Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level

Agile training is often limited to the "mechanics" of how to implement Scrum and that can often lead to weak and ineffective implementation.  This course provides a much more in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles behind Agile/Scrum.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 13, 2020
Duration
2h 5m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 13, 2020
Duration
2h 5m
Description

Learn how to go beyond a typical mechanical implementation of Agile and Scrum and develop a much deeper understanding of the principles behind it in order to develop a really high impact approach. In this course, Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level, you will learn how to use the Agile Manifesto values and principles to develop and a high performance Agile approach that is adaptive to any project and business environment. Next, you will learn how to see the "big picture" based on Systems Thinking, Complex Adaptive Systems, and Design Thinking. Finally, you will explore how to manage and optimize flow in an Agile project to maximize performance and efficiency. When you're finished with this course, you will have the basic skills and knowledge of Agile Business Management needed to take a business leadership role in an Agile project.

About the author
About the author

Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent best-selling book, “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile" plus four other books and numerous professional articles. He is an expert-level Agile Project Manager with over 20 years of real-world project and program management experience and is passionate about helping project managers understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi, my name is Chuck Cobb. I'm the author of the Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile. That will be the third book I've published to date on Agile Project Management, and I've also published two earlier books on business excellence. Agile is rapidly becoming the most widely‑used project management approach in the world, but it requires a lot of training and skill to do it effectively. Welcome to my training course on Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level. This course goes well beyond many typical Agile and Scrum courses that are often limited to the mechanics of how to do Scrum, and it provides a much deeper understanding of how to create a much more flexible and adaptive approach with Agile and Scrum. Here is an overview of the modules in this course. We're going to start with an in‑depth discussion of the Agile manifesto values and principles, then we're going to talk about learning to see the big picture and design thinking, and finally, we're going to talk about managing flow in Agile projects. This course is part of an overall curriculum for Agile business management that consists of three learning paths. This course is the first of four courses in the Mastering Agile Business Management Learning Path. The goal of this learning path is to help prepare business people to take a leadership role in leading Agile projects as a product owner, our position of equivalent responsibility. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn Agile business management with the Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level course, at Pluralsight.