1st and will re-evaluate the policy at that time. All training must be rebooked for a new class date starting no later than Dec 31, 2020 You may use the credit for a different course modality, including self-paced learning if available Anyone within your company may use the credit We have added many additional live, online training dates and courses to our schedule.
If you are not satisfied with the live, online experience we have a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and you may join a new session at a later time. We are working to update our previously published in-person course calendar as virtual options. Once they are available, you will be able to view them via the Scrum Alliance site.
All cancellations or date changes must be made at least 10 days prior to the course start date or will be subject to a $150 late-move/cancellation fee. No-shows or same day move/cancellations are non-refundable.
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