The QA Agile Fundamentals course provides a comprehensive but necessarily high level overview of the agile mind-set, agile frameworks, and agile processes.

The course starts with the basics of agile, focussing on the agile mildest, values and principles. It then moves into one of the most popular agile frameworks, scrum, teaching you everything you need to form a scrum team and work within that framework.

The final module focusses on creating value within a project, measuring progress, and a quick outline of some of the other agile frameworks, include Agile PM/DSDM and Kanban.

Each course provides insight into the power of agile, and how to leverage it. Knowledge check exercises are used throughout to make sure that you are leave the course feeling empowered to start working in an agile way.

There are no prerequisites for this course, however, participants should be familiar with the content and rationale in the agile manifesto (http://agilemanifesto.org/)

As a result of participating in the course, learners will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is agile?
  • What are the benefits of using agile?
  • What are the values and principals of agile?
  • Can agile teams use a combination of agile frameworks and methods?
  • How can agile teams estimate effectively?

Module 1 – The Basics of Agile

  • What is agile?
  • Principles of agile
  • History of agile
  • Rich communication
  • Agile frameworks
  • Why agile?
  • When agile?

Module 2 – Scrum

  • What is scrum?
  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum artefacts
  • Product backlog items
  • incremental delivery
  • Scrum events

Module 3 – Working Agile

  • What is value?
  • Measuring progress and Kanban
  • AgilePM/DSDM
  • What is a project?
  • iterative development
  • How do I estimate?
  • Your agile journey