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Got projects? Try our online course: A3d-501 – Agile Foundations I. Begin your journey towards Agile certification and Mastery today.

Why Agile?
Agile project management has been helping teams organize projects for over 10 years. By recognizing changing market pressures, it provides a formal structure to turn change into your advantage. This course, Part I in the series, focuses on the practical steps you need to know to get your project done. Many projects improve their quality, cycle time, and customer satisfaction when they gain proficiency in Agile techniques.

You will learn

  • How to better understand who you customer really is
  • How to understand what to build
  • How to plan an entire project
  • How to plan a 2 week milestone
  • How to prioritize and estimate your work
  • How to monitor progress so you can take action of something goes wrong
  • How to gather and use feedback to improve your project and process
  • How to chose which Agile method is best for the size of project you face – from Kanban for small teams to Scrum for medium sized teams, to Dean Leffingwell’s Scaled Agile Framework(tm) for large projects.

Get Certified!
You will master core concepts, that combined with Part II of this course, will grant you an ICAgile Professional ICP certification. The material will also help with your studies for the PMI-ACP(R) certification exam.

About the Course Designer and Instructor
AgileBill Krebs holds the grand slam of Agile Certifications (advanced certs in four branches: SPC, CSP, PMI-ACP, and ICE-AC). Bill has taught over 2,000 people worldwide. He combines over 20 years of IT experience, Agile experience since 2001, 11 certifications, and formal training in education to give you the best possible insights.

Ready to start?

  1. Click the course: Agile Foundations I – getting things DONE!.
  2. Visit the Distributed Agile Study Group for some optional live discussions.
  3. Enjoy the free lectures, or signup for the entire course.

Welcome Friends

  • Welcome to the AgileIndia 2014 conference. We are proud to be a sponsor for the distributed track.
  • Welcome Rockcliffe and the University of Washington Avalumni
    As experts in virtual education I invite you to preview my course.
  • Welcome EdTech 512: For our evaluation you can find my design document online.

See ya online! … AgileBill – SPC, PMI-ACP, CSP, ICE-AC, etc

Agile Academy Report

I like to teach online. Not only is it more convenient, but I try to use online tools to enhance student interaction. Of course I teach Agile face to face also, but I can do special exercises online. The exercises are key because the Learning Pyramid shows us people retain 5 to 20% information from passive presentations, 30% from demos, but retain more with active forms of training. This includes 50% for group discussion, 75% practice, and 90% teaching others. It takes effort to pull this off on-line, but with care you can go beyond and do things impossible in face to face settings. Last year I taught 746 people. In the last 2 weeks I’ve taught 215 more, so I thought it would be good to look at the results.

  • Class is good. The mean is 8.4 out of 10, and the net promoters score is 50% (which is good)
  • I’ve designed a comprehensive track of live instructor led modules ranging from 90 minutes to 3 days
  • Students include business analysts, testers, developers, project managers / ScrumMasters, and managers and coaches.
  • I grant Class B PDUs for continuing education. The material is PMI-ACP friendly yet also includes key elements from broad tools like Innovation Games (R).

So far so good. I’ve been optimizing Agile education for online environments since May 2009, and it always seems there are cool new techniques right around the corner.

You can read more about the results of my classes at AgileBill’s Agile Academy Report.