Take a Team Approach to Agile Analysis Training

Learn techniques to eliminate unnecessary story points in an agile environment

Duration

3 days

CDU/PDU

Earn 21 IIBA CDUs and PMI PDUs

Overview

Agile teams and organizations find out sooner or later, that with agile, building the wrong things faster is very possible if you leave out a key component: understanding the real problem and evaluating the impact of the potential solution before going off and doing your sprint as fast as you can. Our goal is to provide agile analysis approaches and techniques for your team to ensure the right thing is built, have user stories that clearly identify the minimum viable product, and potentially eliminate unnecessary stories.

The agile training provides practical guidance on handling complex projects, spontaneous scenarios and decision points that occur on an agile project. Our material covers many variations of agile so that each analysis technique taught can be adapted to different types of projects, different types of agile teams, and even a variety of agile frameworks.

Outcomes

In this agile course you will learn to:

  1. Practice Scrum, release, and iteration/sprint planning sessions through mock exercises
  2. Understand how the different agile environments (Scrum, SAFe, Kanban) impact roles, planning, and ceremonies
  3. Review the top-down hierarchy of managing value
  4. Align scoping and analysis techniques with each stage and step in the agile framework
  5. Understand how to best facilitate communication among the agile team (i.e. the product owner, the domain stakeholders, the development team)
  6. Perform team skills gap analysis to help the team become even more effective and responsive to changes
  7. Develop user stories using the 3Cs, the features, the epics, and cross-functional supporting content (ie:acceptance test, examples, models) for the purposes of building the right solution and tracing value
  8. Discuss other types of backlog items including non-functional requirements, spikes, technical debt, and impediments
  9. Elicit and communicate the appropriate level of requirement detail and how to use “just in time” practices for delivering the details
  10. Outline the role analysis plays in managing, estimating, and prioritizing the backlog, along with designing, building, and testing activities
  11. Identify and negotiate the factors associated with ready and done
  12. Identify supporting artifacts and determine when to introduce them
  13. Effectively establish a triage approach to manage the flow of changes that is encouraged and to ensure ongoing backlog grooming
  14. Determine how an analyst is to adjust their practices and techniques due to the changing needs of the team 

Audience

This course is designed for anyone working on an agile team, but is especially helpful for product owners, business analysts, systems analysts, or any other team member involved with requirements on an agile project. This course may also be appropriate for individuals who manage individuals working on an agile team and need a more in-depth understanding of the process and skills useful for an agile team. 

Prerequisite

None.