AGILE Training - Course Overwiew

Focussing upon Scrum, the course provides a breakdown of the leading agile methods, their relationships with each other and their links with Dynamic and Formal methods such as DSDM and PRINCE2.

Agile Training comprises of pre-course contact, detailed instruction, demonstration, exercises utilising
Scrum techniques, course materials and post course follow-up. It provides the knowledge and experience to enable individuals and companies to overcome the challenge of moving from legacy development methods to a more productive, efficient, empowered and self-regulating development environment.

Other benefits, which can be derived from attending include:
• Improved product quality and client relationships.
• Increased productivity giving reduced time to delivery.
• Improved team morale and job satisfaction.

This course is specifically focused upon those wishing to adopt Agile and needing to develop their knowledge of Agile methods and techniques.

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The course will provide:

  • The knowledge to allow attendees to initiate an Agile Infrastructure and Scrum team environment

  • Information and experience to work in an Agile Manner

  • Understanding and practical experience of the prime Agile Techniques (when to use them and how they may be varied to suit different project types)

  • A sufficient level of understanding to continue professional development and research

An accelerated route to:
  • Running professional Agile projects

  • Optimising project costs savings

  • Enhancing project deliverables

  • Reducing delivery times

  • Minimising issues and risks

  • Maximising productivity

  • Empowering and bringing the best out of teams

  • Improving client relationships and redefining the team environment

Who should attend?
  • Development Directors

  • Development Management

  • Programme Managers

  • Project Managers

  • Team Managers

  • Business and Systems Analysts

  • Development Analysts

The only prerequisite is the desire to grow Agile knowledge and a wish to adopt more pragmatic and productive project skills.

Syllabus Overview:

Focussing heavily on Scrum and using it as the driving force, the course is structured to answer the following:

  • What is really meant by Agile and how do methods such as Scrum, Kanban and Atern integrate?

  • What are "Agile Prerequisites", "Key Agile Techniques" and what does a change to Agile Practices really mean?

  • What are "empowered teams" and how does Agile enable the development of "self-directed work teams"?

  • How does Agile promote and benefit productivity and client relationships?

The course will enable attendees to:

  • Adopt, customise and use Agile methods

  • Build, govern and maintain Agile Teams

  • Use key Agile Techniques (e.g. Agile boards, story cards, estimation poker etc.)

  • Exploit Agile Advantages

  • Advance their professional development.

Other Frequently Asked Questions are:
  • When and how to combine Atern, Scrum and Kanban?

  • How are the methods structured?

  • How do the methods work and what are their techniques?

  • What joint practices are there across the methods?

  • How can Agile work within a formal Prince management environment?

  • What are the differences between Extreme, Agile, Dynamic and Formal methods?

  • How can I integrate Agile into my workplace?

The course, in detail is:
  • Introductions and background.

  • What is meant by Agile and Agile Manifesto.

  • Introduction to Scrum, Kanban and Atern.

  • The Agile development lifecycle.

  • Agile team roles, responsibilities and communication - working with the client - empowered and self-directed teams.

  • Agile processes, products and techniques.

  • Agile planning.

  • Agile/lean development environment.

  • Agile testing.

  • Transitioning to Agile, transition strategies and business issues.