We understand that time spent training and away from actual development costs you money twofold. Firstly, the cost of the training itself and secondly, the lost time that could be spent developing. That is why our training services are boutique, in that we take the best aspects from a broad landscape of development methodologies to deliver the highest ROI.

All training is provided at a place convenient to you – either your place of work or off-site venue – and is delivered in small enough segments to ease disruption and the scheduling of diaries. All our courses have been designed to provide real-world hands-on learning and cover:

Essentials

Agile software promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement. The Kanban method is an approach to incremental, evolutionary process and systems change for organisations. It offers a transparent, work limiting, value pulling system that eases the transition to Agile ways of working. Our courses include:

Accelerate your delivery: Kanban Essentials

2hrs
£780
max 12 people

This introduction to Kanban is a foundational workshop that enables teams to get going with Kanban quickly. The workshop teaches the basics of creating a Kanban system, including end-to-end flow, queuing theory, pull vs push, removing context switching, visual work management techniques, removing bottlenecks and blockers, swarming, data driven retrospectives, defect handling in Kanban, and ‘Kanban style’ daily stand-ups.

Advanced Kanban

2hrs
£780
max 12 people

Learn advanced Kanban techniques such as how classes of service can help to balance capacity across work types such as incidents, projects, business as usual. On this course you’ll learn about classes of service, upstream activities such as backlog management, portfolio management, scaling beyond a single team, demand shaping, and funnel flow.

Kanban for IT Operations

2hrs
£780
max 12 people

“We’re IT Operations, Agile doesn’t work for us” – On this concise course you’ll learn the mechanics of Kanban and how to successfully release the benefits within IT operations teams. The techniques taught enrich the ITIL Framework and any other Service Management processes you already have in place. It is perfect for Service Process Owners and Managers and teams tasked with delivering Service Design, Transition, Operations and CSI activities. It will help those experiencing demand outstripping supply, issues managing all levels of stakeholder and finding a home for “orphaned” work or processes. If you want to reduce team stress and improve work satisfaction in high volume, high pressure environments this course will enable you to provide sensible prioritisation & demand management, devices that compel collaborative cross team working and encourage an understanding and clarity of purpose.

Agile Requirements Management

One Day
£1280
max 12 people

For Business Analysts and Systems Analysts looking to move into agile ways of working or for existing BA’s and SA’s looking for an agile refresher. On this one day course you’ll learn the best techniques and practices, taken from a broad range of Agile methodologies, needed for business analysts working in an Agile software development team.

Agile Testing Foundations

One Day
£1280
max 12 people

An organisation’s decision to shift towards a more agile & lean software development often leaves Testers wondering where they fit; promises of all the testing being automated, the whole team owning quality & light documentation appear to take away everything that Testers hold close to their heart. The iterative development cycle of Agile has not removed the need for Testers, but it has caused the roles & responsibilities of those doing the testing to change. So how do Testers fit in this fast paced delivery cycle? In this one-day intensive course we’ll introduce the principles behind Agile, understand how we test software in an Agile development team, and prepare you to hit the ground running and drive positive change within your team.

Agile Estimation & Adaptive Planning

2hrs
£780
max 12 people

How long will it take? How much will it cost? The 2 questions that constantly haunt development teams. This session is in 2 parts. Part 1 is how to estimate before the project has even started – normally in the context of when you’re building the business case to secure funding for the project to proceed. Part 2 then covers the detail of how to size, estimate, plan and track progress once funding has been secured and the project has started.

 

Enterprise

Agile software promotes adaptive planning, evolutionary development, early delivery, and continuous improvement. But how does this thinking apply to larger, Enterprise scale organisations?

Scaling Agile

1 Day
£1280
max 12 people

Tapping into the experience of our staff working with many household names helping them to scale Agile practices we present our Scaling Agile training course. In this one-day course we’ll cover common challenges faced by organisations delivering software at scale such as Organisational design, estimation, dependency management, portfolio management, funnel flow, demand shaping, the Lean PMO, balancing strategic, tactical, and BAU.

Agile Governance, Risk Management, and Controls

Half Day
£780
max 12 people

Governance, Risk Management, and Controls are an established norm within most Enterprise scale organisations but is often perceived as an inhibiter to Agile and Lean adoption. In this half-day course we share with you our extensive experience of working with many Enterprise orgs to turn the perceived inhibitors into key enablers. We present a lightweight, transparent and effective governance, risk, and controls model enabling you to quickly address concerns across the Enterprise and accelerate your adoption.

 

To find out more about how our courses can help your organisation achieve its goals contact our team now.