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Agile Boot Camp: ICP Fundamentals Certification


2 Days
Classroom Session   |  
3 Days
Live Online

IIBA (CDU)

ASPE is an IIBA Endorsed Education Provider of business analysis training. Select Project Delivery courses offer IIBA continuing development units (CDU) in accordance with IIBA standards.

NASBA (CPE)

NASBA continuing professional education credits (CPE) assist Certified Public Accountants in reaching their continuing education requirements.

PMI (PDU)

Select courses offer Leadership (PDU-L), Strategic (PDU-S) and Technical PMI professional development units that vary according to certification. Technical PDUs are available in the following types: ACP, PBA, PfMP, PMP/PgMP, RMP, and SP.

NASBA
NASBA
16.00 CPEs
PMI
ACP
10.00 T-PDUs
PBA
1.00 T-PDU
RMP
1.00 T-PDU
SP
1.00 T-PDU
PMP/PgMP
10.00 T-PDUs
L
2.00 L-PDUs
S
2.00 S-PDUs

Expertise Level: Novice
Certification
Classroom Registration Fees
Individual:
$1495.00
Group Rate:
$1295.00
(per registrant, 2 or more)
GSA Individual:
$1091.35
Live Online Registration
Live Online:
$1495.00
Private Onsite Package

This course can be tailored to your needs for private, onsite delivery at your location.

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Overview

As a ICAgile Certified Professional designation course, this Agile training course offers hands-on practices in Iteration Planning, Product Roadmap and Backlog, Estimating Practices, User Story Development and Iteration Execution.

There is more to Agile development than simply a different style of programming. That's often the easy part. Agile development methods change your approach for requirements gathering, estimation, planning, team development, stakeholder interactions and more. While not a silver bullet, Agile Methodologies have become the most practical way to create outstanding software. We'll explore the leading Agile methodologies. You'll learn the basic premises and techniques behind Agility — so that you can apply them to your projects.

The classroom will be broken up into Agile teams and your expert instructor will drive each team through the Agile process from planning through execution. Your instructor will answer questions with real-world experience, and you will leave the class with practical knowledge and a clear roadmap for your team's success.

ICAgile Certified Professional (ICP)

ICP

Attendees who complete this course automatically receive the ICP designation after course completion, based on their exposure to the Agile Fundamentals learning objectives, which is covered in this course. The ICP designation verifies that the attendee has been introduced to these five areas through training: 

  • Agile History & Mindset
  • Individuals & Interactions
  • Value–Driven Development
  • Consumer & User Involvement
  • Planning and Adapting

Since the ICP is required to attain any ICAgile Expert certification, it is an excellent way to jumpstart your Agile career. You can include the industry–recognized designation in your signature, resumes, and also display your newly learned Agile skills from the class.

Structure a team with generalizing specialists so the team can develop working software incrementally
Practice and maintain a regular cadence when delivering working software each iteration
Follow the team approach; start as a team, finish as a team — and focus on delivering value to the organization
Learn the different approach to Agile architecture and design that supports a more incremental and emergent project.
Gain knowledge and understanding of Agile principles and why they are so important for each team
Embrace the five levels of planning and recognize the value of continuous planning
Build a backlog of prioritized and estimated user stories that provides emergent requirements for analysis and foster customer engagement and understanding
Engage in more effective estimating (story points) and become more accurate by being less precise
Create accurate Agile release plans that connect you back to business expectations – including hard date commitments and fixed price models
Upcoming Dates and Locations
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Oct 23, 2017 – Oct 25, 2017    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Oct 25, 2017 – Oct 26, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Boise, Idaho

Scentsy Inc
2901 E. Pine Street
Meridian, ID 83642
United States

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Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 7, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Chicago, Illinois

Microtek Chicago
230 W. Monroe
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

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Nov 6, 2017 – Nov 7, 2017    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Nov 9, 2017 – Nov 10, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Columbia, Maryland

System Source, Inc.
10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Suite 700
Columbia, MD 21044
United States

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Nov 13, 2017 – Nov 14, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Madison, Wisconsin

Hyatt Place Madison Downtown
333 West Washington Ave
Madison, WI 53703
United States

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Nov 15, 2017 – Nov 16, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Portland, Oregon

Kinetic Technology Solutions
1001 SW Fifth Avenue
Suite 305, Congress Center Bldg.
Portland, OR 97204
United States

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Nov 27, 2017 – Nov 29, 2017    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 4, 2017 – Dec 5, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Detroit, Michigan

Courtyard Detroit Livonia
17200 N Laurel Park Drive
Livonia, MI 48152
United States

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Dec 6, 2017 – Dec 7, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hyatt Place
440 American Avenue
King Of Prussia, PA 19406
United States

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Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 12, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm Raleigh, North Carolina

ASPE Training
114 Edinburgh South Dr
Suite 200
Cary, NC 27511
United States

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Dec 13, 2017 – Dec 14, 2017    8:30am – 4:30pm San Francisco, California

Learn IT
33 New Montgomery St.
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Dec 18, 2017 – Dec 20, 2017    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 16, 2018 – Jan 18, 2018    12:00pm – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jan 24, 2018 – Jan 25, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Reston, Virginia

Homewood Suites Dulles Airport
13460 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
United States

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Jan 29, 2018 – Jan 30, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Sacramento, California

UC Davis
2901 K Street, Ste 204
Sutter Square Galleria
Sacramento, CA 95816
United States

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Jan 31, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Nashville, Tennessee

One Century Place Conference Center
26 Century Blvd
Nashville, TN 37214
United States

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Jan 31, 2018 – Feb 1, 2018    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Feb 13, 2018 – Feb 14, 2018    8:30am – 4:30pm Kansas City, Kansas

Centriq Training
8700 State Line Road
Suite 200
Leawood, KS 66206
United States

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Course Outline

• Why Agile?

Team Exercise: We will explore as a class what problems plague software development so that we can recognize how Agile is an answer to real world problems.

• Becoming Agile 
   • Agile Mental Models
   • Agile Manifesto
   • Agile Principles 
   • Agile Practices

Team Exercise: Teams will engage in a fun exercise that will reinforce the importance of, and power behind, self-organizing teams. As with sports teams, individual roles are important, but even more important is the need to work toward a common goal together. At times that means blurring the lines of traditional roles. Great teams will not define themselves by their individual roles.

• Building an Agile Team

Team Exercise:We will discuss as a class what makes a great team based on teams we've participated on that were great.

• Agile Project Planning
   • Vision
   • Roadmap
   • User Roles and Personas

Team Exercise: Teams will practice turning User Roles into full fleshed personas.

• Backlog Planning
   • Writing User Stories
   • Prioritization
   • Estimating

Team Exercise: Each team will conduct a brainstorming session for creating a product backlog in the form of user stories. Each team will present some of their user stories and the instructor will lead discussion about where teams hit the mark and areas for improvement (Instructor will not have all of the ideas, this is a great opportunity for team dynamic). After some feedback and sharing, each team will take a second pass at creating some user stories.

Team Exercise: Teams are tasked with assigning a priority to their user stories at the appropriate level of detail.

Team Exercise: Teams are tasked with assigning story point estimates to enough user stories to extend at least a few iterations into the future. The methods for determining the story point estimates will be Planning Poker and Affinity estimating. Teams will be given enough time to begin to see some consistency in their team and triangulate relative sizing of their stories. Teams are then asked to estimate their team's velocity.

• Release Planning

Team Exercise: Teams are tasked with building a release plan by incorporating priority, story point estimates, team velocity and customer/product owner input to assign stories to iterations for the desired release.

• Story Review

• Iteration Planning

Team Exercise: Teams are tasked with discussing the details of the stories that, based on the estimated team velocity, may be completed in the first iteration. As the details are discussed, the tasks will be identified that would be needed to achieve the desired result. Next, with all of the tasks identified, teams assign actual time estimates to the tasks identified. Finally, the team will revisit the sizing of the iteration to determine if they have the appropriate time and resources to meet their commitment.

• Iteration Execution
   • The Daily Scrum
   • Visual Management
   • Agile Metrics

Team Exercise: Taskboards are an invaluable communication tool during each iteration. Each team is tasked with coming up with their taskboard that communicates clearly their commitments for the iteration and progress against those commitments.

• Inspect and Adapt
   • The Iteration Review
   • The Demo
   • The Retrospective

Team Exercise: Teams will discuss what things they can do the day after class ends to take what they've learned and implement it immediately so that they don't lose what they've learned.

Who should attend

Because this is an immersion course and the intent is to engage in the practices every Agile team will employ, this course is recommended for all team members responsible for delivering outstanding software. That includes, but is not limited to, the following roles:

  • Business Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Software Engineer/Programmer
  • Development Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Analyst
  • Tester
  • QA Engineer
  • Documentation Specialist

The Agile Boot Camp is a perfect place for cross-functional teams to familiarize themselves with Agile concepts and methodologies and learn the basics of how to function as an Agile team. It's also a wonderful springboard for team building & learning. We invite you to bring your team and a team project to work on in class.

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