Agile Business Analysis


This two-day course will demonstrate how to identify and craft effective user stories. Attendees will participate in hands-on activities to learn how to identify stakeholders, define the project’s vision, model user roles, write user stories and acceptance criteria, refine the stories in preparation for devleoping them and utilize user stories to plan releases and iterations.

Topics include:

  • How agile values affect business analysis
  • The benefits and risks of an agile approach to requirements
  • The differences between the traditional and agile approaches
  • The agile requirements process
  • Defining the vision
  • Modeling user roles
  • Writing user stories
  • Refining user stories
  • Testing user stories
  • Planning with user stories

This course was formerly titled Defining Agile Requirements with User Stories.

Who Should Enroll: 
  • Agile users
  • Business analysts
  • Executives
  • Functional managers
  • Project managers
  • Programmers interested in expanding their effectiveness
  • Other individuals involved in project work
Learning Outcomes: 
  • How to write a vision statement
  • How to identify and describe user roles
  • How to write user stories
  • Know the characteristics of an effective user representative
  • Understand how to use lightweight techniques for iterative requirements gathering
  • How to write acceptance tests for user stories
  • Understand the prioritization of stories for iterations and releases
Continuing Education Hours: 
Project Management Institute 13 PDUs-Technical
International Institute of Business Analysis 12 CDUs
Continuing Education Units 1.3 CEUs
Applies Towards Certificates:

Save $655 by registering for the Business Analysis Certificate Program, a series of seven courses (including this one) that can be taken in any order. The registration cost for the certificate program is $4,490, while the cost to register for all seven courses separately is $5,145.

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Additional Information: 

The workshop includes material from the International Institute of Business AnalysisTM (IIBA®Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide and A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide).

The Center for Professional Education is an Endorsed Education Provider of the IIBA® (EEP # E48092). IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® Guide and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. These trademarks are used with the express permission of International Institute of Business Analysis.

This course is not available for college credit.