Agile Fundamentals: Including Scrum and Kanban - 2021

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

4.47 (26917 reviews)
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4.5 hours
Sep 2021
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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.

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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?
24 November 2021
I was dropped into a role where developers were using Agile -- nothing made sense until taking this course.
24 November 2021
The course is nicely designed and explained. I gained some valuable understandings on agile approach and various frameworks to facilitate the development according to project/team needs.
19 November 2021
Very interactive and engaging. Definitely a great course for beginners and has really helped my understanding of Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Thank you both.
19 November 2021
I have learnt that the concept of agile is a mindset and a belief system. Also, the four main values of agile include; 1. individuals & interactions versus processes & tools 2. working software versus comprehensive documentation 3. customer collaboration versus contract negotiation 4. Responding to change versus following a plan
17 November 2021
It's been an interesting enlightening lesson time so far. I have learned so much and my fears about what lies ahead as I pursue a career in BA/Agile has been totally erased.
17 November 2021
This is a really clear and useful course on Agile fundamentals. It helped me understand where my team is in the process of adapting to Agile and places my own work can benefit from an Agile mindset.
16 November 2021
Shared a lot of great information in a practical and relatable way , with great resources . Definitely recommend. .
11 November 2021
Great Course, simple explanation. But I think Vivek need to talk little bit slower? and need to use microphone for clearer voice Thanks and keep up the good work
10 November 2021
It is really a master class course. I am really happy to have this course. Lots of knowldges I have gain fromthis lession. Thank You.
7 November 2021
Good basic introduction to the concepts. They have broken it down really well8 to bite sized bites for easy comprehension
2 November 2021
Very good course , Topics have been kept in logical order and with a detailed explanations . The assessment done at the end of each sessions , definitely boost the learner confidence.
29 October 2021
The course is great! Very clear explanations with examples for people like me, that don't have any agile experience
29 October 2021
Great introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban. Both Vivek and Jeremy provide the basics of each with real world examples and fun activities.
29 October 2021
Feels like I am being taught by entry level fellows. Not sure if I made a good decision to buy this course.
23 October 2021
Well, I can use some technical things for my first live project, and it's quite useful , I can work with my client even better then before. Thanks


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