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IRM UK | Business Analysis Agility
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Solving the right business problem is absolutely crucial for software and product development. Therefore the emphasis of this course is to show you how to work with your customers in a more agile way to ensure that you—and they—discover the right problem. In short, we show you how the business analyst is crucial to good agile development, and how you become a valued member of the agile team.

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When: 19 - 20 May 2020
Tuesday and Wednesday
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etc.venues Marble Arch
Garfield House
86 Edgward Rd
London W2 2EA
United Kingdom
Presenter: James Robertson
Contact: +44 (0)20 8866 8366

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 IRM UK

Business Analysis Agility               


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Register On-line:
19 - 20 May 2020
, London

Seminar Fee 
£1,295 + VAT (£259) = £1,554

Overview

Solving the right business problem is absolutely crucial for software and product development. Therefore the emphasis of this course is to show you how to work with your customers in a more agile way to ensure that you—and they—discover the right problem. In short, we show you how the business analyst is crucial to good agile development, and how you become a valued member of the agile team.

The business analysts work closely with the customers to establish their work and its needs, and to ensure that the real business problem—it’s not always obvious, and not always what is said—is clearly understood by everybody.

 

 

To uncover the problem, the agile business analyst uses multiple candidate solutions to probe the customers, their objectives and their values. Candidate solutions are the preferred way of working as they have shown themselves to be extremely effective at prompting customers to reveal their real problems and underlying needs.

Business analysts use a story map to communicate the requirements for the solution to the developers. This means that the analysts and the developers work together iteratively and incrementally. The analysts are adding stories about the needs of the solution and the customers as the developers enhance and retrieve the stories in time for each development cycle. With co-ordination from the product owner, the analysts and the developers synchronise their efforts so business analysis results are delivered just in time for the next development cycle.

The emphasis throughout is on close collaboration, and a relentless focus on solving the right problem.

This course gives you a different approach to business analysis. This one provides a business analysis framework that works regardless of whether you are part of an agile environment and need to provide stories for iterative development, or whether you are in a traditional environment and need to produce a requirements specification suitable for more formalised environments and outsourcing.

You learn how to:

  • Find the customer (or user) segments, and determine which of them yields the best, and the earliest value
  • Use safe-to-fail probes to ensure that a candidate solution solves the right problem and delivers the right value.
  • Deploy an iterative approach to discovering the real problem, and progressively feed the right stories to the delivery activity.
  • Understand that by discovering the right needs and solving the right problem, you deliver real value to your customer and your sponsor.
  • Do business analysis more quickly and effectively.
Learning Objectives
  • Understand and solve your customer’s real business problem
  • Be more responsive to your customers and their real work
  • Discover the capabilities of your customers and design better solutions for them
  • Work in an agile and iterative manner with your customers
  • Work in synchronisation with the agile development team
  • Communicate more precisely with the developers by writing the right stories

Course Outline

Agile Business Analysis

  • A framework for discovering the customers and their needs
  • Finding solutions and evaluating them
  • How business analysis integrates with either agile or traditional development

Do You Know What Your Customers Value?

  • Identify and prioritise customer segments
  • Understand your customer’s real business problem
  • Determine the customer’s value proposition
  • Work in an agile and iterative manner with your customers

Are You Solving the Right Problem?

  • Generate candidate solutions with your customers
  • Safe-to-fail probes to prove candidate solutions
  • Determine the viability, suitability and the outcome of a solution
  • Ensure the candidate solves the right problem
  • Prove you are fulfilling the right need

Investigate the Solution Space

  • Inspect the necessary business processes and data
  • The solution space includes the people, software and devices to meet the need
  • Ensure that everybody understands the business environment

Designing the Solution

  • Form the business solution to make it usable and convenient
  • Fulfill the desired impact of the business solution
  • Utilise the behaviour of the target customer segments

Writing the Right Stories

  • An approach to writing the right stories
  • Address the real customer problems
  • Use story maps to give you a more descriptive and usable backlog
  • Story maps as the ideal repository for business analysis information
  • Managing the stories needed for the development cycles

Jack Be Nimble, Jack Be Quick

  • A review of the course
  • How business analysis activities are overlapping and iterative
  • How business analysis can be done quickly and effectively

Special features

  • Participants receive a copy of  the book, Business Analysis Agility – Solve the Real Problem, Deliver Real Value, by James Robertson & Suzanne Robertson
  • Teaching chapters are reinforced with hands-on workshops
  • The course is interactive with lot of opportunity to discuss your issues with the instructor and other participants
  • Your instructor has real-world experience and can discuss how you can be most effective doing business analysis in your organisation

Who It's For

Business analysis is a skill that should be present in all development efforts, and is usually, but not necessarily, associated with job titles such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Product Owner
  • Agile Team Member
  • Systems Analyst
  • Requirements Engineer
  • Product or Program Manager
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Users
  • Software Customers
  • Testers

Speaker

James Robertson
Principal The Atlantic Systems Guild

James Robertson is a business analyst, problem solver, author, speaker, instructor, designer, and sought-after consultant. His work has taken him to projects in Europe, Australia, Asia and the United States. His courses on business analysis and requirements are popular in several continents. James’ latest (seven and counting) book, Business Analysis Agility, sets down how business analysts can work in a more agile way, and synchronise his requirements discovery as part of an agile development team. James is a principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild www.systemsguild.com, and is an author of the Volere requirements techniques and templates, www.volere.org which have been adopted by organisations all over the world as their standard for gathering, discovering, communicating, tracing, and specifying solution needs. Twitter: @VolereResources

BA Workshop: Business Solution Design – Bring Your Requirements to Life

Register On-line:
19 - 20 May 2020
, London

Seminar Fee 
£1,295 + VAT (£259) = £1,554

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