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Agile Essentials: A Practical Guide to the Agile Process

This free online course will teach you about the number one choice in software development, Agile Methodology

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This free online course, Agile Essentials, is a quick and practical guide to the agile process. The course offers clear yet concise explanations about all the steps in agile development. In addition to the general overview and principles of the Agile methodology, the course covers writing effective user stories, user story estimations, iterations, backlog, scrum, agile project management, risk management, and best practices in agile development.

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Description

Agile methodology is quickly becoming the number one choice in software development where requirements often change over time. This free online course from Alison is a quick and practical guide to the agile process. Agile Essentials offers clear yet concise explanations about all the steps in agile development, along with discussing how it differs from traditional methods, the formation of project teams, and how to establish sound procedures for project management and product testing.   

In addition to the general overview and principles of the Agile methodology, the course covers writing effective user stories, user story estimations, iterations, backlog, scrum, agile project management, risk management, and best practices in agile development. Agile Essentials is designed for those who are new to agile development as well as for those who want to review agile concepts or further their understanding of the agile methodology. Packed with examples and assessments, the course will help you test your understanding of the material. 

After completing this course, you will be able to effectively use agile in your job, develop accurate project estimations with greater flexibility, apply best practices to a broad range of development tasks, and release projects on time and within budget. This course would be of great interest to those studying and practicing software development, along with project managers, who want to learn the agile methodologies to improve their efficiency and increase client satisfaction.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:


  • Define the term Agile
  • Identify and describe the difference between traditional and agile development
  • Identify and discuss agile principles
  • Define project teams
  • Identify the three roles of Scrum
  • Describe the difference between Sprint planning and Release
  • Discuss mid-sprint events and agile iterations

Certification

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire an official Certificate, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certificate is:

Ideal for sharing with potential employers - include it in your CV, professional social media profiles and job applications
An indication of your commitment to continuously learn, upskill and achieve high results
An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

Alison offers 3 types of Certificates for completed Certificate courses:

Digital Certificate - a downloadable Certificate in PDF format, immediately available to you when you complete your purchase
Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate, posted to you with FREE shipping
Framed Certificate - a physical version of your officially branded and security-marked Certificate in a stylish frame, posted to you with FREE shipping

All Certificates are available to purchase through the Alison Shop. For more information on purchasing Alison Certificates, please visit our FAQs. If you decide not to purchase your Alison Certificate, you can still demonstrate your achievement by sharing your Learner Record or Learner Achievement Verification, both of which are accessible from your Dashboard. For more details on our Certificate pricing, please visit our Pricing Page.

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