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Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA®) Foundation

  • Length 3 days
  • Inclusions Exam voucher
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Why study this course

» This Foundation course usually runs consecutively with AgileBA Practitioner as a five-day Combined course at a reduced price.

Agile frameworks aim to deliver workable business solutions, in a fraction of the time that other traditional approaches can deliver. Whether you are from a small or large sized business, private or public sector, you can apply an Agile framework to your organisation. Today’s fast paced and competitive business environment is increasing pressure on organisations to deliver services and working solutions in shorter and more aggressive timeframe, without compromising on quality and profit. To meet the modern-day challenge of doing more with less, businesses need to adopt a more flexible and dynamic approach to delivering projects; the Agile DSDM (Dynamic System Development Method) way.

This course, accredited by APMG, provides the world’s first independent certification in Agile Business Analysis. It provides participants with an understanding of how AgileBA processes can guide the planning, analysis, elicitation and control of successful Agile projects. This course provides the opportunity to gain certification in Agile Business Analysis at the Foundation level.

This course pricing includes a voucher for the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam which can be taken via remote proctor. A practice exam paper is provided in the course, and reviewed to assist in preparation. The exam is:

  • 40 minutes

  • 50 multiple-choice questions, worth 1 mark each

  • Closed book – no other materials are allowed

  • Requires 50% (25 marks) pass to attain certification

It is highly recommended that you spend some time each evening of this course reviewing and consolidating what you’ve learned, to be well prepared for the exam.

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What you’ll learn

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Understand the concepts, benefits and risks of Agile Development

  • Understand the philosophy, approach and principles of Agile DSDM

  • Understand the lifecycle and products

  • Plan and run facilitated workshops

  • Model and prototype aspects of the solution

  • Elicit, analyse, prioritise and manage requirements

  • Understand the importance of negotiation and collaboration

  • Understand the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam structure

  • Work through sample exam papers

  • Prepare for and sit the Agile Business Analysis Foundation Exam

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Who is the course for?

The Agile Business Analysis Foundation course is designed for:

  • Business Analysts

  • Systems Analysts

  • IT Analysts

  • Change Managers

  • Team Leaders

  • Agile Team Members

Explore more Business Analysis and Architecture courses based on your role.

Course subjects

The Role of the BA in an Agile World

  • Holistic view of the business

Strategic Analysis techniques

  • SWOT Analysis

  • Porter’s Value Chain

  • Lean Thinking

  • McKinsey 7S Model

  • Balanced Business Scorecard

Agile fundamentals and the Agile BA

  • The Agile approach

  • The 8 Principles of Agile

  • The DSDM Process

  • DSDM Products

  • DSDM Roles

The Agile Business Case

  • Business Case Context

  • Agile Practices and the Agile Business Case

  • Business Canvas/Lean Canvas

  • Product Vision Box

Stakeholders in the Agile Project

  • Project Level Roles

  • Solution Development Team Roles

  • Supporting Roles

  • DSDM Coach

  • Agile culture and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Stakeholder Analysis

  • Personas

Requirements and User Stories

  • General Business Requirements

  • Technical Policy Requirements

  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements

  • Well constructed User Stories

  • Prioritised Requrements List

  • Story Maps


  • MoSCoW

  • Kano Model

Facilitated Workshops

  • Workshop Roles

Modelling and Prototyping

  • Modelling Techniques

  • Knowledge Types

  • Business Process Modelling

  • Customer Journey Mapping

  • Storyboards/Wireframes

  • Use Cases

  • User Story Mapping

Timeboxing and Iterative Development

  • Daily Standup

  • Team Board (Kanban)

  • Burn Down Chart

  • Iterative Development

  • Reviews and Testing

  • Approaches

  • Estimating

Requirements Planning and Estimating

  • Requirements Engineering

  • Requirements Elicitation, Analysis, Validation, Documentation, and Management

The Requirements Lifecycle in an Agile Project

  • Requirements planning

  • Requirements during Timeboxes

Making the Transition to Agile BA


This course has no prerequisites, however the following would be advantageous:

  • Previous or current experience of working within an Agile project environment

  • Previous or current experience of working as a Business Analyst

  • Certification in Agile Project Management Foundation

Industry Association Recognition

Project Management Institute (PMI®)

  • Contact hours: 21 hours

  • Professional Development Units (PDUs): 21 PDUs

Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM®)

  • Continual Professional Development (CPD) points: 10 points

International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA­®)

  • Credit hours: 21 hours

  • Continuing Development Units (CDUs): 21 CDUs

APMG Exams

To comply with APMG International requirements, Lumify Work cannot provide APMG training courses (AgileBA®, AgilePM®, AgilePgM®, Better Business Cases™, Change Management, Facilitation, and Project Planning & Control™) without the corresponding official exam.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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