Introduction to the Agile Approach Training
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.”
Main question: what is agile?
Agile is not merely a mindset, but a comprehensive approach that enables businesses to thrive in uncertain environments. It empowers organizations to create and respond to change swiftly and effectively. Rather than being just a way of dealing with uncertainty, Agile embodies a set of well-defined values and principles that guide teams in their decision-making process.
The Agile approach encourages a trial-and-feedback loop, where teams experiment with different strategies, gather feedback, and adapt accordingly. However, this adaptation should always align with the core values and principles of Agile.
In the modern business landscape, Agile has proven to deliver higher quality products in shorter time frames, regardless of the nature of the project. Its advantages are in stark contrast to the Waterfall methodology, where once a step is completed, it becomes challenging to go back and make improvements without scrapping the entire project, resulting in wasted time and resources.
By embracing an Agile mindset, companies can stay ahead in the fast-paced and ever-changing business world. It fosters efficient teamwork, ensures customer satisfaction, and encourages continuous innovation. Thus, Agile is not just a valuable strategy for forward-thinking organizations; it has become a necessity for sustainable growth and success in today’s dynamic market.
The core values of Agile build a way to success and create an environment where you can adopt changes and make transformations successfully.
What are the values for your company?
- Improved Project Delivery: Employees trained in Scrum and Agile methods are equipped with the knowledge and skills to deliver projects efficiently, ensuring timely completion and customer satisfaction.
- Increased Adaptability: Agile training enables employees to embrace change and respond quickly to evolving market demands, enhancing the company’s ability to stay competitive in dynamic business environments.
- Enhanced Collaboration: Scrum training fosters effective teamwork, collaboration, and communication among employees, leading to better coordination and synergy in project execution.
- Higher Productivity: Agile methodologies empower employees to prioritize tasks, eliminate unnecessary work, and focus on high-value activities, resulting in increased productivity and reduced waste.
- Improved Quality: By implementing Agile practices, employees gain a deeper understanding of quality standards, leading to improved product or service quality and customer satisfaction.
- Risk Mitigation: Scrum and Agile training equip employees with tools and techniques to identify and mitigate risks early, reducing project delays and cost overruns.
- Empowered Decision-Making: Agile methodologies promote decentralized decision-making, empowering employees to make timely and informed decisions, thereby accelerating project progress.
- Increased Innovation: Agile principles encourage experimentation, feedback, and continuous improvement, fostering a culture of innovation within the company.
Definition of Agile and Agility
What does it mean to be Agile in the sense of planning and guiding project processes, and how to produce a high-quality product that responds timely to the changing needs of its stakeholders
What will you get out of it, what should you do and what do you need regarding Agile delivery, also what is Agile delivery about – how to increase business value and reduce risks
Agile Manifesto and Agile Values
Which Agile values are included in the Agile Manifesto, why are they important and why apply to them
12 Agile Principles that lead towards “working product” through iterations, to customers/product user’s satisfaction with the welcome of changing requirements, to collaboration among business and non-business (development) people, to trust and sustainability, to simplicity and efficiency
What is an Agile mindset and what are the indicators that your company has an Agile mindset
Waterfall VS Agile
What are the differences between the traditional (Waterfall) model and the Agile approach with emphasis on the most challenged items such are: Command and Control vs. Servant Leadership, Planning, and Estimation, Risk Management
How to do risk analysis and assessment, how to ROAM (Resolved, Owned, Accepted, Mitigated) risks, and how to manage risk on Agile projects; Which 5 beliefs predict Agile success on enterprise level
How important is the role of Management and leaders regarding Agile transition; What are favorable and unfavorable conditions for Agile transition and implementation; A team’s path through Agile fluency – how is it influenced by team skills, management structures, relationships, organizational culture
Typical challenges with product development – how Agile addresses these challenges; Overview of real data regarding the use of Agile approach in the world of product/software development
Principles of Lean Product Development
Seven Principles of Lean Product Development and how they can improve the Business
Agile Frameworks and Techniques
Basic characteristics of the most common Agile frameworks and techniques, when to use them, and Scrum Framework
What are the important parts of a requirement (role, activity, business value), and how to write a requirement using User Stories
Clients Usually Ask Us These ... about Agile Approach Course
The training program is tailored for individuals seeking to gain knowledge about Agile frameworks and initiate its implementation within their organization. It is well-suited for various professionals, including Software Engineers, Business personnel engaged in the software development lifecycle, and anyone eager to understand the fundamentals of the Agile approach.
Whether you are new to Agile or wish to enhance your understanding of it, this training provides valuable insights into the principles and methodologies, empowering you to apply Agile practices effectively in your organization.
Training Duration: The training is conducted over the course of one day, making it a concise and focused learning experience.
Certification: Although the training is not certified, it offers valuable insights into Agile values and practices, making it an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth, as well as very good starting point for further improvements .
Location: The training is organized upon the client’s request and takes place at their own premises. This provides convenience and ensures that participants can learn in a familiar and comfortable environment.
Educational Material: To support effective learning, we provide comprehensive educational materials that cover essential concepts and practical applications of Agile methodologies.
SEU Points: Upon completing the training, participants can earn up to 8 SEU (Scrum Education Units) points in category C. These points are a valuable recognition of their commitment to continuous learning and professional development within the Agile community.
In summary, this one-day uncertified training, held at the client’s location, offers a wealth of educational material to participants. It empowers them to gain practical knowledge of Agile while earning SEU points to showcase their dedication to ongoing improvement and expertise in the field.