Agile Overview for Executives

This course is for both business and IT executives who are either taking over agile teams, or beginning the transition to using an agile framework for project delivery. The primary focus of the training is on the role that executives and management fill in agile project delivery. This training also provides an overview of the origins of agile, and highlights the major agile practices.

The course is about 50% lecture and 50% discussion. No prior experience needed, this course can fit any skill level.

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Key Outcomes

During this course, participants will:

  • Review the high level concepts and principles of Agile, Lean, and Scrum
  • Understand the role of executives and managers leading teams on Agile projects
  • Learn the keys to success

Course Outline

Agile Overview

  • The Agile Potential
  • Agile Overview
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile is Not Enough

Scrum Overview

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • How Scrum Works
  • Artifacts & Metrics

Lean Overview

  • Lean Thinking Introduction
  • Seven Principles of Lean Software Development
  • Seven Wastes
  • Key Techniques from Lean
    • Kanban
    • Kaizen

Keys to Success

  • Applying Agile in Your Context
  • Scaled Agile Framework