Introduction to Agile (Scrum)

Our two-day course, Introduction to Agile (Scrum), was created for organisations who are interested in adopting Agile software development approaches. The course provides a detailed overview of Agile ideas and enables the delegates to implement them through practical exercises using the Scrum methodology. The course is led by Pete George, a Certified Scrum Master and experienced Agile coach.

  • The course is designed to be flexible to suit different needs. The core course modules can either be supplemented with optional modules, exploring Agile topics in more detail, or by further practical Scrum exercises to embed the methodology more firmly.

    Core Course Outline
    Day One

    Agile vs Traditional methodologies

    • Group exercise – highlighting differences in methodologies
    • Overview history of software development methodologies since 1960s
    • Discussion on weaknesses of predictive approaches to software delivery
    • Benefits of adaptive (Agile) approach, in the current technological world

    Agile Manifesto and Principles

    • Overview history of Agile methodologies
    • Discussion on Agile Manifesto statements
    • Group exercise – applying the Agile principles to own context

    Scrum Foundational Principles

    • Scrum origins
    • Scrum teams
    • Empirical process control

    Scrum Framework and Techniques

    • Overview of the Scrum Framework
    • Scrum roles and responsibilities – Scrum Master, Product Owner, Team
    • Scrum events – Release/Sprint Planning, Review, Retrospective, Scrum meeting
    • Scrum artefacts – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Burndown charts and Taskboards

    Group exercise – practical application of Scrum to a development project consisting of a series of iterations

    Day Two
    Pitfalls to avoid when transitioning to Scrum

    Practical Scrum Exercises/Optional Module 1

    Practical Scrum Exercises/Optional Module 2


    • The Deming Cycle – Continuous Improvement
    • Retrospective Framework
    • Group Exercise – Retrospective

    Optional Modules
    Agile Teams
    Agile Testing
    Estimation and User Stories
    Project Management and Scrum
    Scaling Agile
    Lean and Kanban

  • We specialise in providing private courses at our clients’ convenience.
    Closed Course:
    £750pp first 4 delegates
    £400pp additional delegates (up to 12 max)

    This includes:

    • Course materials
    • Trainer.

    This price does not include vat, venue and catering.

    This assumes the training venue is in England, UK. We can arrange courses elsewhere at an increased price.

  • Public Course:

    This includes:

    • Course materials
    • Trainer.
    • Venue.
    • Catering.

    This price does not include vat.

    This assumes the training venue is in England, UK. We can arrange courses elsewhere at an increased price.

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