Principles of Lean and Agile Product Development

This two-day class is designed to be a thorough introduction to agile frameworks, patterns and practices. This course focuses on the the principles and theories that underpin many of the agile practices as well as the principles of organizational change. This class will not tell you what to do, rather it will tell you how to think about transforming your organization. 

Who should attend

  • Agile Coaches
  • Development managers
  • Department heads
  • CIO's/CTO's
  • Start-up considering scaling-up

Course Objectives

 

    Mindset (Principles, Ideas & Laws)

    • The scaling dilemma
    • Decades of scaling anti patterns
    • The loss of drive
    • Taylorism
    • Theory X vs Theory Y
    • Agile Values
    • The contract game
    • Component vs Feature teams
    • Systems Thinking
    • Queuing Theory
    • Lean thinking
    • Transparency
    • Quality Control
    • Fast feedback
    • Larman’s Laws
    • Taylor up rather than down

    Overview of Key Frameworks, Patterns & Practices 

    • Scrum, Large Scale Scrum
    • Kanban
    • XP

    Organizational Change Patterns

    • You are changing behavior and culture and not practices.
    • The organization slide
    • Types of coaching
    • Explain the 3 principles of adoption.        
    • List of the initial 5 steps to adoption.            
    • Identify anti-patterns in adoptions.

    Testimonials

    Ahmad is a very engaging and knowledgeable instructor. The presentation of content was very well structured, clear and provided with real world examples and hands-on practice. What I liked most was that Ahmad would review previous lessons, multiple times in engaging ways before advancing.
    — Kevin Rarick
    A shorter list would be what did I NOT like about the class. Ahmad is not only an expert with the content; he has a great engaging personality that fosters enthusiasm and motivation. His sense of humor made everyone comfortable.
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    Ahmad was very engaging. Well prepared and able to share personal experiences, sme experiences/knowledge and related information from books, web, etc. throughout the course. Excellent command of the subject matter and use of the class time. Coninuousely introducing topics, experimenting, reviewing, and moving forward through the materials was very helpful. Ahmad’s personal style and facilitation skills kept the learning interactive. This was the first training seminar I attended that I stayed focus throughout the entire sessions!
    — Karen Saxton