Agile Fundamentals (ICP)
March 19 @ 8:00 am - March 20 @ 5:00 pm
In order to succeed with agile approaches, teams and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” Agile Fundamentals delves into key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement. They also cover the history of the agile movement, the Agile Manifesto, the Agile Principles, and some widely applied frameworks and practices. Course participants come away with a solid understanding of core concepts as they prepare to embark on their agile journey.
The class focuses on the Agile mindset, values, principles and foundational concepts. They are grounded in what it means to “be agile while doing agile” and achieve organizational agility without specific focus on any single agile methodology or framework (e.g. Scrum, kanban, XP, DSDM, SAFe, etc.)
Course participants will understand the history of the agile movement, the distinctions among Agile values, principles, and practices, key aspects of value-driven development, adaptive planning techniques, and how to cultivate collaboration with customers, within organizations and within teams. Participants will also have gained the vocabulary to discuss the benefits of agile approaches and how to avoid common pitfalls with fellow agile practitioners. In addition, participants will gain understanding of the value of continuous feedback, learning, and adaptation for products, processes, teams, and organizations.
Next Course: March 19-20, 2020, 8am to 5pm
Additional Upcoming Courses: June 4-5, 8am to 5pm; Sept 3-4, 8am to 5pm; Nov 19-20, 8am to 5pm
Location: Suite 810, 505 – 2nd Street SW, Calgary Alberta T2P 1N8
Instructor: Tim Porter
Cost + GST: $900 full price, $850 early bird
Materials fee, if any: NONE
Contact email/person for Info: Twyla Kowalchuk, SAFe Agile Training Manager: email@example.com
Minimum and maximum enrollment: Minimum 5, Maximum 20
Early bird pricing is available up till 2 weeks before the class start dates.
- Apply Agile values and principles.
- Compare and contrast the most popular Agile approaches.
- Describe the cultural and mindset challenges needed to be fully successful with Agile.
- Cultivate a strong focus on delivering customer value.
- Grow self-organizing teams that are able to deliver high-value, high-quality products.
Individuals & Interactions
- Developing Soft Skills
- Understanding Communication Barriers
- Sharing Knowledge
- Physical Work Environments
- Collaboration Techniques
- Techniques for Shared Understanding
- Shifts in Roles
- Incremental Development
- Value-Based Work
- Retaining Quality
- Work-in-Progress (WIP)
- Continuous Integration
- Cost & Benefit of Frequent Delivery
Customer & User Involvement
- Defining the Customer
- User Involvement
- User Feedback
- Product Adaptation
Planning & Adapting
- Process Adaptation
- Project Adaptation
- Attendee Workbook
- Course certificate
- Catered breakfast and lunch