BCS Foundation Certificate in Agile

What is this course?

Modern businesses operate in a constant state of changing requirements and uncertain environments. Traditional plan-based approaches that work in other sectors at best under-perform and at worst fail under these conditions. However, this is where agile thrives. Being designed from the ground up to be collaborative and change compliant, it not only accommodates these needs but encourages them, ensuring that both your customers and your team are happy with the outcome.

This course deals with two important questions: why should I choose agile? How can I implement it? More specifically we will explore the frameworks available and discuss which ones you should consider based on your needs. Jose Casal, BCS’s Agile Foundations lead creator, will answer these questions over 2 days, leaving you with a much better understanding of agile and its principles.

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What will you learn?

Agile is conceptually simple but hard to implement well. A common occurrence is focusing on implementing a chosen or ordained method without really understanding the reasons behind that choice and how the framework interacts with your business context.

Over the 2 days you will be involved in a series of hands-on exercises and discussions designed to help you grasp the agile mind-set. Jose will draw from his extensive experience to answer your questions and help guide your agile journey.

What topics will be covered?

• What led to the development of the Agile Manifesto and principles
• The rationale and benefits of agile
• How the agile pillars shape your development process
• Common agile roles, techniques and practices
• The differences between agile implementations and frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, etc.)

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