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Upcoming Business Analysis Training
and Free User Story Discovery Canvas
IAG’s redesigned Agile Business Analysis Class is now delivered in two 4-hour sessions over two days (11AM-3PM Eastern Time). Some pre-reading and casework is required before class. The in-class sessions involve online group discussion of the topics and case exercises. Participants learn how to apply an agile mindset to their role as a BA and the essential tips and best practices of key agile business analysis techniques like user stories, story mapping, writing acceptance criteria, and prioritizing the backlog. Participants have access to a number of templates, examples, checklists and resources on the class portal. The online class experience uses IAG’s Collaborative Learning platform where participants work together using techniques like Discovery Canvases to write, elaborate, refine and prioritize user stories and satisfy their Definition of Ready.
The IAG Business Analysis Boot Camp is an comprehensive, intensive, experiential and practical program covering the roles and responsiblies of the Business Analyst. While referencing and compatible with IIBA, PMI and Agile certifications, this is not a certification prep class. Our objectives for participants in this boot camp is to be an effective Business Analyst — not how to pass a certification exam. Participants will learn a broad array or Business Analysis techniques — both traditional and agile. The classes involve instruction and learning from experienced business analysis professionals but primarily involve group discussion and case exercise work to gain a practical understanding of business analysis activities and have the opportunity to apply and develop their skills throughout the program.
IAG’s Discovery Canvases™
One of the aspects of being a Business Analyst Consultant that I feel a keen responsibility for is asking good questions. By that, I mean asking questions that are both relevant and relatively easy to answer. When I started out my career as a BA I honesty did not...
Discovery Canvases: The indispensable visual conversation tool for Business Analysts and Agile Teams
Ross Little, IAG’s President and co-founder, when speaking to rooms of Business Analysts and Project Managers often talks about the BA’s version of the Blank Page Syndrome. Writers and designers are very familiar with the concept of being faced with a blank page and...
As analysts, it is going to be natural that we are going to methodically analyze to make sure we select the best course that fits our requirements. Sometimes, however, the analysis can often get in the way of the decision rather than help it. So it is our hope that...