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This international certification course is of value to the whole project team, covering the essential aspects of working in an Agile environment. It provides practical examples and exercises that enable key Agile concepts to be translated into your day-to-day role.

Certified Agile Essentials is a great course for teams transitioning to Agile or for individuals wanting to become familiar with Agile team work. That includes developers, business analysts and software testers. Additionally, senior project personnel such as project managers and IT directors will benefit from this course, gaining a solid grounding in Agile techniques.

For Agile testers, this course can act as a stepping stone towards advanced qualifications – the Certified Agile Tester and specialist modules.

Build confidence in Agile and demonstrate best practice Agile methods that can be applied in your Agile project work.

Learning outcomes:

  • Value the principles behind the agile manifesto and its approach to software development.
  • Understand the roles within an agile team for Release and Iteration planning.
  • Learn how to contribute as an agile team member to high quality requirements.
  • Apply a testing methodology to ensure that acceptance criteria are met.
  • Appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through Retrospectives.


This course is perfect for those who want to learn the foundations of Agile practices for IT projects, including:

  • Developers, business analysts and testers wanting to become familiar with working in an Agile environment.
  • Senior project personnel such as project managers and IT directors wanting a solid grounding in Agile techniques.
  • Agile testers seeking a stepping stone towards the more advanced Certified Agile Tester qualification.
  • Anyone involved in software projects wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.


  • Training/Exercises
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • How these apply to your role
  • What is not Agile
  • Generic Agile Process
  • Scrum Process
  • Release Planning
  • Iteration Zero
  • Taskboard
  • Iteration Planning
  • Estimation
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Requirement Specification
  • Requirement Review
  • Code Review
  • Daily Stand-up
  • Training/Exercises/Practical
  • Team Quality
  • Definition of Done
  • Iteration Testing
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Pairing
  • Pragmatic Programming
  • Continuous Integration
  • Version Management
  • Defect Management
  • Iteration Review (Showcase)
  • Carry-out Iteration Review
  • Retrospective
  • Conduct Retrospective
  • Exercise: How does what you have learnt relate to these?
  • Examination Preparation

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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. Its a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.

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