Agile Foundations

Explore the big ideas at the heart of Agile, learn how to manage work efficiently as part of an Agile team and walk away with an ICAgile Professional Certification.

Agile Foundations

If you’re looking for training that will give you the basics of Agile, there are two course options.

Firstly, the ICAgile Foundations course which fulfils the foundation learning objectives of the International Consortium for Agile and will provide you with an official ‘Certified ICAgile Professional’ certificate, or alternatively a one day bootcamp-style introduction to everything you need to understand.

ICAgile Foundations

If you or your team is new to Agile and Scrum - or are just looking to refresh your knowledge - then this is the course for you.

You’ll discover the fundamental ideas behind Agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban and learn how to apply them. Develop good working habits that make your team more efficient and productive, and get the background knowledge you need to work more effectively with Agile teams.

You’ll learn through hands-on exercises, practical activities, discussion and presentations—and during the workshop we’ll help you find ways to apply what you’re learning to your everyday work life.

This course is certified by ICAgile and is usually run in-house for up to 15 people, by two highly experienced ICAgile certified trainers who are amongst New Zealand’s most experienced.

Learning outcomes
- Understand the Agile mindset
- Explain Agile, its values and principles
- Apply the Scrum process
- Describe roles in Scrum
- Have a basic understanding of Kanban
- Use an Agile project inception process
- Create and manage a product backlog
- Understand the fundamentals of Agile estimation and planning
- Ensure continuous improvement for the team

Course outline
- Agile values & principles and the Agile mindset
- Scrum simulation
- Scrum roles
- Retrospectives
- Kanban
- Project kickoffs
- Product backlog & story mapping
- User stories
- Sizing & estimation

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Agile in a Day

We tailor this course to suit your needs and level of awareness. What exactly we’ll cover depends on whether you’re just starting out and really need to know wtf everything means, or you’re a collection of people who need to re-baseline your Agile knowledge so that you can start with a shared understanding.

This fast-paced, interactive one day course is particularly useful for people in functions outside of software development - such as marketing, management, exec and board, legal or finance. You’ll learn through hands-on exercises, practical activities, presentations and facilitated discussion.

By the end of the day you will understand the Agile mindset and how it relates to the values and principles. You’ll have a basic understanding of Scrum and Kanban and their processes and roles, and you’ll be familiar with the language and terminology of Agile.

You’ll be ready to talk Agile - and if you want more then you’ll know what to ask for.

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“We kickstarted our shift to an Agile way of working by investing in ICAgile Certified Professional training for all of our digital platforms teams and the stakeholders they work mostly closely with. I lost count of the number of people who came back saying that it was the most valuable training course they’ve ever done.”


Natalie Barker
Head of Transformation
Southern Cross Health Society

“A key part of Gentrack’s journey towards organisational agility has been setting the right foundations with our teams. Nomad8’s engaging and interactive courses have ensured that more than a hundred of our people have a shared language and understanding, as well as sound knowledge of and passion for Agile. Feedback from each course has been overwhelmingly positive – what I really love about the Nomad8 team is how they focus on aligning our ways for a mindset shift that can be personalised by both individuals and teams.”


Dave Wills
Chief Operating Officer
Gentrack

Upcoming Courses

ICAgile Team Facilitator - Wellington
Nov 15

ICAgile Team Facilitator - Wellington

Discover how to empower and lead truly successful Agile teams—and take your career as Scrum master, project manager or Agile team facilitator to the next level.

Nov 15, 2021 · courses