Course Outline


  • LEAN Thinking
  • Five Principles of LEAN
  • Using Lean in R&D
  • System Thinking (from Deming)
  • Plan driven vs. Value driven
  • Team Power
  • Innovation curve


Why Agile?

  • Comparison of iterative methodologies
  • Why things go wrong
  • The Agile approach
  • What is Scrum?
  • Pigs and chickens

Product owner

  • The customer representative
  • Prioritizing product requirements
  • Writing effective stories
  • Acceptance criteria
  • Negotiating sprint contents
  • Group exercise to produce customer requirements and write stories based on the requirements

The sprint

  • Sprint backlog
  • Sprint planning: what to do
  • Sprint planning how to do it
  • What happens during a sprint
  • Burn down charts
  • Group exercise to plan a sprint

Scrum Master

  • Grooming Meeting
  • Implementing Scrum
  • Ensuring proper practices
  • Maintaining documentation
  • Standup meetings
  • When to pair program
  • Group exercise to implement Scrum

Finishing a sprint

  • Scrum review meeting
  • Scrum retrospective meeting
  • Releasing an iteration
  • Group exercise the review a sprint


Command & Control vs. Agile

  • Factory model
  • The functioning of canon
  • The functioning of missile
  • Pillars of Kanban
  • Big Picture


  • Concepts behind Kanban
  • Kanban Rules
  • Metrics
  • Flow Diagram
  • + technical practices 

Team work

  • Shared responsibility
  • Self-organization
  • Interdisciplinary
  • Benefit the "right" team work

Kanban Board

  • How to visualize process?
  • How to create Kanban Board?
  • What are and how to introduce WIP limits?
  • What are and how to introduce Classes of Service?

Customer Engagement

  • The most common waste
  • Value Stream


  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Waste analysis
  • Main concepts behind Kaizen (MUDA / MURI / MURA)
  • Bottlenecks analysis
  • Five Focusing Steps

Product Discovery Methods and Tools

  • Golden Circle
  • Impact mapping
  • Design Thinking
  • User story mapping


  21 Hours


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