AgileBA® Certification Course.

Developed by APMG in partnership with the DSDM Consortium, AgileBA is a new guidance, training and certification scheme designed for business analysts working in an agile environment.

The Business Analyst is a critical role within an agile project team and with more and more organizations adopting agile approaches, we need to ensure those performing this crucial role have the necessary skills and expertise.

AgileBA® certification is available at Foundation and Practitioner levels; these are accessed via one combined Foundation/Practitioner course, a Foundation Exam and an optional Practitioner Exam; total duration is 4 days.

Passing the Foundation Exam is a pre-requisite for sitting the Practitioner Exam.

The course consists of a number of lessons that cover the official syllabus of AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner; it also includes a number of targeted exercises as well as individual and group activities.
The fourth and last day of the course is dedicated to preparing and sitting both the Foundation Exam (in the morning) and the optional Practitioner Exam (in the afternoon).

Includes official textbook.

Pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for attending the course and sitting the AgileBA® Foundation examination.
Passing the AgileBA® Foundation examination is a pre-requisite for sitting the AgileBA® Practitioner Examination.

Trainer led courses are booked depending on availability and numbers. Please fill in the questions below so that we may organise a time, location and quote.

The Foundation Examination

The AgileBA® Foundation Examination takes place on the morning of day 4 of the course.

• Multiple Choice
• 50 questions per paper
• 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50%
• 40 minutes duration
• Closed-book

The Practitioner Examination

The AgileBA® Practitioner Examination is optional and takes place on the afternoon of day 4 of the course.

• Scenario based (one scenario for the whole exam)
• Objective testing
• 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per question
• 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
• 2.5 hour duration
• Open-book (AgileBA Handbook only)

Course Content

  • The Role of the Business Analyst, in an Agile world
  • Agile Fundamentals and the Agile BA
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders in the Agile Project
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Prioritisation
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Modelling and Prototyping
  • Timeboxing and Iterative Development
  • Requirements Planning and Estimating Throughout the Lifecycle
  • The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project
  • Making the Transition to AgileBA
  • The AgileBA Foundation Exam
  • The AgileBA Practitioner Exam (optional)
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