Agile Fundamentals Training

Course 918

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Language: English
  • 12 NASBA CPE Credits (live, in-class training only)
  • 12 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation
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This Agile Fundamentals Training course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential concepts, processes and tools of lean project management and lean methodology. You will learn how to apply these methodologies to improve the product strategy, eliminate waste and streamline the product management process. The course also covers extreme programming (XP) practices, including feedback loops and how to manage product backlog items to help deliver work efficiently. This training is designed to help product team members understand the product vision and how to continuously improve their processes for maximum impact.

Agile Fundamentals Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Agile Fundamentals Training Course Information

In this Agile Fundamentals training, you will:

  • Apply the values and principles of the Agile model for product development.
  • Recognize the cultural and mindset challenges of being entirely successful with Agile.
  • Create a strong focus on the delivery of customer value.
  • Grow self-organizing teams that frequently deliver valuable, high-quality products.
  • Choose from blended on-demand and instructor-led learning options.
  • Continue learning and face new challenges with after-course one-on-one instructor coaching.
  • Have the option to earn ICAgile's ICP (ICAgile Certified Professional) certification.
  • Access exclusive LinkedIn group membership for peer and SME community support.

Prerequisites

None.

Certification Information

Pass the end-of-class exam to obtain ICAgile Certified Professional certification.

Agile Fundamentals Instructor-Led Training Outline

  • Embracing complexity in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world
  • Recognizing how Business Agility enables organizations to continuously innovate in the face of change
  • Articulating the values of the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind them
  • Understanding that Agile product development is disruptive to traditional ways of working
  • Locating the current drive to Agile in the history of development practice and theory
  • Rooting the concept of self-organizing teams in complex thinking
  • Delivering 'early and often' for Return on Investment and feedback
  • Exploring the characteristics of a 'real team'
  • Shifting roles and responsibilities toward a self-managing team
  • Navigating conflict so that it drives team behaviors in a positive direction
  • Developing genuinely collaborative behaviors
  • Establishing environments that facilitate collaboration
  • Delivering business-valued functionality as a priority
  • Resolving the efficiency paradox: resource efficiency vs. flow-of-value efficiency
  • Explicitly focusing on outcomes rather than outputs
  • Limiting Work In Progress (WIP)
  • Understanding the importance of 'pull' systems for product quality
  • Exploiting the 'Chain of Goals' to efficiently deliver customer value
  • Understanding the need for continuous product discovery
  • Envisioning products to establish the 'big picture'
  • Planning to achieve product, business, and user goals and iteration goals
  • 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
  • Writing user stories to drive conversations with different classes of customer
  • Splitting user stories so that they fit into inspect-and-adapt cycles
  • Coordinating work through information radiators
  • 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
  • Reflecting on Agile adoption as a paradigm shift
  • Thinking about 'being Agile' in order to 'do Agile'
  • Transforming leadership styles to accommodate Agile
  • Comparing the 'growth' mindset to the 'fixed' mindset
  • Enumerating aspects of the 'professional' Agile mindset
  • Contrasting the professional Agile mindset with  the 'bureaucratic' mindset
  • Recognizing the key indicators of the mindset in teams
  • Observing the Agile mindset in individuals
  • Comparing the Agile Fluency ® Model with traditional maturity models for growing the Agile mindset
  • Using business goals to select fluency levels needed
  • Changing muscle memory to improve fluency

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Agile Fundamentals Training Course FAQs

No specific experience is required.

To obtain ICAgile Certified Professional certification, students must pass the end-of-class exam. Please allow Learning Tree's customer service 10 business days from the date you have taken the exam to submit registration with ICAgile.

This is the right course for you if you want to learn Agile methodology to develop value-laden, high-quality products using proven Agile principles. You do not need an Agile background for this course, though familiarity with project management concepts can be helpful.

Scrum is the name of a popular methodology for applying Agile. Scrum is a thin framework of roles, artifacts, and events that support self-organizing, cross-functional development teams. More than three-quarters of Agile teams claim to be using Scrum.

Agile software development is a product engineering approach that delivers high-quality, working software products early and often. This allows the customer to generate business value earlier and provide feedback to the developers. In addition, agile methods emphasize constant, open, honest, and real-time communication between developers and their customers.

This course covers some of the most popular methodologies for performing Agile work, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP.

The traditional waterfall software development method treats the analysis, design, coding, and testing as separate phases in a linear software development plan. Conversely, Agile is an iterative software development methodology focused on flexibility in adapting to changes and delivering value early and often.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System.

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System https://ccrs.pmi.org/
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  • Fill in the date started and date completed
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 12
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 7
  • Power Skills PDUs: 2
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 3
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154OUYNPE

Yes, this course is eligible for 15 PRINCE2 CPDs (Continuing Professional Development).

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