Course Duration: 2 Days

Course Category: Business Analysis & Requirements Engineering


14 Contact Hours

IIBA® Agile Analysis Certification


Course Overview

IIBA-AAC recognizes your ability to effectively execute analysis related work in an agile context.


This certification targets new entrants and mid-level BA practitioners in the agile space. IIBA®-AAC will help professionals gain recognition for their knowledge and skills aligned to industry best practices.


It has been created with the collaboration of agile practitioners and agile leaders and, is based on the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide, which was developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.


What is International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)?

IIBA is the independent non-profit professional association for the growing field of business analysis. IIBAs goal is to create greater awareness of the BA profession and recognition of the value of the business analyst role.


Why Agile Analysis?

The adoption of agile practices and approaches continues with an ever-increasing number of companies that are adopting them and the depth to which they are adopting them.


Benefits of Agile Adoption
  • Improved ability to manage changing priorities,
  • Better project visibility,
  • Better business/IT alignment,
  • Faster delivery speed/time to market, and
  • Increased team productivity


Pre-requisites for Course & Certification

Course Participation Pre-Requisites:
There are no prerequisites to attend the training.


Certification Exam Pre-Requisites:

  • Accrued at least two years of experience applying agile analysis practices at the Delivery Horizon.
  • Can demonstrate how feedback loops work back and forth from the Delivery Horizon to the Initiative Horizon and the Strategy Horizon.
  • Able to demonstrate foundational proficiency for the Strategy Horizon and Initiative Horizon.
About the Exam

The IIBA-AAC exam is two hours in length and delivered via remote online proctoring. 

The exam has 85 scenario-based questions and is multiple choice.


Course Outline

An Agile Mindset

Strategy Horizon

  • Develop Initial Product Backlog / Required Business Capabilities
  • Identify Capabilities
  • Release planning
  • Scope MVP/MMF
  • Ongoing strategy work
  • Stand-up (weekly/monthly)
  • Identify Scenarios
  • Review and Maintain Product Backlog / Required Business Capabilities
  • Identify new items

Initiative Horizon

  • Develop Initial Release Log / MVP Backlog
  • Identify features
  • Identify solution options
  • Identify solution components
  • Release planning
  • Scope MVP/MMF & subsequent product increments
  • Estimate features
  • Prioritize features
  • Elaborate features
  • Review / Update solutions components
  • Release close
  • Review outcomes produced including: "Are we continuing to deliver value?"
  • Update scope for next Release / MVP

Delivery Horizon

  • Develop Product Increment Backlog
  • Develop product increment backlog
  • Identify stories / cards
  • Estimate & size product increment backlog items
  • Prioritize product increment backlog items
  • Iteration planning
  • Review acceptance criteria/Understand "definition of done"
  • Identify work to complete stories/cards
  • Elaborate features/stories – for subsequent iteration
  • Ongoing iteration work
  • Elaborate stories
  • Daily stand-up
  • Story development
  • Identify Scenarios
  • Write Scenarios & Specifications
  • Develop low-fidelity models
  • Develop high-fidelity models
  • Acceptance tests / Assess for "done"
  • Review and maintain product increment backlog
  • Identify new items
  • Estimate new items
  • Prioritize product increment backlog – Existing items
  • Elaborate stories in product increment backlog
  • Re-estimate existing items as you get more info
  • Prioritize product increment backlog
  • Customer "show and tell" (ongoing)
  • Iteration demo
  • Iteration retrospective
  • Identify process improvements
  • Iteration close
  • Review outcomes produced including: "Are we ready to release?"
  • Update product increment backlog


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