Course: Learning the Essence of Agile

Learning the Essence of Agile

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course is designed to take you on a journey and provide a holistic view of Agile.

The course will expose you to not only the well known aspects of Agile but also expose you to some of the more recent conversations that are taking place in Agile domain in terms of relevant management principles that are needed for Agile adoption

The key differentiators of this course are that 

  • It covers all key aspects of Agile
  • It aims to take you underneath the covers of Agile and explain the subtle aspects of Agile 
  • Engaging & persuasive course delivery
Basic knowledge


  • Although NOT a MUST, it will be quite HELPFUL, if you have some basic or rudimentary familiarity with how software applications are created
  • If you have very little or no technical background, you should still be able to follow most of the course
  • Someone who is committed to learning about Agile (i.e. NOT someone who is only casually interested in this topic)
What you will learn
  • Learn the fundamentals of Agile
  • Learn the Agile Mindset
  • Learn about the various Agile methodologies
  • Learn about the key structural elements needed to successfully adopt Agile
  • Learn about management practices that are important for successful Agile adoption
  • Learn about the leadership styles that are relevant for successful Agile adoption
  • Gather a holistic view of Agile
Number of Lectures: 22
Total Duration: 01:55:14
Course Intro, History & Birth of Agile
  • Course Introduction  

    An outline of what is in the course.

  • A lookback in time to the pre-Agile landscape  

    A quick review of some history behind the Agile movement.

  • Birth of Agile  

    A review of the origin of Agile

Agile Fundamentals and Benefit of Agile
  • What is Agile?  

    A review of the distinction between Agile and Agile based methodologies

  • Deep dive into Agile Values  

    A review of the values in the Agile manifesto.

  • Deep dive into Agile Principles  

    A review of the principles in the Agile manifesto.

  • Benefits of Agile  

    A review of advantages of Agile.

Intro to Agile based methodologies & key ingredients for Agile
  • Intro to Scrum  

    A review of the scrum process.

  • Intro to Kanban  

    A review of the Kanban process.

  • Intro to Scrumban  

    A review of the Scrumban process.

  • Intro to Extreme Programming  

    A review of Extreme Programming process.

  • Scaling using Agile  

    A discussion on various processes that allow an organization to scale their Agile practice.

  • Intro to Scaled Agile Framework  

    A review of the Scaled Agile Framework process.

  • Intro to LeSS & DAD  

    A review of 2 more scaling processes - LeSS & DAD

  • Key structural ingredients to practice any Agile process  

    A review of the key elements / ingredients that are needed to adopt any agile based methodology.

Concepts & Practices to accelerate Agile adoption & Wrap up
  • Experience the power of incremental delivery and self organizing teams  

    Watch the effectiveness of building incrementally using self organizing & self directed teams.

  • Experience the power of decentralized decision making  

    Watch how decentralized decision making can significantly elevate the performance of an organization.

  • What truly motivates people?  

    Learn about the true motivational factors for knowledge workers.

  • Lean principles in Agile  

    Learn about the need to incorporate Lean principles to further strengthen an agile practice.

  • Leadership styles for an Agile organization  

    Learn about the leadership styles that are most conducive for not just an agile but any organization.

  • The power of vision  

    Learn how powerful & motivating a good vision can be for an organization.

  • Course Wrap Up!  

    You're almost done with the course!

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