Gain knowledge and awareness of Agile methodologies and explore how to take your team from a current state to an Agile state.

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Explore Agile practices with the University of Adelaide

Agile methodology is a mindset that enables managers and teams to continuously learn and improve what they do and how they do it, driving performance and innovation through iterative practices.

On this four-week course from the University of Adelaide, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to elevate the performance of your teams through improved collaboration, efficiency, and adaptation to change.

You’ll transform your management style as you explore how to take your team from your current state through to an Agile state by building roadmaps for change.

Understand the purpose of Agile methodology

You’ll learn to define Agile as you explore how it differs from other methodologies.

With this deep dive, you’ll understand the benefits of Agile, what this might look like in practice, and the key terminology to help you communicate with your team.

Unpack Agile values and principles

Next, you’ll gain a solid understanding of the values and principles of Agile as you learn to apply these to a workplace scenario.

With this knowledge, you’ll learn how you can apply Agile to diverse team contexts. You’ll also understand how the different Agile tools could work for your team as you unpack diverse examples.

Develop your Agile roadmap

Finally, you’ll learn how to set your team up for success as you outline your Agile roadmap.

You’ll learn key techniques to apply Agile specifically to your context and work to ensure a smooth transition into Agile teams.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds Stephan Hitchins: In today’s fast-paced and highly competitive business environment, organisations are constantly looking for ways to ensure greater efficiency and improve the delivery of quality products to the customers. But, to improve the speed at which products are launched into the market and improve the efficiency of business operations, teams need to work effectively around an agreed framework. So, what is this framework? The answer is agile. An approach involving ‘sprints’ with project teams incorporate and adapt to stakeholder and customer feedback. In this course, you’ll explore how you can use agile teams to produce a quality tailored and focused end product. You’ll learn how to use agile project management practices to adapt to frequently changing scope.

Skip to 0 minutes and 56 seconds So, if you want to get your team to collaborate more efficiently and enable your organisation to deliver their highest quality product within the constraints of your budget, then enrol in this course today.

What topics will you cover?

Week 1: What is Agile

  • Defining Agile and how it differs from other methodologies
  • Benefits of Agile
  • Terminology key to Agile
  • The purpose of Agile

Week 2: Values and principals of Agile

  • The values and principles of Agile

Week 3: Agile in diverse team contexts

  • Identify use cases and how the different Agile tools and practice could work for your team
  • Diverse examples of Agile and the implementation of tools

Week 4: Your Agile roadmap

  • A roadmap example
  • Setting your team up for success

Who is this accredited by?

The CPD Certification Service
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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.

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...

  • Describe the nature, role and benefits of Agile Teams.
  • Identify the principles and values of Agile ways of working.
  • Explain the use case for Agile Teams in diverse contexts.
  • Critique a roadmap for transitioning to Agile Teams.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for new or emerging managers, or team leaders from any industry.

You may also have been in management for a longer period of time and you’re looking to upskill and update your approach to management.

Please note, Stephan is not able to join the discussions or respond to individual comments, however, the course encourages a strong learning community. The learning is focused around debate and discussion - supporting other learners, sharing your own experience and knowledge, and listening to new perspectives. We hope that you will enjoy interacting with and learning from each other in this way. Don’t forget to comment, reply to other learners and ‘like’ comments.

Who will you learn with?

I am skilled in Design Thinking, Branding, Visual Communication, Futures Design and Agile methods. My key interests are complex problem-solving, critical thinking in teams and strategic leadership.

Who developed the course?

The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide is a world-class teaching and research institution. They are committed to developing quality students and lifelong learners who are recognised for their skills, creativity, global outlook and ability to succeed.

  • World ranking

    Top 110Source: QS World University Rankings 2023

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
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  • 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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