2-day Agile Fundamentals

The starting point for all teams and organisations who want to take an agile approach, is to understand why such an approach is beneficial. This course explains why using an agile mindset is important, then explains how you might apply the mindset in a real-world situation. In effect, it explains why “being agile” is important, but also how to “do agile”.

This 2-day course is accredited by ICAgile. It is the foundation course for all other tracks in the ICAgile Agile Delivery learning roadmap and provides a solid foundation upon which further specialisation can be developed. For more information on the learning outcomes covered by this course, please see the ICAgile website or contact us.

ICAgile course

Takeaways

  • What the Agile Manifesto is (it’s values and principles) and why it matters
  • What the difference is between agile and Scrum
  • How iterative and incremental approaches can benefit projects
  • How the roles of Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team work together in Scrum
  • How to plan projects and track their progress (including product backlogs, sprint backlogs, prioritisation, sizing and estimation, and velocity)
  • The importance of collaboration
  • The review and improvement process (including sprint reviews and retrospectives)
  • Simulations of sprints to demonstrate how the roles, events and artefacts of Scrum work in practice.

Target audience

This course is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about agile and Scrum.

Certification

This course requires attendance, knowledge acquisition and a hands-on demonstration from the learner that they can use an agile mindset and approach in practice by the end of the course.

Upon successful completion, learners will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification.

Learners may be eligible for Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) towards their CSP (Certified Scrum Professional). See Scrum Alliance for more details.

Pre-requisites

This is a bootcamp for beginners and those with some experience of Scrum. No prior knowledge is required.