All the basics to get your started

All the basics to get your started



Starting out

Skill Level

1 Day





ZXM’s Agile Essentials™ is a one-day course that delves into key concepts such as adaptive planning, prioritisation by value, team collaboration and fast feedback for continuous improvement. The course is designed to equip you with an overview of what agile truly looks like so that you can get started.

  • How to get started with agile.
  • History of the agile movement.
  • The distinctions among Agile values, principles, and practices, key aspects of value, prioritisation, and adaptive planning techniques.
  • How to cultivate collaboration with customers, within organisations and within teams.
  • Vocabulary to discuss the benefits of agile approaches.
  • How to avoid common pitfalls with fellow agile practitioners.

ZXM delivers Agile Essentials using hands-on learning – the same expectation that NASA have when they employ the best science minds in the world. 

This course delivered by qualified Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs) certified by™.

Completing this course will help you:

Who is the course for?

  • Leaders who are supporting agile initiatives
  • Product Managers
  • People taking up new agile roles
  • Staff who are new to the agile world
  • Business and internal stakeholders who will work with agile teams
  • Non-software teams, including HR, finance and marketing
  • Agile practitioners who recognise the need to focus on “being” agile in addition to “doing” agile

Learning Path

  • Deming Cycle
  • Agile product development
  • Agile Manifesto and its 12 Principles
  • Working in self-organising and cross-functional Agile teams
  • Agile vs Waterfall
  • Scrum roles
  • Working from a Product Backlog
  • Working in Sprints
  • Creating an Increment of work
  • Building-in quality and reducing rework by applying the Definition of Done
  • Kanban’s rules
  • Creating workflow rules
  • Limiting work in-progress
  • Actively managing work item progress
  • Inspecting and adapting the definition of workflow
  • Applying metrics – work item age, cycle time, throughput, work in-progress limits
  • Why limit work in-progress
  • Creating focus by doing less
  • What is “batch theory”
  • Creating smaller batches to improve throughput of work

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