Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation & Practitioner

About this course


Become a fully qualified AgileBA practitioner with this fully accredited course from Good e-Learning!

Based on the AgileBA Handbook from the Agile Business Consortium, this course is ideal for those wishing to understand a business analyst’s role in Agile environments.

Students will learn how Agile business analysts create tangible value across different elements of an organization.

This course also fully prepares students to sit and pass the Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA) Foundation & Practitioner certification exams.

Kickstart your AgileBA training today!

Who is this course aimed at?
  • Practicing business analysts who desire a stronger understanding of Agile
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile business analysts
  • Managers and product owners hoping to adopt AgileBA’s best practices
  • Anyone seeking to earn the AgileBA Foundation & Practitioner certifications
What will you learn by taking this course?
  • The principles, philosophy, and processes of AgileBA, and how they are applied in practice
  • How to utilize the AgileBA approach to requirements management
  • Timeboxing, MoSCoW Prioritisation, and iterative targeting
  • Creating and evaluating BA products within an Agile project
  • Managing and prioritizing requirements in Agile environments
  • The levels of empowerment that describe the requirements of a Business Case
  • Roles and requirements within typical Agile projects
  • Managing support and facilitation
  • Testing, emulating, and evaluating benefits delivery
  • Managing support and facilitation
  • Creating actionable practices and tangible value from the principles, processes, and philosophy of AgileBA
  • Using the AgileBA approach to requirements management
  • Everything needed to successfully pass the official Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation & Practitioner exams
Why should you take this course?
  • Agile is an extremely popular practice in the world of business, as is business analysis
  • AgileBA offers a lucrative specialization path for business analysts and Agile practitioners
  • AgileBA encourages continuous improvement, as well as optimized communication
  • This course comes with several online training assets, including instructor-led videos, knowledge checks, mock exams, and case studies
  • Good e-Learning is an award-winning online training provider
  • We offer each student 12 months access and FREE exam vouchers (T&Cs apply)
  • This course is fully accredited by APMG International
Course Outline

An Introduction to this AgileBA Foundation Course

Module zero introduces you to the course’s main features, as well as the learning plan, aims, objectives, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, white papers, and links to download essential digital copies of the framework publications. It also contains some of the most frequently asked questions about the AgileBA qualification.

Module 1: The Role of the Business Analyst

In module one, we take a look at the role of the business analyst and how an AgileBA works in a very different way.

We explore the context of an AgileBA’s role in relation to business needs and address some of the best practice techniques that can help an AgileBA support their organization in the formulation of its strategies.

Module 2: Agile Fundamental Concepts: DSDM Principles & Roles

In module two, we consider the DSDM philosophy, along with the Agile approach to project variables.

We address the DSDM process and how it can be scaled and configured. We then present the 8 DSDM principles along with the team model before considering the DSDM roles and how they work together.

Module 3: Agile Fundamental Concepts: DSDM Management Products

In this module, we explore the management products from each DSDM phase and the purpose that each of them serves.

We also consider the role of the AgileBA within an Agile project.

Module 4: The Agile Business Case

In module four, we consider the role of the Agile business case, why you might need one, its connection to business strategy, and the typical contents.

We discuss the Agile roles and responsibilities with regards to the business case and the Agile practices that can be leveraged in order to create one.

Module 5: Stakeholders in the Agile Project

In module five, we look at how to work with stakeholders in an Agile project. We start off by understanding what a stakeholder is and how to engage them through various techniques and practices.

We explore what good communication looks like and how important it can be to engage stakeholders at the right time with the right level of detail. We also examine the impact this can have on the project outcomes.

Module 6: Agile Practices: Facilitated Workshops

Utilizing facilitated workshops is a proven Agile practice that ensures robust collaboration, rich communication, and the achievement of results with speed and buy-in.

In this module, we’ll explore some of the more common types of facilitated workshops and how the AgileBA is involved in their use throughout a DSDM project.

Module 7: Agile Practices Modeling

In module seven, we continue our journey exploring key Agile practices. We start off by considering modeling and prototyping.

You’ll understand the target audience for these practices and why they are so useful.

We’ll discuss the different types of modeling and their purposes before looking at the link this practice has with the DSDM principles.

Module 8: Prioritization

Module 8 looks at prioritization and the key role it plays within Agile projects.

We’ll discuss different prioritization tools like MoSCoW and the Kano model, and the role that effective prioritization has in the success of a project.

Module 9: Agile Practices: Timeboxes & Iterative Development

This module is concerned with timeboxes, what these are and what they are used for within a project. We then move on to explore iterative development and the function it has in solution development and testing.

We’ll conclude by exploring how AgileBAs are involved with both elements in an Agile project.

Module 10: Requirements Introduction

Modules 10 and 11 introduce you to requirements, their planning, and how to estimate them.

Module 10 starts off by explaining several definitions and then moves on to dissect how requirements activities develop throughout the DSDM lifecycle.

You’ll be introduced to user stories during the module, as well as the INVEST model, and you’ll also get to grips with the purpose of the PRL.

Module 11: Requirements Planning & Estimating

In this module, we continue to explore requirements and the function they have within Agile projects.

Here you are introduced to the concept of requirements planning and estimating within DSDM.

We cover the estimating process and the role the AgileBA has in relation to requirements.

Module 12: Making the Transition

The final module is a brief interview conducted with our subject matter expert and course instructor, Antony della Porter.

Antony considers several questions around the need for change and how this applies specifically to the role of the AgileBA.


Practice Exam Simulators

The course features two practice papers for the AgileBA Foundation examination. One is provided by APMG, while the other comes from the Good e-Learning team. Students are encouraged to fully familiarise themselves with the course modules before attempting the practice exams.

An Introduction to this AgileBA Practitioner Course

This module introduces the main features of the course, as well as the leaning plan, objectives, aims, and structure.

It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, white papers, and links to download essential digital copies of the AgileBA framework’s publications. Finally, it covers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding AgileBA.

Module 1: Business Analysis Fundamentals

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then introduces an interactive case study (that includes a company background and project background, as well as project objectives), that will help learners study how to apply business analysis techniques appropriately within a given context.

Students will also learn to evaluate whether a technique has been correctly applied.

Module 2: Stakeholder Analysis & Engagement

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study containing information that students will use, along with what they have already learned, to construct a lean canvas and engage stakeholders.

Module 3: Customer Journeys & Personas

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study that learners will use to model a customer journey and construct a stakeholder persona.

Module 4: Facilitated Workshops & Modeling

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study that learners will use to apply their knowledge of Agile practices.

Learners will also be asked to evaluate whether the company described in the scenario has used appropriate models and prototypes in its project.

Module 5: Timeboxing & Iterative Development

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study that learners will use to apply their knowledge of timeboxing and iterative development.

Learners will then assess whether the same practices were deployed appropriately and effectively in the context of the case study.

Module 6: Prioritization & Testing

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study that learners will use to apply their knowledge of prioritization within a project lifecycle.

Learners will also utilize testing criteria and develop their own acceptance criteria before evaluating the same processes used in the case study.

Module 7: User Stories

This module starts with a quiz that reviews the content of AgileBA Foundation.

It then presents an interactive case study that learners will use to apply their knowledge of user stories. Learners will also assess whether the same practice has been used effectively within the case study.

Practice Exam Simulators

The course features two practice papers for the AgileBA Practitioner examination. One is provided by APMG, while the other comes from the Good e-Learning team. Students are encouraged to fully familiarise themselves with the course modules before attempting the practice exams


This course is designed to fully prepare students to sit the AgileBA Foundation and Practitioner exams in quick succession.

This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as FREE exam vouchers. (T&Cs apply)

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. AgileBA exams are invigilated by ProctorU on behalf of APMG International.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact Exam voucher requests are typically processed within 2 working days but please allow up to 5. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

AgileBA Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 50%: you must get 25 out of 50 questions correct

AgileBA Practitioner exam:

  • This is a complex multiple-choice exam
  • There are four questions per paper
  • Each question offers 20 marks
  • To pass, candidates must score at least 50% (40 marks out of 80)
  • The exam lasts 2.5 hours (150 minutes)
  • The exam is open-book (AgileBA Handbook only)

What do you get?

  • Fully accredited
  • Exam voucher included
  • Course duration: 30+ hours
  • Access period: 12 months
  • Tutor support
  • Quizzes & practice exams
  • Mobile compatible


What is AgileBA?

‘Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA)’ is a qualification created by APMG International.

It is designed to demonstrate and explain how business analysts operate and create value within Agile projects and environments.

How does AgileBA work?

AgileBA combines the traditional role of a business analyst with the tools, best practices, and environmental factors of Agile projects. Candidates study how the two elements enhance one another, driving continuous improvement within both projects and the wider business.

What is a business analyst?

A ‘business analyst’ is a versatile professional who analyzes and advises on various aspects of a typical business, including project management, communication, and data analysis.

They will look through documents, processes, business models, systems, technological integration, and more, developing a keen understanding of how everything works while also consulting experts and stakeholders. This helps them to identify potential areas for improvement.

What does the AgileBA certification path look like?

To become fully certified in AgileBA, learners will start by studying for the AgileBA Foundation certification exam.

Passing this stage will qualify them to sit the AgileBA Practitioner certification exam.

Candidates who wish to further develop their knowledge of Agile may also choose to study AgilePM at Foundation and Practitioner level.

Both AgileBA and AgilePM were developed by the APMG.

How can AgileBA benefit my business?

An AgileBA practitioner will be able to continuously search out and highlight opportunities to improve your business, not just for Agile projects but also in other areas such as communications and data analysis.

This will help you to enhance operations across the board.

What do I need to study AgileBA?

There are no prerequisites for studying AgileBA at Foundation level. However, having at least some background knowledge of either Agile or business analysis can be helpful.

In order to sit the AgileBA Practitioner exam, a candidate must first earn their Foundation qualification.

Who can benefit from studying AgileBA?

As a topic, AgileBA has a lot of potential value for both experienced and prospective business analysts.

This is particularly evident when we consider the expanding global popularity of Agile.

It can also benefit Agile project managers who wish to develop an understanding of business analysis, as well as organizations looking to adopt the framework’s tools and best practices.

In what industries is AgileBA popular?

Both business analysis and Agile are popular in a wide variety of industries and sectors across the world.

Both offer widely-applicable best practices and benefits, especially in terms of managing projects successfully and driving continuous improvement.

As a result, AgileBA practitioners can often enjoy significant career and networking opportunities.

What you will learn

Agile Principles and Practices:

  • Understand the core principles and practices of Agile methodology, including iterative development, collaboration, and customer-centricity.

Role of Business Analyst in Agile Projects:

  • Learn about the role of a Business Analyst within Agile projects, including responsibilities, activities, and techniques for effective collaboration with stakeholders and development teams.

Requirements Management:

  • Explore techniques for eliciting, analyzing, documenting, and managing requirements in Agile environments, focusing on user stories, prioritization, and acceptance criteria.

User Story Mapping:

  • Gain proficiency in user story mapping techniques to visualize and prioritize requirements, ensuring alignment with business goals and user needs.

Agile Estimation and Planning:

  • Understand Agile estimation techniques and iterative planning approaches to effectively plan and manage project scope, timelines, and resources.

Agile Modeling and Documentation:

  • Learn how to create lightweight yet effective models and documentation artifacts in Agile projects, such as process flows, wireframes, and prototypes.

Collaboration and Communication:

  • Develop communication and collaboration skills essential for effective interaction with cross-functional teams, stakeholders, and product owners throughout the project lifecycle.

Agile Governance and Measurement:

  • Explore Agile governance principles and mechanisms for ensuring transparency, accountability, and value delivery, including metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Continuous Improvement:

  • Discover strategies for fostering a culture of continuous improvement within Agile teams, emphasizing feedback loops, retrospectives, and adapting to changing requirements and market conditions.

AgileBA® Certification Preparation:

  • Prepare for the AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner exams through comprehensive coverage of the syllabus, practice exams, and exam-taking strategies.

Overall, the Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation & Practitioner course equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and techniques necessary to excel as Agile Business Analysts and contribute effectively to Agile projects and initiatives.

Benefits of this course

Enhanced Career Opportunities:

  • By acquiring Agile Business Analyst skills and certification, individuals can expand their career prospects in various industries and organizations that adopt Agile methodologies.

Improved Business Analysis Skills:

  • Participants gain a deeper understanding of Agile principles and practices, enabling them to perform their role as Business Analysts more effectively within Agile environments.

Increased Adaptability:

  • AgileBA® equips professionals with the tools and techniques to adapt quickly to changing project requirements and priorities, enhancing their ability to deliver value in dynamic business environments.

Value-Driven Approach:

  • Learn to focus on delivering value to stakeholders through iterative and incremental development, ensuring that business needs are addressed promptly and efficiently.

Stronger Stakeholder Collaboration:

  • AgileBA® emphasizes collaboration and communication with stakeholders, fostering stronger relationships and ensuring alignment between business objectives and project deliverables.

Streamlined Requirements Management:

  • Gain proficiency in eliciting, analyzing, and managing requirements in Agile projects, leading to more accurate and actionable user stories and acceptance criteria.

Improved Project Delivery:

  • AgileBA® techniques for estimation, planning, and prioritization help teams deliver high-quality products and services on time and within budget, enhancing project success rates.

Certification Recognition:

  • Achieving AgileBA® certification demonstrates proficiency in Agile Business Analysis and provides credibility and recognition within the industry.

Continuous Learning and Development:

  • The AgileBA® course encourages a culture of continuous improvement, empowering participants to continuously enhance their skills and stay updated with evolving Agile practices and trends.

Job Satisfaction:

  • With increased competency in Agile Business Analysis, professionals can experience greater job satisfaction by contributing effectively to successful Agile projects and delivering tangible business value.

Overall, the Agile Business Analyst (AgileBA®) Foundation & Practitioner course offers a comprehensive learning experience that not only enhances participants’ skills and knowledge but also opens up new opportunities for career growth and professional development.


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