• You’ve heard about “Agile.”

  • You’ve read about it.

  • Folks in your organization are Scrum-talking.

  • You’ve seen the boards.

  • It’s all over your Twitter feed.

  • Perhaps you’re curious about it.

  • Maybe it’s too late for all that and “We’re going agile and you’re going to manage the transformation!”

Whatever the case, it could be time for
Agile Fundamentals – A Foundation for Real World Agility

 

We’d love to sprinkle pixie dust around and “Kabam – we’re Agile!” That’s not happening in the real world. A two-day course won’t perform magic, either – but it’s a realistic first step.

Agile Fundamentals – A Foundation for Real World Agility will introduce you to the what and why of the Agile working style. We’ll focus on the agile mindset and the shift in thinking that precedes a successful shift in behaviour.

We’ll look at the history of agile, the values and principles outlined in the agile manifesto and the theory and concepts behind the Agile approach to work.

We’ll introduce practices such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement.

We’ll examine some specific frameworks and practices used on Agile projects and  explore the roles of team members working on Agile projects.

  • As a member of an agile team, you’ll gain a sense of what it means to be agile and do “Agile.”

  • As someone “upstream” or “downstream” from agile teams, you’ll see the “why” behind the way they work and how you can collaborate for your and their success.

  • As an organizational leader, you’ll discover concepts and challenges in adopting Agile that can inform your decisions regarding policy and funding.

  • And if you’re simply curious about agile, we’ll have some answers to your questions.

You’ll leave this workshop is with a solid understanding of core concepts – prepared to work productively in Agile environments.

Agile Fundamentals is designed for:

  • professionals beginning their Agile journey

  • members of Agile teams seeking a more formal understanding of what it means to be Agile

  • leaders who need to understand the benefits and costs of introducing Agile and their critical role in success

  • functional managers whose teams are moving to Agile

  • project managers, business analysts and others curious about what it means to be Agile

Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • What is Agile
  • History of Agile
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile outside software
  • Customer and user involvement
  • Iterative work
  • Incremental work
  • Agile planning and estimation
  • People first
  • Agile frameworks overview
  • Agile events/meetings
  • Product and process adaptation
  • User stories and story mapping
  • impact of becoming agile

 

WHAT YOU RECEIVE

  • Two solid days of participative learning (maximum 15 people)
  • Learner manual/workbook – a great resource when you’re back at work
  • Collaborate with other amazing learners – our workshops attract extraordinary people
  • ICAgile Certificate on successful completion – ICAgile Certified Professional (if desired)
  • In-classroom snacks and beverages

Your investment – $999*

 

* plus HST
* Canadian Dollars

 

The program is designed using the learning objectives of the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile). Agile Fundamentals is the first step in the ICAgile learning journey. It takes a methodology-neutral, mindset-based approach to agility. Successful completion earns you the designation ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) https://icagile.com/Agile-Professionals/Getting-Started. After successfully completing the course, you’ll receive the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. The ICP is the foundation for all of ICAgile’s learning and certification tracks. For more information about ICAgile, visit https://icagile.com/

We’ve scheduled the first public workshop in Waterloo, August 28-29, 2017.
We can come to your organization.
Or, if you help us organize it, we can offer a public course in your town.

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