Agile Development Basics | A Technical Overview

Explore the Benefits and Process of Introducing Agility into a Development Organization



1 Day

Course Overview

When a new system or new functionality for an existing system must be created and fully operational in days rather than months, the old waterfall processes become a bottleneck.  As an alternative, modern Agile Development approaches produce high-quality, low-defect applications that are implemented in short, fixed timeframes.  Emphasizing user involvement and lightweight process, the agile approaches offer an alternative method to development of software

Agile Development Basics / Bringing Agile Development into the Enterprise (Overview) is a one-day event designed to provide project stakeholders with an in-depth review and baseline understanding of Agile Development, and the benefits it can bring to the IT, software development or DevOps oriented enterprise. Our experienced practitioner will explain key concepts through sharing current practical business examples, success (and failure!) stories, and related case studies. Participants will exit the course conversant in Agile development skills and strategies, surrounding Agile development.

Course Objectives

The overall purpose of this class is to provide technical managers or stakeholders with high-level technical education rather than functional training. Through presentations, demonstrations, and discussions, students will explore and come to understand

  • The concept of development agility and the Agile Manifesto
  • Each of the major agile development methods underscoring their strengths and weaknesses
  • How to manage an agile environment even within a structured organizational approach
  • How to introduce agility into a development organization.

Need different skills or topics?  If your team requires different topics or tools, additional skills or custom approach, this course may be further adjusted to accommodate.  We offer additional Agile development, GIT, Refactoring, programming, testing tools, test automation, QA, services, security and other related topics that may be blended with this course for a track that best suits your needs. Our team will collaborate with you to understand your needs and will target the course to focus on your specific learning objectives and goals.

Course Prerequisites

This an overview level presentation of Agile software development practices and benefits, geared for managers, programmers, developers, stakeholders, and anyone interested in learning the benefits of agile development.  Knowledge of current development processes, such as structured top-down development and the waterfall method is beneficial.

Please see the Related Courses tab for specific Pre-Requisite courses, Related Courses that offer similar skills or topics, and next-step Learning Path recommendations.


Course Agenda

Please note that this list of topics is based on our standard course offering, evolved from typical industry uses and trends. We’ll work with you to tune this course and level of coverage to target the skills you need most.

Session: Introduction and Overview

  • Reducing Risk Through Agility
  • The Discipline of Timeboxing
  • Incremental Delivery and Evaluation
  • Agile Method: Scrum
  • Agile Method: XP
  • Pair Programming       

Session: The Agile Approach

  • Agile Software Development Manifesto
  • The Agile Principles
  • Identifying Features
  • Managing Features
  • Communication Dynamics

Session: Agile Iterative Development

  • Iterative Approaches
  • Phased Iterative Development
  • Iterating
  • Feasibility & Planning
  • Development
  • Adaptation & Deployment

Session: Prioritizing and Planning

  • Features and Backlogs
  • FDD Process
  • Prioritizing Features
  • Release Planning
  • Assigning Features to Iterations

Session: Building

  • Typical Continuous Integration Process
  • CI Server
  • Automate Source Code Management
  • Automate Build Process
  • Automate Testing
  • Automate Deployment

Session: Transitioning to Agility

  • Agility: Some Process, Some Mindset
  • Characteristics that Enable Agility
  • Characteristics that Inhibit Agility
  • Risks Associated with Migrating
  • Smoothing the Transition

Session: The Bottom Line

  • Agile Migration Patterns
  • Extending the Migration
  • Coding Practices
  • Source Control
  • Pair Programming and Code Reviews
  • Continuous Integration
  • Legacy Code


Course Materials

Each student will receive a Student Guide with course notes, code samples, software tutorials, step-by-step written lab instructions, diagrams and related reference materials and links (as applicable).

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Agile Development Basics | A Technical Overview 1 Day Nov 29 10:00 AM to 06:00 PM EST $995.00 Enroll

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