Role of business analyst in an agile world
The AgileBA® syllabus and exams are based on the AgileBA Handbook (published by DSDM). The Handbook offers the first comprehensive set of guidance, framework and practices for the business analyst working on an agile project.
Training and certification has been designed to give the Business Analyst the skills needed to successfully gather, analyse, validate and champion the requirements throughout an Agile project. It also gives context to the Agile Business Analyst role beyond the individual project, in relation to organizational mission and strategy, providing additional depth and guidance for business analysis in an agile context.
AgileBA® guidance, training and certification are designed to benefit a wide range of roles including:
40 minutes closed book multiple choice exam. The pass mark is 50%.
Pick the date that works best for you, whether it's next week or in six months
Enrol and study in two or three days either virtually or in person
Take your exam as soon as the week after you study, and receive your certification in two weeks
Role of business analyst in an agile world
Agile fundamentals and the agile BA
The agile business case
Stakeholders in the agile project
Requirements and user stories
Timeboxing and Iterative Development
Requirements planning and estimating throughout the lifecycle
The requirements lifecycle in an agile project
Making the transaction to agile BA
Align your team members with a common process and upskill your staff with in house training.
Choose from an already existing public course or design your own bespoke course for your specific goals and needs and change the way that your staff work, not only increasing their theoretical knowledge but their practical skill set too.
Using examples from your recent projects, your team members can find out how to make potential improvements within business analysis and agile project management with our blend of training and consultancy from industry experts.
When you nurture your internal talent, you foster an environment of trust and a belief in your team’s abilities.
Nick de Voil is a Certified Management Consultant specialising in information systems and customer experience design. He has over 30 years experience including roles in business analysis, project management, consultancy, systems development and teaching at a Further Education college. Nick has served for several years on the board of IIBA UK, the UK Chapter of the international professional body for business analysts, and enjoys mentoring and coaching other business analysts.
Alun Davies-Baker is an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) and a certified Agile Business Consortium DSDM Trainer-Coach. He is an innovative professional, with 20 years of experience in senior leadership and consulting roles, across global and UK organisations and enterprise projects. Alun aligns creative thinking with extensive business process and application knowledge to facilitate collaboration and deliver successful outcomes. An enthusiastic advocate of Agile working with an ambition to further enable this approach via the training, facilitation and coaching of teams.
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Yes if you enrol in our Business Analyst Apprenticeship - a programme who helps you or your team progress in your role and not just get certified.
Yes, you can cancel a course but in order to do so without penalty, we require 10 working days notice. For more information on our cancellation policy, see our terms and conditions.
Yes, we are accredited by the APMG and Agile Business Consortium.
Yes, APMG will email you a registration login to download a copy of your e-certificate.
We recommend you do some pre-reading as this will help you to get the most out of the course. We will send you the required material one week before the course start.
Currently via remote online learning with a live trainer using Zoom and Miro virtual boards.
When you book onto a course we will send you a copy of the core APMG Handbook (Manual) relevant to that module. One week before the start of the course we will email you the chapters to read and any extra reading material you need. You will receive additional material (including slides and exam preparation) during the course.
The exams are online. The trainer will invigilate, and we will provide the exam slots (weekdays, during office hours) to choose from on the last day of the course. When taking an online exam in an office environment you may need local administrator permissions on your computer and your office firewall may block necessary connections.
If a candidate fails an exam, a resit fee is to be paid, and our trainers will give a free feedback and recap session.
The exam assumes you have no experience, so if you have experience it will be less challenging however we’ve seen high pass rates over the last year. If you don’t pass the exam then you’re able to retake it straight away. You can retake the exam as many times as you need to, and we’re always here to offer extra support to anyone that needs it. We pride ourselves on our high pass rate, and for whatever the reason you didn’t pass, we’ll make sure that you do the second time! The best way to ensure you pass is to follow our trainers advice and ask as many questions in class. Unlike other providers we keep our courses small in size so there is plenty of time for clarifications and to understand the theory.
APMG foundation examinations can be marked on location after the exam, but this is down to the discretion of the invigilator at the time. Practitioner and re-registration answer booklets are marked at APMG-International offices and results released soon after. Your result will be sent to us approximately 7-10 days after your exam date. We will notify you of your results. If you did not take your exam through an ATO, your results will be sent directly to you via the relevant APMG International office approximately 7-10 days after the date of your exam.
There are no prerequisites for the foundation examinations. However, candidates must achieve a pass at foundation level before completing the practitioner examination.
Yes, both the Foundation and Practitioner exam is included in the course price. The Foundation Exam is a closed-book multiple choice exam with 50 questions per paper. The pass mark is 50% and the length of the exam is 40 minutes. The Practitioner Exam is an open-book, complex multiple choice exam. There are 4 questions per paper with a pass mark of 50%. The duration of the exam is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
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Many delegates report increased confidence in their skills after the training. We believe the importance of confidence is often underrated in organisations. The truth is to progress your career in the right direction you need confidence. It is no surprise many of our learners report an increase in confidence and job satisfaction. Moreover, the certification gives you recognition and if you are already working as a business analyst it will formalise your knowledge. As a result your employers, stakeholders or clients will trust you that you can deliver quality work in an efficient way.
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"Thank you MetaData for the excellent delivery of the Agile BA course (Foundation and Practitioner), the knowledge gained will definitely be used for future roles. The lecturer Rod Simpson was highly knowledgeable and encouraged effective interaction with the candidates at all times, the case studies used enabled the application of theoretical knowledge to realistic scenarios. I passed both the Foundation and Practitioners exams. I will definitely recommend metadata,thanks once again."