Agile Excellence: Mastering Scrum for Dynamic Project Management


In the digital age, every organization is expected to deliver customer value at a much faster pace than ever before. Companies need to accelerate time-to-market, eliminate costly delays, and perpetually improve the customer experience to remain competitive. Agile is a proven and tested way of working to address these critical areas.

The Agile & Scrum Training Workshop is a detailed program designed to provide a deep understanding of Agile methodologies and Scrum practices. It aims to equip participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively implement Agile and Scrum in their professional projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Agile methodologies' core concepts
  • Learn key roles and responsibilities in Scrum
  • Master Scrum artifacts and ceremonies usage
  • Develop real-world application through simulations
  • Foster adaptability and collaborative teamwork

Course Outline

Day 1

1. Welcome, Introduction & Working Agreements

2. Introduction to Agile and Scrum

  • Agile Mindset, Scrum Theory, Roles, Events, Artifacts.
  • The Need for Agile, Agile Manifesto.

3. Agile Principles and Scrum Framework

  • 12 Agile Principles, Agile Triangle.
  • Comparing Waterfall & Scrum, Agile Methods.

4. Scrum Roles in Depth

  • 6 Scrum Principles, Core and Non-core Roles.
  • Scrum Guidance Body, Stakeholders, Vendors.

5. Simulation Game and Initiate Phase

  • Project Vision, Team Formation, Product Backlog.
  • Product Vision and Backlog Creation Exercises.

Day 2

1. Scrum Project Phases: Plan & Estimate

  • User Stories, Task Creation and Estimation.
  • Sprint Backlog, Estimation Game.

2. Implement, Review & Retrospect Phases

  • Deliverables, Daily Standup, Backlog Grooming.
  • Scrum of Scrums, Sprint Demonstration, Retrospection.

3. Simulation Exercise: Sprint Implementation

4. Agile Leadership and Empowering Scrum Teams

  • Agile Leadership Styles, Team Dynamics.
  • Team Lifecycle, Communication, Self-organization.

5. Implementing and Scaling Scrum

  • Sprint Planning, Conducting Ceremonies.
  • Scrum in Programs, Scrum of Scrums.
  • Agile Transformation Challenges and Strategies.

6. Driving Business Excellence with Scrum

  • Agile Success Stories, Key Metrics.
  • Scrum Application in Business, Continuous Improvement.
  • Interactive Case Studies

7. Action planning and Commitment board

Delivery Method: This is the detailed method to explain the training approach including time spent on the activities only

Arlaine V. Ostonal-MBA, CLSSBB, PMP®, CSM, Agile Coach
Arlaine V. Ostonal-MBA, CLSSBB, PMP®, CSM, Agile Coach
Senior Consultant
Whitehall Bradford Management Consulting

With a span of over 25 years in the professional arena, Ms. Ostonal stands out as a distinguished leader specialized in Continuous Improvement methodologies. Her extensive experience encompasses Lean, Six Sigma, DFSS, as well as business transformation and technology implementation. She has carved a niche for herself by delivering transformative results across the globe, spearheading pivotal projects, and facilitating comprehensive training sessions for upwards of 5000 professionals in Process Excellence methodologies. Global conglomerates such as Maersk, Accenture, TELUS, and Arvato Bertelsmann have benefited from her strategic leadership.

As a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Ms. Ostonal champions the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (LSSYB) program at Whitehall Bradford Management Consulting. Her approach is methodical and centered on integrating foundational Lean Six Sigma principles with an engaging pedagogy, ensuring the proficient comprehension and application of core methodologies by participants.

With her acumen and proficiency in both theoretical and practical aspects, Ms. Ostonal is unequivocally an asset to Whitehall Bradford Management Consulting, underscoring their commitment to industry-leading excellence.

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