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AgileBA® (Agile Business Analysis) is a collection of best practices related to business analysis in organizations and projects that employ agile or hybrid approaches to project delivery. AgileBA expands upon the DSDM Agile Project Framework (DSDM – Dynamic Systems Development Method), extending this framework with a set of practices, techniques, and tools dedicated to the roles of Business Analysts and System Analysts. AgileBA guides conducting business analysis efficiently throughout the project lifecycle. This approach highlights the role of the Business Analyst, their responsibilities, and their relationships with project stakeholders.

  • Length: 2 days
  • Level: Foundation
  • Form: 75% lectures / 25% workshops
  • Enrolment: Training on demand for groups
  • Logistics: At the customer’s premises (on-site) or anywhere else (online)

Agenda

  • What is Agile, DSDM, and AgileBA
  • The philosophy and principles of AgileBA
  • Roles and responsibilities in the AgileBA methodology
  • Project preparation
  • AgileBA project lifecycle, project phases, and management products (artefacts)
  • Delivering on time – prioritization and Timeboxing
  • People, Teams, and interactions
  • Requirements and user stories
  • Estimating and measuring progress
  • Agile project planning
  • Maintaining quality
  • Risk management
  • Adapting the AgileBA method to project conditions and organization
  • Guidance for individuals taking the AgileBA Foundation exam

Participants

  • Business and System Analysts
  • Agile business Business and System Analysts
  • Agile project managers
  • Project team managers
  • Team leaders in development teams
  • Management and employees of IT service companies
  • Business analysts and system analysts working in agile environments
  • Programmers working in agile environments
  • Testers working in agile environments
  • Anyone interested in understanding the differences between three popular approaches: PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, and AgilePM
  • Anyone interested in applying the AgileBA methodology in practice
  • Anyone interested in preparing for the AgileBA Foundation certification

Outcomes

  • Understanding the application and utilization of techniques and tools used in projects following the DSDM approach,
  • Ability to select elements of the DSDM methodology depending on the situation,
  • Efficient project management,
  • Understanding the need for effective communication between the client and the development team,
  • Ability to allocate roles and responsibilities,
  • Acquiring skills to prioritize requirements, enabling timely project completion while maintaining the quality of the delivered product,
  • Acquiring skills to tailor solutions to meet client needs, thereby significantly reducing the risk of delivering the wrong solution (i.e., one that meets acceptance criteria but is no longer needed by anyone at the time of delivery),
  • Understanding the principles of collaboration between stakeholders facilitates easier implementation of the product for use.

DSDM/AgilePM process (on which AgileBA is based)

DSDM/AgilePM process
Terms of Reference – High-level definition of the over-arching business driver for, and top-level objectives of, the project. ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.
Business Case – Describes essential business considerations that justify the project, and then are used to assess the viability of the project moving forwards.
Prioritised Requirements List (PRL) – Describes, at a high level, the requirements that the project needs to address if the Business Case is to be met. Simlar to the Scrum’s Product Backlog (but not identical).
Solution Architecture Definition (SAD) – Provides an overview and architectural framework for both business and technical aspects of the potential solution. This will evolve as the project proceeds.
Development Approach Definition (DAD) – Defines how the SDT will develop and how they, and associated technical experts and stakeholders, will assess the fitness for purpose of the solution as it evolves against business and technical acceptance criteria.
Delivery Plan – Provides an initial high-level schedule of Increments and Timeboxes and other activities for development, testing and deployment of the solution. Simlar to the Roadmap concept.
Management Approach Definition (MAD) – The Management Approach Definition (MAD) product describes essential governance and organisational aspects of the project and describes precisely how the project will be managed.
Feasibility Assessment – Provides a snapshot of the evolving business, solution and management products described above as they exist at the end of the Feasibility phase. ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.
Foundations Summary – Provides a snapshot of the evolving business, solution and management products described above as they exist at the end of the Foundations phase. ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.
Timebox Plan – Elaborates on the objectives provided for each Development Timebox in the Delivery Plan. Simlar to the Scrum’s Sprint Backlog concept (but not identical).
Timebox Review Record – This is a running review of what has been achieved, feedback, outstanding issues and key decisions and could be constructed to be used for auditing purposes if necessary. ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.
Project Review Report – Consists of 3 components: 1. End of Project Assessment 2. Benefits Enablement Summary (one or more) 3. Increment Review (one or more). ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.
Benefits Assessment – Describes how the benefits have actually accrued, as the Deployed Solution has been used. ‘G’ for Governance – a milestone products are created within a phase and typically fulfill a specific purpose within that phasephase, serving as a checkpoint or to facilitate governance processes.

DSDM PAQ

Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)

Download DSDM / AgilePM PAQ

Reference Card V2

Project Phases vs Products vs Roles vs Reponsibilites Matrix

Download Reference Card for AgilePM V2

Exam simulator

AgileBA® Exam Simulator

Simulator

Additional materials

Courseware

AgileBA

Courseware sample

Mind map

Interactive mind map

For self-learning

Exam Simulator

Simulator

AgileBA® Exam Simulator

Author website

Agile Project Management and Scrum V2

Pocketbook

Author website

Agile Risk Management and DSDM

Pocketbook

Author website

DSDM and UX Design

Pocketbook

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