Agile Training for Management
Founder and CEO of Sprint Consulting, the market leader agile consulting company in Eastern Europe, organizer of Agile Budapest Meetups, Arpad Zsolt Bodo is a Certified Scrum Practitioner, Agile Trainer and Coach performing agile transformation of multinational and other major companies. Zsolt also teaches agile in 3 universities of 2 countries. Trainees/coaches headcount is 2500+, worked in 11 countries, agile project sizes between 3-350 people.
The course is designed to help management teams prepare for making go / no-go decisions on starting an agile transformation programme and selecting the right areas for the transformation by providing a strong shared understanding of Agile, the most frequently used frameworks and techniques to choose between them, and a high-level overview of how to lead agile transformations.
The Agile and Scrum part of the training material is approved by Scrum Alliance (Sprint Consulting is a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider, SA REP).
The training is aimed for managers and leaders who would like to see whether Agile and any of the well-known Agile frameworks is a good fit for their organization and if so, what parts of it; who are involved in decision making about organizational changes and starting an Agile transformation, and also for those working in an agile environment, who would like to deepen their understanding and improve their organization.
The training consists of presentations, exercises, simulation games, real-life stories and discussions of problems raised by the audience.
The format of the training is as follows:
Each day, until lunchtime the training is conducted as an interactive presentation, the focus being on the theoretical parts of the methodologies, with a few small exercises.
After lunch, a simulation exercise is conducted both days. The goal of these exercises is for the participants to experience the teachings and to help internalize the theory. These exercises take around 90 minutes (+- 15 minutes) and are followed by a debriefing session.
After the exercises the original interactive presentation style is continued. All the topics on the training are explained via real-life examples and case studies collected on / during past projects of Sprint Consulting’s consultants.
Rough agenda of the training:
- Agile introduction
- Scrum overview
- Cynefin – selecting the right framework
- Exercise to discover common sense in agile
- Roles, responsibilities
- Meetings, environment
- Artifacts, documents
- Product backlog, Sprint backlog
- Sprint planning, running, review, retrospective
- Estimation, Velocity
- Definition of Done
- Product Backlog Refinement
- Release planning
- Scrum of Scrums
- Scrum simulation
- Distributed projects
- Common Scrum pitfalls
- Kanban introduction
- Agile transformation overview