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Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2020

Master Agile principles, values, approaches, & mindset to help organizations make changes faster and with less expense

4.38 (15757 reviews)



4.5 hours


Nov 2020

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What you will learn

Learn how to get into the Agile mindset and achieve success in helping organizations evolve

Command a strong focus on delivering customer value and exceeding expectations

Master popular Agile frameworks Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban, enabling you to land and excel in any Agile position

Explore fun, interactive, and highly effective lessons from best-selling instructors

Assist with your organization's current, or future, transformation to Agile


Make yourself a more valuable member of the team by learning how to help organizations make changes faster and with less expense by using Agile approaches.

In nature, as in business – you adapt, or you die…

And with over 70% of companies using Agile for their projects, not knowing the fundamental concepts, principles, and values just isn’t an option anymore.

This course will not only teach you the fundamentals of Agile to help you develop the adaptive mindset, but it will also break down the most popular Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, and Scrumban.

That includes:

- Agile Values
- Agile Principles
- Benefits of Agile
- Challenges
- Roles in Agile
- User Stories
- Scrum Framework
- Sprints
- Scrum Ceremonies
- Product Backlog
- Sprint Backlog
- Estimation Techniques
- Team Velocity
- Burndown Charts
- Burn Up Charts
- Kanban Principles
- Setting Work in Progress (WIP) Limits
- Kanban Boards ...and more!

Taught with practicality and authenticity in mind, this to-the-point course brings you real-life work examples (both failures and successes) to make your learning stick.

Course enrollment grants you lifetime access, with no expiration, to all the course lectures, activities, handouts, and quizzes. In addition, you’ll also receive 1-on-1 support for any questions or uncertainties that come up. And this all comes with a money-back guarantee. You have nothing to lose and so much knowledge to gain.

Just ask the students who’ve already taken this course:

“This course is awesome! I am a beginner, I just started exploring Agile and Scrum, and after this course I feel like I'm ready to implement things. Thank you so much. Great work!” – Dubravka

“The course structure is a lot more than I was expecting regarding features. I can also make notes during the video without pausing or falling behind. I'm […] impressed with how the sections are broken down and have been placed into chronological order to help with understanding.” – Laura

“Through my Agile journey, this is one of the top courses I have taken. Why? I enjoy this course because it goes over a large scheme of topics that are specific and useful, but also given to the learner in bite sized pieces.. This course is especially helpful if you are working in an Agile Team or looking to implement Agile into a team. I have a much clearer understanding on the ceremonies, structure of a team, team responsibilities and reasoning behind different pieces of software, such as Jira. I have gained a lot of knowledge from the course, quizzes, and activities that Jeremy and Vivek put together. I can absolutely see myself implementing what I have gained from this course into my team and future teams. Thanks for creating an easy to follow course!!” - Meghann

Learn how Agile works as well as how it fits into the world of Business Analysis

This course is taught by two instructors, to ensure you get total coverage of the subject.

Jeremy Aschenbrenner (The BA Guide) is an expert in the Business Analysis field who will help you understand the part Agile plays in the Business Analyst role…

Vivek Khattri (The Agile Coach) is a highly experienced Agile practitioner and trainer whose expertise will give you a comprehensive understanding of Agile, Agile Mindset, and different Agile frameworks and practices…

And together, not only will our varying perspectives give you a 360-degree understanding of Agile fundamentals, our varied content formats will enhance your learning experience and help you retain the concepts you learn.

Let’s hear from some more students:

“I was certified as a Scrum Master over a decade ago and had been away from using scrum in a product management role for several years. This course helped me quickly regain an overview of the key principles and remind me of all of the artifacts and other key practices to put scrum to use again. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to understand Scrum or Kanban.” – John

“Training by Jeremy and Vivek was awesome. They were able to explain in detail about all the concepts which will help anyone to understand and try to implement these practices. The good thing about Jeremy is his technique to break into pieces and explaining to avoid confusion. Look forward to learning more from you guys in the future lectures.” - Venkatesh

What’s included in the course?

- High-Quality Video Lectures break down the complex terms and confusing Agile jargon to ensure you get a concrete understanding of the items being discussed

- Downloadable Handouts help you to enhance your understanding and retention of the key concepts

- Quizzes and Activities validate your learning and help to point out areas that should be reviewed for full comprehension

- 1-on-1 Support means that any confusion or questions you have can be addressed and cleared up easily (no more frantically googling trying to figure out what your course instructor means).

- Lifetime Access with NO Expiration so you can learn at your own pace, and come back at any time you feel unsure or are in need of a refresher

“Not only the theoretical part associated to the Scrum Framework is good, but Jeremy and Vivek's experience, that is invaluable, thanks for that guys! [...] Jeremy and Vivek explained the terms and concepts in a logical and simple order way so it was much much easy to me to catch on all these concepts once and for all. Congrats to both!” – Silvia

“While not 100% new to Agile, it had been some time since I worked in the environment so as a refresher this course is perfect. I also feel this would be a great course for beginners. The videos are clear and easy to listen to, with a good pace. I like the inclusion of printable material as it is true, when you write something down, you remember it easier. Well done Vivek and Jeremy.” - Shelly

What ELSE is included in the course?

And of course, anyone who has studied one of Jeremy’s courses before will know, it simply wouldn’t be a course by The BA Guide if I didn’t include some value-packed bonus material!

Here’s what you get as complimentary extras with the Agile Fundamentals course:

- The Agile Principles Handout and Infographic
- Sample User Stories
- Scrum Terms Worksheet
- Scrum Terms Retention Worksheet
- Checklist for starting Kanban with your team
- Digital Kanban board setup instructions
- Agile Word Search
- Agile Terms Crossword Puzzle

Still not convinced?

And if you’re still not sure – here’s my promise to you:

This course comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee! That means, if you aren’t completely satisfied with your purchase, I’ll give you a refund – no questions asked!

By the end of this course, you’ll have a working understanding of the fundamentals of Agile as well as its most popular frameworks, setting you up to be the agile, adaptive Business Analyst every modern organization needs.

As one of my favorite ancient Chinese proverbs says, “when the winds of change blow, some build walls, others build windmills”.

With disruptive technology evolving at a faster rate than ever before, the winds of change are blowing.


So, if you’re ready to build windmills, enroll today and get started learning the fundamentals of Agile.


Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2020
Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2020
Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2020
Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2020


Welcome to the Course!

Introducing Your Instructors - Jeremy and Vivek

IMPORTANT LINKS: Please review and bookmark

Understanding Agile

Introduction to Agile

Adjusting Course Speed

Agile Manifesto: Agile Values

ACTIVITY: Agile Terms Word Search

12 Agile Principles

Agile Principles Downloadable Resources

ACTIVITY: Your Top 5 Agile Principles

Activity Response: Jeremy, The BA Guide

Activity Response: Vivek, The Agile Coach

Benefits of Using Agile

Challenges of Using Agile

Setting the Stage for the Remainder of the Course

Validating the Agile concepts

Scrum Methodology: Overview, Values, and Roles

Scrum Overview

Scrum Values

The Concept of Sprints

Scrum Roles Overview

Role of a Scrum Master

Role of a Product Owner

Role of a Development Team

Verifying your Scrum Knowledge

Scrum Methodology: Scrum Ceremonies and Events

Daily Stand-Up Meeting

Sprint Planning Meeting

Sprint Review Meeting

Sprint Retrospective

Backlog Grooming

Example Calendar Views

Confirming your learning on ceremonies

Scrum Methodology: Scrum Terms and Artifacts

User Stories

User Stories: Acceptance Criteria

Writing Great User Stories

User Story Examples

Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog

Working Agreements

Definition of Ready

Definition of Done

Casual Conversation about Definition of Ready and Definition of Done

Product Increment

More Scrum Knowledge Validation

Estimating in Agile

Introduction to Estimating

Estimating in Agile

Estimating in Agile: Why Estimate?

Estimating in Agile: Estimation Techniques (Part 1 of 2)

Estimating in Agile: Estimation Techniques (Part 2 of 2)

Estimation Quiz

Other Agile Roles

Overview of the Other Agile Roles

Other Roles: Project Sponsor

Other Roles: Business Leaders

Other Roles: Technology Leaders

Agile Detractors - Leadership

Other Roles: Subject Matter Expert / Senior User

Other Roles: Business Users

Other Roles: Agile Coach

Applying this Knowledge to Other Agile Frameworks

Scrum Methodology: Digging Deeper

Team Velocity

Burndown Chart

Burn Up Chart

Using Charts with Non-Fibonacci Estimates

Responsible to Complete Burndown and Burn Up Charts

ACTIVITY: Scrum Terms Worksheet

Activity Solution Review: Scrum Terms Worksheet

ACTIVITY: Scrum Terms Retention Worksheet

Kanban Methodology

Intro to Kanban & Four Basic Principles

Kanban Board

Kanban Cards

Six General Practices of Kanban

Kanban Key Metrics

Kanban Metrics Based on Board Type

Kanban Demo: Trello

ACTIVITY: Setup Trello

ACTIVITY: Follow along with Trello demo #2

Kanban Demo: JIRA

Kanban Board Statuses

Kanban Swimlanes

Steps to Implement Kanban

A Casual Conversation about Kanban

Concluding Kanban

Getting Started with a Kanban Checklist

Checking your Kanban Knowledge

Scrumban Methodology

Scrumban Overview

Scrumban Debate: Sprint

Scrumban: Continuous Flow

Scrumban: Timebox

Scrumban: Feature Freeze

Scrumban: Target Audience

A Casual Conversation about Scrumban

ACTIVITY: Agile Terms Crossword Puzzle

ACTIVITY: Agile Terms Crossword Puzzle - Answer Key

Wrapping Things Up

Thanks for Enrolling!

Bonus Lecture: What's Next?


Kirsten8 October 2020

Yes, I feel like I'm learning what I need and you're providing helpful insights that I'd only get thru experience, such as the scrum master looking down and backing off if necessary, so that folks don't look to or defer to the scrum master as the leader. You can tell you guys have been to the rodeo before. A few things that can maybe be looked at: The first time I was asked for a rating, the form was not interactive; I couldn't rate or write anything. Also, the start-up is really awkward. The videos of each of you were missing and it jumped right to the next section without waiting anyhow. On the second section, I only looked at one link before it moved to the 3rd section. Along with the fact that there was no intro about the layout of this page and generally how it worked, it was a really awkward start. It left me discouraged and thinking "you only get what you pay for". But I'm much encouraged as I move thru the mats and feel like this is a great deal instead.

Brad8 October 2020

I loved the 'casual' conversation of shared experiences at the end of the sections. Brought some real-life experiences to wrap up the sections.

David6 October 2020

Good, but Vivek was harder for me to understand. I also would eliminate talkative sessions without graphics (i.e. during the first sessions) - graphics helps significantly... No certificate??

Gözde3 October 2020

Absolutely a good match for me. Instructors explain basics in a very detailed way. Which helps me understand effectively.

Mert2 October 2020

Honestly I expected more information on Scrum, especially when it comes to JIRA. Also, the amount of cuts you have in the videos are disturbing.

Bhushan23 February 2020

Very thorough and informative on all the Agile principles and the corresponding scrum/kanban/scrumban methodologies.

Stephen22 February 2020

Very good and well-presented course with lots of varied learning techniques used to get the message across.

Jocelyn20 February 2020

Le cours est complet et clair notamment sur les différences entre l'agilité, Scrum et Kanban. Les échanges entre les deux présentateurs aident à le rendre plus vivants ce qui est appréciable. Mais le plus gros avantage de ce cours reste l'effort fait pour intégrer des exemples concrets des points abordés.

Juan19 February 2020

Great course! The instructors give clear explanations and examples and the seem to have a deep knowledge and experience!

Narasimhareddy19 February 2020

May I know the the answers for the below questions How to estimate in Kanban or Do you have estimates in Kanban? In Kanban who does the tracking of the progress of the tasks? Who resolves conflicts in Kanban?

Priyanka18 February 2020

Have completed the first 3 sections of this course and s far, pretty dissapointed. Seem to be just a conversation taking place between 2 people. One of the instructors seems to be rushing through it all.I have tried to slow down the pace but it's not proving to show a lot of benefit. Maybe this is down to fact that I have taken few other BA courses with Jeremy before and have got used to his style of teaching. His previous courses I've taken were a lot better and I gained more value. Im still hoping I change my view as I go into section 4, 5 and further in the hope the useful and meaty learning of agile methodologies will lie in there.

MaciekWludyka17 February 2020

Solid amount of information. Overall positive. I felt that sometimes the information has been a little too simplified. Additionally there is a challenge with sound quality/ accents for part of the course.

Syed17 February 2020

Not to get too anal about it, but I wish the graphics were a bit more consistent. Some of the symbols and graphics look like they were ripped out of other diagrams and the logos and vectors look like they were copy pasted from different websites and searches. Sorry.

Arda17 February 2020

Vivek ve Jeremy'den Agile Scrum eğitimi almak harika bir deneyimdi anlatımları çok yorucu ve karmaşık değil birçok döküman paylaşıyorlar bulmacalarla konu ve kavramları pekiştirmenizi sağlıyorlar Thank you for all.

Laura15 February 2020

I’m enjoying the course so far, most especially because I don’t have that feeling of information overload. Nice bite sized snippets are superb for remembering the key points.


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