Training Class Outline: Agile Overview

This is the outline for our training class "Agile Overview".


This is a hands-on introductory training for Agile Software Development. Basics of Agility will be communicated to understand the ideas and concepts behind Agility, how it affects software development and business, and what are the differences between classical approaches (e.g. waterfall) compared to Agile approaches. The training shows Agile methodologies (e.g. Scrum, Kanban) and explains, why they are considered Agile. Thus, making the next potential steps within their own company more tangible for the attendees.

Target Audience

Everyone - this training has no preconditions since it starts from scratch. Background in IT is helpful, but not necessary.

What will participants get out of this session?

  • …overview of the basics of Agile Software Development and the latest Agile methodologies,
  • …ideas about what the introduction of Agile means in their own organisation and
  • …hands on experience about making decisions the Agile way.


The training class is structured around the following agenda points:

  • Agile
    • What is Agile? or The Umbrella and the Rock
    • Values and principles
    • The Agile Onion - layers of Agile methodologies
    • Inspect and Adapt
    • Devil’s Square
  • Scrum
    • Scrum Flow (meetings, artefacts, roles)
    • Roles and responsibilities
  • Kanban
    • Practices and principles (tickets, board, WIP limits, pull, lead time, kaizen, policies)
    • Pull vs. push
  • Agile Development Skills (ADS)
    • Concept and origin of ADS
    • Core skills (TDD, refactoring, continuous integration, collaboration, Emergent design)
  • Agile Management Innovations (AMI)
    • Agile and the organisation
    • Change: environmental vs. personal
    • Selection of AMIs in detail (e.g. slack, open space technology, etc.)


Accreditation and Certification

ICAgile Accredited CourseThis class is accredited by the International Consortium for Agile (ICAgile) as part of the Agile Fundamentals track. Attendees of this class will be certified as “ICAgile Certified Professional” (ICP). Bold Mover is an ICAgile organisational member.


Trainer Bernd SchifferBernd Schiffer is an Agile coach, trainer and consultant in Melbourne, Australia. He's been Agile and Lean since 2001, and trained hundreds of people in various aspect of the art of Agile Software Development since. When he's not in a training class, he works at the client's introducing Scrum and Kanban at team and management level. He deeply and passionately cares about his work. Read more…

Money-back Guarantee

money back guaranteeIf you are not happy with the training class, you can receive a full refund of your money paid on this training class. The only condition here is to have a meeting (face-to-face or phone call) of up to an hour with us. We want to get feedback and learn about our shortcomings so that we won’t do the same mistake twice.

Small Class Size

18When we analysed our classes, one of the most outstanding observation was the correlation between the attendee’s feedback and the class size. The attendee feedback from classes with 18 or less attendees was far more positive than the ones with more than 18 attendees. This makes sense to us and is consistent with research about smaller class sizes in schools around the globe. The smaller the attendee-trainer-ratio, the more attention each attendee gets, the more quality time with the trainer each attendee gets, the better the discussions within the classes become, and the overall higher quality the classes become. This is why we have a small class size. Our classes are limited to a maximum of 18 attendees.

Characteristics and Special Features

FingerprintWhat makes Bold Mover's Agile training classes so special? Maybe it's…
  • …the training mechanics, where we use techniques from Training from the Back of the Room (TftBotR) to emphasise learning instead of just listening;
  • the lifelong class material, which means that you will always have access to the latest training material;
  • the flexible agenda, which enables the attendees to influence the training class so they get the best out of it.
Or maybe it's one of the other features, like the resource reference record, the questions during the training, the feedback and improvement, the certificates, simulations, or exercises? Read more…


v0.7 last edit 04/07/2014

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Interested in a private class? We offer to run our classes exclusively for your organisation, onsite or offsite. Please get in touch with us to get more information.