This ICAgile accredited course examines the roles and responsibilities of team members working on Agile projects, delves into 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 locally, 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 course will earn participants 21 PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and count towards the training requirements for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification.
This course is part of the Agile Academy curriculum and we are proud to be a founding partner of the Agile Academy.
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Team members starting out in Agile projects
Project managers entering the Agile environment
Managers of teams involved in Agile development
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
understand the background to participating in an Agile project
understand the roles and responsibilities of a typical Agile project team
understand the various tools available to Agile teams to facilitate the project
understand how Agile teams cooperate and collaborate to deliver business value
understand the important interpersonal skills Agile environments encourage and foster
understand how discipline and standards contribute to Agility.
Certification: This course aligns with the Foundation learning objectives of the International Consortium for Agile's "Fundamentals of Agile" track. Successful completion of the course results in the participant becoming a "Certified ICAgile Professional". For more information go to www.icagile.com
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
What's a story?
How big is a story?
Characteristics and content of stories
What does "Done, Done, DONE" mean?
Stories and Epics
Estimating from stories
Acceptance tests and verifying stories
Elaborating stories to be useful without wasting time or effort
Agile tools - big visible charts, things on walls, velocity, burn-up and burn-down
The "pulse" of an Agile project:
Make flow visible with the story wall
Testing on Agile projects
Design and development practices in an Agile setting - TDD, continuous integration, refactoring, pair programming, simple design
Project leadership roles and responsibilities, how to nurture self-organisation
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.
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