Fundamentals of Agile Software Development – Hands-on Training


Date(s) - 10/13/2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Novotel, Mississauga

3670 Hurontario St, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1P3 ,


Fundamentals of Agile Software Development – Hands-on Training

One day 100% hands-on workshop with interactive dialogues, case studies, debates, demos, and instructional games.

Theme: You will learn about Agile teams, communication, gathering requirements, continually delivering quality and value, and measuring progress. Through group discussions and hands-on exercises, you will gain a deeper understanding of Agile as a software development methodology and how to put it into practice.

Everyone is invited! In fact, we hope you will especially invite a few people that you think will improve the discussions.
• Bring the people who need to learn.
• Bring the people who need to share.
• Bring those who need a “mindset transformation.

The Early Bird price is $47 per person for the first 30 people. Regular price is $147 per person. This fee covers the workshop rooms, logistics, coffee/tea, snacks and lunch.

Note: 3 days before the training you will receive a pre-course email to re-confirm your attendance and venue details.

Behaviour/Mindset Assessment

LeanAgileScrum Institute is the FIRST Agile Trainingorganization in the world to integrate the agile traininginto Behavioural/Mindset, Competencies, Motivators and Emotional Intelligence assessments as part of their agile training program and developed supplementary courses to align agile training and assessments. In this training, we will only assess you in Behaviours/Mindset assessment.


Behaviours (DISC)

Measured in four proportions (Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance), Behaviors/DISC reveal how an individual will perform, including how they prefer to communicate, what he or she will bring to a team, his or her ideal environment and possible limitations he or she may face.


Behavioural research suggests that the most effective people are those who understand themselves, both their strengths and weaknesses, so they can develop strategies to meet the demands of their environment.

Behaviours/DISC assessment examine an individual’s dominance, influence, steadiness and compliance, revealing the ways in which one responds to the following:

  • Problems and Challenges
  • Influencing Others
  • Pace of Environment
  • Rules and Procedures


The sessions will be facilitated by J Ben Benjamin and colleagues. All of us are experienced, agile practitioners.

Ben has done consulting and training work with enterprises such as HCL Technology (many enterprise clients), Central Bank of Tanzania, US Defence Dept (Pentagon), CIBC Bank, World Vision Canada, RBC Bank, Sunlife Financial, Manulife, Hyundai Canada, Deloitte Canada, Canadian Tire Financial, WSIB, and more…

Bonus Session: Discovering Hidden Jobs
Our HR partner LEPROC – Wassim Amer will provide insight on how to discover and attain hidden jobs in Toronto. Wassim Amer has been helping professionals to get jobs for more than five years. He got an award from a Federal MP, a Mississauga Councilor and Humber College due to his non-stop activities within the professional community.

Attendees make the most of the class if they:
Have studied the Agile Manifesto (required)
Have studied the Scrum Guide (required)
Have been closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a software product or application

What will you learn?
Agile Methodology and Frameworks
How to Use/Apply Agile Methodology/Framework
Overcoming Impediments to the Agile Transition
Agile Methodology and Framework Processes
How Agile Methodology and Frameworks are Interlinked
Agile Methodology/Frameworks Process Steps/Activities
Accountabilities (Roles) of Process Steps/Activities
Artifacts (Transparency) of Process Steps/Activities
Inspect and Adapt (Events) of Process Steps/Activities
An element of an Agile Transformation
Tools and Techniques to Use within Each Step/Activity
Agile Methodology and Frameworks
Organizational and People Change Processes
Educating and Advocating Change Across the Enterprise

What will you get?
Course Workbook
Course Completion Certificate from LeanAgileScrum Institute
Coffee/Tea, Snacks and Lunch

Course Design and Delivery Approach
What are the problems with the current delivery model? Are the issues are real or perception?
Why problems?
Who is involved/impacted
Where is the problem?
How to solve the problems?


Principles of Agile Framework
Agile Frameworks
Agile Values
Agile Principles
Agile Development Practice
Agile Perceptions
Agile Illustration
Agile Success Factors

Agile Essentials:
Product Vision and why it is critical for agile
Methodology Vs Framework
Organizational Agility
Project Challenges and Agile
Key Agile Practices
Agile Phases
Agile Software Development
Agile Planning
Challenges with Agile
Starting an Agile Projects

Agile Mindset
What is Mindset and Why it is Critical to Agile
Agility – Mindset Pyramid
Mindset Types
Open Mindset
Risk-Averse Mindset
Siloed Mindset
Lean Mindset

Agile Frameworks:
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Extreme Programming (XP)
Unified Process (UP)
Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM)

Lean Principles:
Define and Specify Value
Identify the Value Stream
How to Create Flow
Customer Pull Product
How to Seek Perfection

Lean Software Development:
Overview of Lean Software Development
Root Causes of Software Failure
Seven Wastes of Software Development
Eliminating Software Development Wastes
Principles of Lean Software Dev
The Lean Imperative
Implementing Lean Software

Scrum Fundamentals:
What is Scrum
Goals of Scrum
Scrum Values
Empirical Process
What is Sprint
Scrum Process
Agile and Scrum
Iterations, Sprints, and Releases
Challenges with Scrum

Agile Roles and Responsibilities
Product Owner
Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities
Scrum Master
Scrum Master Roles and Responsibilities
Scrum Master and Product Owner
Scrum Master as Facilitator, and Coach and Mentor
Scrum Master Services To Development Team
Scrum Master Service to Organization
Scrum Master as Scrum Keeper
Development Team
Development Team Roles and Responsibilities
How to Self-Organize To Deliver Each Sprint
How to Manage “Technical Debt”
Other Stakeholders Roles and Responsibilities
Project Manager
Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities
Business Analysts
Business Analysts Roles and Responsibilities
Quality Analyst/Tester
QA/Testers Roles and Responsibilities
Architect/Designers Roles and Responsibilities
DevOps Team
DevOps Team Roles and Responsibilities
Line Managers
Line Managers Roles and Responsibilities

Servant Leadership
Overview of Servant Leadership
Eleven Characteristics of Servant Leadership
What Do Servant Leaders Do
Why are Servant Leaders Effective
How to Identify Factors of Servant Leadership
How to Define Concepts of Servant Leadership
How to Model of Servant Leadership
Characteristics of Servant Leadership
How Servant Leadership Works
Benefits of Servant Leadership
Patterson’s Model Servant Leadership
How to Develop Servant Leaders
Limitations of the Servant Leader

Agile and Assessment Alignment review and Action Plan

This is a agile and assessment alignment review/consultation and develops an action plan for you.

Bonus Session: Discovering Hidden Jobs
Our career development partner Wassim Amer will provide insight on how to discover hidden jobs in Canada. Wassim Amer has been helping professionals to get jobs for more than five years. He got an award from a Federal MP, a Mississauga Councilor and Humber College due to his non-stop activities within the professional community.

After spending more than five thousand hours with individuals and groups, Wassim is currently establishing LEPROC.CA (LOGAN’S EAGLE PROFESSIONALS CENTRE CANADA) in order to facilitate helping professionals as Business, entrepreneurs, job seekers, students and immigrants. While LEPROC is being fine-tuned to see the light soon, we like to introduce Wassim Amer as an expert in the Canadian job market.”

Disclaimer: LeanAgileScrum Institute reserves the right to change venue or cancel any course for reasons including, but not limited to, trainer illness or bad weather. In the event of cancellation, we will offer a transfer to a different course or a full refund.

Bookings are closed for this event.