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In order to succeed with agile, teams and organizations should focus first on “being agile” as a foundation for success in “doing agile.” This track’s learning objectives delve in to key concepts such as adaptive planning, value-driven development, progressive elaboration and frequent feedback for continuous improvement. It also covers the history of agile, the agile manifesto, principles, and most widely applied frameworks and practices. Students come away with a solid understanding of agile approaches as they prepare to embark on their agile journey.
The ICAgile Certified Professional Certification is an entry-level certification that signals an [Individual Member’s] intent to start their agile learning journey and become a professional in the Agile space. ICAgile offers prospective students who hold other industry-recognized agile certifications and/or have solid agile project experience a quicker route to obtaining ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP) credential.
1. History & Mindset
1.1.1. Origins of Agile
1.1.2. Agile Manifesto
1.1.3. Agile beyond software development
1.2. Culture & Mindset
1.2.1. Understanding the Agile mindset
1.2.2. Establishing the Agile mindset
1.2.3. Agile in context
2. Individuals & Interactions
2.1. Creating Shared Understanding
2.1.1. Developing soft skills
2.1.2. Understanding communication barriers
2.1.3. Sharing knowledge
2.1.4. Physical work environments
2.1.5. Collaboration techniques
2.1.6. Techniques for shared understanding
2.2. Shifts in Roles
2.2.1. Shifts in roles
3. Value-Driven Development
3.1. Incremental Development
3.1.1. Incremental development
3.1.2. Value-based work
3.1.3. Retaining quality
3.2. Work-in-progress (WIP)
3.2.1. Work-in-progress (WIP)
3.2.2. Continuous integration
3.2.3. Continuous delivery
3.2.4. Cost & benefit of frequent delivery
4. Customer & User Involvement
4.1. Including Customers and Users
4.1.1. Defining the customer
4.1.2. User involvement
4.1.3. User feedback
4.2. Product Adaptation
4.2.1. Product adaptation
5. Planning & Adapting
5.1. Planning and Adapting
5.2. Process & Project Adaptation
5.2.1. Process adaptation
5.2.2. Project adaptation
During the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training, all aspects of Scrum will be covered both in theory and practice. You will learn about the Scrum values and principles and the way in which these contribute to the success of your project. By means of group exercises throughout the course and a 1-hour Scrum project on the second day, you will gain practical knowledge and you will experience what it is like to work in a Scrum team..
Topics you can expect are:
- The metrics offered by Scrum (Product Backlog, Burndown Chart)
- How to introduce Scrum without the need to drastically change your organization
- How to scale a Scrum project from one team to multiple teams in a distributed (off-shore) environment.
Attending this training and completing an online exam is what it takes to become a Certified Scrum Master (CSM). This certification is granted by the Scrum Alliance and includes a one-year membership of the Scrum Alliance. As member of the Scrum Alliance you have access to additional material and information only available to members. The CSM certification is valid for two years.
The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training is intended for everyone who is (interested in) working in or with a Scrum team. Regardless of your job title: you can be a tester, manager, analyst, programmer or ...(fill in your own job title).
The only thing we would strongly like to recommend is to have at least basic understanding of Scrum. This CSM course does cover the basics as well, but you and your fellow team members will get the most out of these two days when these basics can be treated as repetition instead of introduction. Read some books on the subject, learn from your colleagues who might already be working with Scrum and of course, follow our one-day Scrum Foundation training.