You would like to understand what Agile is and what the day-to-day activities of an agile team look like – how work gets done in a Lean/Agile environment. You are keen to see how agility can benefit you, the work you are involved in and the people around you. You also want to understand how your own role changes, whether you are an executor, a business person or a manager.
This course developed alongside our coaching and thus is hands-on and practical. You will walk out equipped to start changing the way you work. You will get a chance to explore the philosophy of Agile and Lean, learn about frameworks like Scrum, complete a mini release and understand why this approach is such a fundamental departure from traditional ways of working, especially from a people perspective.
Anyone who forms part of an Agile team, leads an Agile team, interacts with an Agile team, whether from a business or technical perspective.
Anybody who wants to understand how their future looks given that Agile has been around for 20+ years and is here to stay.
Anybody who wants to understand how agility can benefit themselves, their team or their organisation.
Agile as philosophy
The Agile mindset, values and principles
How Agile came about
How Agile is different from traditional approaches
Collaboration and engagement
How Agile teams are constructed and why it matters
Creating collaborative teams
The value of continuous improvement
What it is and why customers and business people are an integral part of Agile teams
How we handle risk in Agile
How Agile frameworks like Scrum focus on Value-driven delivery
Why we plan more in Agile and how it differs from traditional approaches
Sizing and estimation in Agile
Planning at different levels – product and project, release, iteration
The elements of Scrum
Kanban vs Agile
Events / ceremonies
This workshop has no pre-requisites.
Centre for Agile Coaching is a Member Organisation with the International Consortium of Agile (ICAgile) and have accredited the Agile Fundamentals class with them. ICAgile offers knowledge and competency-based certifications in the diverse disciplines needed to sustain organisational agility. They provide three levels of certification aligned to the various learning tracks, i.e. professional, expert and master. Professional-level certifications are knowledge-based, while the Expert-level and Master-level certifications are competency- and innovation-based. The ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) is an entry-level certification that signals intent to learn about agile and become a professional in the agile space. This certification is a pre-requisite to all other professional certifications through ICAgile.
Attendees of the Agile Fundamentals class are eligible for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) certification. Should a student miss more than one hour of class time, they will not be eligible for certification. Qualifying attendees are registered with ICAgile for certification on completion of the class. Registration carries a cost of $75 (USD), which is included in the course fee.
Dates: 11 & 12 April 2023
Duration: Two full days (09:00 – 17:00 daily)
Method of delivery: In-person, facilitator led
Venue: Durbanville Hills Winery, Tygerberg Valley Road, Durbanville
Cost: R8814.75 (incl VAT) per person, excl costs
Costs include the following:-
Course Manual and handouts
Arrival snacks, lunch and beverages