So what is Agile?
Agile is a methodology and mindset, commonly compared to Project Management, which is used to approach complex problems. It promotes a high-performance culture that celebrates creativity, collaboration, and the intention to produce the most valuable product and/or service for customers. It delivers better products faster and cheaper. Agile is best used when operating in Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA) environments where it is impossible to know all the variables up front, and business agility is essential to thrive. Businesses like Agility because it equips them with the mindset, culture and capability to be able to adapt and “turn on a dime, for a dime”.
Who uses Agile?
The British Army is Agile in areas. Almost every large organisation you can think of also uses the Agile approach. You yourself have probably demonstrated Agile values and practices and are likely to have more transferable skills than you think. Agile is the current leading enabling force behind the mission to transform businesses to become truly value-driven, people-orientated, 21st-century modern workplaces.
What’s in it for me?
So, Agile is, therefore, a very exciting area to consider your next career move into, with plenty of opportunities available, especially for Forces leavers that typically inherently demonstrate Agile values and principles well. This course – led by Service Leaver turned Agile Coach & Trainer John Spruce – will provide you with an overview of Agile & Scrum (the leading framework within Agile).
What Will You Learn on the Introduction Course?
The Online Introduction to Agile and Scrum course aims to provide a fast-track path to understanding Agile and Scrum.
It prepares participants to be part of or to interact with Scrum teams. During the day we look at the fundamental concepts behind Agile and Scrum and tackle some of the jargon.
– Agile Manifesto and Values
– The Principles behind the Manifesto
– Scrum Framework
– Scrum Roles, Events and Artefacts
– How Sprints work
– Separating the myths from the facts
– Real world examples from an instructor with more than 10 years of experience
What Will You Get?
– A one-day immersive online learning experience facilitated by a highly respected trainer
– Access to all course materials to download
– Participants will also be eligible for8 Scrum Education Units® (SEU’s)
– Upon completion participants will receive an Agile Centre Certificate of Completion
Who Should Attend the Introduction to Agile and Scrum course?
The course is aimed at those who are joining, working with, or impacted by Scrum Teams within the organisation.
It is also suitable for: business analysts, project managers, product managers, line managers, ScrumMasters and Development Team members. And anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge of Agile and Scrum.
The course provides the perfect platform to graduate to the Certified Scrum Master and/or Certified Product Owner certification programmes.