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Agile Business Management Course and Scrum Methodology

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This Agile Business Management course provides a comprehensive overview of agile and scrum methodology. It examines the evolution of agile and scrum methodology from its recent origins to its application across a range of business and government settings, going well beyond its initial adoption in the IT industry.

This business management course delivers a set of practical agile and scrum techniques that can be readily applied across a range of work environments to enable rapid and flexible response to change. This, in turn, delivers value and innovation that would otherwise prove elusive or be too late.


This course aims to:

  1. Introduce participants to agile methodology for adoption across a variety of work settings where dedicated resources can be assigned.
  2. Explain the use of scrums as an integral process for aligning human resources within an agile framework.
  3. Assess the feasibility of using agile and scrums in areas nominated by course participants.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Determine the feasibility of introducing agile processes and scrum tools into their nominated work places.
  2. Establish the framework and resources needed for applying agile processes and scrums in a work setting.
  3. Act as an advocate for the benefit of implementing agile processes and scrums for designated projects.
  4. Critically review current agile and scrum practices in an organisation with an eye to improvement.


This course covers the following topics:

The origins of agile and scrum methodology

  • The agile mindset
  • Techniques arising from an agile philosophy that are based on value over constraints, team over tasks, adapting over conforming
  • How a scrum development team is differentiated from a traditional team

Agile tools and techniques

  • Declaration of interdependence
  • Iterative development
  • Incremental value
  • Reducing risk quickly
  • Adapting to change via high performing teams
  • Agile scaling and results scorecard
  • The pre-requisites for introducing agile processes into a work setting

Scrum tools and techniques

  • Scrum planning and task estimating
  • Sizing complexity and estimating initial velocity
  • Building a release plan
  • Daily scrum meeting
  • The pre-release sprint
  • Sprint review
  • How to lead a scrum team
  • Clarifying the roles of members within a scrum team

Associated tools and techniques

  • Coaching agile teams
  • Detecting and solving problems
  • Working with resistance and strong emotions
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Adaptability over predictability
  • Responsiveness, pro-activity and innovation
  • Change management
  • Risk management
  • Lean Six Sigma & Kaizen Blitz

Intended Audience

This course is intended for individuals working in an agile environment who have not been trained in agile techniques. It is also suitable for managers assessing whether to establish an agile workplace, regardless of the type of industry.

It is also designed for project managers and team leaders who are seeking to embrace the benefits of agile processes and scrum mastery for their work setting. You will learn real world creative techniques for embracing agile and scrum techniques. This is to enable your organisation to more quickly derive value from new projects and innovation, by applying these techniques.

Delivery Style

Delivery of this agile business management course is by lecture, group and individual exercises. In this way, you will learn key concepts and their immediate application into your workspace.


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion

What others say.

  • I found it a quite different class mix, perhaps because it was held on a Saturday. It was really eye opening to be interacting with participants from outside the University sector and largely millennials. Although Agile and Scrums are primarily applied in IT (which is only a small element of my current role), it was still very useful for me to be able to reflect on ways to increase project management effectiveness and timeliness and accountability of team members. Role delineation in particular was a useful area covered.

  • Great course. Enjoyed the content, and the tutor was very knowledgeable and kept examples real.

Agile Business Management Course and Scrum Methodology

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