Business Analysis in Agile Projects

Traditional system-development methodologies are rapidly being replaced by more iterative or agile approaches. More and more organizations are realizing the benefits of faster product deployment at a lower cost, with less rework due to missed requirements. Effective business analysis is key to developing those requirements and keeping projects on track. This indispensable course explores the contributions of good requirements development in an Agile environment and equips business analysts with the critical thinking, analytical skills, and necessary people skills they need to add value to every Agile project.

This practical workshop provides participants with an understanding of the changing role of the business analyst, the tools and techniques best suited to Agile, and the timing for performing key tasks and events. Explanatory, demonstrations, and practice exercises will provide you with the experience needed to create user stories that meet business needs.

Upcoming Offerings

Date(s) Time Instructor(s) Location
Jul 10 - Jul 19 Evening Nickrent

Wash U - Lopata Hall

More Details

Dates & Times

Tue, Jul 10, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thu, Jul 12, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Tue, Jul 17, 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Thu, Jul 19, 5:30pm to 8:30pm


Wash U - Lopata Hall



Joe Nickrent


  • Evaluate a variety of Agile "flavors"
  • Review levels and types of requirements
  • Define the roles of Agile project team members
  • Practice defining personas
  • Work as a team to discover and write user stories
  • Review requirements elicitation and discovery methods
  • Understand story decomposition and modeling with simple graphical methods
  • Practice eliciting and validating information from project stakeholders
  • Assess the importance and priority of product features
  • Hone your problem identification, definition, and solving capabilities

Duration and Format

2-days (12 hours)

This workshop can be conducted at your location or in our Midwest training lab (12140 Woodcrest Executive Drive; St. Louis, MO. 63141).

  • Getting Started
  • Agile Overview
  • Project Initiation
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Backlog Planning
  • Managing the Backlog
  • Release Planning
  • Backlog Refinement
  • The Iteration
  • Inspect and Adapt
  • Agile Adoption





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