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Course Description

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This ICAgile-accredited course reinforces Agile as a mindset, not a methodology. The curriculum is interactive, covering concepts such as value-driven development, adaptive planning, frequent feedback and continuous improvement. Lessons offer firsthand experience in avoiding common pitfalls and understanding how Agile can maximize value for your organization. Whether you are new to Agile or an experienced practitioner who recognizes the need to “be” Agile rather than “do” it, this is where your journey begins.

Course Outline

  • History and Mindset
  • Individuals and Interactions
    • Creating Shared Understanding
    • Shifts in Roles
  • Value-Driven Development
    • Incremental Development
    • Work-in-Progress (WIP)
  • Customer and User Involvement
    • Including Customers and Users
  • Planning and Adapting
    • Process and Product Adaptation

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Agile mindset, values, principles and practices
  • Describe the differences between teams that are self-organized and those who rely on management direction
  • Compare and contrast a feedback-based empirical method and a plan-driven method
  • Evaluate a release plan and explain the balance of costs and benefits on its proposed release cadence
  • Explain the pitfalls of not involving users before, during and after development activities/iterations
  • Demonstrate a technique for obtaining user feedback
  • Explain the core principles of Agile estimation and complete an exercise using either planning poker or affinity estimation
  • Demonstrate at least one technique for visually communicating status in an Agile environment
  • Contrast techniques for product adaptation in waterfall/traditional vs. Agile environments
  • Summarize how to balance the need to respond to change with the need for predictability
  • Explain how the various feedback mechanisms enable teams to learn and provide the opportunity to adapt their product to emergent needs

Notes

Learn about more agile and project management topics here

Recommendations

ICAgile Certified Professional counts toward:

Testimonials

“The exercises are actually fun. I liked to have learned the various frameworks as homework before the day’s lesson.”

Spring 2020 Participant

 

“I enjoyed the breakouts. I now have a good understanding of how to come up with Values and a working agreement”

Spring 2020 Participant

 

“This course was well planned and fun to take part in!”

Spring 2020 Participant

Accrediting Associations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Type
Virtual: Instructor Led
Days
T, Th
Time
5:00PM to 7:40PM
Dates
Oct 27, 2020 to Nov 19, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
21.0
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,495.00
Section Notes

Enrollment Deadline is Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at 5:00 PM CST. Beyond this date, please call 314-935-4444 to register.

THIS IS A VIRTUAL COURSE--Attendee can participate from a location of their choosing. The live instructor teaches the course and provides the opportunity for remote attendees to participate in discusses and exercises with both in-person and remote attendees. Some courses involve hands-on activities and labs. These activities are performed via a secure cloud-accessible environment. Live online courses are through Zoom; speakers/headphones and microphone are required, but video is optional. 

CANCELLATION POLICY

A full refund will be given when a registrant cancels more than five business days prior to the start of the class. Cancellations received within 5 business days of the start of the class and no-shows will be billed in full. Another person may be substituted at any time at no additional charge. 

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