Available Agile Workshops
Introduction to the Agile Mindset
Time: 3 hours
Agile work practices are taking organizations dealing with and within the modern world by storm. While many of these are simple to understand from a theoretical perspective, getting traction and adoption can be challenging. The best place to start is to focus on the why of Agile.
- Minimize risk by working in small iterations
- Maximize value by delivering often
- Make work visible for the entire team
- Prioritize work effectively
Time: 3 hours
“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus
While this saying was true when Heraclitus wrote it nearly 2,500 years ago, organizations operating in modern times feel the constant pressure of change even more acutely. While technology originally promised easier work and increased leisure time, the reality is that we are now simply expected to provide work faster while managing constantly changing technology and customer expectations.
- Planning for change in our work
- Embracing change as a natural part of our work and not an exceptional event
- Communicating the effects of changes to stakeholders
Agile & Scrum Bootcamp
Time: 2 days (7 hours each day)
Our multi-day bootcamps are designed for teams that already understand why they should adopt Agile methods and now want to know how.
In addition to some classroom-style training, our bootcamps contain several hours of hands-on activities and labs designed to simulate all the Scrum ceremonies and best practices. Participants will leave this training with a mental toolbox filled with practical experience that will allow them to go back to their teams and immediately start sprinting.
What Our Customers Need and Want
Time: 3 hours
The adage that the customer is always right has some flaws, but there is no question that our customers are the reason why we do the work we do. The need to understand what it is that our customers want from us and the best way for us to provide that to them has created an entire new category of jobs over the last several decades. Even with trained project managers, product managers, business analysts and the like, delivering what our customers want in a way that keeps them happy remains a challenge for many organizations.
- How we know what our customers actually want
- How we can ensure that what we’re making meets our customers’ expectations
- How do we work with our customers to prioritize our work
Additional Agile Workshops
PLANNING & TRACKING A SPRINT
Learn and practice techniques to effectively plan a sprint from managing the backlog to estimating team member capacities to tracking your progress day by day in the sprint.
HOW TO WORK WITH AN AGILE TEAM WHEN YOU DON’T USE AGILE YOURSELF
It is common that Agile teams work with managers and clients who don’t practice Agile. This workshop is designed for people who frequently work with Agile teams but don’t use Agile themselves in order to learn how to better communicate and collaborate with Agile users.
Product Owner Fundamentals
Own your Product Backlog, don’t let it own you! Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop. We will focus on the most important skills required for a successful Product Owner and practice through hands-on activities, tools, and coaching designed to help your Product Owner skillfully manage your Product Backlog. The role of Product Owner is critical to the success of any Scrum team, unfortunately, the skills required can be challenging and require practice and diligence to master.
This workshop focuses on the practice of continuous testing and iteration, originally created in software development. Building a “testing culture” requires dedication to improvement through testing by building a culture of mentorship, feedback, and support.
AGILE FOR EXECUTIVES
Organizations that use Agile still have leadership running the company and managing people. This workshop focuses on how executives can implement Agile themselves while balancing their other responsibilities and duties.
How many number one priorities does your team currently have? Prioritizing work to get the best outcomes for your team or organization is an extremely difficult job. Join us for this engaging, hands-on workshop where we will cover some great prioritization methods to help get your backlog in order and practice through activities. The role of Product Owner is critical to the success of any Scrum team, however, the skills required can be challenging and require practice and diligence to master