Introduction to Lean and Agile
Lean and Agile are fast changing the world of IT
Business wants better results faster
Turns out that we have ignored the efficiency of processes: speed, simplicity, the Pareto rule (20 % of the effort for 80 % of the result). We have also ignored the power of team work and the creativity and engagement of knowledge workers. ICT should be the driver of innovation. Instead, it has become a slow bureaucracy that delivers late, over budget and poorly aligned to what business really needs by the time it finally delivers.
Learn how to turn this around using Lean - agile. Faster delivery. Focus on building quality into the product instead of monitoring it as after-thought through heavy processes. Mobilize your work force and go for Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose.
Business people and managers keen on turning around IT and making it faster and more responsive will get a great introduction with challenging ideas. We also organize this class for consultants who want to upgrade their CV by becoming a SAFe Agilist (see our SAFe Agilist Training) and have little previous experience with Lean and Agile. The SAFe training basically assumes some background in Lean-Agile. This class will help you benefit more from the SAFe training.
Agile concepts, tools and techniques are rapidly gaining acceptance. Half the requests for project managers, business analysts and programmers currently require at least basic knowledge about agile methods.
This class will give an introduction to Scrum, XP and Kanban during half a day. It will allow you to become familiar with the ideas and practices, definitions, roles and techniques.
The second half of the class will give an introduction to Lean in general and the principles that play a role in Lean IT. It will allow you to become familiar with the ideas and practices, definitions, roles and techniques.
The Positive Leadership Short introduction seminar is a nice eye opener to the challenges when interacting with people in a team leadership or change context.