Introduction to Agile

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Training Overview

This course offers an introduction to agile for students with no prior knowledge of agile or lean. It will delve into the underlying philosophies of agile and demonstrate them in action through the learning of agile project management practices. The course will primarily focus on the widely used agile delivery methods: Lean, Scrum, and Kanban. It is essential knowledge for those who want to become certified in PMP or even just understand more about how agile project methodologies work. After taking this course, you’ll have the basics in place to deliver successful projects using agile techniques and increase team productivity.

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Learning Objectives

This course will focus on the most popular and widely used agile delivery methods, Lean, Scrum and Kanban.

  • Describe the underlying agile principles and terminology
  • Describe different agile techniques such as Scrum, XP, Lean & Kanban
  • Explore the cultural and mindset challenges for agile adoption
  • Discover the Scrum framework, process and ceremonies
  • Understand the Scrum Master, Product Owner and Scrum Team roles
  • Explore the Kanban theory and concepts: visualisation, WIP, Flow, Feedback & Self-organising teams
  • Understand the differences between Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall project management
  • Decide if agile methods are appropriate for your organization / project

Skill Level

Designed for newcomers to project management and senior technical staff looking to advance their careers with project management. This course demystifies project management and offers practical exercises, empowering students to confidently handle basic projects independently.

Delivery

This is a 1-day online course, delivered through a virtual platform.

Inside a Introduction to Agile Course: What's Included?

Relevant Course Materials

Access to materials for the Introduction to Agile course.

Practice Questions

Access to our practice questions designed to enhance your understanding of Introduction to Agile.

Access to Educate 360 LMS

Access our learning management system for supplementary documentations recordings.

Course and Customer Support

Telephone and e-mail support up to and including the day of the exam.

Course Agenda

Dive deep into the foundations of agile with a focus on its core philosophies, transitioning to hands-on learning of prominent agile project management practices like Lean, Scrum, and Kanban. Gain insights into the cultural challenges of agile adoption, familiarize yourself with roles in the Scrum framework, and differentiate between Scrum, Kanban, and traditional Waterfall project management. By the course’s conclusion, evaluate if agile methodologies align with your organization’s or project’s objectives.

  • Agile values & principles
  • The agile manifesto
  • Agile methodologies: Scrum Framework, Lean,  Extreme Programming (XP) & Kanban
  • Agile culture & mind-set changes required for agile
  • How to be successful with agile and what pitfalls to avoid
  • Agile requirements
    • Epics & user stories
    • Agile estimation
    • Story points
    • Ideal hours
    • Planning poker
  • How to make the move from waterfall to agile
  • Project Management: Predictive v Agile v Kanban

Eligibility Requirements

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

Why Study with Velopi?

Since our foundation in 2007, Velopi has carved a niche in the project management training space that is based firmly on close relationships with both companies and individuals. As our clients’ needs have evolved, so have our project management training courses. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of project management courses that are designed to meet the needs of any organisation or individual.

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“Velopi helped us achieve our first objective – gaining a high-level overview and common understanding of project management across the Team. We found the learning particularly useful in examining the versatility of our product and methodologies to meet our customer needs.”

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“The biggest impact that the Velopi course had on me was learning how the science and framework of project management can help in managing people as well as through interpersonal and direct communication- the penny really dropped about this for me during the course.”

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FAQs

Everything you need to know about the course. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, chat with our team.

Velopi’s courses are aimed at adult learners. We value the life experiences of our students and encourage everyone attending to contribute and to apply their existing experience to new situations.

At the start of each course, students will be provided with their instructor’s e-mail address and contact phone number. They are invited to make contact if they have any questions after the class.

Each one of the “Club PDU” courses are stand-alone offerings.
Following a continuing professional development course, many students are inspired to take their project management development a step further and we encourage our students to discuss their career plans with us. We can recommend further formal training leading to more advanced qualifications.

All students will receive a Certificate of Completion. This certificate sends out a strong signal that you are serious about the project management profession and seek to develop further in this role.

All of our instructors are Project Management Professionals (PMPs)®. Each has over a decade of industry experience and uses this to provide plenty of real-world examples to bring the courses to life.

Project management is a transferable skill. Thus these courses are relevant to all industries from Medical Devices, through Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Construction & Engineering, the Public Sector, to Information & Communications Technologies.

This is reflected in the nature of our case study exercises. Students quickly realize that the problems they have faced in the workplace are very similar to those outlined in class.

Students also meet project managers from other industries and networking with these brings home the universal nature of most project management issues.

Yes we do! Please contact us to discuss your requirements. Many of our courses can also be delivered, face-to-face, at your own facility.

This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone who is new to agile development.

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