The Practice of Agile Business Analysis

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. 

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • User stories
  • Just in time cards
  • Story decomposition
  • Story mapping
  • Analysis Wall Management
  • BABOK Agile Analysis Principles
  • 7 Principles
  • Use of legacy techniques 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 principles and practices. It includes thought provoking exercises on a range of topics including user stories, story decomposition, story mapping, analysis wall management, and special subjects in agile with relevance to the BA.


  • Be able to write excellent user stories including well-formed narratives and acceptance criteria.
  • Be able to perform story decomposition and understand the best agile ways to create usable stories from epics.
  • Acquire introductory capability with the technique of story mapping, facilitating discussions of features and identifying minimum viable product within the map.
  • Understanding the purpose and implementation of the analysis wall.
  • Investigate and discuss the 7 principles of agile analysis.
  • Review appropriate legacy techniques for agile work, and how to know when to use them.
  • Review many details of agile that are useful for the BA including Kanban, context shifting, definitions of done and ready, how to think about the “last responsible moment”, and more.

Who Should Attend:

  • Business Analysts
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Business Process Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Architects
  • Business Leaders
  • Line of business managers and supervisors

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BrainStorm San Francisco - 06/28/2017 - 09:00
BrainStorm DC - 09/27/2017 - 09:00
BrainStorm New York - 11/08/2017 - 09:00

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