Beginner Agile Course Outline

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Agile methodologies

This agile course is aimed at explaining what the hype around agile is and why it is the new preferred methodology to use for projects at the moment. In this beginners agile course, we take a look at the agile principles, values and practices and focus on Scrum & Lean as a method / framework for running Agile projects or teams. This agile course is aimed at clarifying how agile can fit into your organisation currently.

Agile roles

What are the main roles in a typical Scrum set-up and how they keep agile alive in a company. More specifically we focus on the Product Owner and how this role influences an agile team and the success of a project. Here we also challenge the theoretically defined agile roles and we aim to bring an understanding of how agile fits into typical organisational roles. The Product Owner is the new age term for a focused MD.

Agile organisational structures

What is the ideal organisational structure to support the successful adoption of agile within your organisation? Is your focus on transforming your whole organisation or are you hoping to get some benefits by implementing agile only within delivery teams? This will also influence what the structure looks like. If you focus on a team level only, then you can stick with the theory as this will give you enough to start with. Maybe you can learn from other experienced agile transformation specialists as you are moving into a phase where you are experiencing the true challenges of moving and organisation onto agile.

Benefits of this agile course

Get the basics of agile under the belt. Work through a variety of content so that you get multiple perspectives and learn from multiple experts both locally and internationally. But this won’t be a quick skimming through all the facts kind of agile course. You will get practical exercises to implement and to work through.

Who will need this agile course?

Anyone that is interested in understanding the basics of agile, more specifically:

  • Area Managers
  • Organisational Change Agents
  • Development Managers
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Business Analysts
  • Wannabe Scrum Masters
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • CTO’s
  • CIO’s
  • CEO’s


42 hours of Class time.

Every Wednesday for 1 ½ hours starting from 18:00.

This course is divided into 2 sub sections.


7 month course

First Proposed Agile Course date:

The proposed dates are 9 July or 6 August 2014, so choose the date most suited to you and majority vote will decide the first date.

School Fees

R21 000 p.p.

Prescribed books for this course

1. Essential Scrum by Kenneth Rubin
2. Lean from the trenches by Hendrik Kniberg
3. Agile Product Management with Scrum by Roman Pichler

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Once you have completed the beginners agile course you will be able to do the following:

  • Qualify to register for our Intermediate agile course.
  • Truly understand what agile is about, not just have the theory under the belt
  • Be able to start implementing the basics of Agile
  • Start as a Scrum Master
  • Be a Product Owner
  • Start your journey as an agile coach
  • Transform the delivery of your organisation, knowing the risks and understanding the impacts
  • Guide your company into starting Agile as an Informed Manager and CEO


Keen to register and get started? Please send us an email to to get in touch with us, and we’ll contact you about further information that we will need