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Accredited courses with their examinations and 5-day duration have their attraction – suited especially for the high achievers with the available time to invest.
But in this busy world we live in there are many priorities tugging at our busy schedules and diverse demands. There are moments in our life where we don’t have the time or the funding to attend the accredited course on a particular subject but we need to know the essentials of the subject.
Many people from an ICT environment have heard of Agile practises but are uncertain as to what Agile actually means and what its practises entail for both the individual and a team working within a software development environment This Agile Essentials course will remove this uncertainty.
It can also be used to obtain a “primer” before attending the more rigorous APMG accredited AgilePM® course. Busy executives can use the course to equip them to make decisions without the need to attend exams (and the possible embarrassment if you fail).
This outstanding course will provide you with value-for-money and value-for-time. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity.
We are accredited to present the UK-based AgilePM® course and we have built this Agile Essentials course as a preparatory course for the AgilePM® course. It applies the same high standards of presentation as the AgilePM® globally recognised course for which we are accredited.
Included in the cost of the course are:
- A concise workbook that includes copies of the slides with notes and a sample programme
- An attendance certificate
Who should attend?
- Middle and senior management of organisations working in an agile environment
- Technical members of development teams
- Project managers managing projects in an agile environment or wanting to manage projects in an agile environment.
- Anyone wanting a basic understanding of agile practises and the various agile approaches
- Those who intend attending the demanding AgilePM® foundation and practitioner courses
The Stratsure trainer for this course has been an accredited PRINCE2® trainer for four years and is an accredited AgilePM® practitioner and trainer.
- Introduction to Agile Methodologies
What is Agile? Agile vs Traditional, The different Agile methodologies, differences between them and areas of similarity, Agile principles, Agile Manifesto.
- Scrum Framework
What is SCRUM? Characteristics of teams, Roles, ceremonies, artifacts.
- User Stories
What is a user story? Who writes them? Relationship between user stories and user requirements documentation, Characteristics of good user stories, The 3 C’s, user personas, user story mapping, wireframes.
- Agile estimation
What is estimation? Principles of Agile estimation, Waterfall vs Agile, Release backlog, How to estimate?
- Agile Planning
Why plan in Agile? Planning: Agile Approach, Timeboxing, Iteration planning, Sprint Planning Meeting, Release planning.
What is a retrospective? Retrospective structure,
- Extreme Programming (XP), KANBAN
What is XP? Refactoring, test driven development
What is KANBAN? KANBAN principles, KANBAN and SCRUM similarities/differences
- Agile Communication
Importance of good communication, information radiators, distributed vs co-located teams, osmotic communication, Active listening,