Business analysis is critical to any agile project, no matter the role names assigned to the team. Business analysis is most frequently part of the product owner role or a separate role that collaborates with the product owner. Either way, product ownership is a team sport. It is also a crucial and complex activity; easy in principle hard in practice. Your role is an important part of any product development approach, irrespective of the approach being taken. As a product owner, you require clarity of vision, alignment with organizational strategy, understanding of the development process and the ability to communicate with a wide variety of stakeholders across all levels, both inside and outside the organization. This 3-day course will show you how to combine your existing skills with agile tools and techniques. The content focuses on roles in the value management team, and how they collaborate to identify the most important aspects and features of a product. You will provide guidance for technical team members who build the working product. The content covers how to bound your product and understand the business value it provides, identify the key features of the product and organize those features by value, and create a product roadmap. The course also teaches how to write themes, epics and user stories and how to groom and elaborate in order to be ready for sprint planning. The 3rd day of this curriculum will show you how to combine your existing analysis skills with agile tools and techniques. Students will be better equipped to deliver value acting as or to product owners, manage all of the stakeholder wish lists and ensure your project team knows what they’re doing.
What You Will Learn
Understand the roles and responsibilities involved in product ownership and where the business analyst can contribute
Learn how to use a number of tools to help identify which products should be built to maximize business value using tools such as purpose alignment model, kano analysis, and business objectives models
Understand how to build a product roadmap and link that to business outcomes
Learn how to use a number of tools to help identify which products should be built to maximize business value using tools such as purpose alignment model, kano analysis, and business objectives model
Apply personas to help define features and quality goals for building a product roadmap
Use paper prototyping and usability heuristics to guide the design of the product
Understand the shape of a well-formed backlog and how to populate it progressively
Learn and execute techniques such as story mapping, prioritization and backlog grooming to build a release plan
Elaborate stories for development on a just-in-time basis while ensuring the design principles and architectural guidelines are adhered to
Understand the role of business analysis in agile software development teams
Understand how lightweight modeling techniques are used on agile projects
Understand how to derive User Stories from analysis models such as Process Flows, Business Data Diagrams, State Diagrams and other business analysis techniques
Understand how to integrate requirements management into an agile development life cycle
Utilize guidelines and practices for designing and deploying an effective agile business analysis process
Using the business analysis skillset to manage the backlog and facilitate the prioritization and elaboration of stories
The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
17 - 19 July 2017
Indianapolis Indiana, United States
Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Indianapolis to learn how to capture customer requirements, enhance project performance management and manage risk on projects. Earn up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) while you learn with your peers in small-group, topic-intensive seminars that are aligned with the PMI Talent Triangle®.
Register by 5 June for early bird rates, and through 26 June, save on guest rooms at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis.
Joy Beatty is a Vice President at Seilevel, a professional services company whose mission is to define software that customers love to use. The Seilevel team provides business analyst and product management services for F1000 companies across the US. They also help customers who want to modify their approach to software requirements to be more effective, so IT projects deliver their intended business value. Joy has provided training to thousands of business analysts and is PMI-PBA® and CBAP® certified.
Joy is actively involved as a leader in the requirements community. She was a co-author of PMI’s Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, is a contributing author to PMI’s new business analysis standard, and a core team for the IIBA’s Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) version 3. Joy graduated from Purdue University with Bachelors of Science degrees in both Computer Science and Mathematics. She co-authored Visual Models for Software Requirements, with Anthony Chen from Seilevel, and Software Requirements, 3rd Edition with the famed Karl Wiegers.
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