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Course Code

AG11

Duration

2 Days

Need for baseline knowledge of Agile and/or to establish a common foundation for a team.

This course provides the information and practice teams need to build solid Agile foundation, and is meant to be the beginning, not end, of their Agile training and maturity. More and more teams moving to Agile attempt to run before they walk. Managers often wonder—do my teams really know what is needed to be successful? This course gives managers and teams knowledge of how Agile teams operate, and provides them with an opportunity to practice techniques and concepts that will help them acheive the success that is so widely advertised.

This course provides the information and practice teams need to build solid Agile foundation, and is meant to be the beginning, not end, of their Agile training and maturity. More and more teams moving to Agile attempt to run before they walk. Managers often wonder—do my teams really know what is needed to be successful? This course gives managers and teams knowledge of how Agile teams operate, and provides them with an opportunity to practice techniques and concepts that will help them acheive the success that is so widely advertised.

In addition, topic related videos will be provided to students for after class reinforcement.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Have a common understanding of Agile principles and values
  • Be able to explain how adhering to the principles and values help teams achieve desired benefits
  • Understand how to transform from individual goals and expectations to collective ownership
  • Comprehend how to transition to a customer rather than technology-oriented approach to product delivery 
  • Be able to examine a variety of Agile approaches to establish the best processes for your team and organization 
  • Understand the importance of establishing a cadence for the team in product development and delivery

 

What is Agile?
Agile adoption goals of the team and the organization

Self-Organizing Teams
Understanding self-organization

A World of Approaches
Various Agile methods and how these differ from traditional approaches
Lean development principles—eliminating waste

Scrum Framework
What is Scrum?
Scrum values
Core Scrum meetings
Scrum Artifacts
Scrum Backlogs

Flavors of Agile
eXtreme Programming (XP)
Kanban
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM)
Hybrid approach

Roles: Traditional vs. Agile
Roles in an Agile environment vs. traditional roles and responsibilities

Agile Planning
Levels of Agile Planning (Including Vision, Roadmap, Release, Iteration, and Daily)

Radiating Information
Radiating information and increasing project transparency

Continuous Improvement
Changing incrementally: Where your team and organization is at and where to go next

Impediments
Recognizing impediments and anti-patterns that may inhibit your team and organization’s success with Agile

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