Agile Fundamentals Resource Page

This page is to support your learning if you have already taken or you are planning to attend our Agile Fundamentals course soon. Topics discussed in these videos are covered in further details on the course.

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Introducing the difference between ‘Being’ and ‘Doing Agile’ by ICagile founder Ahmed Sidky. 

Video telling the Spotify Agile culture and journey by Henrik Kniberg. Note the way they evolved their own process based on their industry context and the type of culture they wanted to foster.

The Cynefin framework presented by the creator Dave Snowdon. Explains a strategy or style that ‘Emerges’ a solution to a complex, less understood problem or opportunity. 

Heart of Agile, the speaker is Alistair Cockburn, a little long but he covers some great Agile thinking.

The key to agile is collaboration by Jean Tabaka. Disciplined collaboration across agile teams leads to greater harmony throughout your organisation and speeds your ability to deliver innovation in today’s market. How do you make the most effective decisions when reacting to market pressures? When you’re agile, the answer is collaboration. Because it’s only through collaboration that we can make truly effective, sustainable decisions driven by collective organisational knowledge. It’s the ability for Agile teams to make their own decisions about their work, their abilities, and their commitments together, instead of relying on a single person to make those decisions. By bringing these teams together, they can dig out the important information that may be hidden in their organization’s vaults. Of course, collaboration doesn’t belong solely to the agile environment—but it is more critical to Agile success. That’s because collaboration feeds transparency, which creates focus, and most importantly, alignment. And alignment is essential for Agile teams, giving them the ability to prioritize actions that consistently deliver the highest value.

Bosch case study. Agile at scale. Agile teams are typically small fast-moving cross-functional teams. However, how do you transform large organisations where multi teams needs to collaborate and managers need to become leaders.  

Case study video on Agile transformation at PayPal. An insider tells how PayPal approached a global Agile transformation on their product teams. Time, market pressure and culture meant this Agile transformation needed to be rolled out quickly across 3500 employees in 40 sites around the world. 

Characteristics of an Agile Team. It’s a little tech team and Scrum process orientated but it is well presented and short.

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