Agile Business Analysis Training Overview
Our business analysis training courses focus on delivering valuable solutions to customers. That is the real definition of business analysis. We focus on agile business analysis principles and look to business analysis tools, techniques and competencies as a means to deliver value.
Our agile business analysis training courses include topics such as enterprise analysis, value assessments, use cases, retrospectives, teams, requirements, user stories, acceptance tests, process modeling, business rules, interviewing, communicating, facilitating, listening, lean business analysis concepts, determining and evaluating scope, stakeholder profiles, personas, wireframes, feature maps, and much, much more.
Our training and workshops are focused on real-world scenarios and real-world agile analysis practices. Changing to an agile analysis mindset is not a simple process and requires dedication and effort to continuously improve. We believe you need to do more than just call something “agile” and suddenly it is! We also believe that many great ideas and practices have been abandoned by the mainstream agile community because they did not understand them well enough to use them in an agile world.
Successful business analysis is about more than knowing a few techniques. Success in business analysis involves:
- Embracing change
- Collaborating with customers and teams
- Determining the depth of the analysis
- Knowing what is good enough
- Learning how to choose the right analysis approach for the team, project and organization
- Combining elicitation and analysis
These are the real business analysis challenges–we address these challenges throughout our business analysis training courses and our business analysis coaching engagements.
Business Analysis Training Courses
- Agile JumpStart
- Agile for Executives
- Product Ownership & Analysis Boot Camp
- Business Analysis Boot Camp (3 day)
- Use Case Modeling & Analysis (1 and 2 day)
- Agile Business Analysis & Requirements
- User Stories, Acceptance Tests and Backlogs
- Business Analysis Coaching Workshop
- Developing & Leading a Business Analysis Community of Practice (1 or 2 days)
- Business Process & Business Rule Analysis
- Facilitating Teams and Workshops
- Business Analysis for Executives
- Agile JumpStart
- Agile for Executives (0.5 or 1 day)
Please Note: All of our courses can be customized based on your organizations needs. Many courses include a custom component as part of the course. If you are interested in reviewing a course outline for a course or topic that is not listed, please email us at email@example.com or call us at 303-746-7479.
Business Analysis Training Course Topics
While many of our business analysis courses include the topics below, we also deliver customized courses based on your specific needs. Some topics customers frequently ask about include:
Lean Business Analysis and Communication: Is your analysis focused on value and success, or is it stuck generating artifacts for a methodology that no longer works?
Improving Processes: Improve business and/or software delivery processes, remove wastes and increase effectiveness.
Visual Requirements: Use models, wireframes, storyboards, feature maps, prototypes and more to make requirements more digestible to your audience.
Interviewing for Requirements: How to use interviewing techniques and approaches to build rapport and get answers. Topics can cover one-on-one interviews and/or group interviews (requirements workshops, JAD sessions, etc.).
Stakeholder Analysis: Stakeholders and their interests are often not clear. Developing stakeholder profiles and stakeholder personas is an effective way to understand who is involved in the product, project or release. Understanding stakeholder interests, background information, definition of success and potential conflicts are important factors to determine early in order to help focus your efforts.
Requirement/Feature Quality: Missing and unclear requirements are often called out as reasons for project failure–however, these reasons are not a root cause. The reality is that these challenges are caused by assumptions, constraints and issues in the software delivery processes. Subjects discussed include features vs. requirements, types and depth of requirements, quality of requirements as well as the definition of what a requirement really is. This topic covers requirements, features, user stories, acceptance tests, scenarios, usage narratives, non-functional requirements, functional requirements, business rules and more.
Retrospectives: Organizations tend to be very interested in continuous and incremental improvement; however, implementing concepts that empower individuals and teams to improve can be a challenge. Retrospectives provide a way to improve, so long as they do not deteriorate into “postmortems.” Retrospectives offer a variety of options and tools that can be used to maintain interest and generate results.
Teams and Distributed Teams: Team topics vary based on the organization and team structure. Concepts include everything from team formation and norms to tips and tricks for communicating within a distributed team.
Lean, Scrum, Agile–Concepts and Principles: New teams benefit from understanding the principles and values of lean and Scrum and learning how they lower risk and drive customer value. Experienced teams often benefit from team-based assessment of these ideas. Many times, teams know the core concepts, but certain aspects have become lost. Working through team exercises to review these core concepts can be valuable in order to determine if everyone is on the same page.