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Agile Team Starter

Learn the basics of an Agile approach with an experienced practitioner. This one-day course is for anyone who wants to understand the core values and principles of Agile and how to put them into action in their work.

Description

Agile practices are a standard way of working within the software industry, however any workplace now understands that in order to meet business and customer needs they must enable the ability to respond to change quickly and easily. The principles and values of Agile can help guide any industry sector in how to work together to achieve the best outcomes.   

The course will teach participants not only about the ideas behind new ways of working but also about the practicalities of working in this way and the benefits it will bring to their teams and workplace. 

Delivered by Agile practitioners who currently coach working teams, you'll get the benefit from their years of experience working with teams and senior executives across different industry sectors. 

This course is a mix of traditional learning, discussion with participants and hands on activities. Expect to complete the course with a good understanding of the behaviours and practices required to drive team success. 

Outline

Introduction to the origins of Agile 

Agile mindset in practice 

  • Values and principles 

Benefits of Agile practices 

  • Non tech projects using agile 

Popular Agile frameworks 

  • Scrum 

  • Kanban 

  • Agile at Scale 

How Agile practices reduce risk 

Agile requirements 

  • Epics 

  • User stories 

Project initiation 

Estimation 

Prioritisation 

Tracking and measurement 

Getting started  

Learning Outcomes

Following the completion of this course you will be prepared to work within an existing Agile environment or continue your learning path. You'll gain an understanding of: 

  • The benefits of agility 

  • A common language 

  • Key agile concepts, terminology and practices 

  • What's different about an Agile team 

  • How leaders can enable agility 

  • Some of the skills required by Agile team members 

Audience

Although the origins of Agile are in Software development, the principles, values and practices may be adopted by any team who has an interest in working collaboratively and working more effectively. 

Prerequisites

None

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