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ICAgile Certified Professional in Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA)

13 September - Cape Town
15 November - Johannesburg

The ICP-BVA's learning objectives focus on the need for value management, role scope and diversity. These include: How to change your thinking skills, value management behaviours, determining value in the initiative, communicating that value, analysis to determine value, exploring the solution, managing artifacts and enabling valuable delivery.

This course focuses on:

This certification focuses on value-driven software delivery, the accompanying mindset, and key agile practices designed to emphasise customer value. It also looks at creating organisational and team environments conducive to frequent and transparent collaboration between the business and development teams. The learning objectives highlight specific techniques and practices such as lightweight requirements, prioritisation methods, progressive elaboration, product/project road mapping, story mapping, effective user stories, and acceptance criteria. Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based agile solutions delivery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Lightweight requirements
  • Progressive elaboration
  • Story mapping
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Agile prioritisation techniques
  • Product/project road mapping
  • Effective user story creation

Target Audience:

  • Business Analysts
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Software Testers
  • Test Analyst
  • Scrum Masters
  • Anyone Interested

Course Details:

  • Price: R9500 excl. VAT per person
  • Course duration: 3 days
  • Location: Cape Town, Johannesburg (and other locations on request)
  • Pre requisite: ICAgile Fundamentals (ICP)

Course Dates

  • 15 November 2017

    Johannesburg - ICAgile Business Value Analysis (ICP-BVA)

    The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill

    R9,500.00 excl. VAT


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Who should apply?

If you are a Product Owner, Business Analyst or in a role to drive value within the organisation, this course is for you. This course offers clear, practical and insightful guidance into the roles of business analysts and the product owners in the Agile solution design and delivery spaces. It dispels the myth that Agile has no documentation, by bringing clarity to the exact amount of documentation needed and the timing thereof.

Frequently asked questions

  • Does the course cover Lean?Open or Close

    The core idea of Lean is to maximise customer value while minimising waste. All Agile Frameworks (including SCRUM and KANBAN) are based on the Lean principle with regards to value-driven focus and minimising any waste. Lean is more focused on the mindset and thinking which overlaps brilliantly with regards to any Agile framework as both are based on the same principles and values.

  • Is this good business analyst training?Open or Close

    Business Analysts can certainly benefit from Agile training as well as training in the most popular frameworks, SCRUM and KANBAN. Business Analysts can specifically benefit from the mindset changes required to excel in Agile. Requirements gathering is facilitated in a different manner, and the focus of a Business Analyst is somewhat different.

  • Is this good project management training?Open or Close

    Project Managers can certainly benefit from Agile training as well as training in the most popular frameworks, SCRUM and KANBAN. Project Managers can specifically benefit from the mindset changes required to excel in Agile.

    Requirements gathering is facilitated in a different manner and the focus is shifted to the team who are customer value driven. We would recommend the follow courses in sequence as a general path to get Agile knowledge:

    • Agile Fundamentals course – An excellent introduction to Agile and its frameworks
    • SCRUM training – Still the most commonly used framework in Agile
    • KANBAN training – A very popular Agile framework that can be applied to any area or work stream (including HR, Marketing and Finance)
    • Certified SCRUM Master training – geared towards the Scrum Master role, yet valuable for any member of the Scrum Team.
    • Certified SCRUM Product Owner training – geared towards the business and management role within the organisation yet very valuable for the Project and Program Management role within the organisation. We would also recommend the training to innovation driven teams.
  • Is this good software development manager training?Open or Close

    Agile is the most commonly used methodology within the software development space. Agile training is a must for any role within the software development industry as Agile is the start of continuous delivery which is giving organisations the competitive edge. Software Development Managers can certainly benefit from this training course. In fact, the Certified Product Owner and SCRUM training would be our first recommendation for Development Managers.

  • Is this good Agile training for developers?Open or Close

    Yes, developers will certainly benefit from this course. The best-recommended courses for Developers are:

    • Agile Fundamentals (ICAgile Certified)
    • SCRUM training
    • KANBAN training
  • Does the course address business analyst vs. product owner questions?Open or Close

    Both courses listed below are geared towards the roles of the Business Analyst and Product Owner and will address all the product and role related questions:

    • Business Value Analysis training (ICAgile Certified)
    • Certified Scrum Product Owner Training (Internationally certified through Scrum Alliance)
  • Does the course address the role/need of a business analyst in Agile?Open or Close

    The following courses will specifically address the role and need of a BA in Agile:

    • Business Value Analysis Training (ICAgile Certified)
    • SCRUM training
    • KANBAN
  • Is this SETA certified training?Open or Close

    Agile training in South Africa is not yet SETA certified. The DVT Academy is in the process of getting the Agile training within the Academy SETA certified.

  • Does the training address Agile coaching?Open or Close

    Agile Coaching is very specialised and is a natural career path for good Scrum Masters and Facilitators. DVT presents Agile Coaching training on request. It is ICAgile Certified training. You are welcome to contact us for more information. DVT is considered thought leaders in the Agile Coaching domain.

  • Does the training address Agile organisational transformation?Open or Close

    The Agile training does not address organisational transformation as a learning objective, yet touches on some of the elements. We would recommend that you contact DVT for a free 1-hour session. DVT is considered thought leaders in the Agile Coaching and transformation area assisting some clients with this challenge.

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