Agile Fundamentals Training

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This Agile Fundamentals course will teach you the importance of being Agile, Plus, you can earn the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. Learn the key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and how to be collaborative with customers, clients, and teams. In this introduction to Agile course, you are introduced to several Agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP, to determine what will work best for your team.

Benefit from this Agile fundamentals training in one of three formats - live, instructor-led, on-demand, or a blended on-demand/instructor-led version.

Agile Fundamentals Training

Key Features of this Agile Fundamentals Training:

  • Option to earn ICAgile's ICP certification
  • Choose from blended on-demand and instructor-led learning options
  • Exclusive LinkedIn group membership for peer and SME community support
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit

You Will Learn How To:

  • 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

Certifications/Credits:

ICAgile - Fundamentals Cert PMI 17 PDU

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Unlimited annual access to:

  • Library of on-demand accredited Agile courses
  • 1-day instructor-led Introduction to Scrum course
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  • 3-day instructor-led training course
  • Earn 17 PMI PDUs
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coachine
  • End-of-course exam included
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  • Library of on-demand accredited Agile courses
  • 1-day instructor-led Introduction to Scrum course
  • 3-day instructor-led course
  • Earn 17 PMI PDUs
  • Earn 17 NASBA CPEs
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
  • End-of-course exam included
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Agile Fundamentals Blended Training Information

  • Agile Fundamentals Blended Training Description

    This product offers access to a over 35 hours of on-demand accredited Agile courses. At any time during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our 1-day course events, Introduction to Scrum Training • Course 4591.

On-Demand Training Content

  • On-Demand Training Topics

    • Lean Agile Project Management [3h 53m]
    • Accredited Agile Project Management Foundation (Scrum) [11h 2m]
    • Accredited Agile Roles - Product Owner [4h 41m]
    • Agile Testing [3h 16m]
    • Accredited Agile Scrum Master [12h 41m]

Agile Fundamentals FAQs

  • What background do I need for this introduction to Agile training?

    No specific experience is required.
  • Is the on-demand content the same as the 3-day instructor class?

    No. While many of the same points are covered, taking the instructor-led Agile Fundamentals course provides the most holistic view. This offering is intended for those who wish to gain a broad knowledge of the topics described in the course outline above.
  • What on-demand content will I receive?

    An outline of the content you will receive can be seen above. You will also get access to any new on-demand content that becomes available during your annual enrolment period.
  • How will I access my course materials if I choose this method?

    Once payment is received, you will receive an email from Learning Tree with all the links and information you need to get started.
  • How can I sign up for a review session of this introduction to Agile training?

    Once you are enrolled in the program, specific details and dates will be sent to you.

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You'll be able to register for an Instructor-Led Training Session at any time after you've placed your order.

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Agile Fundamentals Training Information

  • Agile Fundamentals Course Description

    Learning Tree’s Agile introduction course includes 17 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world Agile expert practitioner. This course is a gateway into Learning Tree's comprehensive training in Agile. As an introduction into many facets of Agile, the course gives all members of an organization a unified foundational understanding of the Agile mindset, and offers where to go for in-depth training, by specific job role.

  • Who Would Benefit From This Agile Training

    • If you are primarily interested in Scrum and not what it means to be Agile, and all the ways to be Agile, we would strongly recommend taking one of the Scrum Alliance entry-level qualification courses instead:
    • This course focuses on what it means to be Agile, and addresses several available opportunities to apply Agile tools.

Agile Fundamentals Training 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 Mindset Explored
       
    The Paradigm Shift 
    • Recognizing that Agile product development is disruptive to traditional ways of working
    • LoEvaluating ‘Doing Agile’ vs “Being Agile’
       
    Defining the Agile Mindset 
    • Comparing the “growth’ mindset to the “fixed” mindset
    • Enumerating aspects of the ‘professional’ Agile mindset
    • Contrasting the professional Agile mindset with a ‘bureaucratic’ mindset
       
    Observing the Agile Mindset 
    • Recognizing the key indicators of the mindset in teams
    • Observing the Agile mindset in individuals
       
    Introducing the Agile Fluency® Model (AFM) 
    • Comparing the AFM with traditional maturity models
    • Using business goals to select fluency levels needed
    • Changing muscle memory to improve fluency
  • 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
    • Understanding the importance of “pull” systems for product quality
    • 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 Agile 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

Agile Fundamentals Training FAQs

  • How do I receive my ICP certification?

    To obtain ICAgile Certified Professional certification, students will need to 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

  • Is this the best Agile training course for someone who is new to Agile?

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

  • What’s the difference between Agile and Scrum?

    Scrum is the name of a popular methodology of 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.

  • What is Agile software development?

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

  • What are the different types of Agile methodology covered in this course?

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

  • What is the difference between Agile and waterfall (traditional) programming?

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

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  • Dec 15 - 17 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST Online (AnyWare) Online (AnyWare)

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  • Jun 15 - 17 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EDT New York / Online (AnyWare) New York / Online (AnyWare)

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Agile Fundamentals Unlimited Access Training Information

  • Agile Fundamentals Unlimited Access Training Description

    This product offers access to over 35 hours of on-demand accredited Agile courses. At any time during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our 1-day course events, Introduction to Scrum Training • Course 4591. Enrolling in this bundle also grants you access to any of our multi-day course events, Agile Fundamentals Training • Course 918.

  • How to Schedule Your Instructor-Led Training

    Once payment is received, you will receive details for your Unlimited Access Training Bundle via email. At that time, you may call or email our customer service team for assistance in enrolling in the event date of your choice.

On-Demand Training Outline

  • On-Demand Training Topics

    • Lean Agile Project Management [3h 53m]
    • Accredited Agile Project Management Foundation (Scrum) [11h 2m]
    • Accredited Agile Roles - Product Owner [4h 41m]
    • Agile Testing [3h 16m]
    • Accredited Agile Scrum Master [12h 41m]

Agile Fundamentals Training FAQs

  • What background do I need for this introduction to Agile training?

    No specific experience is required.
  • Is the on-demand content the same as the 3-day instructor class?

    No. While many of the same points are covered, taking the instructor-led Agile Fundamentals course provides the most holistic view. This offering is intended for those who wish to gain a broad knowledge of the topics described in the course outline above.
  • What on-demand content will I receive?

    An outline of the content you will receive can be seen above. You will also get access to any new on-demand content that becomes available during your annual enrolment period.
  • How will I access my course materials if I choose this method?

    Once payment is received, you will receive an email from Learning Tree with all the links and information you need to get started.
  • How can I sign up for a review session of this introduction to Agile training?

    Once you are enrolled in the program, specific details and dates will be sent to you.
  • How do I schedule my instructor-led training?

    Once payment is received, you will receive details for your Unlimited Access Training Bundle via email. At that time, you may call or email our customer service team for assistance in enrolling in the event date of your choice.

Instructor-Led Training

You'll be able to register for an Instructor-Led Training Session at any time after you've placed your order.

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  • Jul 25 (1 Day)
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Agile Fundamentals Training Reviews

Brenton M. - NOAA

“I really enjoyed the class. The material presented really helped me piece together some of the aspects of Agile that I have seen used or heard of prior to attending the class. It was a great overview of Agile.”


Ana B. - Computer Analyst

“This was a great course. I definitely learned a lot and look forward to implementing the material covered with an upcoming project.”


Iryna H. - Sr. Business Analyst, ATPCO

“It was a very informative class with lots of great examples. Class material is for the objective of the class.”


Temi B. - Social Security Administration

“Hamid always does a very good job teaching. I knew that I would learn a lot.”


Aimee K. - Manager, American Public University System

“Michael was very enthusiastic and kept everyone interested and engaged in the material.”

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