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Agile Boot Camp: ICP Fundamentals Certification

This Agile training course makes agility attainable for all professionals, regardless of their backgrounds because the course materials and examples do not require familiarity with software...

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$1,295 USD
Course Code AGILE-BC-INTRO
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

This Agile training course makes agility attainable for all professionals, regardless of their backgrounds because the course materials and examples do not require familiarity with software development.

There is more to Agile than simply a different style of programming. That's often the easy part. Agile methods change your approach for requirements gathering, estimation, planning, team development, stakeholder interactions, and more. In this class, you will explore the leading Agile methods. Whether you develop software or are responsible for other kinds of work, you'll learn the basic premises and techniques behind Agility — so that you can apply them to your work.

To experience the basics of agility, the class will be broken into Agile teams and your expert instructor will drive each team through the Agile process from planning through execution. Then you will choose a project from your own domain to try out these techniques on. Your instructor will answer questions with real-world experience, and you will leave the class with practical knowledge and a clear roadmap for your team's success.

Attendees who successfully complete this course will receive the ICAgile Certified Professional Certification (ICP) after course completion.

Skills Gained

  • Realize benefits from incremental value delivery and how it differs from traditional, effort-based, development.
  • Structure a team with so the team can develop excellent results incrementally.
  • Practice and maintain a regular cadence when delivering customer value in each iteration.
  • Follow the team approach; start as a team, finish as a team — and focus on delivering value to the organization.
  • Understand the Agile principles and why they are so important to each team.
  • Embrace the five levels of planning and recognize the value of continuous planning.
  • Build a backlog of prioritized and estimated user stories that provides emergent requirements for analysis and foster customer engagement and understanding.
  • Engage in more effective estimating (story points) and become more accurate by being less precise.
  • Improve overall effectiveness through continuous improvement and adaptation.
  • Leverage iterative or continuous flow methods to improve delivery results.

Who Can Benefit

Because this is an immersion course and the intent is to engage in the practices every Agile team will employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding results, whether they are developing software, doing other Information Technology projects, or working in other Non-IT parts of the business. That includes, but is not limited to, the following roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Software Engineer/Programmer
  • Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Analyst
  • Tester
  • QA Engineer
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Or any business professional

Course Details

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Why Agile?
  • Team Exercises: We will discuss the various challenges that drives business turbulence and how agility helps companies to adapt to changing circumstances. These challenges are tied back to the attendees’ own experiences in a changing environment.
  • Module 2: Becoming Agile
  • Team Exercises: Teams will engage in a fun exercise that will improve understanding, and reinforce the importance of, the agile principles. We will also discuss the various types of work that they encounter in their own context.
  • Module 3: Agile Teams
  • Team Exercises: As a class, we will discuss the attributes of a great team based on the attendees’ own experiences. The class will also identify components needed for collaborative environments – physical and virtual.
  • Module 4: Agile Product Planning
  • Team Exercises: Teams will identify a team project and use that project for many upcoming exercises. They will practice creating a Product Vision, identifying Roadmap components, and turn User Roles into full-fleshed personas.
  • Module 5: Product Backlog
  • Team Exercises: The class will discuss Product Backlog components and how to break Epics into smaller User Stories. Teams will conduct a User Story Writing Workshop to create initial User Stories for their team project. Each team will present examples of their user stories and the Instructor will lead a discussion about where teams hit the mark and areas for improvement (Instructor will not have all of the ideas, this is a great opportunity for team dynamics).
  • Module 6: Prioritization and Estimation
  • Team Exercises: We will review a retailer case study and their approach to prioritization key system features. Team will practice Story Point estimation. Project teams will identify needs for their first product release.
  • Module 7: Sprint Planning and Execution
  • Team Exercises: Teams for define a Definition of Done for their team project. Teams will also identify key learnings and critical points about sprint execution.
  • Module 8: Inspect and Adapt
  • Team Exercises: The class will engage in an exercise to summarize the key events and artifacts within the Scrum framework. Teams will discuss how they could apply what they have learned to their current work and what they can start doing now so they do not lose what they have learned.
  • Module 9: Kanban Systems
  • Team Exercises: We will use new team projects based on continuous flow types of work. Teams will engage in several exercises to build their own Kanban board that clearly communicates their commitments, encourages collaboration, and enables continuous improvement. We will also engage in discussions on key Kanban concepts and how Kanban may apply to their types of work.
  • Module 10: Adoption and Scaling
  • Team Exercises: We will wrap-up the course and attendees will identify concepts they can apply to improve their own product delivery.
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