Introduction to Agile

Introduction to Agile Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

Agile is all about cooperating with the team to enrich the product and service delivery environment, maintaining high quality, swiftness, and frequency. The Introduction to Agile training course at NetCom Learning is aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of anyone looking to move to Agile Development.

Agile training courses provide comprehensive coverage of the basics of Agile Development and how it can enhance the business process through an improved collaborative environment. Learn about different characteristics, principles, and advantages of Agile Development.

The Agile Development training course explains how software processes have evolved over time and what implementation factors Agile introduces. This training course — Introduction to Agile — covers concepts including Pair-programming, Extreme Programming, Test-driven Development, Refactoring, and more.

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Intended Audience for this Introduction to Agile Course

  • » Project Managers
  • » Software Developers
  • » Software Architects
  • » Software Engineers
  • » Programmers
  • » Analysts
  • » IT Managers
  • » Testers
  • » Customers / Partners

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Course Prerequisites for Introduction to Agile

  • » Basic knowledge of project management / software development
  • » Basic understanding of business development processes

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Introduction to Agile Course Objectives

  • » Understanding Agile, its principles and application to software and projects development
  • » Understanding the Agile Manifesto
  • » Learn how Agile principles and practices enable improved customer service
  • » Learn about different Agile methods, including Feature-driven Development, Extreme Programming, Lean Development, AgileUP, and more
  • » Understand how Agile is different from traditional (Waterfall) development processes
  • » Learn how to implement augmented collaboration and communication through Agile Development processes
  • » Learn how to go through Agile transition and overcome the challenges

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Introduction to Agile Course Outline

      1. Agile Overview
        1. What is Agile?
        2. Agile Methods — Principles and Practices
        3. Agile Benefits — what you can expect
        4. Why Agile works
        5. Agile Teams
      2. Agile Basics & Practices
        1. User Roles and Personas
        2. Definition of Agile Methods
        3. Agile Practices
        4. Sprinting: Agile Practices in Motion
        5. Product vision, roadmap and planning
        6. Product Backlog and User Stories
        7. Prioritization techniques
        8. Relative Estimating
        9. Agile's iterative approach
      3. Becoming Agile
        1. The Top 10 Agile Myths How to “Become Agile”
        2. Ten Pitfalls when Implementing Agile Setting your Course Forward

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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