Fundamentals of Agile

Designed for those looking for an introduction to Agile, this accredited ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) course delves into the fundamental underlying values, principles and practices used on Agile projects, explaining how they work and why. It lays a solid foundation for applying Agile to any aspect of work, while providing practical outcomes that can be immediately put to use.

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This is not simple classroom theory. Designed and developed by New Zealand’s leading practising experts, this course demonstrates how Agile is a mindset based on values and principles, not a methodology or framework. Attendees will learn common terms, potential pitfalls and benefits with other Agile practitioners. This course will cover the basic practices of Kanban and Scrum, but also focus on why the practices work and why different thinking is required to succeed. Attendees will learn collaborative approaches to work that create shared understanding, high-quality and innovative product design.

You will learn what it feels like to work in an Agile way – experiencing many of the challenges you’re likely to face through hands-on exercises while being coached by a practising field expert. This ‘learning by doing’ style of instruction demands your open mind and active participation.

Other topics covered include value-driven development, customer involvement, learning  from feedback, adaptive planning and continuous improvement. Because of the principles covered, even those with Agile experience can benefit from the course.

This course is a foundation course of the ICAgile (International Consortium for Agile) curriculum, providing a solid foundation upon which further specialisation can be developed – see the ICAgile website for more information or call us on 09 354 4901 to discuss.

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Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students will understand:

  • History of Agile and Lean
  • The Agile mindset, values and principles
  • Value-driven development
  • How to use Agile to maximise value creation, provide transparency, improve customer and employee satisfaction
  • The Kanban method and Scrum framework
  • Adaptive planning and requirements management
  • Agile metrics and how to track work
  • Continuous Delivery, Continuous Validation and Continuous Integration
  • How Agile focuses on quality first

On successfully completing this course, participants will receive an ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification.

Participants can also claim 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and contribute these towards the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Certification.

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Fundamentals of Agile

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required

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