Code: 
PBPSCA
Duration: 
1-2 Day(s)

Overview

Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. Agile has matured beyond the confines of software development and is being applied by organisations seeking to improve their way of working. The question is - how do organisations best approach this seemingly chaotic topic to address their challenges? We explore the drivers and business value of Agile, introduce valuable practices into the core DNA of your business and highlight cultural and operational changes required for sustainable and effective agility

This course including a practical exercise provides an introduction to Agile and an overview of the principles of the leading Agile methods; including Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Lean Software Development

Audience

This is an introductory course suitable for people who need to understand the impact of Agile on their business, their operations and their team. This course focuses on the values and principles of Agile. An understanding of project management and/or software development is beneficial, but no technical knowledge is required

Skills Gained

Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand the Philosophy and Principles of Scrum
  • Understand the basics of the Scrum Process
  • Understand the key Scrum Practices
  • Understand the type of Products expected to be produced from a Scrum project
  • Discuss adapting existing governance frameworks to accommodate Scrum

Prerequisites

Delegates should have had some exposure to projects within their own organisation in any capacity

Course Specifics

Course Outline

  • What Agile is and where it came from
  • The Agile Manifesto, principles and practises
  • Demming Cycle
  • The leading Agile methods, Scrum, XP, Lean...
  • Roles and responsibilities in self-organising teams
  • Ceremonies and Artefacts
  • Requirements and User Stories
  • Conway's Law
  • Estimating and planning
  • The importance of Quality
  • How testing works in Agile projects
  • Communication, collaboration and culture
  • Agile and outsourcing
  • Risks and pitfalls
  • Implementing and scaling Agile

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

Submit an enquiry from any page on this site, and let us know you are interested in the requirements box, or simply mention it when we contact you.

Upcoming Dates

a Location Cost Days Date  
Exeter 210 Jul 17
Leeds 210 Jul 17
Birmingham 210 Jul 17
Cardiff 206 Jul 17
Liverpool 228 Jun 17
Glasgow 223 Jun 17
Oxford 205 Jun 17
Belfast 204 May 17