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AF1: Agile Fundamentals

Guaranteed to Run Scheduled Fully Booked
Location
Auckland
Christchurch
Sep 2019
9
Oct 2019
21
Dec 2019
2
Code: AF1
Length: 3 Days
Overview

Want to know what Agile is all about? If you’re new to the Agile world and need a solid introduction to the Agile way of thinking, and doing – this Agile Fundamentals course is a perfect fit.

Delivery format(s)
On-Site
On-Site
Classroom
Classroom
OBJECTIVES
This IC Agile accredited course examines the roles and responsibilities of team members working on Agile projects, explores the specific practices which are used on Agile projects, explains the theory and concepts behind the Agile approach and prepares team members to be immediately productive working in an Agile environment.

During three dynamic days participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of what to expect on an Agile project and the skills to be effective on one.

The course, designed and built in Australia/NZ, covers the philosophy, values, principles and background of the Agile methodology. It explains the flow, the processes and the environment of an Agile project, giving participants an overall understanding of the Agile world and the tools and techniques used in delivering value. It presents a structure for defining value and ensuring the project delivers the right product at the right time for the right customer.

This is a SoftEd course. SoftEd is an IC Agile Member Organisation.

PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for this course. 

If you are an experienced Agile practitioner and have undertaken other industry recognised training, you may not need to attend our Agile Fundamentals course to gain your ICAgile ICP certification.  ICAgile have a process where you can have your past industry recognised training recognised through an Equivalent Prior Learning (EPL) program.  You can find out more about the EPL process on the ICAgile website.  

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

By the end of this course you will be able to understand:

  • The background to participating in an Agile project
  • The roles and responsibilities of a typical Agile project team
  • The various tools available to Agile teams to facilitate the project 
  • How Agile teams cooperate and collaborate to deliver business value
  • The important interpersonal skills Agile environments encourage and foster
  • How discipline and standards contribute to agility
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
  • Team members starting out in Agile projects
  • Project managers entering the Agile environment
  • Managers of teams involved in Agile development
  • Consultants looking for a solid grounding in Agile software development
COURSE OUTLINE

  • The genesis of Agile - where these approaches came from and why they work
  • The Agile lifecycle and iterations
  • Roles on an Agile project
  • The phases of an Agile project
  • Project initiation activities - making sure we start right, focus on value, and build the right product
  • User stories
  • Agile tools - big visible charts, things on walls, velocity, burn-up and burn-down
  • The ‘pulse’ of an Agile project
  • Agile without iterations - Kanban flow
  • Google design sprints
  • Supporting tools
  • Testing on Agile projects
  • Design and development practices in an Agile setting – test driven development, continuous integration, refactoring, pair programming, simple design
  • Project leadership roles and responsibilities, how to nurture self-organisation
  • Working effectively in empowered teams
  • Listening and collaboration skills
  • Dealing with issues and conflict in the team
  • Where to from here?

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