agile42 eLearning Course
Agile Roles and Capabilities
This course is designed to help you understand the fundamental functional definitions which are useful when adopting agile values and principles and their related capabilities.
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Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
- Define three important functions in an agile organization
- Recognize the most important goal of an agile team
- Express the top three characteristics of a great Product Owner
- List at least five characteristics of a healthy team and describe at least three
- Identify the primary responsibility and record at least five capabilities of an agile coach
From an agile perspective, roles are considered more as functions that are distributed throughout the organization: their aim is to foster collaboration between different people in order to reach a common goal, where traditional views advocate for strict roles and responsibilities.
By completing this course, you will get a succinct, yet comprehensive, introduction to the functional roles which in our experience are necessary to make an agile environment work and produce value to customers quickly and with quality.
The course is composed of a mix of an engaging and fun video, instructional resources and interactive quizzes, which aim at stimulating different parts of your brain and thus help learn more and retain the learning longer.
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about agility and the capabilities required in an agile environment: team members, leaders, executives. This course will allow them to do it in their own time and at their own pace.
Agility has become mainstream across multiple industries, so even marketing specialists, data scientists, HR representatives, and other professionals looking for a better mindset to approach complex problems are encouraged to take the course.
- Introduction to Agile Roles and Capabilities
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Background on Agile Roles and Capabilities
The umbrella term “Agile” was introduced with the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (commonly called Agile Manifesto) in 2001, when the various lightweight methods developed in the 1990s were starting to enter the mainstream. Agile in itself is an abstract concept, mainly a philosophy or a collection of thinking models based on the values and principles defined in the Agile Manifesto. Scrum, XP and the other frameworks provide practices and processes that are compatible with the agile values.
Scrum provides a clear definition of accountabilities within the Scrum team, which gives directions for the adoption of the framework and its values and practices. On the other hand, methods like Kanban are not as explicit. However, through coaching and training customers over more than a decade, agile42 identified the foundational functions necessary to embrace an agile approach in an organization.
This course will help you demonstrate proficient comprehension of those roles and the needed capabilities associated with them.