Remote Agile Training

This training course prepares (future) Scrum Masters and Product Owners for working agilely, particularly in remote setups.

Remote Agile Training

Target audience: (future) Scrum Masters and Product Owners
Length: 14 hours, spread over several days (by arrangement with the customer)

Dates: Dates available upon request
Times: By arrangement
Number of participants: min. 3, max. 12 
Price: 1,200 euros plus VAT

Many people want to work agilely these days, and many people are currently having to work remotely.

What does it mean in practice when a team switches to Scrum or Kanban as a development method, especially when they are not physically on-site together? How do everyday working methods change? Which team members perform which tasks, assume which roles?

Agile methods are more than just processes to be simply followed. They involve a “mindset change” and are based on a different philosophy from that used in traditional software development methods.

The two roles central to facilitating this change are the Scrum Master and the Product Owner. This training course prepares (future) Scrum Masters and Product Owners for agile work, particularly in remote setups. Specifically, it discusses, among other things, how the standard scrum events (Sprint Planning/Review/Retrospective, Daily Scrum) can be run remotely. It also, however, discusses topics such as team communication and conflict resolution in the context of remote working environments.

Agenda

The inovex Remote Agile training course consists of four modules of 3-4 hours each, which can be carried out remotely over several days. The focus of the course as a whole is on the “remote agile” aspect, with each module focusing specifically on how the methods, tools, and techniques introduced can be used even with fully distributed teams (where each team member is in a different location). Many of these methods, tools, and techniques are used in the course itself to enable the participants to gain their first practical experience of them.

Even in their remote versions, inovex training courses are not simply marathon slideshows. Instead, the participants work on almost all the course content independently in small groups, on the basis of literature or handouts provided.

Module 1:


Content

  • Practical introduction to iterative work
  • The agile mindset: “Doing agile” versus “Being agile”
  • Scrum basics

Learning objective: Participants learn the agile values and principles and understand their application in the field of software development. They also know the basics of Scrum and understand the relationship between agile values and principles and Scrum, particularly in remote work environments.

Module 2:


Content

  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum events and artifacts
  • Effective organization of Scrum events (Sprint Planning/Review/Retrospective and Daily Scrum) in a remote setup
  • Simulation of a Scrum project

Learning objective: Participants learn the roles, artifacts, and events in Scrum. They also experience how it feels to work together as a team on a project using Scrum and learn the methods and tools with which Scrum events can be run effectively, even in remote environments.

Module 3:


Content

  • Domain complexity: the Cynefin framework and the Stacey matrix
  • Introduction to Kanban
  • Introduction to user stories and agile estimating

Learning objective: Participants learn the basics of the Kanban method and understand which (agile) development methods are most suitable in which situations. In addition, the participants become familiar with the basics of working with user stories, a method for agile requirements management, and the associated tools, such as planning poker, including their use in remote work environments.

Module 4:


Content

  • Holding a Lean Coffee for the collection, prioritisation, and processing of more in-depth topics

Learning objective: Participants deepen their knowledge of the contents of Modules 1-3 and develop potential ways to apply them to their current situations. They are also introduced to one of the most effective methods for moderating (remote) meetings – the Lean Coffee.


Trainer:

Collin Rogowski has been working with Scrum since 2005, when the framework was implemented by Germany’s leading web portal. Over the past few years, he has been involved in a wide range of Scrum implementations, from small, self-organized teams to an “agile department” in a larger mid-sized company, right through to an entire Scrum-based business sector at a major international corporation. Collin has been a trainer since 2009, working initially in academic environments and subsequently in the corporate world.

Collin Rogowski

Do you have any questions?

Collin Rogowski

Head of inovex Academy