Agile Fundamentals Training

Course 918

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Language: English
  • 17 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

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 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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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Course 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 for 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 products 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
  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 to this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 12
  • Technical PDUs: 7
  • Leadership PDUs: 2
  • Strategic & Business PDUs: 3
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154OUYNPE

Yes, this course is eligible for 15 PRINCE2 CPDs.

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