Download PDFSuccessful agile teams need to determine how to manage work so that the right level of requirements are analyzed and communicated prior to and during an iteration. The foundation of agile principles is doing what adds value and doing it just enough and at the right time. This is easier said than done. Proven business analysis techniques are extremely valuable when performed at the right time to the right extent.
This course explores how agile teams collaborate, utilize business analysis techniques to refine their backlog, sufficiently describe user stories, determine the appropriate sequence to deliver those stories, and produce artifacts that support future activities. The application of well-known analysis techniques with an agile mindset helps teams to continuously refine their understanding of the right solution through learning and feedback, deliver the solution incrementally to their stakeholders, and avoid activities that do not add value.
Hands-on workshops provide students practice for each technique during class. This course is aligned with Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) version 3.0, supports the standards outlined in the IIBA BABOK® Guide.
- 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
- Sequence the backlog to ensure that learning and value delivery occur early and often
- 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
- Apply observations from experience and feedback from stakeholders to revise the solution approach to best meet stakeholder needs
- Determine the value delivered by the team on an ongoing basis
- Produce artifacts that support ongoing initiatives
- Facilitate effective decision making among multiple stakeholders