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Agile Foundations

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Learn the foundational concepts you need to know to start thinking like an agile team.

Teams that embrace an agile mindset are often better able to respond to customer feedback and shifting business needs—and have a bit more fun in the process. Interested in bringing the principles of agile to your team? This course can help. Join Doug Rose as he steps through the fundamental concepts you need to know to start thinking like an agile team. Doug goes over the values and principles covered in the agile manifesto, as well as how to enhance communication with user stories and cross-functional teams. Discover how to respond to change the agile way, explore popular agile frameworks, and learn about the common roles on an agile team. Along the way, Doug provides you with some exercises that can help boost your team's agility and productivity.


  • Understanding agile
1. Modern Software Development
  • The agile mindset
  • The rise of knowledge workers
  • Challenges with software manufacturing
2. Have an Agile Mindset
  • The agile manifesto: Values
  • The agile manifesto: Principles
3. Individuals and Interactions
  • The cost of multitasking
  • Avoid work hand-offs
  • The Penny Game
  • Deliver at a predictable pace
  • Cross-functional teams
  • User stories
  • User stories: Common challenges
4. Deliver Working Software
  • Start with the highest value
  • Prioritize with a taskboard
  • Avoid PowerPoint software
5. Respond to Change
  • Inspect and adapt
  • Stay within timeboxes
  • Jump off the waterfall
  • Commit to sprints
  • Iterative delivery
6. Popular Agile Frameworks
  • Scrum
  • Extreme programming
  • Kanban
7. Improve Customer Collaboration
  • Common roles on the team
  • The product owner
  • The scrum master
  • Combat groupthink
  • Planning poker
8. Start an Agile Transformation
  • Major agile challenges
  • Start an agile transformation
  • Next steps

Taught by

Doug Rose

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