This Introduction course is the entry level for everybody, wanting to get to grips with the fundamental patterns and worldview in Scrum, Agile and Lean Thinking. This includes highlighting the difference to traditional management, especially the Neo-Taylorist approach.

The agenda for the day is:


Agile Lean context

  • What makes people perform well and enjoy their work-life?
    • Why is this important?
  • A tactile exercise to get a handle on constant improvement, self-organization and flow.
  • Constant Improvement.
    • The Deming PDSA Circle.
    • Empirical process control.
  • Complexity theory
    • Cynefin and other models.
    • Why much work in the modern world fall in the complex domain.
    • Why the old ways are insufficient to solve complex problem effectively.


Agile and Lean basic patterns

  • The heart of Agile and Lean
    • A fairy tale supplying an overview.
  • Scrum and Kanban
    • Sprint based work or constant flow, pros and cons.
  • Retrospectives and constant learning
    • Kaizen and Kaikaku, small steps and giant leaps
  • The classic roles, taking care of the strategic, tactical and operational areas
    • The Team Captain, Product Owner or CEO
    • The Team Master, coach, XO or COO.
    • The Team or staff member,


Agile predictability

  • Why predictability is important
    • Estimation, different methods, pros and cons
    • Building reliable and predictable sprints or cadences
  • An exercise in estimation