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Agile Training Courses

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

At Agile Catalyst, we are proud of our reputation for delivering engaging, experiential Agile training courses that are fun, informative and great value for money.

Based on the latest accelerated learning techniques, our courses consist of interactive exercises, simulations and games scientifically proven to drive learnings deeper.

Delivered by subject matter experts with many years of real-world, agile experience gained across multiple domains and industries, our courses are designed to deliver practical knowledge, tools and techniques participants can use immediately to get an early return on their investment.money-back-guarantee

In fact, we are so confident that our Agile training offers great value for money, that all our courses are backed by an iron clad, 100% money back guarantee in the unlikely event you disagree with us!

Take a look at our Agile courses listed below. Please note that the content of all our courses can be tailored to meet your strategic objectives and desired outcomes.

Introduction to Agile

In today’s highly competitive, dynamic business environments an organisation’s survival depends on how quickly it can respond to change and deliver value to market faster than competitors. Which is why more and more companies are turning to Agile.

In this interactive, highly engaging two-day workshop you’ll learn the key Agile methodologies, techniques and practices; and why Agile is fundamental to your job security and career advancement in today’s fast changing business world.

 

Course Overview and Learning Objectives

By the end of this Certified Agile Foundation course participants will understand:

  • The origins and evolution of Agile
  • Differences between Agile and traditional methods
  • The Agile software and product development life-cycle
  • Overview of the most popular Agile methodologies and frameworks, including:
    • Scrum
    • Kanban
  • Agile roles and responsibilities
  • Planning & estimating Agile projects
  • Agile requirements/user stories and backlog management
  • Agile metrics and governance
  • The iterative development, quality assurance and continuous delivery cycle
  • Working with distributed and off-shore teams
  • Scaling Agile at the enterprise level

*All course content can be tailored to meet your organisations specific needs

 

What You Get

All attendees will receive the following course materials:

Who’s This Course For?

This Certified Agile Foundation course is for C-Suite Executives, CEOs, CIOs, Portfolio Managers, Programme Managers, Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Designers, Entrepreneurs, Business Owners and anyone interested in cutting costs, reducing risk and delivering innovative products and services to market quicker. This course is also ideal for anyone new to Agile and anyone who wants to significantly improve their career prospects.

 

Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident in our reputation for delivering a high value Certified Agile Foundation course, that in the unlikely event you are not happy with the course content, you will receive a full refund of your registration fee – no questions asked. What’s more, you’ll also get to keep all course materials absolutely free — no charge.

And because this 100% money back guarantee takes away all risk, that means you have nothing to loose and everything to gain!

This course is Continuing Professional Development Accredited: 

Scrum Foundations

Scrum is an iterative, incremental agile framework for developing innovative products and services. Arguably the most popular Agile approach in use today, Scrum is an ideal fit for projects characterised by tight deadlines, a high degree of complexity, and constantly changing requirements. Originally created by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber for software development projects, Scrum is just as effective at managing deliverables within any domain.

Scrum’s inherent ability to effectively respond to and manage change within complex environments make it an ideal framework for delivering high value software, products and/or services in the shortest time possible.

 

Course Overview and Learning Objectives  

    • How Scrum works
    • The origins of Scrum
    • The core values, principles and Scrum practices
    • The Scrum Framework – including short-cycles, iterations and increments
    • How to initiate Scrum projects
    • Planning and estimating Scrum projects
    • Managing scope and date driven projects within a Scrum framework
    • Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Tools for managing Scrum projects
    • Scrum artefacts, key metrics and reporting
    • Additional Scrum tips and techniques

What You Get

    • A training session delivered by a Certified Scrum expert
    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments included
    • Course folder containing printed colour copies of all course material
    • Interactive Scrum coaching workshop and exercises
    • Electronic copies of all course material and any additional resources
    • Lifetime access to private members content and excellent networking opportunities
    • 6 months post-training email and Skype support
    • Effective Project Management with Scrum Course Certificate
    • Signed copy of ‘Waterfall to Agile: A Practical Guide to Agile Transition’
    • 10% discount off all Agile Catalyst services 

 Who’s this course for?

The Effective Project Management with Scrum course has been designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum project management framework, and as such is ideally suited to anyone currently – or soon to be – involved in Agile or Scrum projects. This may include Project Managers, Developers, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Tester, Architects, Designers and anyone interested in developing high quality software, products or services on time and within budget.

 

Money Back Guarantee

At Agile Catalyst we’re confident you’ll receive great value from the Effective Project Management with Scrum course, and if for any reason you aren’t completely satisfied, we’ll be happy to issue you a full refund – no questions asked. You’ll even get to keep your course materials free of charge.

User Story Essentials

Requirements are the building block for projects. And the way those requirements are captured and documented can determine whether a project is delivered on time or within budget. A popular Agile technique, user stories are a concise description of features or functionality that deliver value to customers.

Written from an end users perspective, user stories are an effective approach for capturing and prioritising requirements on time and budget constrained projects – regardless of whether those projects are Agile or not. Created throughout a project’s life-cycle, user stories are also a great way of managing changing requirements.

During this interactive training, you will gain hands on experience writing user stories for a simulation project. Using real-life examples, case studies and practical exercises, this course will give you tools and techniques for capturing and documenting user stories on any project; regardless of size, complexity and whether those projects are Agile or not.

 

Course Overview and Learning Objectives

    • How much detail to put into a Agile & Scrum user story
    • The seven characteristics of good user stories
    • How to capture and manage requirements on large projects
    • A simple template for writing effective user stories
    • How to write non-functional requirements as user stories
    • Nine common user story mistakes to avoid
    • How to run user story workshops at the beginning of a project
    • Additional tips and techniques for generating user stories

* For in house training, all course content can be tailored to meet your organisation’s specific needs

 

What You Get

    • Training delivered by an experienced, industry expert
    • Breakfast and lunch provided, with refreshments throughout the day
    • Course folder containing printed colour copies of all course material
    • Interactive Agile User Story workshops and exercises
    • Electronic copies of all course material plus additional resources
    • Lifetime access to the Agile Catalyst private members group
    • 6 months post-training email and Skype support
    • User Story Essentials Training Certificate
    • Signed copy of ‘Waterfall to Agile: A Practical Guide to Agile Transition
    • 10% discount off Agile Catalyst services and additional courses

 

Who’s This User Story Essentials Course For?

This ‘User Story Essentials’ training course is for Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Designers and anyone else involved or interested in delivering high quality products or software on time and within budget.

 

Money Back Guarantee

We are so confident you will get great value out of our ‘User Story Essentials’ training that in the unlikely event you are not happy with the course content, you will receive a full refund of your registration fees – no questions asked. What’s more, you’ll also get to keep all course materials.

Estimating & Planning Agile Projects

Regardless of whether your project is scheduled to be completed in a month or a year, a clear and well-defined plan is essential for delivering software or products on time and within budget. Despite the flexible and collaborative approach offered by Agile, estimates and plans remain critical for the timely and successful delivery of all projects.

Estimating and planning Agile projects is a whole team process – and to ensure estimates are as accurate as possible, all team members need to know what the latest agile estimating and planning techniques are, how to use them, and when.

The Estimating and Planning Agile Projects course is designed to provide you with comprehensive knowledge of how to estimate and plan Agile projects, regardless of size, complexity or domain Armed with this knowledge, you will be able to forecast project deliverables — and answer stakeholder questions such as “When can this be done?” and “How soon will the product be ready?” — with greater confidence.

 

Course Overview and Learning Objectives

    • Why traditional projects run late and over budget
    • The Agile approach to project planning
    • Tools and techniques for estimating Agile projects
    • Tracking and communicating progress on Agile projects
    • How to align Agile project milestones with strategic business objectives
    • Planning Agile projects to deliver highest business value
    • Additional Agile estimating and planning tips

What You Get

    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day
    • Training from a recognised industry expert
    • Interactive Agile Estimating and Planning and exercises
    • Colour printed copies of all course material
    • Electronic copies of all course material and additional planning and estimating resources
    • Networking opportunities and lifetime access to private members content
    • 6 months post-training support through email and Skype
    • Agile Estimating and Planning Course Certificate
    • A signed copy of ‘Waterfall to Agile: A Practical Guide to Agile Transition’
    • 10% discount on all Agile Catalyst services

Who’s This Course For?

The Estimating and Planning Agile Projects course is ideally suited to Software/Product Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Product Owners and anyone developing software or products using an Agile approach. This course is also a good fit for anyone who wants to learn additional techniques for more accurately estimating and planning Waterfall projects.

 

Money Back Guarantee

We are confident that every attendee will take great benefit from the Estimating and Planning Agile Projects course, and in the unlikely event you are not completely satisfied we will issue you with a full refund. You’ll also be able to keep your course materials as a gesture of good will.

Lean Kanban

Kanban is an effective just-in-time “pull” system for cutting costs, improving quality and getting products, services and/or software to market quicker.

Originating from Lean Manufacturing, Kanban enables companies to eliminate waste (in the form of time, money and resources) and optimise their development or production processes by identifying the most efficient workflow sequences and ensuring that the correct work is completed at the right time.

The Kanban method primarily involves making incremental changes that transform existing business processes into more efficient and timely work streams. Kanban achieves this by removing bottlenecks in production, improving lead time, helping to establish an optimal workload for teams, improving organisational alignment, and generally ensuring consistent high performance in the shortest amount of time.

 

Course Overview and Learning Objectives

    • What are the Lean principles?
    • Overview of the Kanban method
    • The six core characteristics of effective Kanban systems
    • How to use Kanban boards and cards
    • How to identify bottlenecks and control work in progress
    • Using Kanban for planning and estimating
    • Measuring, monitoring and reporting progress
    • How to manage constraints
    • Scaling Kanban
    • A comparison of Kanban and Scrum
    • Additional techniques, tips and tricks

What You Get

    • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout the day
    • Training session hosted by a recognised industry expert
    • Electronic and printed colour copies of all course materials and additional resources
    • Interactive, hands-on Kanban workshop and exercises
    • Lifetime access to Agile Catalyst private members area
    • 6 months post-training support through email and Skype
    • Lean Kanban Course Certificate
    • Signed copy of ‘Waterfall to Agile: A Practical Guide to Agile Transition
    • 10% discount off all Agile Catalyst services

Who should attend this Lean and Kanban Course?

The Lean Kanban course is designed for anyone wishing to get maximum benefit from Kanban. Whether you are considering a change to Kanban, or simply require a practical setting in which to build upon your existing knowledge of the methodology, you will find this very course helpful and relevant. With techniques and skills that can be applied on any project, the Lean Kanban course can be of particular use to Project Managers, Software developers, Testers, Designers and Engineers and Team Leads.

 

Money Back Guarantee

We are confident you will take great benefit from our Lean Kanban course, that in the unlikely event you are not happy with the course content, we will happily issue a 100%, full refund of your registration fees. Plus, you’ll get to keep all course materials, with no questions asked.

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