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Understanding Agile: Why Do You Need To Learn Agile? (Skill Booster)

Class Sessions

Date Location Cost
  • Wed Aug 4, 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Live Online $110

Class Code


Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, all Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.


In this 90-minute session, we focus on the benefits of agile methodologies in contrast to traditional and predicative methodologies.
This module is the first of a four-part series on Understanding Agile.
We look at the nature of project work itself and how products and services are created and how business values are being generated.
From there we investigate the pros and cons of different methodologies and lifecycles in regards to schedule, cost, quality, constraints.
Key concepts introduced in this session include:
  • Uncertainty
  • Cost of change
  • Lifecycle
  • Plan-driven vs change-driven
  • The agile triangle



University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.