Business Analysis in Agile Projects ICP-BVA

Live Classroom
Duration: 3 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 3 days
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As Agile approaches are rapidly replacing the traditional system development methodologies, organizations are increasingly realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at much lesser costs and decreased re-work due to missed requirements. This practical training program helps participants get a thorough understanding of the evolving role of the business analyst, the tools and techniques best suited to Agile, and the timing for performing key tasks and events. The course comprises explanatory demonstrations and practical exercises, empowering participants with the experience they need to create user stories that meet business needs.

What You'll Learn

  • Evaluate a variety of ‘Agile’ flavors
  • Review levels and type of requirements
  • Define the roles of Agile project team members
  • Practice defining personas
  • Work as a team to discover and write user stories
  • Review requirements elicitation and discovery methods
  • Understand story decomposition and modeling with simple graphical methods
  • Practice eliciting and validating information from project stakeholders
  • Assess the importance and priority of product features
  • Hone your problem identification definition and solving capabilities


  • Introductions
  • Course objectives
  • Impact of other domains on Agile beginnings
  • The Agile conversation
  • Working agreements

  • Lean beginnings
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile manifesto & principles
  • Agile practices

  • The Team as a System
  • The Business Analyst

  • Five levels of planning
  • Vision
  • Themes and roadmap
  • User roles and personnas

  • The Product backlog
  • Writing user stories
  • Guidelines for good stories
  • Acceptance criteria

  • Prioritization
  • Estimating

  • Agile documentation
  • Requirements elaboration

  • Iteration planning
  • Iteration execution

  • The Iteration review
  • The Demo
  • The Retrsopective

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Who should attend

This workshop is immensely helpful for anyone involved in the Agile projects or desires to learn more about how to incorporate Agile approaches into projects. The course is highly recommended for –

  • Business customer, user or partner
  • Project sponsor or Project owner
  • Business analyst
  • Business systems analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems architect or designer
  • Systems architect or designer
  • Systems or application developer
  • QA professional
  • Systems tester
  • Leader of systems projects or teams
  • Anyone wanting to enhance their Agile business skills


There are no mandatory prerequisites for this course, though completing the Foundations of Agile course prior to taking up this course would be beneficial.

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    The ICP-BVA certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset and key Agile practices designed to emphasize customer value. It also looks at creating organizational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. There is no official ICAgile examination associated with this certification.

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