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8 November 2012

Agile BA training course - 10 December | Melbourne

Ed Wong, a friend and colleague of mine is running a 2 day course on how business analysts can be the best that they can be on agile teams.  It's on in just a few weeks and is highly worthwhile.

The case for doing this or a similar course is simple; this agile thing is mainstream now, and you need to be able to work and show your value to agile teams. Fast-track your understanding and build some skills while you are at it.


Below is an excerpt from the course description.


This two day course will help you to understand how Business Analysts fit into the world of agile development. We will cover the principles underpinning agile development, and how as a business analyst you can be involved in agile projects in the following areas:
  • establishing project vision and needs 
  • understanding your users 
  • User stories and Product Backlogs 
  • Planning and Estimation 
  • quality and project governance 
  • solving BA challenges 
  • continuous improvement 
Practical activities are used throughout the course; you will envision a product, and progress through different approaches to build a shared understanding of that product vision. You will be able to take these techniques and apply them to your role in an agile project.