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    Agile: Intro and Fundamentals

    Agile Project Management Training Course

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    Course Description

    Delivered Online or On-site | 2 days | 15 hours

    Live instructor-led training.

    This course is designed to introduce participants to the Agile project management methodology. Agile content covered includes frameworks, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, teaming, adaptive planning, and Agile and Design thinking.

    Participants will walk away from the course with an enhanced understanding of Agile history and methods, the concepts of value and waste, strategies for stakeholder engagement, effective leadership strategies, flexibility and adaptability in planning, the iterative process, and continuous improvement.

    Agile Training Course Learning Outcomes

    Upon the completion of the course, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the Agile frameworks
    • Understand and apply value-driven delivery
    • Understand how to engage stakeholders using various Agile tools and strategies
    • Understand and build high performing teams
    • Understand effective leadership strategies
    • Understand adaptive planning considering constraints and progressive elaboration
    • Understand the relationship between Agile & Design Thinking and be able to apply both
    • Understand challenges and limitations of Agile

    Course Schedule

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    Agile Frameworks:

    • Start with why
    • The Agile Manifesto (Values & Principles)
    • The Agile Methods (Scrum & Kanban)

    Value-Driven Delivery:

    • The goal of business
    • Early value delivery
    • Assessing value
    • Delivering value
    • Incremental value

    Stakeholder Engagement:

    • Alignment (When it is important and when it is not important.)
    • Tools (wireframes, prototypes, personas etc.)
    • User stories and backlogs
    • Story Maps
    • Definition of “done”
    • Communications (velocity, information radiators)
    • Human skills (negotiating, empathic listening, conflict resolution, decision making)


    • Leadership (team formation, adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence)
    • Examples and activities

    Adaptive Planning:

    • The importance of constraints (timeboxing and human behavior)
    • Progressive elaboration

    Agile and Design Thinking:

    • Problem detection and resolution
    • An iterative process (empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, testing)
    • Continuous improvement

    Agile Considerations:

    • Challenges and limitations
    • When not to use Agile
    Image of a hand turning a dial from traditional project management to Agile
    Project Management Tips

    Wondering what the Agile modality is, and what it can do to improve your process?

    The PMI® (Project Management Institute) website offers a weath of information about the Agile system of project management. 

    Access the article archive on PMI’s website.

    Taking Versatile’s training course, Agile: Intro and Fundamentals, will quickly get you up to speed!

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