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Agile for Business Analysis - Defining Requirements in an Agile Project - July 9

  • 09 Jul 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • George Brown College Casa Loma Campus, 146 Kendall Avenue, Toronto, ON (Dupont TTC Subway Station)
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This workshop is part of three IIBA Toronto initiatives!
The IIBA Toronto BABOK v3.0 Perspectives Series

The IIBA Toronto It's Business Analysis, Stupid!*

More and more organizations are transforming the way work is done and are embracing a culture of collaboration and favoring a change driven approach to software development.  It is important to understand the agile practices that are key to successfully deliver business value iteratively and incrementally.  

One of the most important aspects is the ability to write requirements that support incremental product development.  This workshop is for skill levels of business analysis practitioners.

In the workshop you will learn about the following and more.


  • User Stories - a primary development artifact for Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Story Point - A measure used by Scrum teams to implement a story
  • Release Planning - A collaborative effort involving Scrum team roles
  • How To Break Stories Down - Patterns to achieving splitting stories to satisfy the Agile team
  • Story Writing - Tips and methodologies for writing good stories
  • Acceptance Criteria for Story Writing - What characteristics make good Agile acceptance criteria for user stories?
  • How to do Personas - Making for good Agile product management
  • Persona Writing - Going from personas to user stories and when should they be written and to what detail.
  • Lego Workshop - Scrum simulation with LEGO
  • Have an appropriate amount of fun :)

At the end of the workshop you will:

  • Understand what it means to take a change driven approach such as Agile to product development
  • Become familiar with the language and terms of change driven approaches, such as Agile, and their underlying concepts
    • MVP
    • Personas
    • Problem statements
    • Potentially shippable products
    • Relative estimation
    • Story points
    • User stories
    • Acceptance criteria
    • And more...
  • You will become familiar with and practice the tools and techniques for writing user stories
  • You will become capable to decompose large stories to better align them with the Agile development framework
  • Develop and take a pragmatic approach to transforming how you work
  • You will learn Agile concepts and processes through concepts familiar to you
  • You will receive tips and checklists to guide you when you return to work after the workshop and or when you start on a project using a change driven approach such as Agile

Join Dananthi as she facilitates the workshop in this fun and interactive workshop using concepts familiar in business analysis. You will leave with a working understanding of using Agile’s change driven characteristics to successfully grow your  business analysis skills.


Dananthi Arnott

Agile Coach

Dananthi Arnott is an agile coach/trainer, helping teams transition to an agile project management framework.

She is an instructor for FrontRowAgile where she has published courses for Business Analysts and Product Owners.

In her free time, Dananthi volunteers at local IIBA chapters and at local colleges that offer Business Analysis programs in Toronto and Waterloo, sharing her experiences and discussing agile topics with business Analysis practitioners, assisting them with their agile transformation.


Class time duration: 6.00 hours

IIBA CDU credits: 6.0 credits

Chapter Member Price: $199

Non-Member Price: $249

Chapter Member Early Bird Price: $149

Non-Member Early Bird Price: $199

Cancellation by participant

Students will receive a refund only if IIBA Toronto receives a notice of cancellation more than 10 full calendar days (not including the class date) before the class start date.

If a student does not attend a scheduled session, there will be no refund or reschedule given. Payment is forfeited.

Student substitutions are allowed.

Cancellation or reschedule by IIBA Toronto

The IIBA Toronto chapter, who is providing this workshop, reserves the right to cancel or reschedule this event.


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