Agile Transformation for Teams

Agile is a hot topic these days. More and more organisations are embracing the Agile approach. The business benefits are obvious;

  • faster reaction times to change
  • increased productivity
  • fostering an innovative environment
  • shorter delivery cycles

This course gives those transitioning or thinking of transitioning to Agile a short, sharp and focused introduction to the approach. Get up to speed quickly with the core concepts, methodologies and role practices quickly with an expert.

Course Objectives

  • Introduction to Agile
  • The core founding principles – the Agile Manifesto
  • Transitioning to Agile – the milestones and pitfalls
  • Agile process analysis frameworks
  • Agile methodologies overview
  • Case studies and workshop

Delegates will leave with a foundation level of knowledge of what Agile is and how it is applied.


On completion of the course, delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of delivering projects using Agile concepts
  • Learn key skills that can be applied in an Agile environment
  • Tools and tips for enhancing Agile projects
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Agile team members


Course Outline

  • Background to Agile – why it has emerged and the problems it addresses
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Agile methodologies and practices – overview
  • Workshop – tools, techniques, pitfalls and further knowledge paths

Concepts and Terminology covered

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile roles
  • Agile’s 12 principles
  • Backlog management
  • Business capability
  • Business value definition
  • Collaborative games
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Feature injection
  • Just In Time (JIT)
  • Kanban
  • Kano
  • Last responsible moment
  • Lean
  • Minimum Marketable Features (MMF)
  • MoSCoW
  • Personas
  • Product backlog
  • Product owner
  • Relative estimation
  • Retrospectives
  • Scrum
  • Sprint backlog
  • Story boarding
  • Story decomposition
  • Story mapping
  • Story points
  • Value stream mapping
  • Velocity

Anyone working in or about to move into an Agile environment who needs to get up to speed fast

  • Business managers needing a clear understanding of Agile and its applications
  • Business analysts or change consultants wanting to improve the way they work in Agile projects
  • Project Managers, Department Managers, Marketing
  • Business Analysts and Software Engineers moving into business or management roles
  • Those researching the Agile opportunity from a business perspective


There are no course prerequisites. This course is useful for those already embedded in Agile projects as well as those about to begin or researching the area. 


Benefits of taking this course

  • Get up to speed on Agile quick
  • Develop an appreciation of why Agile is so popular
  • An expert will ground you in the Agile foundations
  • Deliver increased efficiency and effectiveness to your team
  • Learn through best practices and real examples
  • Learn with trainers who have proven track records



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