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Course BCS Agile Foundation Certificate
  • Public Scheduled Price£1095 +VAT
  • Course Duration2 Days
  • Course Options
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    Flexible content, flexible date, flexible location, variable length, private to your organisation - Courses can be held at one of our training venues or at another location convenient to you. Training can be set over a number of days or weeks to allow for practice time between training sessions.
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Overview
Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. The question is - what is Agile Project Management and how does it differ from traditional waterfall? What are the roles, skills and competencies required?

This two-day foundation certificate course is concerned with the use of Agile practices in projects, product and software development.

The course is designed to ensure the delegate has suitable knowledge of the core concepts of Agile practices, the Agile values and principles, across a breadth of Agile methodologies. It is not aimed at preparing delegates to implement a specific Agile approach.
Prerequisites
    • Experience of working as a member of a project team, for example as a tester, business analyst, software developer, project manager, or release manager, is helpful but not required.
Objectives
    • At the end of this course you will be able to:

      Recall the origins of Agile methods.
      Understand and apply the core values and principles of Agile methods.
      Know the difference between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile.
      Explain the issues identified in the traditional / waterfall approach.
      Recognise myths that are often attributed with Agile practices.
      Know the different approaches to the empirical model for improvement and change.
      Explain the business culture and the economic case required for Agile.
      Understand the implication of Agile practices on individuals, teams and businesses.
      Explain the way in which we engage customers into an Agile project.
      Know how we respond to change in an Agile project.
      Describe the common Agile roles, techniques and practices.
Certification
The closed-book exam is taken during the course and consists 40 multiple-choice questions taken over an hour. A pass mark of 65% (26 out of 40) is required for delegates to become accredited.

This course includes the Relevant Methods and Approaches for Agile Teams, including Scrum, XP (Extreme Programming), DSDM Atern, Kanban, Lean Software Development and Lean Startup.

PROOF OF IDENTITY

Please ensure that you bring photo identification with you on the day of your examination as you will not be allowed to sit the exam without it.
Target Audience
    • The certificate is relevant to anyone requiring an understanding of Agile, including organisational leaders and managers wanting to understand the value of Agile practices, or those who work in an Agile environment.
What's included
    • Comprehensive course materials and exercises
    • Exam fees
    • For courses held on our premises, complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits are available. Lunch is not provided, however, there is a wide variety of eateries within a short walk of the centre.
Course Content
    • The course is designed to present theoretical models and current industry practices, with an emphasis on understanding the intentions behind the four value statements of the Agile Manifesto. Towards the end of the course, we look at Agile approaches in use today, at a high level only. The course includes the following syllabus areas:

    • The Agile Manifesto
      4 Values
      12 Principles
    • Rationale & Benefits of Agile
      History of Agile
      Empirical and defined processes
      The pillars of the empirical process
      The waterfall approach
      The iron triangle of project constraints
      Working with uncertainty and volatility
      Agile myths
      Empirical models for improvement and change
      Business culture and Agile
      The economic case for Agile
      The lifecycle of product development
    • Individuals and their Interactions over Processes and Tools
      Motivated and Talented Individuals
      Emergent design from Self-Organising Teams
    • Working Systems over Comprehensive Documentation
      Satisfy the Customer with Continuous Delivery of Value
      Deliver Working Systems Frequently
      Working Systems as a Measure of Progress
      Technical Excellence and Good Design
    • Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiations
      Business People and Developers Must Work Together
      Face-to-face Communications
      Reflect and Adjust Regularly
    • Responding to Change over Following a Plan
      Embrace Change
      Sustainable Pace
      Simplicity - The Art of Maximising the Amount of Work Not Done
    • Common Agile Roles
      The Role of the Customer
      The Role of the Team
      The Role of the Agile Leader
      The Role of Stakeholders
      The Agile Mindset
    • Common Agile Techniques
      User Stories
      Acceptance Criteria and Scenarios
      MoSCoW Prioritisation
      Estimation using Story Points
      Agile quality assurance and testing
    • Common Agile Practices
      Short Feedback Loops
      Focus on Quality
      Emergent Documentation
      Visual Boards
      Team Synchronisation Meeting
      Show and Tells
      Retrospectives
      Continuous Improvement
    • Relevant Methods and Approaches for Agile Teams
      Scrum
      XP (Extreme Programming)
      DSDM Atern
      Kanban
      Lean Software Development
      Lean Startup

 

 

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