Introduction to Agile and Lean


Duration: 1 day (7.5 Technical PDUs)

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Course Overview

Assuming no prior knowledge of agile or lean, this course will introduce the student to the underlying philosophies of agile and lean.

Once the principles have been established, the student will be shown these in action by learning the practices associated with Scrum Project Management and Extreme Programming.

For whom is this course suitable?

This is very much an introductory course and, as such, is ideal for someone who is new to agile and lean development. It will be of benefit to anyone who is considering an agile approach to managing their software development projects.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this workshop, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the underlying agile and lean principles
  • Manage software development projects using Scrum
  • Supplement Scrum by using the twelve Extreme Programming techniques
  • Relate the agile and lean principles to Extreme Programming and Scrum
  • Decide if agile methods are appropriate for their organization / project

Course Content

  • Agile Principles
    • Four Principles
    • Iterative vs Incremental
    • Terminology Warning
    • Discussion
  • Lean Principles
    • Seven Principles
    • Waste Identification exercise
    • Discussion
  • Scrum Project Management
    • Scrum Overview
    • Definition of Done exercise
    • User Stories exercise
    • Estimation exercise
    • Aligning Scrum with theGuide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
    • Discussion
  • Extreme Programming
    • Twelve Practices
    • Introducing the practices by outlining the steps involved in setting up a new project
    • Coding Standards exercise
    • Testing exercise
    • Discussion
  • Are Agile Methods Right for You?
  • References, Recap and Wrap Up


Why Choose this Course?

Agile has become somewhat of a buzzword and various misconceptions exist out there. This one-day introduction will be given by a Certified Scrum Master with many years of software development and project managemet experience. By the end of the day, you should realize if these methods would benefit your work or not.

What to do next

This course is offered to our corporate clients - those considering agile as an option for their software development projects. Please get in touch and we can organize the course in your own facility.

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