Full-day training sessions are unrealistic for many of our clients. They understand the importance of professional development, but can’t lose a full day of productivity, especially for agile teams. That’s why they’re moving to our live 2-hour mini-classes, and they’re loving it!
Our bite-size training approach delivers great content in an engaging, highly interactive virtual environment. We use collaborative facilitation techniques with virtual whiteboards and virtual breakout rooms to mimic a face-to-face environment.
Choose a single session or combine topics to create a weekly series. You’ll discover tools and learn techniques to help your team deliver valuable products that delight your customers, strengthen your organization, and boost your career.
Live OnlineYour team will interact and collaborate during our live, online training sessions.
High-Value ContentGet the training you need in 2-hour bursts that get your team thinking and experimenting with new concepts.
Flexible LearningPurchase one session to meet an immediate need or combine topics to create a series.
User Story Basics
User stories are an essential technique for BAs today! This mini-class covers the qualities of good user stories, examples of effective user stories, and allows time to practice writing user stories. Get started on the right path to facilitating and writing great user stories with your team.
- Describe what makes user stories high quality
- Identify the common mistakes made with user stories
- Practice writing and analyzing user stories
- Describe what makes acceptance criteria good quality
- Recognize the common mistakes made in writing and analyzing acceptance criteria
- Practice analyzing and writing acceptance criteria
- Discover what makes story splitting important to agile teams
- Review the common mistakes made in splitting stories
- Uncover strategies for story splitting
- Practice story splitting with multiple scenarios and examples
Using Visuals in an Agile Team
- Examine what makes visuals so powerful for teams
- Review common visuals used to collaborate, analyze, innovate and make decisions as a team
- Practice using a variety of visuals in various conversation scenarios and see the difference in the team dialog
User Story Mapping
- Define what a user story map is and why it’s important
- Describe how a team may use a user story map
- Recognize how user story mapping helps everyone see how all of the stories relate
- Create a user story map with the class
Technical User Stories
- Describe what a technical story is and when to use one
- Identify the common anti-patterns of technical user stories and how to fix them
- Practice fixing technical stories that should not be written as a technical story
Collaborative Games for Agile BAs
- Evaluate what makes collaborative games a powerful technique for teams and requirements work
- Identify the common games and patterns used in these games to get results
- Apply games to rev up more innovation and faster problem solving
- Play a few of the games online and discuss online vs. in person game dynamics
- Describe what “being agile” means rather than just “doing agile”
- Discover the concepts common in various agile methodologies
- Assess your own mindset and patterns in agile thinking
Scoping for Agile Projects
- Determine what scope means for agile teams
- Detect common techniques to use to facilitate scoping decisions and dialog with the team
- Identify common pitfalls in scope management when transitioning to agile
AI and Machine Learning
- Discover the capabilities being implemented by cutting edge solutions
- Analyze which capabilities and outcomes make sense for your project
- Elicit agile techniques to discover and implement AI thinking on your team to innovate and get better outcomes
Product Visioning for Successful Solutions
- Define product vision and how it directly relates to successful solutions
- Evaluate the common techniques to facilitate and document the product vision
- Recognize linkages from product visioning to scope, measurements, outcomes and your teams backlog
Facilitating Active and Engaging Virtual Meetings
- Summarize different strategies for different remote team models
- Choose tools and approaches for the various remote models
- Experiment with a variety of techniques to actively engage all meeting participants.
Angela Wick, CBAP, PMP, PBA, ICP-ACC, ICP-BVA
With over 18 years of experience, BA-Squared CEO Angela Wick is a Product Owner expert and an ICAgile Certified Coach passionate about bringing innovation and creativity to requirements practices. Angela has developed and delivered agile requirements courses, led virtual learning circles, and provided requirements coaching for organizations transitioning to agile. Angela’s deep expertise in business and product requirements, combined with her broad coaching and consulting experience, offers a unique perspective that helps teams develop excellent modern requirements practices.
As the principal instructor at BA-Squared, Angela teaches many of our classes, and manages our pool of expert agile instructors to make sure every client receives excellent, transformational training!
Angela was a member of the BABOK™ 3.0 Committee. She directed the creation of the IIBA Competency Model, authored the BA Career Models chapter in Managing BAs, and was an expert reviewer on PMI’s BA Guide for practitioners.