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2019 SPRING WORKSHOP: DAY 1 - Invasion of the Agile Business Analyst!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
8:00am to 4:00pm
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IIBA Winnipeg is pleased to announce our Annual Spring Workshop! 


Bob the BA is back by popular demand! This time, to take you on a two-day immersive and interactive journey! 


May 22nd - Invasion of the Agile Business Analyst!

Sounds like the start of a great story, right? The most common problem facing Business Analysts in Agile today isn’t the basics – it’s how it all fits together on a typical project. Many companies have figured out they do in fact, need Business Analysts on their projects but how does analysis on an Agile project get started? Once it gets started, how do you plan it? What is a Business Analyst doing while the Dev team is coding? How do you perform the analysis to pull an Agile sprint back from the brink of failure? In this workshop we take you on an Agile project high-speed ride from beginning to end as seen through the eyes of the Business Analyst. Expect twists and turns along the way from planning, user stories, backlogs, acceptance criteria, and all of the other things that Business Analysts need to do in an Agile environment (which could be dozens of techniques).

Learn how a Business Analyst fits into Agile and understand how effective business analysis practices and documentation works with the various Agile ceremonies. Bring your toughest questions and situations! Let’s roll up our sleeves together and work through them in this interactive journey of the Agile Business Analyst invasion!  This workshop simulation will work through an Agile project from beginning to the end. This interactive fast-paced workshop will bring deeper understanding to how Business Analysis is performed together with Agile fundamentals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and practice what types of analysis are done at various stages.
  • Discover new approaches to techniques to manage business analysis during an Agile project.
  • Discover how the approach to analysis will change when working on client facing projects VS back-end technical projects. 

Course Topics:

The following will be demonstrated by teams during the simulation:

  • How the Business Analyst fits into the Agile environment
  • Why the BA role does not have to be complicated in Agile
  • Business Analyst roles and responsibilities in Agile environments
  • How Agile teams are formed with a BA on the team
  • Understanding self-organized teams and the roles in Agile
  • Using Agile ceremonies and artifacts
  • Sprints
  • Standups
  • Huddles
  • Planning & estimation
  • Retrospectives
  • Stakeholder analysis, personas and empathy maps
  • How to elicit and communicate requirements in an Agile environment
  • Develop and manage user stories
  • Eliciting user stories
  • Writing user stories
  • Developing acceptance criteria
  • Building story maps
  • The Business Analyst as Product Owner (proxies)
  • Creating a roadmap and vision in Agile
  • Utilizing existing analysis techniques in an Agile environment (this will simulate what other business analysis is done outside of Agile techniques/approaches).

Please note that this experience is a simulation and these items are not in a specific order.


8:00 AM to 8:45 AM           Registration and Breakfast
8:45 AM to 4:00 PM           Workshop (Lunch will be served)

Registration Information:

NOTE: For the complete two-day workshop, please register on the following page: https://winnipeg.iiba.org/event/spring-2019-workshop-invasion-agile-business-analyst-modern-ba-techniques

  Early Bird Registration
(Up to May 10th)
Regular Registration (After May 10th) 
Chapter Members & Students $475.00 $525.00
Non-Members  $500.00 $550.00


About Bob the BA:

Bob Prentiss is a keynote speaker, author, mentor, coach and Business Analysis thought leader.  Bob is passionate about helping you think, learn & work differently so you can become the best version of yourself.  Bob is the CEO and founder of Bob the BA Training providing badass business analysis training, consulting and mentoring services.  Bob the BA helps organizations transform their requirements practices utilizing modern techniques, an agile mindset and street-smart approaches to get the work done faster.  Bob is CBAP® certified with 30 years of experience in corporate America; with a background in managing BA centers of excellence, assessing and managing BA maturity, quality, and competency.  Bob has presented numerous keynote, workshops, seminars, conferences, and training sessions across North America.  Bob is a founding member and past President of the IIBA® MSP Chapter.

Thank you to our generous event sponsor!


Event Details: 
Please register by adding this item to cart below. Please contact VPProfessionalDevelopment@Winnipeg.iiba.org for further information or inquiries.
Event Location: 
Delta Hotels by Marriot || 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J2
Bob Prentiss
Location Name: 
Delta Hotels Winnipeg
550.00 CAD