International Software Quality Institute - CABA

Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA)

  • Duration: 2 days instructor-led in classroom
  • Exam: Taken online after course at a Pearson Vue centre
  • Exam Format: 1 hour, 40 multiple choice questions (65% required to pass)
  • Target audience: Business analysts, managers and others working on about start working in an Agile environment
  • Certifying body: iSQI®
  • Download the course details in PDF – ISQI® CABA Course Outline

Agile approaches and methods are growing in popularity with project teams. But where does the traditional role of someone who performs business analysis (BA) fit in? The iSQI Certified Agile Business Analysis (CABA) course presents practices and tools for BAs working in or moving to Agile projects. While the BA will find it is easy to migrate their core analysis skills of critical analysis, domain knowledge, change management, facilitation and articulation, adapting to the new work and delivery methods Agile approaches advocate, will feel alien.
The course is directly mapped to the activities, tasks and skills defined in the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide published by the IIBA® (July 2013, updated 2017 in version 2) and developed in partnership with the Agile Alliance.

The Agile Alliance says, “The Agile Extension helps business analysts deliver business knowledge to Agile developers quickly and effectively.”

On completion of the CABA course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of delivering projects using Agile concepts
  • The important role the business analyst plays on Agile teams
  • Articulate the BA’s responsibilities to both the enterprise and the Agile team
  • Understand the BA’s contribution to the Agile process analysis frameworks
  • Appreciate the importance of, and how to contribute to, continuous improvement through retrospectives
  • Identify BA specific techniques that contribute to the delivery of artefacts that add value to the enterprise initiating Agile projects
  • Learn key skills that can be applied in an Agile environment
  • Tools and tips for enhancing Agile projects
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Agile team members
  • Be prepared to take the CABA certification exam (1-hour multiple choice taken at a Pearson centre)


Course Outline

  • Business Analysis, Agile and common Agile approaches
  • BA roles in Agile projects
  • The Agile BA Discovery and Delivery frameworks
    • See the whole
    • Think as a customer
    • Determine what’s of value
    • Get real with examples
    • Understand what’s doable
    • Stimulate collaboration and continuous improvement
    • Avoid waste


Concepts and Terminology

  • Agile extension
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile roles
  • Agile’s 12 principles
  • BABOK®
  • Backlog management
  • Behaviour Driven Development (BDD)
  • Business capability
  • Business value definition
  • Collaborative games
  • Delivery framework
  • Discovery framework
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Feature injection
  • Just In Time (JIT)
  • Kanban
  • Kano
  • Last responsible moment
  • Lean
  • Minimum Marketable Features (MMF)
  • MoSCoW
  • Personas
  • Product backlog
  • Product owner
  • Relative estimation
  • Retrospectives
  • Scrum
  • Sprint backlog
  • Story boarding
  • Story decomposition
  • Story mapping
  • Story points
  • Value stream mapping
  • Velocity


Those performing Business Analysis type roles working in or about to move into an Agile environment

  • Business analysts needing a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • Business analysts wanting to improve the way they work in Agile projects
  • Agile teams wanting to apply effective business analysis techniques
  • Anyone interested in business analysis who wishes to build their Agile capabilities
  • Business Analysis professionals wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers


There are no course prerequisites. 




Benefits of taking this course

  • Globally recognised qualification
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodology
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Consistently high pass rates
  • Learn  with trainers who have proven track records



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