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Agile for Beginners

Develop the skills to apply Agile principles to project management as you explore the concepts, tools, and techniques of Agile.

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Agile for Beginners

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  • 7 weeks

  • 3 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Introductory level

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Gain a solid introduction to Agile project management

Agile methodology is being widely adopted by project managers. This iterative approach promotes collaboration and human interaction to work more efficiently and be responsive to change.

On this seven-week course, you’ll explore the major concepts, tools, techniques, and applications of Agile project management.

You’ll delve into the Agile manifesto to develop crucial Agile skills and learn how to apply them to the workplace. With this knowledge, you’ll also understand how to build and support high-performing teams.

Explore key Agile frameworks

You’ll identify and compare different Agile frameworks and approaches, including Scrum and Extreme Programming, to understand how to implement them into a work environment.

You’ll also explore the values and principles that support Agile theories to build your understanding of the role of Agile values in project management.

Unpack Scaled Agile Framework and other approaches

With your knowledge of Agile frameworks, you’ll delve deeper into Agile Scaling approaches such as Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum@Scale, and Nexus. Through examples and discussion, you’ll evaluate Agile Scaling approaches to compare their strengths and weaknesses.

You’ll then discover how organisations can incorporate Agile planning and team dynamics to effectively manage a project in an Agile environment.

Learn how to use Agile tools

The course will wrap up with a survey of commonly-used Agile tools and industry-recognized certifications to help you understand how to select the best option for your work environment.

Guided by industry experts from the University of California, Irvine, you’ll finish the course with a strong foundational knowledge of Agile and will have started to develop key Agile skills you can use in your workplace.

What topics will you cover?

  • Agile values and principles
  • Agile theories
  • Agile frameworks and methods
  • Scaling frameworks
  • Agile planning cycle
  • Team dynamics
  • Agile tools and certification

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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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...

  • Apply foundational Agile skills, including Agile Principles, Values, and the Planning Cycle.
  • Discuss the role of Agile Values in project management.
  • Compare the different Agile Frameworks & Methods and apply them to a work environment.
  • Evaluate the different Agile Scaling Approaches in order to compare their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Build and support high-performing teams with crew resource management tools and techniques.
  • Evaluate Agile tools to select the best option for a given work environment.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in Agile practices but will be particularly useful for programmers and project managers.

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What software or tools do you need?

You will need a Google account to log in and view some resources on the course.

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

    1965
  • Location

    Irvine, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 100Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

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