COMP 2834 has been replaced by COMP 2836. This hands-on course follows on from COMP 2833 – Agile Development with Scrum and focuses on an in-depth understanding of the role of an Agile Business Systems Analyst. Starting with hands-on exercises and simulations, students learn to use integrated case studies. A number of agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Feature Driven Development, and Extreme Programming are examined. Proven techniques for discovering, understanding, and describing an emerging product using an Agile adaptive approach are introduced. Active learning is accomplished through lecture, multi-media, examples, exercises. Working as a key member of a self directed empowered Agile team, participants learn how to facilitate and prepare a Project Business Case and a Project Statement of Work (Project Charter) using an Agile Project “Liftoff” process. The process of developing user stories using the "just enough" approach to user story elicitation is introduced. Students work in teams to focus on the process of decomposing User Story Epics into “slices” of functionality for each short development iteration. User Stories are mapped to an overall plan for the project using the "inspect and adapt" approach as client needs ad modifies throughout the Agile project. Participants practice how to communicate collaboratively with colleagues, sponsors, and business customers. They learn how to use an empowered self-directed team approach to shape solutions through Agile project analysis and planning. Upon successful completion of COMP 2834, students will be able to use Agile practices and techniques in the role of an Agile Business IT Analyst before moving on to COMP 2835 –Agile Project Leadership.