Course Description

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This ICAgile-accredited course reinforces Agile as a mindset, not a methodology. The curriculum is interactive, covering concepts such as value-driven development, adaptive planning, frequent feedback and continuous improvement. Lessons offer firsthand experience in avoiding common pitfalls and understanding how Agile can maximize value for your organization. Whether you are new to Agile or an experienced practitioner who recognizes the need to “be” Agile rather than “do” it, this is where your journey begins.

Course Outline

  • History and Mindset
  • Individuals and Interactions
    • Creating Shared Understanding
    • Shifts in Roles
  • Value-Driven Development
    • Incremental Development
    • Work-in-Progress (WIP)
  • Customer and User Involvement
    • Including Customers and Users
  • Planning and Adapting
    • Process and Product Adaptation

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the Agile mindset, values, principles and practices
  • Describe the differences between teams that are self-organized and those who rely on management direction
  • Compare and contrast a feedback-based empirical method and a plan-driven method
  • Evaluate a release plan and explain the balance of costs and benefits on its proposed release cadence
  • Explain the pitfalls of not involving users before, during and after development activities/iterations
  • Demonstrate a technique for obtaining user feedback
  • Explain the core principles of Agile estimation and complete an exercise using either planning poker or affinity estimation
  • Demonstrate at least one technique for visually communicating status in an Agile environment
  • Contrast techniques for product adaptation in waterfall/traditional vs. Agile environments
  • Summarize how to balance the need to respond to change with the need for predictability
  • Explain how the various feedback mechanisms enable teams to learn and provide the opportunity to adapt their product to emergent needs


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ICAgile Certified Professional counts toward:


“The exercises are actually fun. I liked to have learned the various frameworks as homework before the day’s lesson.”

Spring 2020 Participant


“I enjoyed the breakouts. I now have a good understanding of how to come up with Values and a working agreement”

Spring 2020 Participant


“This course was well planned and fun to take part in!”

Spring 2020 Participant

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Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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