Agile Crashcourse Suite

Agility is about doing the right thing at the right time. This comes from the awareness that that what we do as developers, team/technical leaders, project managers, line managers, program managers, etc. has a deep impact on the client and the value we provide.

This training is about how we act as a team. Why are we here? What are the results we would like to have and values we need to get those results, the way we deal with problems and what are we willing to take on as our responsibility in order to serve our customer better.

Deliverables:

  • Common goal
  • Team vision
  • List of team values
  • List of 3 improvements
  • Agile adoption plan
  • Working agreements

Who is this intended for: Any team that wants to adopt agile.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want better communication & synchronization within your team
  • You want to better serve the customer
  • You want to deliver faster
  • You want to improve quality of your delivery

The SCRUM Framework gives a wholistic approach to solution development. It comes with an out of the box set of guidelines designed to improve any solution development process. The SCRUM approach is recommended for development teams which have little to no agile awareness. The most common benefits of using the SCRUM framework are:

  • improved team collaboration
  • Improved customer collaboration
  • creating a continuous improvement culture within the team
  • faster delivery

Deliverables:

  • list of team roles and responsibilities
  • SCRUM management foundations

Who is this intended for: Development teams that want to adopt SCUM.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want better communication & synchronization within your team
  • You want to better serve the customer
  • You want to deliver faster
  • You want to improve quality of your delivery

The Kanban Framework is a lean manufacturing approach to the production process. Kanban uses the japoneze approach of “kaizen” to gradually improve the current process and reduce waste. It offers a lean approach to improvement. This helps the team understand where they are currently and where they want to focus in order to reach higher productivity.

Kanban helps by:

  • mapping the process
  • bringing focus to the team
  • creating a continuous improvement culture
  • deliver just in time

Deliverables:

  • team kanban board
  • Kanban Management Foundations

Who is this intended for: Development teams/Ops teams that want to adopt Kanban.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want better communication & synchronization within your team
  • You want to reduce waste within your process
  • You want to deliver faster
  • You want to have visibility over the work being done within the team

Software becomes deprecated in time. As systems become more complex, knowledge sharing becomes an issue within the team, the cost of change becomes high. This is the result of year of:

  • Lack of automated testing which leads to poor quality
  • Lack of visual diagrams which the team can modify to ensure knowledge sharing
  • Lack of a shared language between developers and the customer
  • Lack of an automated deployment and delivery process

Who is this intended for: Development teams that want to improve quality of their software.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders – for part of the training)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want lower cost of change
  • You want to gain confidence in your delivery
  • You want to decrease the number of incedents in your team
  • You want to become more productive by removing unnecessary maintenance
  • You want to gain/retain your customer’s confidence

Software becomes deprecated in time. As systems become more complex, knowledge sharing becomes an issue within the team, the cost of change becomes high. This is the result of year of:

  • Lack of automated testing which leads to poor quality
  • Lack of visual diagrams which the team can modify to ensure knowledge sharing
  • Lack of a shared language between developers and the customer
  • Lack of an automated deployment and delivery process

Who is this intended for: Development teams that want to improve knowledge sharing.

Who should attend: All team members

Why have this workshop:

  • You want improve knowledge sharing between team members
  • You want to have an overview of your software system
  • You want to improve customer communication
  • You want to increase visibility on the work the team does

Pre-requisite: Software quality practices

Software becomes deprecated in time. As systems become more complex, knowledge sharing becomes an issue within the team, the cost of change becomes high. This is the result of year of:

  • Lack of automated testing which leads to poor quality
  • Lack of visual diagrams which the team can modify to ensure knowledge sharing
  • Lack of a shared language between developers and the customer
  • Lack of an automated deployment and delivery process

Who is this intended for: Development teams that want to deliver software faster.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders – for part of the training)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want lower cost of change
  • You want to gain the edge on your competitors
  • You want to start A/B testing
  • You want to remove the cost of deployment

Pre-requisite: Software quality practices

Everything starts with you! The way we think about problems is critical to the results, satisfaction and effort we will spend when solving them! The Responsibility Process helps us identify moments when we are not at our best and transform the way we think! It brings awareness into what it is that we really want from any particular situation. This will in turn raise our motivation and help us give that 150% champions often give.

Who is this intended for: Any team that wants to achieve high standard results.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want to solve issues that have been in the team for a long time
  • You want to role model Responsibility
  • You want to achieve better results
  • You want to have a solution oriented mentality
  • You want to have better motivation

Feedback is the backbone of team communication and improvement. Stress factors within teams can most of the times be traced to poor communication skills. They slow down productivity and will deteriorate team focus from their goal! Being able to receive and give feedback will not only boost productivity, but also increase team creativity and solution generation.

Who is this intended for: Any team that wants to know how to approach sensitive issues with tact and communicate better.

Who should attend: All team members, stakeholders (the team manager, any other stakeholders)

Why have this workshop:

  • You want to solve communication issues within the team
  • You want to create a continuous improvement culture
  • You want to achieve better results
  • You want to achieve better customer communication

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