Business Analyst Pathway

These pathways will assist in the development of skills required within the DDAT capability framework.
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About the pathway

A Business Analyst is the bridge for ideas and capabilities, scoping and creating valuable changes and optimising the best processes while managing stakeholder relationships.

These online courses introduce you to Agile ways of working and thinking that are essential for anyone developing products and services in the public sector.

By following this pathway, you will:

  • Learn the ideas, values and principles we need to adopt an Agile mindset as well as the essential characteristics of high performing teams.
  • Understand the importance of aligning teams around shared purpose and common goals.
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge of an Agile mindset and how you will be able to apply it in your work.
  • Demonstrate estimation and planning tools and techniques and how they can help teams understand and plan development of products, services and features.
  • Understand the basics of Agile estimation and planning and how we can use them to help prepare a strategy for delivery.
  • Learn how Agile estimation and planning can help you size a product backlog and prioritise delivery of what adds most value.
  • Be able to critically assess project context and workplace for Agile Maturity, and assess and apply key tools for Agile requirements elicitation and refinement, data and processes.


Business Analyst Career Pathway

Business Analyst Pathway

Pathways Key:





Agile Mindsets

This course introduces you to what it means to be agile and what mindset you need to work in an agile way.

Hosted by: Scottish Digital Academy

Why Agile?

This online course is for those who want to explore how to deliver services using agile principles.

Hosted by: Scottish Digital Academy

Estimation and Planning

This online course will introduce you to why we do estimation and planning and why it provides value to the team.

Hosted by: Scottish Digital Academy

Product Roadmap

This course is for people who want to know more about Product Roadmaps and why they drive value to the user.

Hosted by: Scottish Digital Academy

Product and Delivery Practitioner

Embark on an engaging journey with our two-day Agile practitioner course, designed to immerse you in the dynamics of agile team collaboration and product development.

Hosted by: Calba & SDA

Agile Leadership in Practice

You will experience what it takes to build an effective agile team, the ceremonies and practices to get work done, and how to empower the team to be successful.

Hosted by: This is Milk

What is DDaT?

DDaT means the Digital, Data and Technology profession.


What is the DDaT Profession Capability Framework?

It described the digital, data and technology (DDaT) roles in government and the skills needed to do them. Find out more here: Digital, Data and Technology Profession Capability Framework – GOV.UK (

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