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Agile Fundamentals Training

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

918

Duration

3 Days

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Learn the importance of being Agile, the key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and how to be collaborative with customers, clients, and teams. In this training course, you are introduced to several Agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP, to determine what will work best for your team.

This course qualifies for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification.

Key Features of this Agile Fundamentals Training Course:

  • Earn ICAgile's ICP certification
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Scrum Guide included
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply the values and principles of the Agile model for product development
  • Compare and contrast the most popular Agile approaches, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Recognise the cultural and mindset challenges of being fully successful with Agile
  • Create a strong focus on the delivery of customer value
  • Grow self-organising teams that frequently deliver valuable, high-quality products

Important Course Information

  • Agile Fundamentals Course Description

    Learning Tree’s Agile introduction course includes 17 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world Agile expert practitioner. This course is a gateway into Learning Tree's comprehensive training in Agile. As an introduction into many facets of Agile, the course gives all members of an organization a unified foundational understanding of the Agile mindset, and offers where to go for in-depth training, by specific job role.

  • Who Would Benefit From This Agile Training

    • If you are primarily interested in Scrum and not what it means to be Agile, and all the ways to be Agile, we would strongly recommend taking one of the Scrum Alliance entry-level qualification courses instead:
    • This course focuses on what it means to be Agile, and addresses several available opportunities to apply Agile tools.
  • Industry Credits & Certification

    This course can help you earn the following industry credits and certifications:

  • Agile Learning Path

    This course is part of Learning Tree’s Agile Learning Path. Chart your course to success today! View Learning Tree’s Agile Learning Path ›
     

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile Values and Principles
  • Articulating Agile values and principles
  • Understanding the principles of Lean Thinking
  • Comparing Agile with traditional, master plan methods
  • Agile Approaches Compared

Scrum

  • Recognising Scrum as a framework for self-managing teams
  • Locating Scrum in empirical process control theory
  • Revealing the mandatory roles, artefacts and events of the Scrum framework

Kanban

  • Identifying the link between Kanban and Lean’s focus on the removal of waste from the workflow
  • Seeing Kanban as a change management approach rather than as a method
  • Visualising the workflow by designing a Kanban Board

eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • Explaining the core values of XP
  • Engineering software with XP’s core practices
  • Running a software development project using the XP process

Comparing and contrasting Scrum and XP with Kanban

  • Internalising the differences between Scrum Boards and Kanban Boards
  • Time-boxing with Scrum and XP
  • Understanding why Scrum requires cross-functional teams while Kanban is neutral
  • Value Driven Delivery

Focusing on business value

  • Delivering business-valued functionality as a priority
  • Explicitly focusing on business value and product quality
  • Evolving requirements and solutions together throughout development

Iterative and Incremental Delivery

  • Delivering “early and often” for Return on Investment and feedback
  • Comparing Scrum and Kanban as “pull” systems
  • Classifying different types of requirement for value-driven planning
  • Fostering Self-Management within the Development Team

Mapping Roles and Responsibilities

  • Contrasting the Agile “Feature team” model with traditional “Component teams”
  • Shifting roles and responsibilities towards a self-managing team
  • Leading teams rather than managing tasks

Transitioning to self-management

  • Facilitating cross-functionality and team learning
  • Empowering the team to control their own development process
  • Navigating conflict so that it drives team behaviours in a positive direction

Growing Agile teams

  • Developing genuinely collaborative behaviours
  • Acquiring soft skills for servant leadership
  • Adapting coaching styles to the experience and maturity of the Agile team
  • Customer and User Involvement

Defining customers and Other Stakeholders

  • Regarding customers as individuals or groups who extract or generate business value
  • Viewing other stakeholders as people or groups who exert oversight or impose constraints
  • Prioritising customers as the most important and relevant stakeholders

Involving Users

  • Understanding the different ways Scrum and XP teams interface with customers
  • Writing user stories to drive conversations with different classes of customer
  • Splitting user stories so that they fit into inspect-and-adapt cycles
  • Planning, Monitoring and Adapting with Agile

Planning for business value

  • Envisioning products to establish the “big picture”
  • Planning at release, iteration and daily levels
  • Coordinating work through information radiators

Monitoring Progress

  • Estimating effort with relative sizing units (e.g., story points)
  • Tracking progress by measuring velocity and/or cycle time
  • Holding reviews and retrospectives to adapt product and process

Removing Impediments

  • Recognising impediments as opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Driving down technical debt with test automation, Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration
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Course Tuition Fee Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

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You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.

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Training Hours

Standard class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Last day class hours:
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Free Course Exam – Last Day:
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest:
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

AFTERNOON START class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Last day class hours:
2:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Free Course Exam – Last Day:
8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


Each class day:
Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest
9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Enhance Your Credentials with Professional Certification

Learning Tree's comprehensive training and exam preparation guarantees that you will gain the knowledge and confidence to achieve professional certification and advance your career.

This course is approved by ICAgile for credit toward the Agile Fundamentals Certification track. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

Technical : 8 PDUs
Leadership : 4 PDUs
Business & Strategic : 5 PDUs

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“Our Scrum instructor was phenomenal and a master of the methodology”.

- V. Ford, Project Manager
George Washington University

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