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APMG - AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner Course



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28.9.2020 (Monday)


On this combined APMG’s AgileBA® Foundation and Practitioner course, you’ll gain 2 certifications in just 3 days.

Learn the theories behind an agile framework and the responsibilities of an agile business analyst. Then learn how to implement agile business analysis in the workplace.

In just 3 days, you’ll learn how to assess stakeholder requirements, and recognise how an agile business case differs from a traditional business case - crucial skills agile business analysts.

You’ll also learn how to:

  • Identify stakeholders, personas and their involvement in agile
  • Recognise how an agile business case differs from a traditional business case

You’ll sit both the APMG AgileBA® Foundation exam and the APMG AgileBA® Practitioner exam as part of your accelerated course.

Whether you’re an aspiring business analyst, project manager with business analysis responsibilities, scrum product owner, product manager or a systems analyst, this course is ideal for you.

Through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology, you’ll learn twice as fast as traditional training. Learn in a distraction-free environment and earn both certifications in 3 days.

If you’re interested in taking the courses separately, take a look at the Foundation and Practitioner courses.

Please note: Firebrand Training is an APMG Accredited Organisation.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 76532 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


  • Module 1: The holistic view of the business
    • The AgileBA® role in relation to mission and objectives
    • How to analyse the business environment
    • Measuring the success of implementing change
  • Module 2: The Agile landscape
    • What is Agile? Approaches and frameworks
    • Why is Agile needed?
    • Role and responsibilities of the Agile BA and Agile team
  • Module 3: Stakeholders
    • Stakeholder types / personas
    • RACI and RASCI in Agile
    • Empowerment of Stakeholders in an Agile project
  • Module 4: Dealing with requirements
    • The Agile approach to requirements
    • User Stories, Epics, Acceptance Criteria
    • The Agile Business Analyst’s link to quality and testing
    • The Agile Requirements Life Cycle
    • Checking completeness
  • Module 5: The Agile business case
    • Strategic and project business cases
    • Understanding the business problem
    • As Is, To Be, Abstraction
    • Gap Analysis and Value Streams
  • Module 6: Facilitated Workshops
    • The role of Facilitation in Agile
    • How to organise and run a Facilitated Workshop
  • Module 7: Prioritisation
    • Combining and prioritising requirements
    • Customer perception and expectation
  • Module 8: Modelling and prototyping
    • 6 perspectives for modelling
    • Tacit information
    • Reasons and perspectives for prototyping
  • Module 9: Working in a timebox
    • Timebox structure and iterative development

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exams at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Exam: APMG AgileBA® Foundation
    • Format: Multiple choice
    • Number of questions: 50
    • Passing score: 50%
    • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Exam: APMG AgileBA® Practitioner
    • Format: Complex multiple Choice
    • Passing score: 50%
    • Duration: 2.5 hours

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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