Agile Fundamentals - BC Gov

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1012 Douglas Street

2nd Floor - Alliance Room

Victoria, BC V8W 2C3

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A one-day BCDevExchange course on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, with the practical methodology worked through as Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today.

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  1. Course summary
  2. Course aims and objectives
  3. Modules
  4. Eligibility
  5. Duration
  6. Cost
  7. Training locations and dates
  8. Register
  9. BCDevExchange training locations

Course summary

Agile Fundamentals aims to introduce agile concepts and techniques in a classroom situation using a combination of presentations, exercises and fun activities embracing the principle of ‘learning by doing’.

Whether you're a recently minted Scrum Master, Product Owner or have little to no experience of this thing called "Agile", or even if you'd like a refresher on what being Agile is all about from a mindset, cultural and practical perspective, this course will be of value to you.

The day is made up of fun activities, from wrestling with spaghetti and marshmallows to fiddling with lego in our Lego4Scrum workshop, along with a brief history of Project Management, Agile, its values and principles.

The practical methodology that we work through is Scrum, which is by far the most used Agile methodology in government today. During the course, there will be the opportunity to apply the techniques with a ready-prepared simulation, which will help consolidate learning.

This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab.

What Agile Looks Like in Gov: Watch this video of one of the Product Teams at the Exchange Lab to see how we work!

Course aims and objectives

Agile Fundamentals introduces agile methodology and techniques to teams who need to understand and apply agile to their work area or are dealing with other teams or services that are already working in an agile way.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • explain the origins of Agile including the values, principles and how process fits
  • recognize the importance of a different mindset and different ways of
  • understand the Scrum framework

Modules

  • Traditional Way of Approaching Work
  • Agile Origins
  • Mindset
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile and Process
  • Scrum overview
  • Product Simulation
    • Journey Mapping, personas, features
    • Agile estimating and planning
    • Backlog refinement
    • Kanban

Eligibility

This full-day session is organized for BC Government employees who are looking to introduce Agile methodology to their own area of work (not specifically digital or service projects), but is the same material aimed primarily at new teams entering the Exchange Lab.

Duration

The course takes 1 working day. It usually runs from 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Cost

There is no cost to taking this course at this time.

Training location and dates

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BCDevExchange training locations

Victoria, BC




Testimonial

"This session was excellent:

  • a motivating introduction to Agile principles
  • very engaged and passionate facilitation by Matthew, Jesus and Jake
  • hands-on exercise and frequent opportunity to present/discuss as a group made this day fly by

In my view this should be the first touchpoint for anyone dabbling into the Agile world; it’s the perfect foundation for every subsequent course provided by Global Knowledge, Alluvial and the likes."

-Richard Guenther, MSc
BPM Coach, Business Services Branch - BC Pension Corporation




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*To cancel your ticket, login to your Eventbrite account and go to your profile > Tickets > click on the ticket you wish to cancel > there will be a “Cancel Order” button.


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1012 Douglas Street

2nd Floor - Alliance Room

Victoria, BC V8W 2C3

Canada

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