Agile Essentials: A Practical Guide to the Agile Process
This free online agile methodology course will teach you about the number one choice in software development.
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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.Start Course Now
Introduction to Agile - Principles and Methodology Overview
Principles of Agile Development
Sprints and Sprint Planning
Iterations, Backlog requirements, and Scrum meetings
Summary of Agile - Principles and Methodology
User Stories and Agile Testing
User Stories - Estimations
Definition of Done and Agile Testing
Agile Project Management
Managing Change and Risk
Best Practices for Iterative Management
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
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