Agile Fundamentals

3 days


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

Skills Gained

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

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:
    • What's a story?
    • How big is a story?
    • Identifying stories
    • Characteristics and content of stories
    • What does "Done, Done, DONE" mean?
    • Quality stories
    • Stories and Epics
    • Estimating from stories
    • Release planning
    • 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:
    • Iteration planning
    • Collaborative work
    • Make flow visible with the story wall
    • Daily standup
    • Showcase
    • Retrospective
  • Supporting tools
  • 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
  • Working effectively in empowered teams
  • Listening and collaboration skills
  • Dealing with issues and conflict in the team
  • Where to from here?

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.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite3 2100 2100 2019-07-17
London3 1500 £1500 2019-07-23
London3 1695 £1695 2019-07-24
London3 1695 £1695 2019-09-25
London3 1695 £1695 2019-11-20