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

Did you know that as a Business Analyst or Product Owner you can successfully drive your team to deliver value? Gain an excellent foundation in value-based Agile solutions delivery with an ICP-BVA International Certification. This 3-day course offers clear, practical and insightful guidance into the roles of Business Analysts and Product Owners in Agile solution design and delivery.
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, determine value in the initiative, communicate that value, analyse to determine value, explore the solution, manage artifacts and enable valuable delivery.

Course Focus:

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.

Course Details:

  • Price: R9,900 excl. VAT per person
  • Course duration: 3 days
  • Location: Cape Town, Johannesburg (and other locations on request)
  • Pre requisite: ICAgile Fundamentals (ICP)

Course Dates:

  • 16 May 2018

    Cape Town - ICAgile Business Value Analysis (BVA)

    DVT Cape Town Office

    R9,900.00 excl. VAT


    Book Now   11 Seats left

  • 01 August 2018

    Johannesburg - ICAgile Business Value Analysis (BVA)

    The Focus Rooms, Sunninghill

    R9,900.00 excl. VAT


    Book Now   20 Seats left

  • 05 September 2018

    Cape Town - ICAgile Business Value Analysis (BVA)

    DVT Cape Town Office

    R9,900.00 excl. VAT


    Book Now   20 Seats left

Top 3 reasons to take ICAgile-accredited courses:

  • Participants who complete this certification will gain an excellent foundation in value-based Agile solutions delivery.
  • ICAgile-accredited courses meet the highest standard of learning, helping you master skills that are crucial and unique to specific Agile disciplines.
  • When you take an ICAgile-accredited class, you can be confident that you are meeting discipline-specific learning objectives, which were developed in collaboration with worldwide agile thought leaders and practitioners.

Learning Objectives:

The learning objectives highlight specific techniques and practices such as:


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

Who should attend?

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

“Business value analysis is a crucial aspect of any Agile project. Learn how to ensure that your Agile project delivers business value to your clients and how to facilitate value-driven workshops.”

Deidre Forbay, trainer & senior business analyst.

Frequently asked questions

  • Does the course cover Lean?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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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