Certified Business Technology Associate - Agile Software Development

Agile software development originated from a manifesto for agile software development. It is an iterative approach to software development that helps teams deliver value to their customers faster, where requirements and solutions evolve through the collaboration between self-organizing cross-functional teams. Agile has greatly increased success rates in software development, improved quality and speed to market, and boosted the motivation and productivity of IT teams. In the last decade, Scrum and Kanban, among many other Agile software development methodologies, have become popular. 

 

Skill Board Associate certification in Agile Software Development evaluates candidates for fundamental knowledge of Agile software development processes, team roles, and best practices in Agile development that enable collaboration, improve software quality and speed for software delivery. The assessment is conducted through an online remote proctored test.

 

Certified Business Technology Associate (CBTA) - Agile Software Development certification is issued to candidates with 1+ year of career experience in Agile and successfully passes the assessment for the CBTA - Agile Software Development certification.

 

Skill Board Associate certification in Agile Software Development evaluates candidates for fundamental knowledge of Agile software development processes, team roles, and best practices in Agile development that enables collaboration, improve software quality and speed for software delivery. The assessment is conducted through an online remote proctored test.

 

  • Certified Business Technology Associate (CBTA) - Agile Software Development certification is issued to candidates with 1+ year of career experience in Agile and successfully pass the assessment for the CBTA - Agile Software Development certification.

Next available assessment date:

Jun 10
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Who should get certified
  • Experienced individuals with 2+ years of Agile experience.
  • Developers, QAs and Operations Associates with 2+ years of IT experience.
  • Anyone aspiring to work in Agile.
Candidates are evaluated for
  • Understanding of agile SDLC processes.
  • Understanding of Scrum and Kanban methodologies.
  • Understanding of agile team roles, interactions, project management and delivery of working software using agile.
Maintaining the certification
  • Certified Associates are required to recertify after 3 years, either by taking a recertification assessment or through continuing education credits.
  • Continuing education credits may be earned by taking up an equivalent or higher industry certification.
Assessment weightage by Knowledge Area
DomainWeightage

Agile Manifesto & Principles

Agile Manifesto, Twelve (12) Principles of Agile.

0-10%

Agile Software Development Methodologies

Agile Basics, Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Lean Software Development, Agile Unified Process (AUP), Crystal and Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM).

5-15%

Agile Software Development Concepts & Terminologies

Product Vision, MVP, Product Backlog, Release Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Backlog Refinement, Epics, Features, User Story, Task, Business Value, Acceptance Criteria, Defining Done Criteria, Prioritization, Estimation, Technical Spike, Release Management, Burndown Chart, Technical Debt.

30-40%

Team Roles & Ceremonies

Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team Members, Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Iteration Review, Retrospective.

20-30%

Requirements & User Story Development

Requirements discovery, Business value, Story Grooming, Epic Breakdown, 3C's and INVEST criteria for user story, Splitting user story.

10-20%

Agile Best Practices

Stakeholder Engagement, Communication, Agile Requirements, Change Management, Estimations.

5-10%