ICAgile Certified – Agile Fundamentals – 2 days – (ICP certification)

This course is for those individuals and teams starting out on their Agile journey. Agile Fundamentals emphasizes starting with an Agile mindset, not a single methodology or framework.

Start your Agile journey from mindset to mastery

In order to succeed with agile approaches, teams and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” ICAgile’s fundamentals learning outcomes delve into key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement. The course also covers the history of the agile movement, the Agile Manifesto, the Agile Principles, and some widely applied frameworks and practices. Course participants come away with a solid understanding of core concepts as they prepare to embark on their agile journey.

This course is for: 

  • Leaders and managers transitioning to an Agile environment
  • Team members starting out in Agile projects
  • Managers of teams involved in Agile development
  • Those leading and contributing to digital transformation using an Agile approach

Since the ICP is foundational and the gateway to all other ICAgile tracks, the ICP certification has the broadest target audience. It is appropriate for those new to the agile world, and for practitioners who recognize the need to focus on “being” agile in addition to “doing” agile. The course can be tailored to specific requirements for private courses. 

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 ICAgile certified Agile Fundamentals course is designed to lay a solid Agile foundation in delegates, so they can confidently appreciate the mindset needed 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 advanced  ICAgile learning pathways. 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; 

  • To embed a deep appreciation of the Agile fundamentals covering ICAgile’s ICP learning objectives
  •  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
  • 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. Agile fundamental – the 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
  • Gain an industry recognised award

   

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