Google defines Agile in two ways.
1. to be able to move quickly and easily
2. relating to or denoting a method of project management, used especially for software development
While both definitions are technically correct, none of them comes even close to capturing the full import of the word
‘Agile’ as used in the context of a group of people coming together to collaborate to build something.
In the past 20 years or so, there has been a quiet revolution in the way products get built. This revolution has been driven by ‘Agile’. Organizations big, small and in-between have been rapidly adopting Agile. Initially, it was used to build software applications but now Agile is used in a variety of corporate functions such as Sales, Marketing, HR and others. Not only that, major tech and non-tech companies worldwide (such as Google, Crate & Barrell, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Atlassian, etc.) require that their leadership be Agile in their leadership style.
So what is this Agile? In short, it is a way of being, a way of thinking which has spawned several highly productive project management frameworks such Scrum, Kanban, Scrum-ban, XP to name a few.
This course will deliver a deep understanding of Agile and then provide comprehensive overview of it’s most well known and popular frameworks.
There are many courses online that teach Agile frameworks but they teach them as a series of mechanical steps. In other words, most courses teach how to DO Agile when one needs to BE Agile. None of the other courses try to build the connection between the frameworks and the Agile way of thinking. This course will provide you with that perspective. In other words, this course will teach you how to BE Agile and NOT DO AGILE. Additionally, this course will also expose you to some of the more recent conversations that are taking place in Agile domain in terms of other management principles that are becoming part of the Agile ways of working.
At the end of this course, you will not only be well versed with the Agile philosophy and its various frameworks but most importantly, you will be able to practice any framework not just as series of mechanical steps but in true Agile spirit.
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Learning the Essence of Agile
This course delivers a deep, wide & a holistic view of Agile and all it's popular frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, etc.
Table of contents
Google defines Agile in two ways.
You will learn
✓ Get a sense of the Agile mindset
✓ Learn about the various Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, XP and other scaling frameworks such as SaFe, Less, etc.
✓ Learn about the key structural elements needed to successfully adopt Agile
✓ Learn about management practices that are important for successful Agile adoption
✓ Learn about the leadership styles that are relevant for successful Agile adoption
✓ Get a sense of the various scaling frameworks
• If you have very little or no technical background, you should still be able to follow most of the course (of course, it depends on your comfort level at grasping new concepts)
• Someone who is committed to learning about Agile (i.e. NOT someone who is only casually interested in this topic)
This course is for
• Anyone who is ACTIVELY looking to get into the field of software development, application development, or information technology
• Any IT professional is has recently joined an agile team or is seeking a position within an agile team
• Project managers
• Product owners
• Scum masters
• Mid-level managers in an organization