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Agile Fundamentals | Jan 13

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Using Scrum alone won’t help you succeed with Agile development. We’ve learned from experience that it takes more than Scrum to get your mission-critical projects delivered on time and with better solutions than the competition. This course teaches all of the relevant Agile frameworks and methods that you need to combine to have effective agile teams.

In this two-day course, you will learn the mindset, behaviours, and skills to work with any of the agile approaches. Course participants work in small groups to experience the new roles, iterative and incremental delivery of products, customer engagement, and planning practices with examples in Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and DSDM. This course is delivered using a mix of teaching, facilitator-led activities, and participant discussions of real-world problems in agile organisations.

Join this interactive public course online, January 13 to 14, 2022, using Zoom. Suitable for people in the UK, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Delivered in English from London, UK. 9:00 to 16:00 (GMT) each day.

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Delivered by ICAgile-approved instructors, participants will work in small groups to experience the new roles, iterative and incremental delivery of products, customer engagement, and planning practices with examples in Scrum, Kanban, Agile Project Management (DSDM), Continuous Integration, and Lean Startup. This course is delivered using a mix of teaching, facilitator-led activities, and participant discussions of real-world problems in agile organisations. 

This course is ideal for:

  • Leaders and teams who are getting started with using any of the Agile frameworks
  • Consultants and coaches who work with agile teams and their leaders
  • Coaches on the ICAgile Agile Coaching learning journey


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Course Outline


  • Why use an agile approach? Responding to change and uncertainty
  • ICAgile Learning Tracks
  • Earning your certificate: ICAgile Certified Professional
  • Personal learning objectives

History & Mindset

  • Iterative development – XP, Scrum, DSDM, and Lean Startup
  • Origins of agile methods
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Beyond software development
  • Understanding the agile mindset
  • Benefits of agile development

Individuals & Interactions

  • What is a team? Success factors for agile teams
  • Agile roles – development team, agile leader, product owner
  • The journey to mastery
  • How will your role change?
  • Experience collaboration

Value-Driven Development

  • Incremental development
  • Scrum’s inspect-and-adapt cycles
  • Making progress visible
  • Work in progress and flow
  • Prioritisation
  • Continuous integration

Customer & User Involvement

  • Defining the customer
  • Understanding stakeholders
  • Write personas and user stories
  • User involvement and feedback
  • Craft a product vision statement

Planning & Adapting

  • Sensible planning horizons for uncertain business environments
  • Estimating in agile development
  • Prioritisation to protect on-time delivery
  • Making progress visible – continued
  • Process and project adaptation
  • Release planning

Continuing Your Development

  • Review personal learning objectives and plans for the future

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Learning Outcomes

History & Mindset

  • Many people entering the Agile world see the Agile Manifesto as the beginning of the world, where it was really the summing up of much previous work. 
  • The 2001 Manifesto for Agile Software Development is still the anchor document for all forms of Agile development. 
  • Agile is gaining increasing adoption throughout the organization. 
  • Many people come to Agile looking for “the Agile process”. However, while some processes and methodologies may be more supportive or common in Agile organizations than others, the mindset must come first. 
  • Experiencing the Agile mindset is the best way to establish it in a learner 
  • The level of knowledge and experience held by individuals, teams and organizations can affect behaviors, processes and adoption. 

Individuals & Interactions

  • Soft skills such as attitude, community, trust and morale have traditionally been left out of team-based design. Agile brings them to the fore. 
  • Projects can be impacted when organizations underestimate the cost of physical and cultural separation. 
  • When teams ignore tacit vs. documented knowledge, they are not able to make conscious decisions about sharing information. 
  • It is easy to set up work spaces that hinder rather than help the team. 
  • Collaboration needs to be experienced, not just talked about. 
  • The Agile community has adopted several tools and techniques to support shared understanding. 
  • The term “self-organizing” can create concern for individuals and organizations because it infers shifts in traditional power structures. Agile learners and organizations need to define and align old and new role definitions. 

Value-Driven Development

  • One anchor of Agile development is incremental development.
  • Many people, even understanding the idea of incremental development, can’t see how to break work into small, value-centered work items and track their progress.
  • It is easy to lose sight of the cost of rework in incremental-iterative development.
  • Work-in-Progress (WIP), a term from lean manufacturing, seems to many people a strange concept to introduce outside of manufacturing, but WIP shows up in incremental development.
  • Continuous integration is a valuable goal in software development; non-software projects can still use the more general concepts of frequent integration.
  • Delivering is not merely giving a demo; it includes costs as well as benefits.

Customer & User Involvement

  • The literature and common usage can be confusing in defining the customer. 
  • Product/project success correlates with end-user involvement. Many teams face resistance to getting end-users to participate in a project, which then can fail even if the team practiced every other Agile habit besides getting feedback from real users. 
  • Ongoing user feedback is important for maximizing customer value. 
  • An unprepared team can suffer from reacting too vigorously to change requests. 

Planning & Adapting

  • A misconception of Agile development is that it involves no planning and no promises. 
  • Agile teams understand the value of collaborative estimation during planning. 
  • A team and its sponsors need to know how the work is progressing. 
  • A common mistake is to imagine that there is a single process that can fit all projects & situations; even a good process becomes mismatched to the team over time. 
  • Reflection workshops are necessary for both product and process adjustment. Techniques for conducting reflection workshops are best learned experientially.

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This course is accredited by ICAgile, a community-driven organisation of pioneers, experts, and trusted advisors.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be awarded ICAgile Certified Professional.

Participants must complete a Lessons Learned Log and submit it to the course instructor, to receive the certificate. Online courses only: participants must score at least 75% correct on quizzes at the end of each day of training, in addition to submitting their Lessons Learned Log, to receive certification.

ICAgile requires course participants to have their video switched on for the duration of the course.

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Joining Information

You’ll receive our full Joining Information email one week before your course starts. Your email will have your Zoom meeting URL, instructor information, and help for joining your online course. We open the course a half hour before the course starts so you can resolve any technical or log-on issues before the course starts.

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I work to shift hearts and minds to a better way of working. Agility doesn’t come from standing up at meetings and using a Backlog. It’s about your mindset and behaviours.’


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