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Fundamentals of Lean and Agile

Available Modalities:

  • e-Training
  • Public Classroom
  • On Site
  • Virtual Classroom
Delivery Method PDU Total Technical PMP/PgMp Leadership Strategy PMI RMP PMI SP PMI ACP PfMP PMI PBA
Instructor-Led Training 7.5 7.5 0 0 0 0 7.5 0 0
Virtual Instructor-Led Training 7.5 7.5 0 0 0 0 7.5 0 0
Delivery Method Instructor-Led Training Virtual Instructor-Led Training
PDU Total 7.5 7.5
Technical PMP/PgMp 7.5 7.5
Leadership 0 0
Strategy 0 0
PMI SP 0 0
PMI ACP 7.5 7.5
PfMP 0 0
  • CEUs: .75
  • Field of Study: Management Advisory Services

Fundamentals of Lean and Agile provides a foundational exploration of what it means to be Lean and Agile. In this course, attendees not only learn the value and basics of Lean and Agile execution – they also learn many of the necessary “other” elements of any successful Lean and Agile environment. Curriculum includes overviews on Lean and Agile philosophy, myths and how they work together, overviews on both iterative and continuous delivery methods, overviews on Scrum and Kanban and overviews on how Lean and Agile work is generated, valued, sized and represented; all of which contribute to a clear understanding of the Lean and Agile universe in preparation for more advanced concepts and techniques.

  • Define the terms Lean and Agile as they apply to the modern business environment 
  • Describe the philosophy, values, and principles of Lean and Agile 
  • Recognize prevalent myths and misconceptions concerning Lean and Agile philosophies and purpose 
  • Describe concepts that Lean and Agile philosophies leverage for success
  • Recognize benefits Lean and Agile approaches can provide 
  • Explain, at a high-level, the Scrum framework with associated roles and ceremonies 
  • Explain, at a high-level, the Kanban principles and method for delivery
  • The Lean and Agile Philosophies

    Why are Lean and Agile Popular?

    Lean Philosophy

    Agile Philosophy

    Lean and Agile Work Within Systems Thinking

    History of Lean and Agile

    What is Lean?

    Lean Principles and Approach

    Lean – Wastes

    Benefits of the Lean Approach

    Lean Myths and Misconceptions

    What is Agile?

    What is an Agile Mindset?

    The Agile Manifesto – Values and Principles

    Agile Myths and Misconceptions

  • The Role of Value in Lean and Agile Environments

    Lean and Agile Focus on Value

    Identifying Value Through Lean Startup

    Combining Lean, Agile, and Lean Startup

    Agile Value Creation

    Product Vision

    Product Roadmap

    Product Release Plan

    Product Backlog

    Minimum Viable Product

    Iterative Breakdown to find MVP

    How to Uncover Value Quickly

    Modern Approach to Business and Value

  • Scrum: Simple Iterative Work Management
    • Iterative Flow Work Management
    • Scrum Framework
    • The Scrum Roles
    • Product Owner Role
    • Scrum Master Role
    • The Scrum Team
    • Product Backlog
    • Requirement Levels
    • User Story and Acceptance Criteria
    • Sizing Stories – Relative Sizing
    • Good User Story Attributes
    • Scrum Ceremonies
    • Sprint Planning
    • The Daily Scrum (Stand-Up) Meeting
    • Backlog Refinement (Grooming)
    • Measuring Team Velocity
    • Burn-Down and Burn-Up Charts
    • Sprint Review (Demo)
    • Sprint Retrospective
  • Kanban: Simple Continuous-Flow Management
    • Continuous-Flow Work Management
    • Kanban Principles
    • Kanban Practices
    • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
    • Kaizen
    • Kanban Roles and Ceremonies (or lack therof)
    • Kanban Example
    • Kanban Principles:
      • Visualization
      • Make Policies Explicit
      • Limit Work in Progress (WIP Limits)
      • Manage Flow
      • Improve Collaboratively and Incrementally