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Agile Foundation – Level 1

Agile, the ability to adapt quickly to a dynamic business environment, has moved beyond its systems development background Agile has been successfully deployed to other organisational departments and across diverse industries. The need to deliver timely and innovative product and service improvements, the need to be customer focused, the need to reduce risk, the need to stay lean and the need to inspire a working environment that is conducive to collaboration, have all driven interest in the area of Agile. The foundations of Agile are brilliantly simple, obvious and easy to grasp.  However becoming Agile is more challenging, requiring a major shift from the traditional thinking and project delivery approaches.  Agile is a clever concept that helps us deal with many of the issues that plagued project teams in the past (shifting requirements, losing customer focus, poor team communications, a dynamic context etc).  Our Agile Foundation Level 1 course is designed to lay a solid Agile mindset foundation in delegates so they can confidently appreciate the concept and contribute effectively to their organisation’s Agile aspirations.

The course on its own will give you a valuable working knowledge of Agile but is a precursor gateway to attending our more advanced Level 2 Agile learning paths. This course is aimed at the broadest audience and can include anyone from across the organisation.

This course is offered on our regular schedule or as a private course for organisations. It can be customised to your organisation’s needs.

This course sets out to instil in delegates a solid foundation-level practical understanding of Agile, including; 

  • Embedding a deep appreciation of the Agile fundamentals
  •  Delegates should be able to the Agile mindset, values, principles and foundational concepts
  • Understand why Agile is different and how it drives value into the organisation
  • Spot the difference being ‘doing Agile’ and ‘being Agile’
  • Building and contributing to a culture of collaboration
  • The nature and rhythm of the self-organising team
  • Recalibrate thinking towards value-driven development
  • Understand the Agile roles
    • Product Owner
    • Dev Team
    • Coach
  • How to ensure customer/ user involvement
  • How work flows in Agile
  • The benefits of the empirical method (inspect and adapt)
  • How to plan, estimate and report in Agile

 

 

 

Course Outline

  1. Embedding a deep appreciation of the Agile fundamentals
    •  Agile mindset, values, principles and foundational concepts
  2. Why Agile is different and how it drives value into the organisation
  3. Spot the difference being ‘doing Agile’ and ‘being Agile’
  4. Building and contributing to a culture of collaboration
  5. The nature and rhythm of the self-organising team
  6. Recalibrate thinking towards value-driven development
  7. The Agile roles
    • Product Owner
    • Dev Team
    • Coach
  8. Ensuring customer/ user involvement
  9. The nature of work flow in Agile
  10. The benefits of the empirical method (inspect and adapt)
  11. Planning and estimating
  12. Agile status reporting

 

 

 

This course is aimed at a broad audience, typically anyone working in, collaborating with or about to move into an Agile environment

  • Business managers needing a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • Technical roles, project manager roles, business analysis roles, business front line facing roles
  • Change consultants wanting to improve the way they work on Agile projects
  • Agile teams wanting to apply effective business analysis techniques
  • Anyone interested in business analysis who wishes to build their Agile capabilities
    • Project Managers, Department Managers, Marketing
    • Business Analysts and Software Engineers moving into business or management roles
    • Those researching the Agile opportunity from a business prespective

Prerequisites:

There are no course prerequisites. This course is useful for those already embedded in Agile projects as well as those about to begin or researching the area. 

 

 

Benefits of taking this course

  • Learn globally recognised competencies that are in demand right now
  • Learn the most up-to-date methodologies, frameworks and thinking
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Learn from trainers who have proven track records

 

 

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