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The Agile Principles and Mindset

8 hour(s)


  • Why Agile?
  • What is Agile?
  • When should I use Agile?
  • How should I use Agile?
  • Who does what in Agile?

At the end of the course, the participant will be able to:

  • gain a deeper understanding of an agile mindset and learn the practices needed to bring agility into their daily business


  • The Agile Manifesto
    • Values
    • Principles
  • Rationale & benefits of Agile
    • History of Agile
    • Empirical and defined processes
    • The pillars of the empirical process
    • The waterfall approach
    • Working with uncertainty and volatility
    • Agile myths
    • Empirical models for improvement and change
    • Business culture and Agile
    • The lifecycle of product development
  • Individuals and their interactions over processes and tools
    • Motivated and talented individuals
    • Emergent design from self-organising teams
  • Working systems over comprehensive documentation
    • Satisfy the customer with continuous delivery of value
    • Deliver working systems frequently
    • Working systems as a measure of progress
    • Technical excellence and good design
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiations
    • Business people and developers must work together
    • Face-to-face communications
    • Reflect and adjust regularly
  • Responding to change over following a plan
    • Embrace change
    • Sustainable pace
    • Simplicity – The art of maximising the amount of work not done
  • Common Agile roles
    • The role of the customer
    • The role of the team
    • The role of the Agile leader
    • The role of stakeholders
  • Common Agile techniques
    • User stories
    • Acceptance criteria and scenarios
    • MoSCoW prioritisation
    • Estimation using story points
    • Agile quality assurance and testing
  • Common Agile practices
    • Short feedback loops
    • Focus on quality
    • Emergent documentation
    • Visual boards
    • Retrospectives
    • Continuous improvement
  • Relevant methods and approaches for Agile teams
    • Scrum
    • XP
    • Kanban
    • Lean

Target group

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone wishing to learn about Agile


Certficate, diploma

At the end of the training, the participants will receive a certificate of participation delivered by the House of Training.

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