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Fundamentals of Agile and Scrum

A One Day training course designed to give teams a fundamental understanding of the Agile paradigm

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Suitable for teams totally new to "Agile" looking to improve their understanding

  • Introduces the origins of the Agile Manifesto and the issues that Agile attempts to solve

  • The course gives attendees a fundamental understanding of the advantages of an Agile approach and a basic overview of the tools, techniques and practices required to succeed

KEY SUBJECTS COVERED
  • An introduction to what we mean by "Agile" and "Scrum"

  • Agile Values and Agile Principles

  • An overview of the Scrum Framework, Kanban and Lean

  • Building a Product Vision to foster collaboration and forming a Product Backlog

  • Using Value Based Prioritisation to formulate an MVP

  • Organisational culture as the basis of trust and transparency

  • Time-boxing to encourage production over perfection

  • Feedback loops or using Empirical Process Control to Inspect and Adapt

  • Controlling and Optimising "Flow" with Kanban

  • Iterative and Incremental Delivery

  • Choosing a Sprint Goal, and formulating a Sprint Backlog

  • Monitoring progress and identifying impediments

  • Establishing a Definition of Done at team and organisational level

  • Scrum Roles Responsibility and Accountability

  • The fundamentals of Scaling the Scrum Framework

  • Common objections to an Agile approach

  • Basic tools and techniques used by the majority of Agile Teams

course Objectives

  • Attendees with gain a fundamental understanding of the terminology and concepts of Agile

  • They will participate in a simulated Agile project to gain first hand understanding of the advantages of an Agile project and the challenges that it brings

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