Introduction to Agile

Agile    |    Beginner
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Agile is often used in software development to more effectively manage issues, like changes in priorities, timelines, and requirements. It's used to accelerate time to market, increase quality, and improve team morale, while reducing cost and risk. But what exactly is it? And why does it work? In this course, you'll learn the basic concepts and principles of Agile. You'll explore the Agile Manifesto, how Agile relates to the concept of kaizen, and how Agile compares with other methodologies. In addition, you'll examine Agile teams, the sprint process, and sprint components. Finally, you'll learn about common reasons Agile projects fail and common pitfalls in Agile adoption. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).


  • Recognize common expectations of agile adoption
    Recognize that the agile framework is composed of multiple methodologies and list some examples
    Recognize characteristics of the agile framework and how it is used by teams
    Describe the agile manifesto and its contents
    Recognize agile framework principles teams should consider
    Recognize how agile principles can be turned into practices, as well as business benefits that agile helps deliver
    Recognize agile's focus on people and how independence, interdependence, and continuous improvement relate
    Describe the concept of kaizen as it relates to agile
    Recognize how agile fits into other methodologies
    Compare and contrast agile and waterfall
    List characteristics of agile and waterfall
    Describe members of the scrum team, how they work together, and how they interface with the broader world
    Describe the basic rhythm of an agile project
    Recognize how a team sprint works
    Recognize commonly used agile methodologies
    Describe the scrum, xp, kanban, and lean agile methods
    Recognize the top practices employed by organizations who have adopted agile
  • Describe the concept of sprints in agile
    Describe the components of a sprint in agile
    Describe product vision as it pertains to agile
    Recognize the purpose of the product roadmap and how it differs from the product vision
    Describe different types of planning involved in agile
    Describe the product backlog and what it should include
    Recognize the purpose of sprint planning
    Recognize how to run a sprint and what is required
    Describe the daily standup or daily scrum
    Describe what the backlog grooming activity involves
    Recognize the purpose of the sprint demo
    Recognize of objective of the sprint review
    Describe the purpose of the sprint retrospective
    Recognize common agile myths and misconceptions
    Recognize leading causes of failed agile projects
    Recognize common pitfalls that should be considered when adopting agile
    Recognize the amount of work and change required to become agile



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