The Practice of Agile Business Analysis

Participants will learn how to function tactically and strategically as an agile business analyst. Detailed work and hands-on exercises will include writing user stories, decomposing epics, analysis wall management, and practice with more techniques.

This two-day course provides in-depth practical knowledge and skills to business analysts who wish to become adept in using an agile approach in software development. It provides the context to put the philosophy, the approach and the methodology of agile software development presented in Agile 101 and The BA Role In Agile into action on a practical basis. It provides participants with the skills to develop user stories, story decomposition, story mapping and analysis wall management as well as other techniques that are essential to agile business analysis. Participants also will learn about selected special concepts including business intelligence and data issues, context shifting and KANBAN card management. A review of many traditional BA techniques appropriate to agile and the context in which they should be employed is also conducted.

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Practice of Agile Business Analysis is a must for business analysts who wish to acquire the practical skills and techniques needed to transition from waterfall to agile software development. This course is also essential for any business leaders who are looking for improvements for their agile program.

Please note that this is a 2-Day course and counts as two courses towards your BPM Certificate.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Writing Effective User Stories
  • Story Decomposition
  • Story Mapping
  • Analysis Wall Management
  • BABOK Agile Analysis Principles
  • 7 Principles of Agile Analysis
  • Legacy Techniques to Use in Agile
  • Special concepts
  • Wrap Up

Unique Value of Course:

This 2 day course on the Practice of Agile Business Analysis provides participants with practical, hands-on experience on essential agile analysis principles and techniques. It includes thought provoking exercises on a range of topics including user stories, story decomposition, story mapping, analysis wall management, and other techniques for agile with relevance to the Business Analyst.


  • Write complete user stories including well-formed narratives and quality acceptance criteria.
  • Perform story decomposition.
  • Story mapping and facilitating feature discussions.
  • Identifying Minimum Viable Product (MVP).
  • Management of the analysis wall.
  • Investigate and apply the 7 principles of agile analysis.
  • Review appropriate legacy techniques for agile work, and how to know when to use them.
  • Use Agile Business Analysis techniques appropriately throughout the scrum life cycle.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Analysts
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Business Architects
  • Business Leaders
  • Scrum Masters
  • Kanban Leads
  • Executives
  • Managers in any of these areas

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