Certified Agile Fundamentals Training Course

Agile Fundamentals (ICP)

Start your journey towards Agile Mastery with the AWA Agile Fundamentals training course and gain an understanding of the Agile Mindset and key concepts needed to be successful in agile ways of working. Available in London, NYC or as a private onsite class.

fantastic, excited to take all the ideas back to the office to improve how we work – Brendan Cain – Team Lead

ABOUT THIS COURSE

To succeed with agile, teams and organisations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” Through a series of practical and theory led workshops you will learn key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, team collaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement. This course is ideal for project managers, product managers, HR / Production / Commercial / Marketing Manager, Manager and anyone else interested in knowing how to work in an agile way.

The course also covers the history of agile, the agile manifesto, the agile mindset, the agile principles, and some widely applied frameworks and practices. By attending this course you will come away with a solid understanding of core concepts as you prepare to embark on your agile journey. You will also be eligible to apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional Certification, the gateway certificate to all other ICAgile tracks.

COURSE DATES

It may be more cost-effective to run this course onsite if you have a group of 8 or more people. Speak to the AWA team for more details.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • A clear understanding  of the Agile Manifesto and how the ideas relate to your own context.
  • Recognise the cultural and mindset challenges of being fully successful with Agile and why achieving agility is so hard with out the mindset.
  • Compare and contrast the most popular Agile approaches, including Scrum and Kanban
  • What self-organisation is, how roles and teams are different, and what roles will continue to rely on traditional management direction.
  • Grow self-organizing teams that frequently deliver valuable, high-quality products.
  • Create a strong focus on the delivery of customer value.
  • Proven techniques that will enable you to improve flow / cycle, deliver frequently.
  • Enhanced ability to collect various types of feedback from your customers and users.
  • Plan, adapt and measure different stages of development even in complex and fast changing markets.

AGENDA

  • What is Agile and when to use it
  • Agile Mindset, Values, & Principles
  • Value vs Cost
  • Agile outside of IT
  • Team Building & Communication
  • Vision and Purpose
  • Stakeholders and Customers
  • Quality & Continuous Improvement
  • Creating Value in small increments
  • Using feedback to reduce risk
  • How to estimate
  • Prioritising work
  • Planning over different horizons
  • Capacity and planning for the unexpected
  • Retrospectives and improvement
  • Putting it All Together

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

“as a fundamentals course this ticks all the right boxes and covers all the right areas”

fantastic, excited to take all the ideas back to the office to improve how we work – Brendan Cain – Team Lead

informative and educational, pulling all the aspects of “agile” together – Andrea McCutcheon – Technical Project Manager

this is a great course that describes a better world – very useful if your organisation is willing to make the changes – Steve – Development Team Lead

useful, interactive and well organised, giving me the initial pointers I need and the mindset to increase my knowledge to try and apply some of the principles. – Amyn Bennamane – Engineering Team Lead

CERTIFICATION

ICAGILE ACCREDITED
The AWA Agile Fundamentals course is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as fulfilling all Learning Objectives in the Agile Fundamentals track. After successful completion of the Agile Fundamentals course, you can apply for the ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP). This continuing education certification is the gateway course for the ICAgile Expert accreditation in one of your chosen tracks. To be eligible for the IC, you must not miss more than 1 hour of class. Learn more at ICAgile.

DURATION

2 Days

PRICE

SELF PAYING: £600 + VAT
EARLY BIRD: £800 + VAT
STANDARD: £900 + VAT

ENQUIRIES

t: +44 203 369 1125
e: training@adventureswithagile.com

WHY

  • the foundational course and gateway to all other ICAgile tracks
  • gain collaborative skills for working with your customers, clients, and teams.
  • acquire the vocabulary to discuss the benefits of agile ways of working
  • know how to avoid common pitfalls
  • illustrate your commitment to professional mastery

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Team, Managers, Delivery Managers, Heads of, anyone wanting to pursue an ICAgile Expert Certification (ICE) and hasn’t yet gained the ICP.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • Course manual and notebook
  • Improved skills and knowledge that will enable you to work in an agile way
  • Tasty breakfast and lunch, and teas/coffees/water
  • Membership to Adventures with Agile community for organisational change and agile

PRE-REQUISITES

none

AWA TRAINING PASS

You can save money when you book multiple courses at the same time with the AWA Training Pass.  We will work with you to create a training pathway that suits you, your team or your department at a cost that’s affordable for you. We can even arrange for training passes to be paid via instalments rather than one upfront payment. Passes are flexible, interchangeable and refundable. FIND OUT MORE

ABOUT THE TRAINERS

one of the following trainers will facilitate this course

SIMON POWERS

Simon has over 20 years’ experience helping very large organisations to thrive in the market and to be better places to work. He works with the board of directors or senior managers to transform the way that they see themselves, each other, and their organisations. The results are better organisational design, better processes, more engaged staff, and an organisation that is customer focused and more successful. He has been using Agile and Lean for the last 14 years, initially within IT, but in the last 5 years across the entire organisation. Simon founded Adventures with Agile (AWA), a global community of practice for organisational change in 2014. He founded the AWA consultancy in 2015, and his experience comes from both his own direct experience and through the consultants that work for Adventures with Agile working across many of AWA’s clients.

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GEORG FASCHING

Over the past 18 years, Georg has developed a passion and proficiency in Digital Product Development while working predominantly in the banking and engineering spaces. His experience transitioned to Agile in 2010. Having practiced as Product Owner and also as Scrum Master provides him an intriguing blend of complementing perspectives. Georg now improves the flow and happiness for people, and products, through coaching and training.

Georg is a mentor and servant to the community, proof of his vicarious quest to help others achieve their goals. His dedication to continual learning has made him extremely effective as an Agile Coach in accomplishing huge wins for his clients, which include major finance and tech corporations. As a qualified Personal and Business Coach, he also enables individuals become even better versions of themselves.

Georg’s quest for adventure once led him to a treacherous part of the world where he conquered, gutted and fried up the commonly feared Piranha in the Amazon Basin. He thrives in challenging situations as he continues his coaching & training practice today in London, England.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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