What is Agile?
Agile’s widespread adoption is driven by the discovery that the primary way for organizations to be competitive in a customer-driven marketplace is to become Agile, which enables organizations to master continuous change. Agile methodology is best used to manage high uncertainty projects where requirements are not well understood or are rapidly evolving. Agile is gaining momentum across companies and industries improving customer satisfaction and ROI.
The Agile Methodology Recognizes
Inspiring those doing the work and giving reasonable autonomy to those teams to accelerate innovation is the key.
Valuing transparency and continuous improvement ahead of predictability and standard plans.
Having open interactive conversations is more valuable than top-down directives and drives employee performance.
Agile Use Case
Most software development companies are moving away from a waterfall approach to an agile approach. In a traditional model, design, development, coding, and testing for the entire system are performed sequentially. In agile, the system solution is divided into features. Each feature is completed in terms of design, development, code, testing and rework, before the feature is called done. There are no separate phases and all the work is done in a single-phase only.
Agile Online Course
Throughout the five-week course, students will become versed in several agile approaches including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP), and Scrumban. Students will be able to align their skills with the global standard set by Project Management Institute (PMI)®. The course introduces tools that agile teams use to measure progress and results, and introduces the concepts of burndown charts.
After completion of the course, students will be awarded 2.1 CEUs (continuing education units), or 21 contact hours, and be prepared to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® or the newest version of PMI®'s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam.
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An Agile certification gives working professionals knowledge and authority over Agile practices and how to implement them within their organization, and also makes them preferred candidates for positions.
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Upon completion of this agile course, you will be able to:
- Define agile project management and benefits of using agile approaches
- Summarize the agile mindset and Agile Manifesto and how they both contribute to project success
- Describe how to prepare for effective agile implementation, including key tools needed for a successful agile approach
- Explain methods used to manage agile projects
- Describe popular agile approaches, including Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban.
- Explain measurement methods to ensure ongoing success