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Agile is a systemic approach designed to help project teams move more quickly and easily.?Students will learn the core principles of Agile (Individuals and interactions over processes and tools, working software over comprehensive documentation, customer?collaboration?over contract negotiation and responding to change over following a plan). Join our faculty of master practitioners to begin your journey learning Agile. By the end of this institute, students will be empowered with a strong foundation of skills and strategies to?begin implementing Agile techniques with their own teams.

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Agile Basics Institute Curriculum Plan

30 hours of learning content, minimum of 0.5 hours of coaching, 2 hours of contribution and online discussion.

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Agile Foundations: Scrum Methodology
0.30 Hours

Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies used today, because it helps organizations deliver quality in an environment of constantly changing requirements. In this course, you'll learn how Scrum works as an Agile approach to empower teams to deliver quality working software that is valuable to customers. You'll learn how to identify the following features of Scrum and their benefits in modern software development: backlog refinement, planning, sprint review, and retrospective. You'll recognize the key responsibilities of the scrum rules of product owner, scrum master, and developer, and how they support the Scrum paradigm. And finally, you'll learn how the product and sprint backlogs support the sprint process.

Agile Organizations: Building an Agile Culture
1.40 Hours

In order for Agile to be effective, it needs to become part of the organization and corporate culture. In this course, you'll learn how to build an Agile culture in the organization. First, you'll examine the challenges an organization is likely to face when transforming into an Agile organization. Next, you'll learn how to establish an Agile governance framework that will guide the organization on the best practices for building an Agile team, mentoring the team, and building the Agile culture. Finally, you'll explore Agile conflict resolution, moving towards Agile maturity, and effective Agile management.

Agile Organizations: Agile Models & Scaling Agile
1.50 Hours

Even though Agile software development adapts well to changing requirements and is scalable, there is still a steep learning curve for how to effectively use it in the organization. In this course, you'll explore the challenges faced by an organization transitioning to Agile. First, you'll learn about several Agile frameworks including the Hybrid, Lean, and Bimodal Agile models and frameworks. Next, you'll learn about Agile estimation methods, Agile benefits, and scaling Agile. You'll move on to examine the SAFe framework for Agile and the LeSS framework. Finally, you'll learn about scaling scrum, Scrum challenges, and the Scrum of Scrums meeting.

Agile Organizations: DevOps & Agile
0.75 Hours

Software development is a complex process that can be made easier with the use up Agile. The benefits are amplified when combined with DevOps and the cloud. In this course, you will takes a closer look at the relation between Agile, DevOps, and the cloud. First, you will learn about the features of DevOps and its benefits. Next, you will learn about the Agile development process and the Agile life cycle. Next you will learn about continuous integration and CI/CD. You will then learn about cloud stability and the Agile, DevOps, and cloud interaction. Finally, you will learn about the Agile cloud architecture and how the cloud provides scalability.

Agile Principles and Methodologies
0.90 Hours

Agile projects use of short work iterations and incremental development of products that focus on business priorities and customer value. In this course, you'll learn fundamental Agile concepts, including the eight Agile values and twelve Agile principles. This course also covers the five phases of the Agile project management model, and introduces you to the most common Agile methodologies and frameworks. Finally, this course introduces key activities for managing an Agile project, including creating a product vision and project charter, and best contract and documentation types. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Agile Project Planning
0.97 Hours

Properly estimating and prioritizing project requirements is critical to Agile project planning success. You need to be able to map out the work necessary for your product release. In this course you'll learn about critical Agile planning activities including creating personas and wireframing. This course also covers the most common Agile estimation techniques such as story points, wideband Delphi, and affinity estimation. This course also covers requirements prioritization methods and activities you perform when completing your release plan. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam.PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Agile Architecture, Design, & Collaboration
1.00 Hour

In this course, you will be introduced to Agile architecture, design, and collaboration. You will become familiar with architecture principles and the pros and cons of collaboration.

Agile Programming & Testing
1.00 Hour

In this course, you will be introduced to Agile team practices including pair-programming and co-ownership of code. You will also become familiar with Agile programming practices and Agile testing activities.

Agile Stakeholder Engagement and Team Development
0.88 Hours

Agile projects are only successful if the Agile team is cohesive, productive, and engaged. Strong project managers encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. In this course you'll learn about Agile teams and team leadership, including the characteristics of an effective Agile team. This course also introduces you to common team development strategies, and developmental mastery models. Finally this course covers effective communication tools and the benefits of using facilitation techniques like Agile games to foster collaboration and cooperation in the Agile team. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam.PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Agile Project Scheduling and Monitoring
0.92 Hours

Wouldn't it be great if projects managed themselves once you got them started? But this isn't the case. Successful Agile project management involves adequate scheduling and monitoring, which helps identify any adjustments that need to be made, and ensures effective time management. In this course, you'll learn about managing projects with Agile project scheduling activities like setting work in progress limits and implementing project buffers. This course also covers recommended project time management processes for monitoring and tracking progress at both the iteration and project levels. This course also introduces you to key risk management and product quality, testing, and integration strategies you can use when managing Agile projects to help ensure your project creates and maintains the intended value as it progresses. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

The Agile Leader
0.75 Hours

Even a small shift in direction can accelerate success. In this course, you will learn how to adopt a focused and flexible mindset; respond quickly with adaptive techniques; and empower others to reach the goal.

Development & Testing with Agile: Team Meetings
1.00 Hour

Agile team meetings are an essential part of software development. In this course, you'll explore the various areas of Agile team meetings. First, you'll learn the basics of sprint planning meetings, including running, managing a virtual meeting, and product backlog refinement sessions. You’ll dive into each area of Agile team meetings and examine through working examples each of the Agile team meetings, including their objectives, goals, and benefits. You'll explore how to document the minutes of meetings and the role of each member attending them. Finally, you'll learn how to recognize best practices in all of the Agile team meetings and how to effectively build an Agile team meeting for software development.

Agile Key Exam Concepts
0.80 Hours

Agile projects use many of the tools and techniques from lean project management in order to ensure that processes are as efficient as possible. Agile tools are often simple and highly visual, where a colocated team can easily access them. In this course you'll learn about key exam concepts such a muda or waste, the Kanban system, process efficiency, Little's Law and the product vision. This course also introduces you to the benefits of colocated Agile teams, including osmotic learning and communication. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam. PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Agile Foundations: Agile Fundamentals
1.50 Hours

The Agile methodology has become dominant in the software development scene over the last decade, as it allows organizations to deliver software faster than traditional methods while being flexible enough to accommodate ever-changing requirements. In this course, you’ll learn the steps of the software development life cycle and the roles and responsibilities of a software development team, and the various software test methods. You’ll learn the Agile software development methodology, the steps of the Agile, and the Agile artifacts. You’ll also learn how to identify how Agile differs from the Waterfall methodology, and learn about the CI/CD process and how it relates to Agile. And finally, you’ll learn best practices for transitioning a traditional software development team to Agile.

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Agile Software Development Methodologies
1.00 Hour

In this course, you will be introduced to Agile software development methodologies such as Extreme Programming, Lean, and Kanban.

Agile Software Projects: Estimation Methods
0 Hour

Software companies want predictability from their development teams in terms of software delivery, quality, and, just as importantly, cost. The Agile process makes development costs more predictable by promoting the breaking of work into small pieces so it can be accurately estimated by the Agile team. Organizations value Agile team members who are educated in efficient Agile estimation methods, as they make the cost of software projects more predictable and therefore less wasteful. In this course, you'll learn how Agile applies to the whole organization and needs to become part of the culture. Next, you'll learn why team involvement is important in the estimation process and various estimate techniques for determining the scope of work. Finally, you'll learn some of the key questions that should be asked during the estimation process and some of the pitfalls of using Agile estimation techniques.

Transition to Scrum: Agile Foundation to Scrum
0.52 Hour

Discover how Scrum is applied to the Agile software project management approach, and explore the aspects of Agile, Scrum, and Lean and how they fit into the Agile mindset. In this 9-video course, learners will examine how Agile differs from traditional project management, the basics of Scrum, and the relationship between Scrum and both Agile and Lean. Common misconceptions about Scrum are also covered. Key concepts covered in this course include the strengths of Agile, Scrum, and Lean and how they relate to each other; comparing and contrasting Agile principles to traditional project management concepts; and learning the importance of adopting an Agile mindset to transition to Scrum. Explore the need to embrace an Agile mindset for transitioning to Scrum; compare and contrast Scrum to Agile; compare Scrum to Lean; and learn the basic concepts of Scrum and common misconceptions about Scrum, including how Scrum projects are often tracked and managed more accurately than other projects.

Agile Software Development: Agile Project Management Techniques
1.30 Hour

In this 14-video course, explore Agile project management techniques, feature-driven development, and Agile modeling. Examine self-organizing teams and how they operate, as well as team member roles and responsibilities, and other topics. Begin with a look at the Agile process and how it applies to project management. Then examine feature-driven development and how it applies to Agile project management. Define self-organizing teams and how they work, and compare different Agile methodologies and frameworks. Explore features of the Scrum framework; the Kanban and Lean frameworks, and the Extreme Programming framework. Identify the types of Agile management tools and how they relate to project management; source control tools and how they can be used in an Agile project; and continuous integration tools and team management tools, and how they can be used in an Agile project. The final tutorial focuses on benefits of the Agile project management methodology. The concluding exercise involves identifying Agile project management techniques and comparing Agile frameworks and tools.

Development & Testing with Agile: Agile Self-organizing Teams
1.30 Hour

Self-organizing teams explore the notion of being a living organism and how every member affects the strengths and weaknesses of the team. In this course, you'll explore self-organizing teams and their components. You'll learn about self-organizing teams with Agile, including methods and technologies for promoting Agile collaboration within teams. You'll examine how to be an effective product owner and scrum master using examples in software development environment. Next, you'll learn about distributed teams, including best practices for a successful team and overcoming challenges. Finally, you'll examine how to build a strong Agile team, including monitoring and managing the team using metrics to become an effective Agile software development environment.

Secure Agile Programming: Agile Techniques
0.80 Hour

Learners will discover how to gather Agile requirements, implement Agile processes, create a secure Agile software development (SD) lifecycle, implement Disciplined Agile Delivery, and apply best practices for secure SD in this 9-video course. First, you will take a look at Agile requirements, specifically at how to perform requirements gathering and management in an Agile environment. Next, learners will follow two tutorials on Agile techniques: Part A on defining Agile techniques including iterative delivery and the use of user stories, and part B on defining Agile techniques including the daily standup meeting, pair programming, Scrum events, and planning poker. Following on from this, you will learn how to create a secure Agile SDLC (software development lifecycle), to ensure that the software development, even in a fast-paced Agile environment, is secure. Learners will also discover how to implement Disciplined Agile Delivery, ensuring that things are kept to a schedule. In the final tutorial in this course, you will observe how to apply best practices for secure SD.

Development & Testing with Agile: Agile Methodologies in Software Development
1.50 Hour

Agile methodologies in software development help deliver value or product faster, with better quality and the ability to respond to change. In this course, you'll be introduced to the concepts and methodologies behind Agile for software developers, including the benefits of using Agile in the software development industry today. You'll begin by learning the Crystal Agile framework and discover the various features of Crystal as an Agile methodology. You’ll learn about feature-driven development and how it applies to Agile software development. You’ll then explore Extreme Programming and its features. You’ll examine the principles and steps of Lean development methodology and also learn about the use of Kanban, including the Just-in-Time approach and its benefits. Finally, you’ll learn how the Agile methodologies compare by asking the question of how truly Agile each methodology is.

Cultivating Enterprise Agile
0.30 Hour

Both the economy and technology are changing rapidly. Agility is needed for an organization to adapt to change, and agile thinking must be fostered and realized across the organization. In this course, you'll learn about agile enterprise and its benefits, factors for its successful implementation, and key steps involved in its creation. You'll also explore ways to overcome common obstacles to enterprise agile, and to select appropriate planning tools for an agile organization.

Introduction to Agile Software Development
1.30 Hour

In this course, you will be introduced to Agile Software Development, as well as the principles and values behind the Agile Manifesto.

Agile Organizations: Cloud for Agile Software Development
1.30 Hour

The cloud has various deployment and service models that can be combined with Agile software development methodologies to help your organization design and create your very own cloud strategy based on your organization's needs. In this course, you'll learn about Agile software development, cloud management, cloud identity and access management, the cloud physical infrastructure, the cloud logical infrastructure, and cloud privacy. Next, you'll examine the available cloud deployment models such as public, private, hybrid, community, and virtual public clouds, as well as multi-cloud and multitenancy environments. You'll then move on to explore cloud service models such as Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Software as a Service. Finally, you'll learn about advanced topics such the Internet of Things.

Agile Software Development: Agile Development Life Cycle
1.50 Hour

In this course, you will explore the differences between the Agile process and the waterfall method and examine the steps involved in the basic Agile project management process. Begin this 14-video course by learning how the Agile process applies to project management and how it differs from the waterfall method. Then discover the steps involved in the basic Agile project management process; examine the manager's role in a self-organizing team; and identify roles and responsibilities of Agile team members. Delve into best practices when transitioning from traditional software project management to Agile; identify how to build strong Agile teams; and look at methods and technologies for promoting Agile collaboration within teams. You will recognize Agile project management artifacts, and the types of Agile management tools with examples of each. Learners can explore the Agile lifecycle; the significance of continuous integration by using the Agile process; and learn about Agile assessments and how to migrate an organization to the Agile methodology. To conclude the course, learners follow an exercise involving understanding Agile project management practices.

Agile Project Planning
1.00 Hour

Properly estimating and prioritizing project requirements is critical to Agile project planning success. You need to be able to map out the work necessary for your product release. In this course you'll learn about critical Agile planning activities including creating personas and wireframing. This course also covers the most common Agile estimation techniques such as story points, wideband Delphi, and affinity estimation. This course also covers requirements prioritization methods and activities you perform when completing your release plan. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® exam.PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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The Differences Between Agile Frameworks
Crystal Basics
Agile Case Study
Agile Software Resources
Running an Agile Meeting
Agile Case Study
Pitching Agile to your Leadership
SCRUM Basics
Dynamic Systems Basics

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