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Certified Agile Business Analysis is our flag-ship course that prepares your for a role of a business analyst in Information Technology domain. Additionally, you can also prepare for PSM-I and PSPO-I certifications along with this training program.

Today,  to gain efficiency in day-to-day operations, improve profitability, reduce cost, and increase overall productivity across the entire enterprise, businesses are building Information Technology (IT) solutions. With the advent of IT, it’s important to analyze business operations/processes and transform stakeholder requirements into viable solutions.

However, customers expect a Business Analyst to have the knowledge and skills to conduct enterprise analysis, perform end-to-end business process improvement/re-engineering, understand stakeholder needs, and overall synchronize their vision-strategy-technology.

Our ‘Certified Agile Business Analysis’ placement program gives you a competitive edge to confidently perform on the job and scale new heights in the Business Analysis field.

If you are looking to transform into a business analyst with the goal to build a rewarding career in the IT domain, this program is the best fit for you.

  • If you want to switch to the IT domain and start your career in the business analysis field
  • If you are already into the IT domain as either developer, tester, technical writer, etc. but want a role transition as a business analyst
  • If you are an entry-level business analyst or lack the confidence and courage to work as a business analyst

1.0 Business Analysis Fundamentals

  • What is Business Analysis?
  • Who is a Business Analyst?
  • Importance of Business Analyst
  • Real-world Business Analyst Use Cases
  • A Typical Day of a Business Analyst

2.0 Project Management Overview

  • What is a Project?
  • What is Project Management?
  • Understanding the ‘Iron Triangle’
  • What are the different Phases of a Project?
  • Understanding various Knowledge Areas and Processes within each of them
  • Reviewing Key Project Management Artifacts
  • Project Scope v/s Product Scope
  • Creating a ‘Project Plan’ (Schedule) Using Gantter Tool

3.0 Key Management Concepts

  • Value Chain
  • Lean Methodology
  • Kanban
  • Poka-Yoke
  • Core Competency
  • Kaizen
  • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Business Process Improvement

4.0 Understanding Stakeholder Landscape

  • Primary v/s Secondary Stakeholder
  • Active v/s Passive Stakeholder
  • Understanding various Types of Stakeholders via a Live Case Study
  • What are the different Organizational Structures?
  • Creating ‘RACI’ Matrix Using MS Excel
  • Creating ‘Organizational Structures’ Using MS Visio, Lucidchart, Gliffy or Visual Paradigm

5.0 Understanding different Types of Requirements

  • What is a Requirement?
  • Understanding different Types of Requirements
  • Business Need
  • Stakeholder Requirement
  • Functional
  • Non-functional
  • Interface
  • Graphical User Interface
  • Business Rules

 6.0 What is Software Development Lifecycle?

  • Understanding the different Phases of an SDLC
  • Role of a Business Analyst in each of the SDLC Phases
  • Learning and Comparing (a) Predictive (b) Iterative and Incremental and (c) Adaptive SDLC Models

7.0 Reviewing different Software Engineering Models

  • Waterfall
  • Spiral
  • Rapid Application Development (RAD)
  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • Scrum (More emphasis will be given on Scrum)

 8.0 Requirements Lifecycle

  • Requirements Elicitation
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Requirements Documentation
  • Solution Assessment
  • Requirements Management

9.0 Requirements Elicitation

  • What is Requirements Elicitation?
  • Understanding various Requirements Elicitation Techniques
  • Brainstorming
  • Focus Group
  • Requirements Workshops
  • Interviews
  • Questionnaire/survey
  • Document Analysis
  • Prototyping
  • Pros and Cons of each of the Requirements Elicitation Techniques

10.0 Business Requirements Analysis

  • SWOT Analysis Technique
  • RCA (Root Cause Analysis) Technique
  • Five Whys
  • Fishbone (Ishikawa)
  • Business Process Management
  • What is Business Process Management (BPM)?
  • What is Business Process Modeling?
  • Understanding various Business Process Modeling Notations
  • How to Create a Business Process Model?
  • Creating ‘As-Is’ (Current-state) and ‘To-Be’ (Future-state) Business Process Model Using MS Visio/Lucidchart/Gliffy Tools
  • Creating ‘Root Cause Analysis’ Diagram Using MS Visio/Lucidchart/Gliffy Tools

 11.0 System Requirements Analysis

  • What is System Context Diagram?
  • Creating System Context Diagram Using MS Visio/Lucidchart/Gliffy Tools (Hands-on Exercise)
  • Object-oriented Concepts
  • What is Unified Modeling Language (UML)?
  • Use Case Diagrams
  • Activity Diagrams
  • State Chart/State Machine Diagrams
  •  Sequence Diagrams
  •  Creating all UML Models (Mentioned Above) Using MS Visio/Lucidchart/Gliffy Tools
  • What is ‘Functional Requirements Document’ (FRD) and Writing FRD Using MS Word
  • What is a Use Case Specification?
  • Writing a Use Case Specification Document Using MS Word (Hands-on Exercise)
  • Creating Data Dictionary Using MS Word (Hands-on Exercise)
  • Creating Business Rules Document Using MS Excel (Hands-on Exercise)

12.0 Scrum

  • What is ‘Agile Software Development?
  • Understanding various ‘Agile Software Development’ Practices/models
  • What is Scrum?
  • What is ‘Agile Manifesto’?
  • Different Roles in Scrum
  • Role of a Business Analyst in Scrum
  • Understanding various ‘Ceremonies’ in Scrum
  •  Writing Features-Epics-User Stories Using JIRA Tool (Hands-on Exercise)
  •  Writing ‘Acceptance Criteria’ Using Gherkin Syntax (Given-When-Then) Using JIRA Tool (Hands-on Exercise)
  • How to Estimate a User Story and Add User Story Attributes in a JIRA Tool (Hands-on Exercise)?
  • What is a Team Velocity?
  • Understanding Burndown/burnup Chart and How to Create Using MS Excel and/or JIRA Tool
  • How to Initiate, Execute, and Close Sprints/iterations Using JIRA Tool? (Hands-on Exercise)
  • Various Techniques on Splitting an EPIC into Small User Stories
  • How to Create Wireframes/mockups Using Balsamiq Tool?

13.0 Structured Query Language (SQL)

  • What is Database?
  •  What is a Table (Column/Row) in a Database?
  •  What is Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD)?
  •  How to Create an ERD Diagram Using Visio? (Hands-on Exercise)
  •  Understanding Database Schema
  •  What is Datatype?
  •  What is SQL?
  •  Write SQL Queries (Hands-on Exercise)

14.0 Requirements Management

  • What is Requirements Management?
  • Understanding ‘Requirements Management Plan’ (RMP)
  •  What is Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM)?
  •  Creating an RTM Using DOORS/ MS Excel Tool (Hands-on Exercise)

15.0 Requirements Estimation

  • Why to Estimate Requirements and Importance of Estimating Software Requirements?
  • Overview of different Software Requirements Estimating Models
  •  Understanding ‘Industry Best Practices’ to Estimate a Requirement

16.0 Configuration Management

  •  What is Configuration Management (CM)?
  •  Benefits of Configuration Management (CM)
  •  Applying CM Using Tortoise SVN Tool (Hands-on Exercise)

17.0 Change Control

  • What is Change Control Board (CCB)?
  •  Role of a Business Analyst in a CCB Process

18.0 Quality Assurance

  • What is Qualify Assurance?
  •  Different Types of Testing Models
  •  Role of a Business Analyst in Quality Assurance/Testing Phase

19.0 Miscellaneous Topics

  • What is Service-oriented Architecture?
  • What is Cloud Computing and various Cloud Computing Models?
  • What is Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)?
  • Creating BPMN Model Using MS Visio Tool (Hands-on Exercise)
  • Training program as per latest industry demands
  • IIBA Endorsed Education Provider
  • Access to Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Free PSM-I and PSPO-I training
  • 40 PDUs/CDUs
  • IIBA certified instructors with 20+ years of experience
  • Plenty of case studies, in-class exercises, quizzes, and take-home assignments



  • 10+ industry-standard tools
  • Personalized resume, LinkedIn profile makeover, and cover letter
  • Course aligned to IIBA’s BABOK 3.0 and PMI’s body of knowledge
  • Comprehensive Capstone project
  • Experiential learning through case studies
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Visio, Gliffy, Lucidchart
  • Bizagi, Camunda, Bonita, Signavio, Draw.io
  • Microsoft Project, Product Plan, Gantter
  • Balsamiq, Mockflow
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Oracle
  • Kanban Tool, Backlog.com or Similar Kanban Tool

Certified Agile Software Tools

Absolutely yes. You don’t need to be a technical person to become a successful Business Analyst. As long as you have decent communication skills in the English language (verbal and writing), basic analytical/logical reasoning skills, and a basic understanding of how to use a computer, we will teach you all the concepts, tools, and techniques one has to learn in order to become a successful Business Analyst.

No. You do not need to learn a programming language to become a  Business Analyst professional.

While the main goal of our training program is to train a candidate for a Business Analyst role, and also to help a candidate clear the Business Analysis certifications, offered by IIBA and/or PMI.

Absolutely yes. We can help you transition into a Business Analyst role irrespective of your past experience, knowledge or skills. As long as you have (a) decent communication skills (b) reasonable logical reasoning skills and (c) basic understanding of computers, we guarantee that you will be transformed into a Business Analyst role, equipped with all the required knowledge, skills, and expertise.

Total cost of our training program is 1200 USD + 5.3% Sales Tax, which includes study material, training tools, access to the Learning Management System (LMS), three certifications, resume preparation, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, mock interview preparation, placement, and post-placement support.

As you opt for our Certified Agile Business Analysis training program, you will receive the following

  • Certificate of Completion issued by our Skillcubator Training Institute with IIBA endorsement
  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Level-1 from Scrum.org (Optional)
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Level-1 from Scrum.org (Optional)

[Please Note: Trainees must pay the exam fees directly to Scrum.org for PSM-1 and PSPO-1 exams. Training for both these exams is included in our ‘Certified Agile Business Analysis Training and Placement Program’ and we give a 100% guarantee to clear the certification exam in the very first attempt. Otherwise, Skillcubator will reimburse your exam fees which you paid to Scrum.org]

Yes. You will be required to use industry-standard tools, which are usually used by business analysts around the world. However, there is no additional cost for using these tools. There are approximately 10 different industry-standard tools that we use during the course of training.

[Please Note: Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the suite of tools depending on the current industry demand]

For our Business Analysis training program, we use more than 12 industry-standard tools. Please see the following

  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Visio, Gliffy, Lucidchart
  •  Bizagi, Camunda, Bonita, Signavio, Draw.io
  • Microsoft Project, Product Plan, Gantter
  • Balsamiq, Mockflow
  • Jira
  • Confluence
  • Tortoise SVN
  • Oracle
  •  Kanban Tool, Backlog.com or similar Kanban Tool

[Please Note: Instructor reserves the right to make changes to the above-mentioned suite of tools depending on the current industry demand]

Yes. Our flagship course ‘Certified Agile Business Analysis’ training and placement program is aligned with IIBA’s BABOK version 3.0 and PMI PBA body of knowledge.

Yes. Our flagship course ‘Certified Agile Business Analysis’ is recognized by IIBA and you can also claim 40 PDUs/CDUs.

IIBA<sup>Ⓡ</sup>(International Institute of Business Analysis) is a not-for-profit organization geared towards the advancement of the business analysis discipline. You can find more on IIBA by clicking the following URL: https://www.iiba.org/about-iiba/

BABOK<sup>Ⓡ</sup> (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) is a guide about business analysis, issued by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA), attempting to reflect current best practices and to provide a framework that describes the areas of knowledge with associated activities and tasks and techniques required.

CBAPⓇ (Certified Business Analysis Professional) is one of the most prestigious certifications in the field of business analysis. It is awarded by IIBA and one must meet certain minimum criteria to take the exam. More information can be found at http://www.iiba.org/

PMI<sup>Ⓡ</sup>(Project Management Institute) is a not-for-profit organization that aims to promote and standardize the project management discipline.

PMP<sup>Ⓡ</sup> (Project Management Professional) is one of the most popular and widely accepted certifications in the field of project management. A candidate must meet all the basic minimum criteria to sit for an exam. More information can be found at https://www.pmi.org/.

The concepts, principles, tools, and techniques taught are domain agnostic. Means, it can be applied irrespective of any domain. But if you have any specific domain in mind, please let us know. We will work with you to give you additional training in that particular domain.

Yes. We provide training in the following business domains

  • Electronic Payment Processing
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Investment Banking
  • Primary Mortgage
  • Secondary Mortgage
  • Retain Banking

Please click on the following link to view the detailed course outline


“PMI®“, “PMBOK®“, “PMP®“, “PMI-RMP®“, “CAPM®” and “PMI-ACP®” are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

IIBA®, the IIBA® logo, BABOK® and Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® are registered trademarks owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.CBAP® is a registered certification mark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis. Certified Business Analysis Professionalisa trademark owned by International Institute of Business Analysis.

Certified CBAP®, PMP® and BPM instructor will be leading this course.
1200 USD +5.3% Sales Tax
  • Live Online
  • In-person
  • Private Team Training
Even though there are no prerequisites to take our Certified Agile Business Analysis training program, it is nice to have some basic computing skills (MS Office like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), decent communication skills (verbal and writing in English), and comfortable talking to people.
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