This course has been independently developed but follows the BCS Agile Foundation syllabus. Course fees do not include the BCS examination which may be taken at any PearsonVUE testing centre. At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
Recall the origins of Agile methods.
Understand and apply the core values and principles of Agile methods.
Know the difference between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile.
Explain the issues identified in the traditional / waterfall approach.
Recognise myths that are often attributed with Agile practices.
Know the different approaches to the empirical model for improvement and change.
Explain the business culture and the economic case required for Agile.
Understand the implication of Agile practices on individuals, teams and businesses.
Explain the way in which we engage customers into an Agile project.
Know how we respond to change in an Agile project.
Describe the common Agile roles, techniques and practices.
Anyone requiring an understanding of Agile, or who works in an Agile environment, including software testers, developers, product owners as well as managers wanting to understand the value of Agile practices.
The Agile Manifesto
Rationale and Benefits of Agile
History of Agile.
Empirical and defined processes.
The pillars of the empirical process.
The waterfall approach.
The iron triangle of project constraints.
Working with uncertainty and volatility.
Empirical models for improvement and change.
Business culture and Agile.
The economic case for Agile.
The lifecycle of product development.
Individuals and Their Interactions Over Processes and Tools
Motivated and talented individuals.
Emergent design from self-organising teams.
Working Systems Over Comprehensive Documentation
Satisfy the customer with continuous delivery of value.
Deliver working systems frequently.
Working systems as a measure of progress.
Technical excellence and good design.
Customer Collaboration Over Contract Negotiations
Business people and developers must work together.
Reflect and adjust regularly.
Responding to Change Over Following a Plan
Simplicity – the art of maximising the amount of work not done.
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