IIBA Agile Analysis Certification (IIBA-AAC)

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Course Overview
Most Agile approaches focus on product delivery, assuming that a prioritised “backlog” of product features is readily available to drive development activities. However, Agile can be rather rather vague about how the product backlog is initially populated with features.
This has led to uncertainty about the role of business analysis in the Agile world. It is clear that the traditional specification-driven approach to business analysis is not compatible with Agile but many teams struggle to find a replacement.
This course addresses one of the least understood aspects of agile by teaching a comprehensive set of “discovery” techniques that complement the Agile “delivery” approaches. At the end of the course, participants will have a clear understanding of the role of a Business Analyst in an Agile team.


Course Features
Incorporates the IIBA’s agile framework as described in the Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide.
The centre piece of the course is the Agile Discovery Canvas which provides a simple, collaborative tool for guiding agile business analysis.
The course is suitable for organisations considering adopting agile techniques, business analysts joining an agile team for the first time and existing agile team members.
Taught by a certified Scrum Master.
Shows how business analysis can be added to Scrum without creating a “Scrum-But”.
Emphasises a collaborative approach to business analysis.
Requires no prior knowledge of Scrum or agile techniques.

Participant Benefits
Presents a toolbox of business analysis techniques that reinforce agile principles.
Develops the skills Business Analysts require to become productive members of agile teams.
Presents an dogma-free perspective of business analysis in an agile environment.
Dispels many myths and misunderstandings concerning business analysis and the agile approach.
Gives participants the knowledge required to fully evaluate an agile approach to business analysis.

Who Should Attend
Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Scrum Team Members
Business Analysts, Business Systems Analysts, Systems Analysts, Functional Analysts
Software Development Managers, Software Engineers, Software Developers, Requirements Engineers, Requirements Analysts
Test Managers, Test Engineers, Testers, Quality Assurance Staff
Project Sponsors, Project managers, Program Managers
Chief Information Officers (CIO), Executives, Enterprise Architects
Process Engineers, Software Engineering Process Group (SEPG) Staff, Methodologists, Process Improvement Staff

The good news is that there are no eligibility experience requirements for this exam. However, IIBA does recommend that BA professionals have 2-5 years of Agile related experience and Agile practitioners have 2-5 years of experience.

The Exam Process
Results from early exams (June 1st to mid-July) will not be reported back to the test takers until mid-July. After the preliminary exam period, exam results will be available immediately.

Here are the steps for taking the exam.

• Step 1: Complete registration form. You can find the registration form on the IIBA website (once registration opens).
• Step 2: Pay the exam fee. Once the application has been submitted, you will pay for the exam through the pay portal on IIBA.org.
• Step 3: Schedule your exam. Once payment has been received, IIBA will email a link to schedule your exam with the online proctor. Select the best date and time that works for you based on availability.
• Step 4: Take your exam.
• Step 5: Pass your exam.
• Step 6: Recertify every 3 years from your certification date.

Exam Information
• The overall exam is a practice-based exam that focuses on those aspects of effective analysis work in an Agile environment. It is expected that the business analyst has acquired enough practical experience to successfully complete straightforward tasks.

• The exam has 85 scenario-based questions, based on Version 2.0 of IIBA’s Agile Extension. Like other certifications, the exam is multiple choice. The IIBA-AAC exam is two hours in length and delivered via remote online proctoring. The exam blueprint includes:
• Agile Mindset – 30% (25 questions)
• Strategy Horizon – 10% (9 questions)
• Initiative Horizon – 25% (21 questions)
• Delivery Horizon – 35% (30 questions)

Note: The above study areas also include about 30 questions on techniques.


Topics covered:

Chapter 1: Introduction
. 1.1 Purpose of the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide 

. 1.2 What is Agile Business Analysis? 

. 1.3 Structure

Chapter 2: The Agile Mindset
. 2.1 What is an Agile Mindset?
. 2.2 The Agile Mindset, Methodologies, and Frameworks
. 2.3 Applying the Agile Mindset
. 2.4 Agile Extension and the Agile Manifesto

. 2.5 The Business Analysis Core Concept Model TM 

. 2.6 Principles of Agile Business Analysis
. 2.7 The Business Analysis Core Concept ModelTM and the Principles of Agile Business Analysis

Chapter 3: Analysis at Multiple Horizons
. 3.1 Overview of the Three Horizons
. 3.2 Agility at Each Horizon 

. 3.3 Predictive, Iterative, and Adaptive Planning

Chapter 4: Strategy Horizon
. 4.1 Purpose 

. 4.2 Description 

. 4.3 Elements 

. 4.4 Time Frames 

. 4.5 Feedback and Learning 

. 4.6 Applying the Principles of Agile Business Analysis 

. 4.7 Techniques

Chapter 5: Initiative Horizon
. 5.1 Purpose 

. 5.2 Description 

. 5.3 Elements 

. 5.4 Time Frame 

. 5.5 Feedback and Learning 

. 5.6 Applying the Principles of Agile Business Analysis 

. 5.7 Techniques

Chapter 6: Delivery Horizon
. 6.1 Purpose 

. 6.2 Description 

. 6.3 Elements 

. 6.4 Time Frames 

. 6.5 Feedback and Learning
. 6.6 Applying the Principles of Agile Analysis at the Delivery Horizon of Planning 

. 6.7 Techniques

Chapter 7: Techniques
. 7.1 Backlog Refinement 

. 7.2 Behaviour Driven Development 

. 7.3 Impact Mapping
. 7.4 Job Stories 

. 7.5 Kano Analysis 

. 7.6 Minimal Viable Product 

. 7.7 Personas 

. 7.8 Planning Workshops 

. 7.9 Portfolio Kanban 

. 7.10 Product Roadmap 

. 7.11 Purpose Alignment Model 

. 7.12 Real Options
. 7.13 Relative Estimation 

. 7.14 Retrospectives 

. 7.15 Reviews 

. 7.16 Spikes 

. 7.17 Storyboarding 

. 7.18 Story Decomposition 

. 7.19 Story Elaboration 

. 7.20 Story Mapping 

. 7.21 User Stories 

. 7.22 Value Modelling 

. 7.23 Value Stream Mapping 

. 7.24 Visioning

Delivery Method
• Training is designed as Highly Illustrative, interactive and is covered with extensive practical experience.
• More emphasis on discussions and queries.
• Includes useful templates and infrastructures for implementing Project Management.
• Case study material, exercises and appropriate handouts for extra reading/knowledge will be provided.

Training Takeaways
• 5+ projects on Agile requirement analysis and documentation
• 1000+Multiple choice questions and answers for AAC
• 1000+Flash Cards for AAC
• 21hrs CDU/PDU Certificate as IIBA EEP viz mandatory for appearing in Certification
• Acronyms and Mnemonics to help you remember key items in Agile extension of BABOK
• Analyze and understand the business problems
• Assess preparedness for the AAC examination
• Books on Agile Requirement Analysis and User Stories
• Templates to use in Agile projects
• Mindmaps and summary notes on each chapter.

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