Successful Agile transformations start with leadership
This introduction to Agile and Business Agility is perfect for busy Executives and Senior Leaders. This course covers the benefits of adopting Agile with an entrepreneurial mindset, scaling and prioritising projects within an Agile portfolio, budgeting, forecasting, implementing seed and value stream funding models, and nurturing an Agile culture within your organisation. We also showcase the difference between Scrum and Kanban – two of the most popular Agile frameworks.
- Waterfall vs Agile
- Empirical process control
- Stacey complexity theory
- Transaction vs holding costs in Agile
- Basic overview of Scrum framework
- Iterative vs Incremental approaches
- Scrum vs Kanban
- Little’s law and queue management theory
- Kanban principles and practices
- Kanan metrics
- Basics of teaming
- Leadership behaviours
- Motivation and self-determination theory
- Span of control
- Component vs. feature teams
- Scaling Scrum
- Organisational design
- Big room planning
- Portfolio Kanban and project prioritisation
- Agile budgeting
- Lean startup and hypothesis testing
- Seed funding model
- User story mapping and roadmaps
- Value stream funding model
- Agile contracting
- Provide Agile leaders with an introduction to Agile and Scrum
- Introduce managers and executives to what it means to be an Agile leader
Certificate of Attendance
How long is the course?
The course is two full days. We start at 8:30 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. on both days.
How big is a class?
The maximum number of delegates is 25. It allows for focused learning and in-depth discussions.
How have you prepared your training rooms in light of COVID-19?
Can this course be done virtually?
Yes, we have virtual options available. Please refer to the location of the course to find available virtual and classroom dates.
Does the course include certification?
A certificate of attendance will be sent to you upon completion of the course.
Is this certification internationally recognized?
No. This course is not associated with any international certification body, but it counts as a module towards Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) from Scrum Alliance.
Is there an exam?
There is no exam, but you will receive a certificate of attendance. This is a highly interactive, practical course focused on building new skills.
Does price include VAT?
Yes. The price includes Value Added Tax. The price you see on the website is the price you will pay.
How can I pay?
You can pay via EFT or credit card. After you register and make your reservation, you will receive a quote/invoice with the banking details and credit card link.
Can my company pay for my training?
Absolutely. Connect us with your HR or Learning and Development department. If you see your company name in our “clients” section, it is excellent news – Think Agile is on your approved vendor list.
Can I cancel my booking?
You can cancel or reschedule for free up to 10 days before the course. After that, an additional R1500 fee is applicable. The reason is simple – we have already incurred costs (advertising, catering, venue hire). Also, you might be taking a spot from someone else.