Introduction to Agile
Length 8 hours
This course provides a foundational view of the Agile practices and mindset, including a brief history of Agile, what the key drivers and challenges are with Agility, a look at Scrum and Kanban, and some defining characteristics of Agile organizations.
If there is a distinct audience this course content may be tailored to suit their interests.
Note: This course is available to be completed in 2 half days or one full day.
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is designed for individuals and teams:
- Just starting on an Agile journey.
- Looking to refresh or realign on what Agile means.
- Launching a new initiative or new team.
After this workshop, an attendee will have a very high-level understanding of:
- The fundamental characteristics of Agility.
- The core principles behind Agile, the Agile Mindset and Agile Thinking.
- What Agile is, what Scrum is, and what Kanban is.
- Some key terminology and expectations.
No prerequisite formal training or certification required.
Here are some recommended learning suggestions for before the class:
- “The Agile Manifesto” – www.agilemanifesto.org
- "The Scrum Guides” by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber – www.scrumguides.org
- “Essential Kanban Condensed” by David J Anderson and Andy Carmichael – kanbanbooks.com
- “The Official Guide to the Kanban Method” by Kanban University – resources.kanban.university/kanban-guide
Welcome, Logistics & Expectations
Part 1 – Agile Fundamentals
- What is Agile?
- Agile Principles
- Business Agility
- Drivers and Challenges
Part 2 – Scrum Fundamentals
- What is Scrum?
- Scrum Values
- Scrum Framework
Part 3 – Kanban Fundamentals
- What is Kanban?
- Service Delivery Mindset
- Kanban Principles and Practices
- A Systems Thinking Approach
- Evolutionary Change
Part 4 – Changing the Way We Think & Work
- Delivering Value
- Responding to Change
- Being a Team
Part 5 – Wrap Up
- Factors to Consider
- Lean Coffee