Agile - by definition and in practice (Virtual Instructor-Led Training)

Agile - by definition and in practice (Virtual Instructor-Led Training)

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Course Summary:

Companies that want to switch to an Agile approach for software development will often unsuccessfully combine elements of traditional and agile approaches to project management.

Being Agile, Agile projects, Agile development, etc. These days "Agile" seems to be the term widely used for IT project development. So, what is it? And how can it be used to efficiently deliver software in today's demanding markets that want releases quickly?

Agile is an alternative to the traditional way that teams were organized and worked in the past. Today, everyone wants a new product quickly, with upgrades delivered even faster, which often puts pressure on companies to always innovate and provide new features to its customers.

Throughout this course, you will be introduced to three of the most popular Agile methodologies: Scrum, XP, and Kanban. Examples of how these Agile methods are applied to real world projects will be illustrated.

 

Key benefits:

  • Real world case studies to help avoid the pitfalls experienced by previous Agile projects.
  • Examine the 3 most popular Agile methodologies: Scrum, XP and Kanban.
  • Identify the Agile methodology best suited for your IT projects.
  • Compare Waterfall and Agile and determine which is appropriate for your future projects.

 

Target Audience:

  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT professionals
  • IT students

 

Length: 60 - 75 mins

 

Program Contents:

Module

Objectives

Module 01

What is Agile and how does it compare to the Waterfall methodology.

Module 02

Identification of Agile values and principles.

Module 03

Scrum explained in brief, advantages and disadvantages, transition of Waterfall team to Scrum, and best practices for applying Scrum during the project lifecycle.

Module 04

Extreme Programming (XP) explained in brief, advantages and disadvantages, transition of Waterfall team to XP, and best practices for applying during the project lifecycle.

Module 05

Kanban explained in brief, advantages and disadvantages, transition of Waterfall team to Kanban, and best practices for applying Kanban during the project lifecycle.

Module 06

Case studies that demonstrate in practical terms how Agile methodologies have been applied across a variety of IT projects.

Module 07

Comparison of the three Agile methodologies.

Module 08

Recommendations on when to use Agile over Waterfall: Scrum, XP, and Kanban.

 

Course Instructor: Maria Raso (Certified Scrum Master)

With a MSc in Computer Science, an Honours BA in Computer Science and Mathematics, Maria has worked in multiple industries (public and private sector) over her 20+ year career in both North America and Europe. An IT professional with experience in business analysis, document and web content management solutions on multi-lingual sites, and training end users.
Over the last 8 years she has worked as a developer on IT project teams that saw an increase in the use of Agile practices.
Maria is currently working as a freelance Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Web Developer to help organizations deliver successful solutions using Waterfall, Agile methodologies, or a combination of both.