Getting started with Agile
The Essential Introduction to Real World Agile
This course includes The Outset Advantage
Course Length: 2 Days
Course No. TMA46
CDU & PDU: 16
IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK Guide 2.0)
IIBA Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide 2.0
Outset Group Seminar Manual loaded with Agile principles, vocabulary, methods and best practices
Who should attend?
People from all backgrounds who need a working knowledge of Agile principles, and how they are applied in a business context
People from all areas of the business who are being asked to migrate to an Agile environment
Agile practitioners who are in their early stages of learning a new approach, and want to be grounded in Agile principles, vocabulary, and best practices
What knowledge and skills do students gain?
The Outset Group offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management
professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®,
CAPM®, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Seminar Content & Approach
Getting Started in Agile teaches the Scrum method (this can be adapted to align with our customer’s Agile practices). The seminar maps Agile principles to the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Alliance, and the IIBA Agile Extension to the BABOK Guide.
Like all Outset Group seminars, Getting Started in Agile helps our students to succeed in their real world business context. To accomplish this, we create a “fast-paced and fun” learning environment that gives each student the flexibility to interpret and applyAgile principles in their real world work context. Once each student's Learning Objective has been documented (in the form of a user story), we take a unique case study approach:
Students track the same project through two distinct project life cycles. We simultaneously take the project through both a “Waterfall” and an “Agile” approach.
Using elements of game shows, board games, panel discussions, and pop quizzes, we challenge our students with common issues and questions that arise in an Agile project, and give extra points when students make the connection to real world examples.
At the close of the seminar, students have taken the same project through a waterfall approach and an Agile approach. They will know the advantages and risks of each approach, and in particular know what is expected of a project that uses Agile
Students Return to Work with:
The ability to participate in projects that use Agile methods
The ability to communicate with Agile practitioners, and to understand where they are coming from
The ability to factor in Agile methods and best practices into their plans and their management approach
The ability to define their individual role in their company’s Agile methods, or at least ask the right questions to define accountability in Agile terms
The ability to supervise personnel working in an Agile environment
The ability to use and understand Agile terminology
Insight into the roles and responsibilities of an Agile project
The ability to align an Agile effort with executive direction and enterprise requirements