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Introduction to Agile

Agile continues to be one of the most popular project and program methodology of recent times. With its roots in IT and concepts borne out of Lean, organisations and individuals with an understanding of Agile are at a distinct competitive advantage, delivering products and services quicker and more aligned to the customers value with the lowest development costs.

Agile today is as relevant for software designers as it is for product developers and knowledge workers. With the customer experience and level of service expectations often the differentiator for a customers’ choice for your product and service, being Lean and Agile is as important as ever.

This course will help you to participate in Agile teams, understand and then think Agile and decide if Agile is relevant to your business and if you should explore the methodology further.

It will help you to understand the Scrum naming conventions for Events and Artefacts and this introductory course will help you decide if your organisation’s culture is ready or indeed in need of Agile.

Finally, you will know when a company or team states they are Agile if they truly are.

Agile is a great compliment to Efficiency Works' Lean Six Sigma Methodology and ‘Competitive Systems and Practices’, the only accredited Lean Six Sigma training recognised in Australia.

Sections Covered


  • When to use Agile, versus Other Methods:  This section describes the different types of project life cycles you can use to manage your project, develop a product, or bring a change about in a company. The Agile Practice Guide goes into four main project life cycles: Waterfall, Incremental, Iterative, and Agile.  There is also “Hybrid” – a combination - and you will come across each of these in your career.

  • The Agile Mindset and Principles:  The Agile manifesto and mindset is where it all began in 2001, and soon grew into the practices behind one of the fastest growing project management and product development methodologies of the new millennium. Here you will explore this and its contrast to other project approaches including the 12 clarifying principles

  • The Agile Core Practices:  These are the core Agile practices from the Agile Practice Guide and are a great way to see if a team is really Agile, even when they may call themselves something different. This is direct from the Project Management Institute and Agile Alliance.

  • Agile and Lean Frameworks:  These are the Agile and Lean frameworks you will come across in your Agile career, ranging from popular and highly used team frameworks through to program and enterprise level frameworks.

  • Delivering in an Agile Environment:  This section describes Agile delivery and using Agile to implement an Agile way of work in your organisation.

  • Bonus Content: Provided to compliment the learnings

Online Learning Benefits

Online learning provides:


  • A low cost but effective form of training

  • Ability to learn anywhere, at any time and at a pace that suits students’ busy schedules

  • No need to travel to training centres, or to pay for the travel of trainers

  • Support for different learning styles with video tutorials, slide shows and written transcripts.

How does it work?

Students can enrol by clicking on this link and making payment:


They then provide their preferred email and a link is sent to access our Learning Management System (LMS) and commence the course

The LMS sets out the course in 5 sections. Each section is then further broken down into Video tutorials, a slide pack and transcript of the tutorial to compliment all types of learners.

On completion and when ready, the learner selects one of two quizzes to complete. Each quiz is 50 questions of multiple choice, and an 80% pass mark is required to receive your ‘statement of completion’. You can take the quiz as many times as you need, and you have access to the course for a full 6 months from first log in.

Students will need a good internet connection and access to a computer or tablet.

Who Will Benefit From Attending These Courses?

The Agile methodology, concepts and frameworks can be applied to any work environment where business results and customer value and the resulting outcomes are a strategic imperative.

The knowledge components of these courses will help address the needs of professionals who are involved in identifying, delivering, managing and leading continuous improvement or product/ service development projects.

This course is suitable for:


  • Executive Managers – wanting to understand how Agile can provide competitive advantage

  • Senior Managers – providing oversight of project teams, considering Agile as a capability, or acting as Project Sponsors, Product Owners or Scrum Masters

  • CI / BI Managers – seeking unique approaches to product and service development

  • Project Managers – looking to expand their skill sets and knowledge

  • Business and process analysts

  • IT staff

  • L&D staff

  • Team members participating in or supporting Agile projects

  • All employees who want a basic understanding of Agile, the language, the concepts, the opportunity.

What outcomes will the course provide?

Online learning for the Introduction to Agile course delivers the following outcomes for successful participants and for the organisation:

  • A fundamental understanding of the Agile methodology, concepts and frameworks

  • How to lead teams to high performance using the Agile Manifesto

  • An understanding of how servant leadership can enhance organisational performance

  • How to deploy Agile into an organisation

  • New concepts to compliment a project management organisation perhaps already using PMBOK or Lean Six Sigma.

  • Course content aligns to the Project Management Institute and Agile Alliance ensuring that if you decide to continue to our Advanced Agile course you can receive PDU credits

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