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This new and interactive two day course, launched by the BCS (British Computer Society) in September 2013, enables you to understand the use of Agile practices in projects, product and software development. It is designed to give you a breadth of knowledge across Agile methodologies: its practices, values and principles. The foundation course will prepare you for the BCS foundation certificate in Agile practice.

This course is aimed at people requiring an understanding of Agile, such as team leaders and managers; or anyone who works in an Agile environment, including software testers, developers, product owners and Scrum masters.

Get Answers to Your Questions in the BCS® Agile Course Brochure. The brochure contains: Course Format; Trainer Profiles; Previous Clients; Course Syllabus; Full 2019 Timetable & Course Fee.

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Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the origins of the Agile methods, its myths and apply the core values and principles
  • To understand the differences between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile, including the approach for improvement and change
  • To be able to explain the issues identified in the traditional/waterfall approach
  • To be able to explain the business culture and the economic case required for Agile
  • To understand the implications of Agile practices on individuals, teams and businesses, including how we engage with customers during an Agile project
  • To understand how we should respond to change in an Agile project
  • To be able to understand the common Agile roles, techniques and practices

What will you learn on this course?

  • The Agile Manifesto

    4 Values; 12 Principles

  • Rationale & Benefits of Agile

    History of Agile; Empirical and defined processes; The pillars of the empirical process; The waterfall approach; The iron triangle of project constraints; Working with uncertainty and volatility; Agile myths; Empirical models for improvement and change; Business culture and Agile; The economic case for Agile; The lifecycle of product development

  • Individuals and their Interactions over Processes and Tools

    Motivated and Talented Individuals; Emergent design from Self-Organising Teams

  • Working Systems over Comprehensive Documentation

    Satisfy the Customer with Continuous Delivery of Value; Deliver Working Systems Frequently; Working Systems as a Measure of Progress; Technical Excellence and Good Design

  • Customer Collaboration over Contract Negotiations

    Business People and Developers Must Work Together; Face-to-face Communications; Reflect and Adjust Regularly

  • Responding to Change over Following a Plan

    Embrace Change; Sustainable Pace; Simplicity – The Art of Maximising the Amount of Work Not Done

  • Common Agile Roles

    The Role of the Customer; The Role of the Team; The Role of the Agile Leader; The Role of Stakeholders; The Agile Mindset

  • Common Agile Techniques

    User Stories; Acceptance Criteria and Scenarios; MoSCoW Prioritisation; Estimation using Story Points; Agile quality assurance and testing

  • Common Agile Practices

    Short Feedback Loops; Focus on Quality; Emergent Documentation; Visual Boards; Team Synchronisation Meeting; Show and Tells; Retrospectives; Continuous Improvement

  • Relevant Methods and Approaches for Agile Teams

    Scrum; XP; DSDM Atern; Kanban; Lean; Lean Startup

BCR® Agile Certification Process

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. With over 75,000 members and students worldwide, BCS are global leaders in championing best-practice IT methodologies.

Through continuing professional development and a series of respected IT qualifications, the Institute seeks to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business. It provides practical support and information services to its members and volunteer communities around the world.

The foundation certificate introduces candidates to the fundamental concepts and values of agile, challenges conventional thinking and application to promote a deeper understanding. There are no entry requirement for the foundation certificate.

Below is an overview of the exam process:

  • *Fee: €172
  • Passing score: 65%
  • Time limit: 60 minutes
  • Format: 40 Multiple Choice
  • Recommended reading: BCS® Agile Foundation

*Course fee excludes: Examination fee of €172 (paid directly to BCS via Pearson VUE online test booking)

Step 1. | BCS® Agile Project Management Certification

It is designed to give you a breadth of knowledge across Agile methodologies: its practices, values and principles.

Step 2. | PSM™ Scrummaster Certification

This certificate attests your ability to facilitate and lead the implementation of Scrum in any organisation View the full course outline | PSM™ Scrum Master Course

Step 3. | PSM™ Professional Scrum Product Owner

This certificate is ideal for candidates aspiring to handle the business aspect and partner with stakeholders in a Scrum environment. View the full course outline | PSPO™ Product Owner Course Details

Step 4. | PMI-ACP® Agile Project Manager

This course is for experienced Agile practitioners who plan to take the PMI-ACP® exam, as well as PMP® credential holders with Agile experience who wish to enhance their accreditation. View the full course outline | Agile PMI-ACP® Course Details

Other options. | PSM™ Professional Scrum Developer

Students work as part of a self-organizing team to learn how to use ALM tools (.NET or Java) and software development best-practices in Scrum.

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Dublin | Training Centre 28/29 January 2018 14 14 Fully Booked
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Dublin | Training Centre 16/17 June 2018 14 14 Fully Booked

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