Lean-Agile Partners offers a wide range of training courses and workshops to help you and your team learn more about how to work with agile practices.
Some of the training courses we offer include:
- One-Day Intro to Lean-Agile Course
- Starting Agile Technical Practices Course
- Agile Awareness Course
- Certified Scrum Master Course
- Product Owner Course
- Lean Thinking Introductory Course
This is the perfect way to test drive Lean-Agile to decide whether you want to go further. This course has no pre-requisites and is suitable for managers, developers, executives, testers, and anyone who will interact with Agile teams. You'll run a simulated Agile project to experience the roles and techniques, such as Story point estimating, release planning, and self-organisation.
This interactive, hands-on course equips you with the essential lean concepts you need to know to improve your company beyond software development. Whereas Agile is focused on gathering requirements and transforming them into shippable software, lean thinking addresses the entire value stream, from identifying customer needs to satisfying them. This includes innovation and portfolio management, project approval processes, deployment, production support, sales, and service.
This one-day class enables you to take a holistic view of your organisation's processes, learn how to improve quality and productivity, and reduce time-to-market and cost. You will leave the course with concrete improvement steps for your own organisation.
This interactive course takes place in the client team's software development setting, and its aim is to demonstrate how to start or improve your automated builds, continuous integration, and agile unit testing skills. We also identify, recommend, and help install tools that can help you. We work with your developers, testers, and designers to show them, hands-on, in their own development environment and software languages, how to take their first (or next) steps toward building bug-free software the agile way.
It is important for agile software teams to have good relations with people in the other departments that they depend upon. But agile teams can appear to be too demanding from the perspective of other stakeholder groups, and this in turn can create a strained relationship. Our Agile Awareness course provides neighbouring departments a brief introduction to Scrum and agile concepts, but then goes beyond that to refine strategies everyone can use to ensure the relationships between agile teams and other stakeholder groups remain beneficial to the organisation.
This course is a half-day format and can be tailored for a general audience, for managers, or for executives. It can also be tailored to a shorter format, if desired. Before you go very far with your agile adoption programme, make sure that those who won't be on an agile team understand how their role should fit with the new scheme of things. Relationship problems are far easier to prevent than cure.
In the Scrum work management framework, there are 3 roles: the Product Owner or customer, the Team, and the ScrumMaster. The 2-day Certified Scrum Master class equips participants with the knowledge, skills, and tools to successfully implement Scrum as ScrumMasters. This highly interactive workshop provides a foundational understanding of the Scrum framework and gives participants hands-on practice applying Scrum in multiple project settings and situations.
Using a combination of interactive presentations, problem-solving exercises, and team-structured simulations, the 2-day experiential Certified Scrum Master class will enable participants to:
- Understand the core principles, strategies, and practices of Scrum.
- Practice applying Scrum in multiple project settings and situations.
- Cultivate the ScrumMaster mindset vital to effectively managing projects and teams.
- Gain skills and confidence in effectively communicating Scrum principles to managers and team members alike.
Our two-day Product Owner training course is suitable for those new to agile, as well as those who've been through a few agile iterations. This role is new with agile, and experience has shown that organizations frequently do not define it correctly or support it adequately. Our coaching experience has also repeatedly shown that a good Product Owner makes a bigger difference for agile teams than any other factor.
This course will cover the all-important steering of return on investment (ROI) that a Product Owner is responsible for: techniques for maximizing returns, how to keep a Product Backlog managed so the team can transition directly from one iteration into the next, the best ways to manage stakeholders, and how to get the most out of your agile team.
This one-day course opens the door to understanding how to link up your agile teams and the rest of your organisation, so that the benefits of agile are seen at the macro level— across your whole company. Topics covered include Value Stream Mapping, 'pull' systems, just-in-time inventories and what that means for knowledge work, and how to take your first steps to making use of these powerful, proven ideas. We use plenty of hands-on exercises to drive home the more counter-intuitive concepts. This is especially useful to those who manage the overall workstream of the business, as it helps them to see how their current practices help or hinder agile teams. Programme managers, project managers, stakeholders, and agile teams will find this course helpful.