Agile Framework & Mindset
Jump Start Description
Purpose: Apply Agile thinking to create high performing teams as Agile is a mindset, defined by values, guided by principles and manifested through many different practices. Business agility depends upon a strong foundation in applying Agile principles, processes and frameworks along with embracing Lean and Agile thinking.
We recommend having an Enterprise Business Agility Strategist or Agile Coach available to coach your leaders & teams. They are also able to assist your organization at the team, program, portfolio and enterprise levels across several teams and projects.
Part 1: Real World Agile for Teams
The Real World Agile 3-day class is a full-immersion course intended for teams to learn, in a collaborative environment, the nuts and bolts of the Agile planning framework as well as methods such as Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. The course is designed to spend 25% of the time on “What” and “Why” behind Agile and Scrum and 75% on “How” you can immediately implement Agile practices. This is a team training so all roles (including the Business Product Owners) are encouraged to attend.
The entire team shares in learning the importance and best methods of communication, cadence and transparency. By engaging in these practices and learning together, the team is prepared to execute together and achieve success much more quickly.
The Real World Agile (RWA) is best delivered as a 3-day course, but also can be delivered as a 1 or 2 day course with significant tailoring of content.
- All of the people that comprise the agile teams should be present.
- Expect diverse skills and backgrounds as teams are meant to be cross-functional to fully complete the work.
- Managers and directors are encouraged to attend to show support and create alignment around new ways of working.
Overview of the Course
- Introductions & Course overview
- Agile Overview
- Agile Methods
- The Agile Team
- The Agile Planning Framework
- Understanding the Customer
- Product Roadmaps
- Creating the Product Backlog
- Breaking Down Epics
- Prioritizing the Backlog
- Sizing & Estimating
- Release Planning
- Backlog Refinement
- Sprint Planning
- Sprint Execution
- Closing Out the Sprint
- Adopting Agile Methods
Part 2: Deep Dive Into Agile Roles
Part 3: Advanced Agile for Teams
Part 4: TeamHealth Assessment & Growth Plans