Fundamentals
of Agile

Learn how to maximise value creation, provide transparency, and improve customer and employee satisfaction with Agile.

Certification

ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

Duration

Online: 4 half-days
In-person: 2 days

Cost

$1,200.00 excl. GST

Course overview

Designed for those looking for an introduction to Agile, this course delves into the Agile mindset and the fundamental underlying values, principles and practices used on Agile projects, explaining how they work and why.


It lays a solid foundation for applying Agile to any aspect of work, while providing practical outcomes that can be immediately put to use. Even those with Agile experience can benefit from this course due to the principles covered.

Who is this for?

This agile certification is a gateway to ICAgile's product and technical certifications. It is intended for product development and delivery practitioners who are new to agility and interested in developing an agile mindset.

What’s covered?

  • How Agile is a mindset based on values and principles
  • The basic practices of Kanban and Scrum
  • Why these practices work
  • The different thinking required to succeed
  • Collaborative approaches to work

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, attendees will understand:
  • History of Agile and Lean
  • The Agile mindset, values and principles
  • Value-driven development
  • How to use Agile to maximise value creation, provide transparency, improve customer and employee satisfaction
  • The Kanban method and Scrum framework
  • Adaptive planning and requirements management
  • Agile metrics and how to track work
  • Continuous Delivery, Continuous Validation and Continuous Integration
  • How Agile focuses on quality first

Certification

This is the foundation course of the ICAgile curriculum, providing a solid foundation upon which further specialisation can be developed. For more information, visit the ICAgile website.

Prerequisites

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“I learned a lot in this course. I wanted to understand better the Agile Practices we use in my current role and apply it to the work I do. I believe this course achieved that.”

Uasi Ahokovi
People Lead, Xero

“Kay did an awesome job presenting the Agile Fundamentals course. The team walked away with a few easy wins to trial within our workflow. I would happily recommend Assurity as a training provider.”

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Technology sector

“We absolutely loved the Fundamentals of Agile course and have hit the ground running with applying the Agile tools and mindset.”

Holly Cholmondeley
Project Manager, Environment Canterbury

Course Schedule

Online learning guarantee

Our online courses have been designed to offer a rich and engaging learning experience.

If you’re not 100% satisfied with the online format, you have the option to join the next available in-person class at no extra cost.

Private classes

This course can be run privately at your organisation allowing us to tailor the training to your needs and create a more rewarding team experience.

Contact our Education Team for details.

Experts in business and training

Our courses are developed and taught only by people who are in practice at Assurity. Every single day of the week…except when they’re in the classroom teaching you!

Jacob Creech

Principal Agile Consultant

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Bartwin van der Pols

Senior Agile Consultant

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Kay Johnson

Principal Consultant

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Fabio Sanches

Senior Agile Consultant

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Jacob Creech

Principal Agile Consultant

Jacob is an experienced entrepreneur and Agile coach. He has worked in his own and other businesses to help them grow and develop high-value work through the application of Agile, Lean Start-up and other modern business techniques.

Jacob has worked with a wide range of businesses across Asia-Pacific and the United States, from very small (1 team) to very large (400+ team) Agile transformations with both software/IT and non-IT teams, in industries including Ecommerce, Finance, Healthcare, Mobile, Gaming, Telecommunications, and Advertising.

Jacob is passionate about empowering and motivating people, with a constant focus on business value, to ensure not only are we delivering high quality work, but the right, most valuable work as well.

Bartwin van der Pols

Senior Agile Consultant

Building high performing teams and providing pragmatic approaches to change are key elements to the consultancy approach of Bartwin van der Pols.

Based on an extensive background as a change consultant within international business environments, he connects a data driven approach with a high performance. His consultancy style is sought out for an ability to combine his focus on innovation with an analytic solution-oriented approach.

Next to over ten years’ experience in coaching teams and management, he also draws on a diverse background as research consultant, corporate trainer, and business owner. 

Kay Johnson

Principal Consultant

Kay is a trusted advisor to clients, helping them define their digital transformation strategy and the cultural changes needed to achieve it.

After assessing a client’s current capabilities, Kay is well versed in create a roadmap to outline the processes, practices, tools, and education needed to enable continuous improvement.

An expert in Business Agility, Agile, Cloud Adoption and DevOps, Kay makes it easy for clients to understand how adopting these approaches can benefit their organisation.

She’s also an accomplished trainer in Facilitation, Agile Project and Delivery Management, Agile Coaching, Foundations of DevOps, and is passionate about helping students see tangible results.

Fabio Sanches

Senior Agile Consultant

Fabio has a background in Electrical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Engineering and work experience in software development in a variety of industries, including Retail, Telecommunications, Banking, Educational, Healthcare and Startups.

As a Consultant, he works to improve value delivery and complex problem-solving. He translates vision into actionable plans to deliver customer-centric outcomes.

His focus is to help organisations achieve a sustained competitive advantage by adopting agile values and principles to deliver the highest possible quality products.

Fabio is also a coach and mentor to Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Agile teams.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our ‘Ask the trainer’ webinar answers common questions about the Fundamentals of Agile course.

Watch Bartwin van den Pols, and John Allen explain how the course lays a solid foundation for applying Agile while providing skills that can be put to immediate use.

If you have any other questions, get in touch

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About Assurity

We believe that our clients’ future depends on better meeting their customers’ needs. At Assurity, we use our skills and extensive experience to help our clients develop their business and make their future in a fast-changing digital world.

We partner with the country’s largest organisations and government agencies, collaborating with them and guiding them on their digital transformation journeys, delivering proven capabilities to innovate, deliver complex projects with quality and speed, and improve their operations’ efficiency and effectiveness.

We take a human-centred approach to everything we do and co-design the right outcomes with our clients. We achieve this by forming unique solutions teams from our analysis, testing, DevOps, design thinking, intelligent process automation, agile, customer experience and education service lines.

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