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Fundamentals of Agile

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About This Course

Agile has arrived! With more organizations increasing their use of Agile practices to manage their projects, it is more important than ever to understand what Agile means, and how and when to use it.

In this engaging course you’ll learn the key concepts and practices associated with this important movement, and gain confidence in your ability to work effectively in an Agile environment. Listen to real-world examples and participate in guided activities as you’re introduced to principles of collaborative and value driven development. You’ll learn the fundamentals of the most popular Agile methodologies: Scrum, Lean, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP).  Whether you are new to Agile or need a refresher on the foundations, this course is for you!

At the end of the course students will understand:

  • When to use Agile versus predictive or Waterfall projects
  • The values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Lean Principles of delivering value and eliminating waste
  • The Scrum roles, ceremonies, and artifacts
  • XP – Extreme Programming
  • Considerations for leading an Agile transformation and bringing Agile into an enterprise environment

This course is also available in the PDU Passport, our all-access pass to every InSite PDU course.

Outline: 

  • Introduction
    • Agile Myths
    • Why Agile?
    • When Agile?
  • What is Agile
    • Abridged History of Agile
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Agile Principles
    • Lean/Agile Mindset and Agile Methodologies
  • Fundamentals of Lean and Flow
    • The Airplane Game Simulation
    • Principles of Lean
    • Kanban Board
    • Restaurant Example and exercise
    • Maturing the Kanban
    • Visualizing the Flow
  • Introduction to Scrum
    • Scrum Overview
    • Scrum Lifecycle
    • Product Owner
    • Product Backlog
    • User Stories
    • Scrum Roles
    • Sprint Planning
    • Scrum Ceremonies
    • Measuring Performance
    • Scrum Exercise
  • eXtreme Programming Features
    • XP Values and Practices
    • XP Roles
  • Agile for the Enterprise
    • Scrum of Scrums
    • Scaled Agile
    • DevOps
  • Going Agile
    • Agile Culture
    • Implementing Agile

Target Audience:

Project Managers and team members starting out in Agile, entering the Agile environment, or simply interested in learning more about Agile development.

Outcome: 4.5 Professional Development Units (PDUs) that can be applied towards the PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-BA, PMI-RMP, and PMI-SP certifications ((or .5 PDUs towards the PfMP).

Author: Alan Zucker

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is this course registered with PMI? Will I earn Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

    Yes and yes!  Your PDUs are important, and we’ve registered this course with PMI.  Velociteach is a Registered Education Provider (REP#1768).  This course is listed with PMI, provides Category A PDUs and is aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM. Once you have finished the course, our system will generate a Certificate of Completion for your records.

  • How long will I have access to this course?

    You will have access to this course for 6 months from the time you activate the key in your account. Otherwise, purchase the PDU Passport and have access for either 6-months or 12-months, depending on your selection.

  • When will I be able to access this course?

    Upon purchase, this course will automatically be added to your account. However, your 6-month access period will not begin until you activate the key. In other words, you are in the drivers seat.

  • How long will it take me to complete the course?

    You will earn  4.5 PDUs for completing this course. Therefore, it should take you about 4.5 hours to complete the course, but you can revisit sections or watch lessons as many times as you wish during your access period. One of the best features is you can pause a course and pick up right where you left off when you log back into your account. InSite is self-paced, which makes it simple for you to learn when it is convenient for you.

  • Can I access this course from a mobile device?

    Yes, you can take this course from your computer, tablet or mobile device.  If you can access the internet, you can access this course.

  • What is the Talent Triangle, and how does it impact my PDUs?

    PMI requires that you earn a minimum number of 8 PDUs in Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic and Business Management categories. This course provides 4 PDUs towards the Technical category and 0.5 PDUs towards the Strategic and Business Management category.

  • How do I report my PDUs?

    You will receive a Certificate of Completion when you complete each course.

    PMI has step-by-step instructions on how to report your PDUs.

  • PDUs: 4.5

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Fundamentals of Agile






PMI Talent Triangle™

  • Leadership PDUs: 0
  • Technical PDUs: 4
  • Strategic PDUs: 0.5

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