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Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean and XP

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

918

Duration

3 Days

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About This Course: Learn the importance of doing and being Agile, the key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and how to be collaborative with customers, clients, and teams. Learn how the application of Agile values and principles successfully requires a shift in culture, mindset and behaviors. Through immersive workshop activities you acquire fundamental, and yet practical knowledge, to help you start your Agile journey. You will be introduced to several different Agile methodologies and be better equipped to determine what will work best for your team. This course qualifies for the ICP certification (ICAgile Certified Professional) and 24 Scrum Alliance Education Units (SEUs).

You Will Learn How To

  • Apply the values and principles of the Agile Model of product development
  • Compare and contrast the most popular Agile approaches, including Scrum and Kanban
  • Recognize the cultural and mindset challenges to being fully successful with Agile
  • Create an obstinate focus on the delivery of customer value
  • Grow self-organizing teams that deliver quality-assured, business-valued product frequently

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile Values and Principles
  • Articulating Agile values and principles
  • Understanding the principles of Lean Thinking
  • Comparing Agile with traditional, master plan methods
  • Agile Approaches Compared

Scrum

  • Recognizing Scrum as a framework for self-managing teams
  • Locating Scrum in empirical process control theory
  • Revealing the mandatory roles, artifacts and events of the Scrum framework

Kanban

  • Identifying the link between Kanban and Lean’s focus on the removal of waste from the workflow
  • Seeing Kanban as a change management approach rather than as a method
  • Visualizing the workflow by designing a Kanban Board

eXtreme Programming (XP)

  • Explaining the core values of XP
  • Engineering software with XP’s core practices
  • Running a software development project using the XP process

Comparing and contrasting Scrum and XP with Kanban

  • Internalizing the differences between Scrum Boards and Kanban Boards
  • Time-boxing with Scrum and XP
  • Understanding why Scrum requires cross-functional teams while Kanban is neutral
  • Value Driven Delivery

Focusing on business value

  • Delivering business-valued functionality as a priority
  • Explicitly focusing on business value and product quality
  • Evolving requirements and solutions together throughout development

Iterative and Incremental Delivery

  • Delivering “early and often” for Return on Investment and feedback
  • Comparing Scrum and Kanban as “pull” systems
  • Classifying different types of requirement for value-driven planning
  • Fostering Self-Management within the Development Team

Mapping Roles and Responsibilities

  • Contrasting the Agile “Feature team” model with traditional “Component teams”
  • Shifting roles and responsibilities towards a self-managing team
  • Leading teams rather than managing tasks

Transitioning to self-management

  • Facilitating cross-functionality and team learning
  • Empowering the team to control their own development process
  • Navigating conflict so that it drives team behaviors in a positive direction

Growing Agile teams

  • Developing genuinely collaborative behaviors
  • Acquiring soft skills for servant leadership
  • Adapting coaching styles to the experience and maturity of the Agile team
  • Customer and User Involvement

Defining customers and Other Stakeholders

  • Regarding customers as individuals or groups who extract or generate business value
  • Viewing other stakeholders as people or groups who exert oversight or impose constraints
  • Prioritizing customers as the most important and relevant stakeholders

Involving Users

  • Understanding the different ways Scrum and XP teams interface with customers
  • Writing user stories to drive conversations with different classes of customer
  • Splitting user stories so that they fit into inspect-and-adapt cycles
  • Planning, Monitoring and Adapting with Agile

Planning for business value

  • Envisioning products to establish the “big picture”
  • Planning at release, iteration and daily levels
  • Coordinating work through information radiators

Monitoring Progress

  • Estimating effort with relative sizing units (e.g., story points)
  • Tracking progress by measuring velocity and/or cycle time
  • Holding reviews and retrospectives to adapt product and process

Removing Impediments

  • Recognizing impediments as opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Driving down technical debt with test automation, Test-Driven Development (TDD) and Continuous Integration
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Tuition

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$2650

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$2355

Course Tuition Includes:

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your course exam on the last day of your course and receive a Certificate of Achievement with the designation "Awarded with Distinction."

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Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
*Informal discussion with instructor about your projects or areas of special interest: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm


FREE Online Course Exam (if applicable) – Last Day: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
By successfully completing your FREE online course exam, you will:

  • Have a record of your growth and learning results.
  • Bring proof of your progress back to your organization
  • Earn credits toward industry certifications (if applicable)
  • Make progress toward one or more Learning Tree Specialist & Expert Certifications (if applicable)

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Earn 17 Credits from NASBA

This course qualifies for 17 CPE credits from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy CPE program. Read more ...

This course is approved by ICAgile for credit toward the Agile Fundamentals Certification track. Read more ...

Earn 17 PDUs


PMI, the Registered Education Provider logo, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP,
and PMBOK are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is approved by PMI® for 17 professional development units (PDUs). For more on the Project Management Institute and a full list of courses approved for PDUs.

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This course qualifies for 24 SEUs.

“We had a phenomenal instructor, and after taking the Scrum course, I was able to share the principles of the agile methodology with my team.”

- V. Ford, Project Manager
George Washington University

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