APMG AgileBA Foundation and Practitioner

The APMG AgileBA course is available to be delivered over 3 days (Foundation only) or 4.5 days (Foundation & Practitioner)

Course summary

This course, accredited by APMG International and created in conjunction with the DSDM Consortium, is designed to give the Business Analyst the skills needed to successfully gather, analyse, validate and champion the requirements throughout an Agile project. The course will describe the most popular Agile approaches and will use the DSDM Agile Project Framework to take the Agile Business Analyst through the phases of an Agile project.

The course is designed to provide Business Analysts with an in-depth knowledge of the Agile framework, including the philosophy, principles, processes and products as well as the various roles and responsibilities within an Agile project team.

The course looks at the specific responsibilities of a Business Analyst within an Agile environment as well as the tools and techniques that can be used at various stages during a project lifecycle.

There are no pre-requisites in terms of project or business analysis experience to attending the course although having some experience of working in a project environment might be useful.

Delivery Method 

Classroom and virtual. The APMG AgileBA course is not available in our public schedule but is available for on-site delivery.

Our APMG virtual classroom training courses and exams are delivered via the APMG’s own platform.

Course Tutors

Our course tutors for both classroom and virtual courses are practising business change professionals with at least 5 years training delivery experience.

Suitable for

This course is primarily aimed at Business Analysts particularly those who will be working in an Agile environment in the future. However, it is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an understanding of Agile generally.

What is included?

  • 3 or 4-day tutor led training course
  • APMG AgileBA Foundation and Practitioner examination, taken at the end of third and fourth days of the course
  • Sample exam paper taken and assessed with support and guidance from the course tutor
  • Experienced tutors who have also worked on business change projects for at least 10 years
  • Case studies and exercises to apply techniques learnt
  • Post-course access to careers advice from practising business analysts

Learning outcomes

On completing the course delegates will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • What is Agile and how it differs from more traditional project methodologies
  • The overall framework of Agile
  • The Agile philosophy, principles, process and products
  • The roles and responsibilities of those working as part of an Agile project team
  • The specific responsibilities of a Business Analyst in an Agile environment
  • Tools and techniques that can help a Business Analyst perform their role in Agile more effectively.

Course structure 

This 3 or 4-day course includes all the elements of the APMG AgileBA course syllabus in preparation for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams and specifically covers the following:

  • The business view of Agile
  • External and internal techniques to help understand the context surrounding an Agile project
  • The Agile philosophy, principles, process and products
  • Agile roles and responsibilities
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Stakeholders and personas
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • The requirements lifecycle and prioritisation of requirements
  • Facilitated workshops
  • Modelling techniques
  • How Agile approaches iterative and incremental development of the solution
  • The importance of time-boxing work
  • Testing and estimating techniques
  • Making the transition to AgileBA

For more information about this course visit APMG here.

Course preparation

There is no specific pre-course reading that is required to be completed and delegates will be provided with the AgileBA Handbook.

At the end of each day (apart from the last), there is approximately 2 hours of evening work for delegates to complete.

Additional course information

Courses take place 09:00 – 17:00 each day.

APMG Examination and Accreditation Details

The course includes the Foundation exam, which is taken during the afternoon of the 3rd day of the course. The Foundation exam is a closed book, 40-minute multiple-choice exam where delegates are required to achieve a minimum of 25 correct answers out of 50 to be awarded a pass.

The Practitioner exam is taken on the 4th day of the course. It is an open book, 2.5 hour objective test exam set against a scenario. There are 4 complex multiple-choice questions with 20 marks being available for each question. Delegates are required to achieve a minimum of 40 out of 80 marks (50%) to be awarded a pass.

An exam requirement is that delegates must show photo ID to the trainer during the course e.g. Passport, Driving Licence.

This course is run in collaboration with our accredited APMG training partner, Real World Training Ltd.

To organise delivery of this course

For more information, or to arrange this training course for your organisation please contact Peter Kovacs on 0207 112 8982 or e-mail Quotes@BA-Solutions.co.uk