Agile success demands a strong and stable foundation.
A common misconception is that Agility means lack of order or discipline. This is simply not the case. Those who try to incorporate an Agile methodology or practice into their SDLC with an expectation of shedding the discipline are on a path to failure. Agility in software development requires strong discipline. In order to successfully create Agility, you must have a solid foundation in the practices and procedures you wish to adapt and learn how to follow those practices correctly while tying them to rigid quality goals.
This workshop will give you the foundation of knowledge and experience you need to begin. This course is a starting point for you to acquire the techniques, skills and tools that enable you to build Agile discipline.
In addition to defining Agile principles, we will cover the advantages and disadvantages of Agile development. Get first-hand experience by organizing and participating in an Agile team. Put the concepts you learn to practice instantly in the classroom project. Understand and learn how to take advantage of the opportunities for Agile. Finally gain an understanding and practice the collaboration and communication needed between customer and developers for Agile to succeed. Agile methods forming the basis for this course include:
â€¢ Extreme Programming
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â€¢ Feature Driven Development
â€¢ Lean Development
â€¢ Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
This Agile software development training course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of Agile Methods for software development, including:
â€¢ Project Managers
â€¢ Program Managers
â€¢ IT Manager/Directors
â€¢ Software Engineers
â€¢ Software Architects
â€¢ Product Managers
Laying the foundations for building your Agile success â€” Course Outline
Agile Overview â€” In this section we will explore the motivating factors for teams adopting Agile practices. Further we will examine the various Agile methods and the principles and practices they embrace. Agile success with real-world examples across many industries will be shared to highlight the benefits that Agile can bring to teams. Finally, we will explore the power behind Agile teams and how they differ from traditional project teams.
Exercise: Working through Roadblocks â€” As with any implementation, the implementation process itself should not be a distraction. So it is with the implementation of Agile in a development environment. In order to achieve that desired state of agility, a plan is needed, team members must know what to expect, and how you plan to get there. This exercise will help you understand the roadblocks you must faces â€” and how to address them â€” as you move forward with your Agile implementation.