Agile, Kanban and Scrum Overview

Start date: 21 November 2019

Duration: 2 Days

Location: Analog Devices, Raheen Business Park, Limerick

Certificate: N/A

Cost: Members € 250 ; Non-members € 375

Course code: N/A

Programme overview

This course will combine elements of our standard Scrum and Kanban training to provide an introduction to:
• Agile and Lean product development - foundational concepts
• Kanban Method as a framework to drive effectiveness
• Scrum framework for collaboration-based, value optimising development

Learning outcomes

The training will be designed to allow participants understand what agile is, how they might apply it, and whether a time-boxed (Scrum) or flow based (Kanban) led approach might be most suitable.

Attendees will understand the basic lean and agile concepts, how these counter intuitive ideas differ from traditional work management approaches, and how the two predominant frameworks, Scrum and Kanban, deliver more effective, faster and predictable delivery of value.

Who is the course for?

The course is targeted at leaders and managers who are considering moving to a more agile work environment. It can also serve as an introduction to team members considering what agile framework might best suit their environment through an understanding of key concepts such as self-organising teams, flow, time-boxing and incremental value delivery in highly complex environments.

Course Outline

Foundations of Agile
The nature of complexity, and complex adaptive systems
Lean Principles applied to Product Development
Exercise: Value Flow Game
A systems approach to product development – balancing efficiency, predictability and agility to maximise value

Kanban – Visualising and Synchronising work
How Kanban Boards work
Exercise: Kanban System Simulation
Kanban Metrics
Classes of Service
Managing Work in Progress using WIP limits

The Scrum Framework – an Introduction
Feature Team Oriented Organisations – The Scrum Team
Scrum Roles – ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Developer
Time-boxed Events – Sprint Planning, Scrum, Review and Retrospective
Artefacts – Including Backlogs, Definition of Done and Product Increments
Exercise: Scrum Framework Simulation

Estimation and Planning in Agile environments
Estimation with Story Points, Relative Estimation and Velocity
Planning Poker for reliable, team based estimates
Exercise: Planning Poker

Trainer Profile

After 20+ years in Software Development and IT Management, Colm O’hEocha founded AgileInnovation in 2009. Since then he has helped transform over 50 organisations with training and coaching in Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban, at both the team and executive levels. With years of hands-on agile experience, Colm has developed highly interactive, exercise based training which can be delivered by internal client coaches for cost effective large scale transformations. Clients range from global tech and financial giants to indigenous Irish startups and include Intel, Pilz, Storyful, AXA, PaddyPower and Verizon Connect.

Contact Gerry Byrne at for full details