Advanced Agile with Scrum and Kanban

Develop your Agile knowledge as you explore key frameworks to help improve your process efficiency.

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  • Duration

    7 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Explore Agile concepts in product management

On this seven-week course, you’ll start to develop more advanced Agile skills to use in the workplace.

Through a series of hands-on exercises, you’ll delve into key areas of Agile as well as tools and techniques for practical application.

You’ll explore Scrum, Extreme Programming, Lean, and Kanban to gain a thorough understanding of how to apply Agile concepts in product management.

Build your understanding of Extreme Programming (XP)

You’ll learn the values of Extreme Programming to help you understand how to use this Agile software development framework to improve software quality.

You’ll also develop practical skills in Scum activities like executing the product backlog and contributing to a sprint retrospective.

Learn how to manage tasks with a Kanban board

As you expand your understanding of project management tools, you’ll learn how to organise and manage tasks with a Kanban board.

This knowledge will ensure you can use Kanban boards to help you maximise efficiency and workflow.

Use the Cynefin Framework to support your organisation

To help improve problem-solving and decision-making within your organisation, you’ll learn how to utilise A3 thinking and the Cynefin Framework. This understanding will help you respond more accurately and appropriately to issues that arise in your workplace.

Guided by industry experts in the technology sector, you’ll finish the course with both theoretical and practical knowledge to help you implement advanced Agile methodologies.

What topics will you cover?

  • Product Management
  • Scrum Overview
  • Scrum Activities
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Kanban & Lean
  • Advanced Kanban & Lean
  • Systems Thinking

Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Discuss and apply major Agile concepts in Product Management including Design Thinking, personas/empathy maps, and Lean Startup
  • Participate in Scrum activities like executing the product backlog and contributing to a sprint retrospective
  • Describe the values of Extreme Programming and determine which scenarios call for certain practices
  • Organize and manage tasks with a Kanban board
  • Utilize A3 thinking and the Cynefin Framework to support organizational problem-solving and decision-making.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for those with prior knowledge of Agile. It explores advanced topics that will most be suited for project managers and programmers.

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Who will you learn with?

Agile IT Project Manager for Medical Devices managing several mobile applications.

Consultant focused on improving organizations ability to deliver value effectively using tools such as Agile, Lean, Systems Coaching (ORSC), Business Process Improvement/BPM, and Design Thinking

Who developed the course?

University of California, Irvine

Established in 1962, the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE) has served the lifelong learning needs of individuals, organizations, and the community on a local, regional, and global scale.

  • Established

  • Location

    Irvine, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 100Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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