Agile for Beginners
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.
- Agile values and principles
- Agile theories
- Agile frameworks and methods
- Scaling frameworks
- Agile planning cycle
- Team dynamics
- Agile tools and certification
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.
What software or tools do you need?
You will need a Google account to log in and view some resources on the course.
Who developed the course?
World rankingTop 100Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020
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