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Agile Fundamentals

at Learning Tree International - Greenbelt

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7500 Greenway Center Dr 16th Fl
Greenbelt, Maryland 20770
Course 918
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 16

What you'll learn in this agile training:

In this Agile fundamentals training course, you will gain the necessary knowledge to become an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP). You will learn about the key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, self-organizing teams and why they are critical to success in a world of accelerating change while referencing popular Agile approaches such as Scrum and Kanban.

Agile Fundamentals Training Course Benefits

  • Apply the values and principles of the Agile model for product development
  • Recognize the cultural and mindset challenges of being fully 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 

Agile Fundamentals Training Outline

  • Module 1: Complexity, Agile Values and Principles
    • 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
  • Module 2: Growing self-Organizing Teams
    • 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
  • Module 3: Value-Driven Delivery
    • 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
  • Module 4: Planning, Monitoring and Adapting with Agile
    • 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
  • Module 5: The Agile Mindset
    • 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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