What will I learn?

Agile methods are becoming increasingly prevalent, and have facilitated projects in reducing time to market, being adaptive to changing customer requirements, and increasing value to customers and organisations. These benefits have been implemented in both IT and non-IT environments to help all types of projects.

This course will present key Agile techniques and processes that can be readily incorporated into existing project management to enable greater flexibility and higher productivity, while maintaining an organisations traditional project lifecycle framework.

The overall goal of the course is for learners to be able to integrate appropriate agile elements and/or techniques into any project in any environment.

The course describes the basic culture and principles behind agile ways of working and also introduces two of the most popular agile approaches, Scrum and Kanban.


  • Project Lifecycles
  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Benefits
  • Agile myths and realities
  • Agile Methods

    Agile behaviours

  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Rich communication
  • Self-organization
  • Exploration
    Agile Principles

  • Be on time and hit deadlines
  • Protect the level of quality
  • Embrace change
  • Keep teams stable
  • Accept that the customer doesn’t need everything

    Overview of Agile Methods

  • Scrum method, including key concepts:
    o Backlogs (sprint, release and product)
    o Sprints
    o Spikes
    o Velocity
    o Retrospectives

  • Daily standup
  • Scrum Roles
  • Kanban methods
    o Kanban board
    o Burn charts

    Agile Techniques

  • Agile Requirements
  • User Stories and Epics
    o Definition of “ready”
    o Definition of “done”

  • Fix and flex tolerances
  • Agile Estimation Techniques
    o “T-Shirt” sizing
    o Planning Poker

    Where will it lead me?

    Learners may want to progress onto our AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner courses.

    Entry Requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this course.

    Please Note

    All fees quoted are correct at the time of print and may be subject to change. Due to funding restrictions this course is not available to existing full time Sparsholt College/Andover College students aged 16, 17 or 18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP) on the 31/8 in the year they started/start their course.

  • Fees:


    Level of Study:



    • 13/11/2024 - (VQAE/FC01)




    Andover College, SP10 1EJ


    09:30 - 16:30