Business Value Analysis ICP-BVA

Live Classroom
Duration: 4 days
Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 4 days
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The Business Value Analysis course explores the importance of good requirements development in an Agile environment, and equips the participants with critical thinking, analytical skills and the essential people skills needed to add value to every Agile project. The course focusses on practical aspects of the concepts and helps participants understand the changing role of a business analyst, the tools and techniques best suited to Agile projects, as well as the timing for performing key tasks and events. The course focusses on the roles and responsibilities of an Agile Business Analyst, commonly referred to as a Business Value Analyst (BVA), who guides their teams through iterative and rapid product development to maximize business value. The course focusses not only on the BVA’s skills and techniques, but also on the mindset shift for the BVA in an Agile environment. The course discusses the tools and techniques needed to gather the details of the requirement in an iterative fashion. Through this course, participants will be able to cultivate an appreciation for Value Management as an Agile discipline.

What You'll Learn

  • The need for value management
  • The role of a business value analyst
  • Value management in various Agile ‘flavors’
  • Critical thinking skills and behaviors
  • Defining value and scope
  • Understanding backlog management and release planning
  • Practicing Agile techniques like defining personas and roadmaps
  • Reviewing requirements elicitation and discovery methods
  • Understanding story decomposition and lightweight modeling
  • Assessing the importance and priority of product features


  • Opening
  • Course objectives and agenda
  • ICAgile certification overview
  • Introductions
  • Working agreements

  • What is value management?
  • Levels of value management
  • Relating to the Agile manifesto
  • Value management in various Agile ‘flavors’

  • Role, not job title
  • Adapting the role to the context
  • Bridge not ferry
  • Keeper of responsible decisions
  • Big picture view

  • Thinking skills
  • Flexibility of thinking
  • Behaviors
  • Show, don’t tell

  • Defining value
  • Determining planned value
  • Defining scope
  • Identifying measurable outcomes

  • Agile planning
  • Vision
  • Product roadmap
  • User roles and personas

  • The product backlog
  • User stories
  • Prioritization
  • Enabling value delivery

  • Release planning
  • Iteration planning
  • Story maps

  • Agile documentation
  • Value context
  • Balanced scorecard

  • Setting the scene
  • Modeling and elicitation techniques
  • Specification by example
  • Continuous delivery of value
  • Managing artifacts
  • Inspect and adapt

  • Review key takeaways
  • Review ICAgile learning objectives and video
  • References
  • Survey information
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Who should attend

The course is highly recommended for –

  • Anyone wanting to improve their business analysis skills
  • Anyone on their path to be a value manager
  • Business analysts
  • Value managers
  • Product owners
  • Product managers
  • Business subject matter experts
  • Business system analysts
  • Requirements engineer
  • Process analyst
  • Anyone performing business analyst activities
  • Anyone wanting to earn the ICAgile Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA) certification
  • Anyone wanting to earn the ICAgile Certified Expert in Value Management


This is an intermediate/advanced level workshop. Participants should have completed basic Agile training, such as an ICAgile accredited Agile Fundamentals course, a Certified Scrum Master course, or an equivalent or have completed 6 to 12 months of working with Agile teams.

Interested in this Course?


    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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