Duration

Two days

Outline for Agile & Lean for Business

Chapter 1. Agile Overview

  • What is Agile
  • Why Agile
    • Benefits
    • Research
  • Workshop – Drawing Agile
  • Manifesto, Values and principles
  • Workshop – Manifesto mapping
  • Overview of common frameworks
    • Scrum
    • Extreme Programming
    • Scaling agile

Chapter 2. Lean

  • 5 principles
  • 7 wastes
  • The Value Stream
    • Definition
    • Customer Focus
    • Lead time vs cycle time
    • Current state vs future state
  • Defining Value
  • MVP- Minimal Viable Product
  • Workshop – Define a Value Stream Map

Chapter 3. Kanban

  • Core properties
    • Visualize workflow
    • Limit WIP
    • Measure and manage flow
  • Principles
    • Start with what you do now
    • Agree to pursue incremental change
    • Respect the current process, roles and responsibilities
  • Workshop – Build a Kanban board

Chapter 4. Scrum

  • Roles
    • Product Owner
    • Scrum Master
    • Development Team
    • Other
  • Events
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
  • Artifacts
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlog
    • Working increment

Chapter 5. Communicating Requirement

  • User Stories
    • Types
    • Who, What, Why
    • Invest
    • Acceptance criteria
    • Supporting documentation
  • Workshop – Practice Writing Stories

Chapter 6. Work & Task Management

  • Creating the Product Backlog
    • Breadth vs depth
    • Progressive elaboration
    • Conditions of satisfaction
  • More on defining value
    • Internal vs external customers
  • Prioritization
    • MoSCoW
    • Kano
    • Cost of Delay
  • Estimation
    • Short term
    • Long term
    • Story Points
  • Workshop – Estimating Thanksgiving Dinner

Chapter 7. Teams

  • Self-organization
  • Traditional vs agile
    • Accountability
    • Empowerment
    • Democratic vs authoritarian
  • The new role of management
    • Command and Control vs Servant Leadership
    • Situational leadership
  • Workshop – Mapping roles & responsibilities

Chapter 8. Continuous Improvement

  • Retrospectives
    • Kaizen event
    • The Business role
    • The process improvement backlog
    • Workshop – Practice Kaizen
  • Reporting: Measuring quality
    • Burn-up Charts
    • Burn-down Charts
  • Workshop – Course Retrospective