ThoughtWorks Agile Fundamentals Workshop- London

Tuesday, 22 May 2012
ThoughtWorks Agile Fundamentals Workshop- London
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 09:00 - 16:30 (GMT London)

The Skills Matter eXchange
116-120 Goswell Road London
United Kingdom

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Join ThoughtWorks, renowned as one of the pioneers and leaders in the evolution and practice of Agile Software Development, as we present the 'Agile Fundamentals workshop'. In this 1-day workshop, you'll learn not just the principles of Agile, but gain a core understanding of the thinking behind the terms. Participants will come away with a solid grasp of the values, principles, and practices that have led Agile Software Development to be seen as the next, more successful, generation of software development practices and methodologies. Attendees will also have a chance to discuss their burning questions at the Open House session.

Refreshments, coffee and lunch will be served during breaks.  

Learning Objectives:

-Understand the origins of Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean software development and the driving philosophies behind the various methods
-Understand the anatomy of an Agile team, the roles and responsibilities and the life cycle in which it operates
-Understand the core engineering practices that enable Agile software development
-Understand how quality is embedded into Agile teams
-Understand how to effectively plan, track and communicate progress on Agile projects

8:30am - 9:00am:  Registration & Coffee
9:15am - 10:00am:  Overview of Agile
  • Why Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Core Principles of Agile
  • Survey of Terminology and Practices
  • Team Roles & Responsibilities
10:00am - 10:30am:  Key Concepts of Agile in greater depth
  • User Stories
  • Estimating
  • Collaboration
10:30am - 10:45am:  Q&A + Break
10:45am - 11:15am:  Engineering Practices
  • Pair programming
  • Test Driven Development / TDD
  • Refactoring
  • Generalisation
  • Continuous Integration
am - 12:00pm: Quality
  • What is quality?
  • Traditional testing vs Agile testing
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Testing collaboration
  • Automation
  • Metrics
  • Who is responsible for quality?
12:00pm - 1:15pm: Q&A + Lunch
1:15pm - 2:00pm:  
Planning and Managing
  • Adaptive planning
  • Releases and Iterations
  • Team structure and management
  • Showing progress
2:00pm - 2:15pm:   Q&A + Break
2:15pm - 4:15pm:   Open House (Suggest topics, ask questions, get answers) 
4:15pm- 4:30pm:    Wrap up

Private Courses:
We can also arrange a private course for your organisation.
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This workshop is in partnership with Skillsmatter.


Contact Details

  • Tel: 44 0207 497 4500  

Payment Instructions

  • Registration Fee
    £99.00 + VAT (UK rate @ 20%)

    Payments by credit/debit card only.

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