Agile Fundamentals Training

Course 918

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Language: English
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation
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  • 2-day instructor-led course

  • After-course coaching available

  • End-of-course exam included
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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, and the different Agile methodologies, including:  

  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Lean
  • XP

Agile Fundamentals Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

  • On Demand

  • Premium Training Bundle

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

Learning Tree’s Agile introduction course includes 17 hours of instructor-led training presented by a real-world Agile expert practitioner and is available as part of the Instructor-Led and Premium Training Bundle product options. This course is a gateway into Learning Tree's comprehensive training in Agile.

  • 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
  • Evaluating “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

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 requirements for value-driven planning

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

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 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, cycle time, or both
  • Holding reviews and retrospectives to adapt product and process

Agile Fundamentals On-Demand Bundle Training

The on-demand and premium training bundles offer access to over 35 hours of on-demand accredited Agile courses. Additionally, during your annual access to this offering, you may attend one of our one-day course events, Introduction to Scrum Training.

  • 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 Unlimited Access Premium Blended Training

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.

Enrolling in this bundle also grants you access to any of our multi-day course events, Agile Fundamentals Training.

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Agile Fundamentals Training FAQs

No specific experience is required.

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.

An outline of the content you will receive with the on demand and premium training offerings can be seen above. You will also get access to any new on-demand content that becomes available during your annual enrollment period.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 17
  • Technical PDUs: 8
  • Leadership PDUs: 4
  • Strategic & Business PDUs: 5
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154NW8M3K

Yes, this course is eligible for 15 PRINCE2 CPDs.

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