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Agile Business Analysis and Project Leadership COMP 2836

Computer Systems Part-time Studies Course

Course details

​​This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2833, and builds on the content of the 2020 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. Students practice delivering business value to clients with production ready concepts early and throughout the project. Continuous collaboration with the product owner and the self-directed Agile Project Leaders team is reinforced. Please Note: Attendance, participation in class and the BCIT Learning Hub are mandatory. Students may have an average total time commitment of 13 hours; 3 hours of synchronous class time, a 1-hour online component, plus 9+ hours outside of class each week. COMP 2836 is a required course in the Agile Development Associate Certificate and is an elective in the Computer Systems Technology, CST/PTS Diploma. This course will be offered in the fall (September) and spring (April) terms. Upon completion, successful students will have gained significant experience with Agile Analysis methods and Agile Project Leadership techniques to solve a variety of business problems within traditional organizations.

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

4.0

Cost

$715.53

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below is one offering of COMP 2836 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 44293

Duration

Thu Sep 15 - Thu Dec 01 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 44293
  • $715.53
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 15 - Dec 01 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 Online
Sep 15 - Dec 01 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$715.53

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. Please email cstpts@bcit.ca for Departmental approval. Include your Student number (A0#) and COMP__ and preferred CRN __ and Program Declaration____. Course is 48 hours - 36 hours synchronous online classes and 12 hours asynchronous activities/labs. The class meets once per week for 3 hours online and requires an additional 1 hour per week asynchronously. Late registration is not permitted.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

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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