Agile Foundations

Synopsis

A stunning learning experience into the world of agile.

Duration

  • 2 days.

Target Audience

  • Individuals new to agile who are preparing to use agile for the first time.
  • Agile team members (developers, testers, designers, system adminstrators, product owners/managers, scrum masters, etc…).
  • Managers and stakeholders that need to support and/or work with those agile teams.
  • Everyone that wants to have fun and learn through play 🙂

Agenda

The following topics will be covered during this training:

  • Agile core concepts:
    • Iteractions vs. Flow.
    • Efficiency vs Effectiveness.
    • Value vs. Work vs. Deliverables.
    • System Capability vs. Market Demand.
    • Iterative (design) vs. Incremental (development).
    • Inputs vs. Activities vs. Outputs vs. Outcome vs. Impacts.
  • Agile Manifesto:
    • History.
    • Values.
    • Principles.
  • Agile versus other approaches:
    • When to use and not to use agile.
    • Advantages and disadvantages of agile.
  • Popular agile methods and frameworks overview:
    • Scrum.
    • Kanban.
    • CycleFlow.
    • Extreme Programming (XP).
  • Common agile management artifacts:
    • Options Backlog.
    • Strategic Initiatives.
    • Value Items: jobs to be done, stories, hypothesis, experiments, potential improvements.
    • System Policies: definitions of ready, done, and delivery, service level agreements, WIP limits. 
  • Common agile feedback loops and cadences:
    • Demand shapping.
    • Gemba (work) replenishment.
    • Gemba (work) check-in.
    • Delivery planning.
    • Service review.
    • System review.
    • Risk review.
    • Strategy review.
    • Flow Retrospective.
  • Fitness criteria metrics:
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Suggested Class Size

  • 10 – 30 partipants.

Instruction Method

  • Videos & discussions.
  • Interactive dialogues.
  • Hands-on exercises.
  • Experiental learning (simulations). 

Course Prerequisites

  • Your open mind!
  • Your good mood!

Investment

  • Public classes: 995 EUR (excluding VAT) per participant.
  • Early bird discount of 100 EUR per participant, when booking is done at least two months in advance.
  • Group discount of 100 EUR per partipant, when booking 3 or more people from the same organization.
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