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Agile Business Analysis and Project Leadership COMP 2836

Computer Systems Course

Course details

​This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2833, and builds on the content of the Scrum Guide. Students who have experience with Agile Methods and the Scrum Framework will use integrated case studies for Agile Business Systems Analysis. COMP 2836 assumes student participation in exercises and simulations within the Scrum and Kanban frameworks. Students must provide their own current model Windows capable PC, i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, and 256 GB minimum storage. High-speed internet access is needed for online sections and for homework. ​Topics include: forming self-directed teams, team dynamics and coaching. In class exercises include applying Agile Project Leadership styles through role-play in actual teams. Participants learn to embrace the continual flow of changing requirements as well as how to scale the agile techniques to apply Scrum to large-scale and geographically distributed projects. Continuous collaboration with the product owner and the self-directed Agile Project Leaders team is reinforced. ​Students engage in delivering business value to clients with production ready concepts early and throughout the project. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. COMP 2836 is a required course in the Agile Development Associate Certificate and is an elective in the Computer Systems Technology (CST FLEX) Diploma. This course will be offered once per year in the winter (January) term. Upon completion, successful students will have gained significant experience with Agile Analysis methods and Agile Project Leadership techniques.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$699.00

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of COMP 2836 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90569

Duration

Wed Jan 11 - Wed Mar 29 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 90569
  • $699.00
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Mar 29 Wed 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 552
Jan 11 - Mar 29 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Edward Rubuliak

Course outline

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Cost

$699.00

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course, participants must provide their own current model PC with an i5 or higher equivalent processor, 8 GB of RAM minimum, 256 GB minimum storage and high-speed internet access. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours on campus and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours on campus and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted. The classes for the weeks of January 18 and 25 will be online synchronous.
Status

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful compleltion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define and perform the role of an Agile Business Analyst (BA) Product Owner on any Agile IT team.
  • Identify the appropriate Agile approaches, key principles, practices and terminology required for the elicitation of requirements for the business solution.
  • Generate an Agile Business Start-up.
  • Plan and document a product for the start-up using Agile techniques.
  • Create a light-weight Agile Project Charter to set the vision, mission, goals, and objectives for the product.
  • Apply the Agile process of progressive elaboration to iteratively and incrementally define requirements on throughout an Agile project.
  • Write user stories using the User Story Mapping technique, and then decompose them to their appropriate levels of detail during an iteration. and model the derived user stories with simple lightweight graphical methods.
  • Practice how to use techniques to effectively engage the entire team during the requirements elicitation process.
  • Lead the Scrum Review meeting.
  • Apply aspects of the Agile BA process working with a geographically dispersed team.
  • Manage customer expectations and continued collaboration.
  • Ensure that Agile projects and products provide the defined business value.
  • Facilitate and maintain the discipline required for each of the 6 key Scrum ceremonies.
  • Describe the difference between Project Leadership and Project Management, with a focus on Servant-Leadership.
  • Apply servant-leadership techniques to address the complexity of creating and then maintaining a high performing Scrum team.
  • Modify the process to address weak points through the facilitation of continual iteration retrospectives and knowledge gained from prior iterations.
  • Scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds.

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Agile Business Analysis and Project Leadership (COMP 2836) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Agile Development
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Computer Systems
    Diploma Part-time

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