ICAgile Certified Professional
You've heard of "Agile" but not sure what the fuss is about? You wonder if this whole "Agile thing" is just hype or here to stay? And why exactly is "Agile" so popular right about now?
Well, wonder no more - agile attitude's Agile 101 course is a comprehensive, flexible and interactive course covering the basics of agile with humour, heart and a healthy dose of attitude.
Over a total of 6 independent and self-contained modules, the agile 101 course not only gives you a 360 degree overview of all things agile but also introduces participants to lean and agile approaches suited for rapid innovation. And if that’s not enough, the course also comes with the option of gaining internationally recognised certification, right here on the Sunshine Coast.
Who this course is for
As a solid foundation of all things agile, this course is targeted at anyone who would like to gain a deeper understanding of the agile culture and mindset as well as the processes and practices commonly associated with lean and agile approaches. Whether you're completely new to agile or have been a practitioner for years, this course will help you take your understanding and application of agile to a new level.
No prior knowledge is required and the topics in this course cover the entire organisational ecosystem, from organisational culture and company structure through portfolio management down to day-to-day task management, making it the perfect introduction for team members, project managers, executives and start-up entrepreneurs alike.
What this course covers
The certification course is broken down into a total of 6 modules, each covering a number of self-contained concepts and learning outcomes. While beneficial, it is not absolutely necessary to complete the modules in a predefined order, allowing you to choose your own learning pathway and pace.
Once you have completed all modules in the course, you will have a solid understanding of the following concepts:
The history and background of Agile
Learn the origins of Agile, get a high level overview of the more commonly known agile methods out there right now and what exactly makes Agile, well, agile!
The agile organisation
Understand the reasons why more and more organisations worldwide choose agile as their sole delivery framework and how you can use the agile culture and mindset to translate these benefits into your organisation.
Building & fostering cross-functional teams
Tapping into your organisational brainpower may well be the fastest and cheapest way of improving business effectiveness and this course will show you how to create cross-functional teams, what this means for existing employees and how to use collaboration and communication techniques to foster ongoing team development, increase effectiveness and avoid the common issues posed by organisational silos.
Learn how to articulate what "value" means in the context of your business and how to define, plan, evaluate and fine-tune your value proposition through an iterative and incremental development cycle.
Agile planning & forecasting
We'll talk about why "agile" does not mean "anarchy" by discovering how agile estimation, planning and forecasting can be applied on multiple levels, from your product or project portfolio down to the day-to-day planning of each individual team member.
Innovation & change
Everyone wants to innovate, few know how – understand the different types of innovation, how to facilitate a culture suitable to innovation and customer-driven change and explore design thinking and user-driven design tools and techniques to build the “right product” at the “right time”.
Process & project adaptation
Your team, department or business is unique and what works for "Harry down the road" may not work for you. As part of this course we'll be discussing the pros and cons of some of the better known agile methods, the underlying mechanics of common agile practices as well as evaluation techniques to identify the effectiveness of a given practice in your context.