Agile Essentials (AGESS)

General Agile
2 days

Course Overview

This Agile Essentials training course provides a comprehensive look at all things agile. It covers the fundamentals of working in an agile way and also explains how to get the most from agile when using it to manage projects. It covers the risks and benefits of agile behaviours as well as getting practical experience of key techniques used. Several agile methods are covered such as DSDM, Scrum, SAFe, Lean and Kanban.

Course Objectives

To give delegates a solid understanding of agile by explaining what it is at a detailed level and describing what the drivers for agile are. Using interactive practical exercises and facilitative discussion this course will enable delegates to understand what is behind agile thinking and how and when to apply agile behaviours and techniques to real life situations.

Who will benefit from this Agile Essentials training course?

Team members who are involved in projects using (or about to use) agile. Typical roles would include Project Manager/Team Leader, Business Analyst, Solution Developer and Tester/Quality Reviewer. It would also benefit business or customer stakeholders who would be part of an agile team.



Course Content

  • A brief history of agile
  • The fundamentals of agile
  • How do you work in an agile way?
  • Product and Project environments
  • What agile approaches are available?
  • What are the risks and benefits of agile?
  • Communication with agile
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Prioritisation (1,2,3 and MoSCoW)
  • Timeboxing and sprints
  • Estimation (and story points)
  • Common agile techniques
  • User stories, Stand-ups, Burndown charts
  • Moving to agile - what is the best way?
  • Top tips for agile success!

This course involves an interactive case study that covers both days