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About the Course

For business analysts who want to make a smoother transition to agile 

The perception of how important business analysis is for agile software development is slowly changing.

Although there is much discussion and a greater awareness as to how relevant BA skills are to the product owner role, in many agile organizations, we still find that business analysis skills and their importance to project success is not well understood.

Today, we find very few courses available to help business analysts make the transition to an agile development environment, where they can apply their expertise and experiences to make a huge impact on the quality of the products being developed.

This course has been designed for professionals who are familiar with the business analysis discipline, and have an interest in making the transition into an agile software development environment.

What You'll Learn

The course is a step-by-step guide on how business analysts can transfer their skills to working on agile projects.

The course will:

  • Teach the definitions of the various agile methods available, including XP, FDD, Lean and more
  • Provide an in-depth overview of Scrum and Kanban
  • Put an emphasis on the Scrum product owner role and how the business analyst can make a career transition to it
  • Show you how to use Scrum for project planning, requirements management and product development
  • Give you tools and techniques for writing user stories as well as decomposing large stories, so that they are better aligned with the agile development framework
  • Guide you through the six knowledge areas of the “Business Analyst Body of Knowledge” (BABOK) to help you relate these disciplines to the agile software development framework
  • Help you make a seamless transition to agile and become comfortable working in an agile environment

What You Get 

  • Learn through concepts that are familiar to the study of business analysis
  • Take a pragmatic approach to transforming how you work
  • Access tips and checklists that can be downloaded and used on your agile projects

Who Should Take This Course? 

This course is right for you if you’re:

  • New to agile and interested in working on agile projects and pursuing CSPO, CSM or PMI-ACP
  • A business analyst professional or consultant
  • A project manager or project leader
  • A senior executive or manager working with an agile team
  • A user experience designer or documentation expert that would like to understand the product owner role to better collaborate on agile projects
  • Interested in the role of a product owner or a technical product owner
  • An agile practitioner looking to understand the value of business analysis on agile projects


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Please note: There is overlap of course content between this coutrse and my other course on Front Row Agile: "The Agile Product Owner." If you are familiar with the BABOK and the iiBA-Business Analyst disciplines or you are interested in BA Certifications, I would encourage you to take the "Business Analyst Series: Making the Transition" course.

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