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Introduction to Agile Methods for Managers and Key Experts (Scrum or Kanban)

Тhe primary goal of this hands-on workshop is to help managers and key experts to understand Agile better, how to make it work for them, and what is the role of managers in implementing Agile initiatives. Along with the Agile principles, the workshop covers one of the most popular Agile frameworks, namely Scrum or Kanban.  

There is no better way to learn than by doing. Simulations through games are a great way to do that and are very popular in the Agile community. This training is organized around game simulations and examples from the Tutor's practice in initiating, leading, or consulting Agile programs in software-intensive organizations.

The agenda includes

  • Discussing Agile principles
  • Organizational view of Agile 
  • Basic simulation of an Agile project/process

      One of the framework-specific modules: 

  • Get the best value from product development with Scrum
    • Scrum in a nutshell
    • Scrum Framework 
    • Organize Scrum teams 
    • Make use of Scrum


  • Achieve (high) agile maturity with Kanban
    • Kanban in a nutshell
    • Kanban method
    • Evolve organizational maturity with Kanban
    • Make use of Kanban 
  • Role of management 
  • Common misunderstanding
  • Combining Agile methods and frameworks Scrum with Kanban

Learning outcomes

  • Participants can interpret Agile principles
  • Participants can explain Scrum or Kanban as an Agile method
  • Participants can effectively work in established Scrum teams as development team members
  • Participants develop a positive attitude to the Agile way of working
  • A lot of fun :)