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This provides competence with regard to the philosophy, methods, principles and techniques of the Agile approach and its relevance to business analysis.


  • Describe the philosophy underpinning Agile approaches
  • State the core Agile values in the agile manifesto
  • Interpret the key Agile principles
  • The application of Agile in the wider business context
  • Describe a range of agile methods (process, roles, principles)
  • Evaluate the applicability of an agile method for a given situation
  • Analyse the stakeholders in Agile projects
  • Apply the eight wastes of Lean
  • Describe the FMM
  • Illustrate the use of Agile analysis, modelling and documentation techniques
  • Analyse business goals and their decomposition
  • Identify and analyse user roles
  • Analyse the application of the user story technique
  • Explain the role and management of the solution backlog
  • Explain techniques and meetings used to plan, estimate and manage an iteration
  • Describe the role of the business analyst when using an Agile approach
  • Apply the POPIT model and the system of interest model during Agile adoption 

Eligibility for the Examination

There are no specific pre-requisites for entry to the examination; however candidates should possess the appropriate level of knowledge to fulfil the objective shown above.


3 Days – In person classroom / 6 Virtual online sessions

Course Outline

 1. Agile Philosophy

1.1 The rationale for adopting an Agile approach

1.2 The Agile manifesto

1.3 The three overarching aspects of Agile

1.4 Business Analysis thinking and how it is relevant in Agile business

 2. Agile Principles

2.1 The 12 core principles

2.2 Key principle – collaborative working

2.3 Key principle – self organising teams

2.4 Key principle – continuous improvement

2.5 Key principle – iterative development and incremental delivery

2.6 Key principle – building in change

 3. Agile Methods

3.1 Elements of a method

3.2 Defined V empirical methods

3.3 Characteristics of Agile methods

3.4 Advantages and disadvantages of Agile methods

 4. Understanding the Stakeholders

4.1 Stakeholder groups

  • Business Stakeholders: Project sponsor; Business Managers; Business Architect
  • Project Stakeholders: Project Manager; Programme Manager
  • Technical Stakeholders: Technical Architect
  • Development Team: Subject Matter Expert; End-users; Business Analyst; Designer;
  • Team Leader; Solution Developer; Solution Tester 

 5. Agile Modelling

5.1 Rationale and principles for Agile modelling

5.2 Hierarchy of models using the Functional Model Map (FMM)

5.3 MoSCoW prioritization

 6. Decomposing & Organizing Business Goals

6.1 Goal decomposition and Functional decomposition

6.2 Benefits of a goal decomposition approach when using Agile

6.3 Iterations, releases and goals

 7. Agile Requirements

7.1 Hierarchy of requirements and how this relates to agile projects

7.2 User Roles

7.3 User Stories

 8. Managing Requirements

8.1 The solution backlog

8.2 Managing the backlog

8.3 Estimation techniques

9. Managing the Iteration

9.1 Planning the iteration

9.2 Calculating and utilising velocity

9.3 Techniques to manage the iteration

10. BA Role in Agile Projects

10.1 Agile business analysis

10.2 The Generalising Specialist

10.3 Agile adoption




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