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.

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  • Skill Level
    Basic Concepts of Project Management
  • Duration
    • 1 Day
  • Support
    • Tutor on call
    • Exam simulator
  • Assessment
    • 7.5

Course Description

  • 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.

To apply for this course, you need to be:

  • Proficient in both written and verbal English. In other words, if English is not your first language, you must have a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band, or the equivalent Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score.
  • Reasonable numerate – i.e. understand basic arithmetic. Thus we require learners to have at least a Junior Certificate, or equivalent.
  • Computer literate. To access our learning management systems and virtual classroom-based courses, you need to be comfortable with basic information and communications technology. You are also expected to provide their own computer equipment to access our learning systems.

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