Introduction to Agile


The course has been designed to assist you to participate and understand relevant parts of your business and how to explore methodologies to help your business become sustainable and grow through concepts of Agile.

Agile continues to be one of the most popular project and program methodologies 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.

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

  • 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 leve 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 The workshop is conducted over one day and comprises a combination of training delivery, presentations, case studies, facilitation and productive discussion that will challenge participants, transfer knowledge and develop skills that can be deployed in the workplace.

This section describes the foundational elements of the course and course duration based on each module you will be undertaking.

Each sub-heading is further broken down into Video Tutorials, slide pack and transcript of tutorial for \ each learners applications.

  1. What is Project Management
  2. The importance of Project Management
  3. Project life cycles and Phase Gates
  4. Project process groups and tailoring your project
  5. Project management Data, Information and Report
  6. Project Management Business Documents

Self Pass Learning

  • Average module time 1 hour
  • Assessment average time 45 minutes
  • Total course with assessments 7 hours

The Introduction to Agile course delivers the following achievements 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

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.

These courses are 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

The learnings are relevant and applicable to all types of organisations and to all levels of management,
administration, and delivery.

The program is designed to provide participants with knowledge and skills in Agile to a level that can be deployed in workplace business and improved projects which can produce measurable outcomes. The course also provides a cogent refresher for business improvement specialists and other staff who have had previous exposure to the Lean tools and techniques.

  • A working knowledge of project and program methodologies, tools, and techniques of Agile.
  • Provides an understanding the naming conventions for Events and Artefacts
  • Course introductory will help you decide if your organisation’s culture is ready or indeed in need of Agile
  • Identify if the company or staff are Agile ready.
  • Support for different learning styles with video tutorials, slide shows and written transcripts.
  • Business improvement knowledge and skills that can realise tangible bene ts in the workplace

What Accreditation Or Recognition Does This Program Have?

Statement of Completion

Does This Program Have Any Assessments Requirements?

Yes- 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.

Who Is My Trainer For My Program?

Self-pass learning through Efficiency Works LMS (Learning Management System)

Who Do I Contact In Case Of Any Query Regarding My Program?

For any program related queries, please email customer support at, or if you preferer you can go to the following site and make payment.

By undertaking this step you will be provided a link through your nominated email to access to Efficiency Works Learning Management System (LMS) and commence the course.

General Information

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When: Wednesday 29 May 2024
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