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Agile Software Development

Nanodegree Program

Learn best practices for using the Agile framework to build better products faster and more efficiently.

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04Days08Hrs49Min23Sec

  • Estimated time
    3 Months

    At 5-10 hours/week

  • Enroll by
    November 30, 2022

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  • Prerequisites
    No Experience Required
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  • ThoughtWorks

What you will learn

  1. Agile Software Development

    3 months to complete

    Learn how to build products that deliver continuous value to customers using an Agile approach to software development. By the end of this program, students will be able to differentiate between Scrum, Kanban, and XP, create an environment that fosters high performing teams, and manage iteration planning using Agile techniques. Students will also be able to create a release plan for a Minimum Viable Product, create metrics that show project status, and effectively communicate progress both within and outside of the development team.

    Prerequisite knowledge

    1. Foundations of Agile and Agile Frameworks

      In this course, students will be introduced to The Agile Mindset and how it sets the tone for "being" Agile versus just "doing" Agile. Students will learn to leverage The Agile Manifesto as the foundation for all Agile Frameworks, identify the practical differences between Agile and Waterfall approaches, and master characteristics of three of the more popular Agile Frameworks being utilized across all industries: Scrum, Kanban and XP. Students will then take a deep dive into Agile Teams and Governance and apply best practices of both in order to deliver immense business value.

    2. Delivering Value with Agile Planning and Prioritization

      The Agile approach to planning is an iterative process that focuses on delivering value to the customer. In this course, students will be introduced to the high level aspects of agile planning, including product vision and roadmaps. Students will also learn how to manage requirements at the tactical level, including gathering, writing, and prioritizing requirements using agile techniques from each of the major frameworks. Finally, students will learn different approaches to estimating work and how to build release and iteration plans that help the team continuously deliver value. At the end of the course, students will be equipped with the tools and techniques they need to apply Agile Planning and Prioritization within a team or organization to deliver value more efficiently.

    3. Progress, Communication, and Organizational Agility

      In this course, students will learn how to communicate project progress and status through information radiators, guide and direct organizational agility through the use of metrics, and differentiate between patterns to mimic and anti-patterns to avoid. Students will also learn how to identify and mitigate risk, and build both internal and external communication strategies that work effectively for the relevant stakeholder audience.

All our programs include:

  • Real-world projects from industry experts

    With real-world projects and immersive content built in partnership with top-tier companies, you’ll master the tech skills companies want.

  • Technical mentor support

    Our knowledgeable mentors guide your learning and are focused on answering your questions, motivating you, and keeping you on track.

  • Career services

    You’ll have access to Github portfolio review and LinkedIn profile optimization to help you advance your career and land a high-paying role.

  • Flexible learning program

    Tailor a learning plan that fits your busy life. Learn at your own pace and reach your personal goals on the schedule that works best for you.

Program offerings

  • Class content

    • Real-world projects
    • Project reviews
    • Project feedback from experienced reviewers
  • Student services

    • Technical mentor support
    • Student community
  • Career services

    • Github review
    • Linkedin profile optimization

Succeed with personalized services.

We provide services customized for your needs at every step of your learning journey to ensure your success.

Get timely feedback on your projects.

  • Personalized feedback
  • Unlimited submissions and feedback loops
  • Practical tips and industry best practices
  • Additional suggested resources to improve
  • 1,400+

    project reviewers

  • 2.7M

    projects reviewed

  • 88/100

    reviewer rating

  • 1.1 hours

    avg project review turnaround time

Learn with the best.

Learn with the best.

  • Hasnain Rizvi

    Agile Coach

    Dr. Hasnain Rizvi is an Agile Transformation thought leader and has trained over 25,000 professionals globally. He is a trainer and adjunct professor for Global 2000 clients, universities, and organizations including The University of British Columbia and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

  • Vincent High

    Agile Delivery Lead

    Vincent is a Scrum Master, Agile Instructor, and currently serves as an Agile Delivery Lead at a top US bank. Throughout his career he has served as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach within start-ups, large corporations, and non-profit organizations.

  • Mark Ginise

    Agile Engineer and Coach

    Mark Ginise leads Agility training for the federal government. He has taught Agility to DoD programs, and worked as an internal change agent for Federal Government agencies. His specialties include Agile transformations, DevSecOps, cloud migrations, and technology education.

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