Introduction to Agile Overview
Assuming no prior knowledge of agile or lean, this course will introduce the student to the underlying philosophies of agile.
Once the principles have been established, the student will be shown these in action by learning the practices associated with agile project management.
This course will focus on the most popular and widely used agile delivery methods, Lean, Scrum and Kanban.
Next Available DateTo be confirmed
Skill LevelBasic Concepts of Project Management
- 1 Day
- Tutor on call
- Exam simulator
- Describe the underlying agile principles and terminology
- Describe different agile techniques such as Scrum, XP, Lean & Kanban
- Explore the cultural and mindset challenges for agile adoption
- Discover the Scrum framework, process and ceremonies
- Understand the Scrum Master, Product Owner and Scrum Team roles
- Explore the Kanban theory and concepts: visualisation, WIP, Flow, Feedback & Self-organising teams
- Understand the differences between Scrum, Kanban and Waterfall project management
- Decide if agile methods are appropriate for your organization / project
This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone who is new to agile development.
It will be of benefit to anyone who is considering an agile approach to managing their software development projects.
- Agile values & principles
- The agile manifesto
- Agile methodologies: Scrum Framework, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP) & Kanban
- Agile culture & mind-set changes required for agile
- How to be successful with agile and what pitfalls to avoid
- Agile requirements
- Epics & user stories
- Agile estimation
- Story points
- Ideal hours
- Planning poker
- How to make the move from waterfall to agile
- Project Management: Predictive v Agile v Kanban
Agile has become somewhat of a buzzword and various misconceptions exist out there. This one-day introduction will be given by a Certified Scrum Master with many years of software development and project management experience. By the end of the day, you should realize if these methods would benefit your work or not.
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Your career is a journey, and you’ll need to stay relevant as the profession evolves and as the needs of employers grow and change. Maintaining your PMI® certification is a significant competitive advantage. It keeps you relevant and helps you better position yourself as the answer to a company's demand.
To keep your certification and keep you relevant and competitive for employer demanded skills, you’ll need to participate in professional development activities, and earn and report professional development units (PDUs.) The goal is to ensure that your certified competencies stay relevant and up to date.
There are tons of opportunities to earn PDUs. PMP® credential holders love Velopi's PDU Centre because it's the easiest way to earn and document the 60 hours of professional development units (PDUs) that are required over a 3 year period.
As a learner with us, Velopi's PDU Centre helps you earn and report your Education PDUs to keep up to date and maintain your certification through our classes, seminars and webinars as well as self directed learning. Visit the Velopi PDU Centre to see our upcoming classes and webinars and Discover ways to earn PDUs or report earned PDUs with our Velopi PDU Centre.
Hear what our students say...
As a small and rapidly growing company, the Velopi team helped our Senior Management team introduce a common terminology, develop the company’s project management model and processes and apply it to our resource management and planning of Client projects every day so that, as a Company, we succeed in delivering quality projects, on time and on budget to our Clients.”
Scientific Officer, Atlantia
Industry Experts that help you SucceedMeet the Team
Managing Director & Founder
Seamus Collins has led Velopi since he founded the company in 2007. He has developed Velopi into the internationally recognised specialist in Project Management that’s helped hundreds of companies accelerate their growth.
Senior Training Consultant
An excellent communicator, John has a proven track record of delivering training and analysing training needs of project management training and consultancy to a range of companies across the IT, Telecommunications, Finance and Life Science sectors.
A learning and development professional for the past 10 years, consulting with a variety of well-known and successful organisations, Michael holds two Masters degrees, MA Learning & Development and MSc Project Management.