It explores how agile teams collaborate, refine their backlog using business analysis techniques, sufficiently describe user stories, determine the appropriate sequence to deliver those stories, and produce artifacts that support future activities. An in-depth view of how to establish an understanding of an effective solution and create a backlog to describe that solution is provided as is an approach for planning the major deliveries of a project or initiative and gaining a better understanding of the stakeholders impacted by the solution.
For those organizations taking an enterprise approach to agile using Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the course explores how to integrate proven analysis techniques into program level activities to build and manage a Program Backlog and facilitate effective Release Planning activities and SAFe Portfolio techniquesto create a portfolio focused on delivering the most value to stakeholders and closest possible alignment with organizational strategy.
Interactive workshops allow students to practice the techniques as they learn. This course is aligned with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), supports the standards outlined in the IIBA BABOK® Guide V2.0 and supports the Learning Objectives of the ICAgile Value Management Track.
- Elicit and communicate the appropriate level of requirements detail prior to and during an iteration
- Use business analysis techniques to refine a backlog in a just enough and just in time fashion
- Develop user stories and specify acceptance criteria to assist the product owner, domain stakeholders, and the team to build a quality product or system
- Practice effective and efficient Iteration Planning
- Use the Goals, Objectives, and Vision of a project or initiative to establish a Program Backlog
- Model users and create personas
- Identify features and their related benefits and descriptions
- Use a Story Map to decompose and understand a solution
- Create a roadmap to organize features into multiple releases
- Prepare for and facilitate effective release planning
- Establish a clear understanding of the scope of an initiative
- Assess new initiatives for their strategic fit
- Decide which initiatives to undertake and in what order
- Know when and how to regularly assess which initiatives should continue, be revised, or stop and take the appropriate actions
Introduction to Team Level Analysis - 1 hour
Backlog Refinement - 3.5 hours
Iteration Planning - 1.5 hours
Manage Value During Build & Test - 1 hour
Introduction to Agile Business Analysis at the Program Level - .5 hour
Creating the Program Backlog - 2.5 hours
Roadmap Planning - 2 hours
Release Planning - 2 hours
Introduction to Portfolio Level Agile Business Analysis - .5 hour
Strategic Alignment - 2 hours
Analyzing Initiatives - 2 hours
Portfolio Management - 2 hours
Course Summary - .5 hour
This course is designed for anyone working on an agile team, but is especially helpful for product owners, business analysts, systems analysts, or any other team member involved with requirements on an agile project. This course may also be appropriate for individuals who manage individuals working on an agile team and need a more in-depth understanding of the process and skill set useful for an agile team.
Earn 21 IIBA CDUs and PMI PDUs.