Being Agile in Business – 1 Day Introduction

This Being Agile in Business training course will introduce attendees to the essential methods, skills and values of agile working in a business and teams context. It will provide a clear understanding of agile principles, concepts and tools that can be immediately implemented. Work faster, think clearer and improve your individual, team and business agility with this Being Agile in Business course.

This one day course with theory and practical application will give your team an introduction to agile working and where and when to apply it within your organisation.

  • Establish an understanding of the agile method and mindset
  • Understand key agile concepts, terms, and practices
  • Understand benefits of agile approaches and key techniques
  • Gain practical experience of key and relevant agile practices and tools
  • Create an action plan and adopt practices to take forward
  • Identify relevant areas where agile can add value
  • Understand which agile methods and tools to use and when
  • Enhance team working and communication

Agile is a methodology that has grown in popularity in recent years, endorsed by businesses as an approach that enables teams to develop high performing teams and generate sustainable results.

– Agile Thinking – understand and develop an agile mind set
– Agile Method – apply key agile principles and practices
– Agile Approach – implement practical tools and techniques
– Agile Culture – create an environment that enables agility

Agile methods can be implemented throughout an organisations in areas such as:

  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Team Working
  • Customer Engagement
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Operations & Finance
  • Leadership & Strategy
  • New Business Development
  • Business Improvement

Agile Management methods are proven to help business to identify improvements and overcome barriers. At its core, agile is a methodology that has developed to deliver positive results in times of change and uncertainty.

A combination of training and coaching this customised one day course will provide attendees with:

  • Introduction to agile principles and methods
  • Practical application of agile practices and tools to existing work
  • Coaching to help understand where and how agile methods can be best used in your organisation

Discover smarter, leaner, faster ways to succeed at work!

  • Understand and apply agile methods in your working world
  • Discover strategies and tools to make you work faster and better
  • Find out how to anticipate change and navigate uncertainty
  • Gain immediate clarity and control in any situation
  • Streamline and improve your day to day workflow
  • Uncover new ways to communicate and collaborate

Course content

1. Agile Thinking

  • Concepts and Principles
  • Agile Business Model & Approach
  • Agile Manifesto v2.0
  • Business & Customer Value Delivery
  • Adaptive versus predictive planning
  • When to use agile methods
  • Origin and evolution of agile methods

2. Agile Methodology

  • Iterative Development Method
  • Working in Sprints
  • Test Driven Development
  • Minimum Viable Product
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Agile Contracts & Delivery                         

3. Agile Tools & Practices

  • Visibility & Communication
  • Estimation & Specification
  • Prioritisation & Planning
  • Retrospectives & Stand Ups
  • Performance & Metrics
  • Agile Paper and Digital Tools

4. Agile Application

  • Agile Teams & Culture
  • Agile Project Management
  • Agile Product Development
  • Agile Leadership

Note: An Agile Course Pack including the ‘Being Agile in Business’ book, the Agile Canvas, and workshop materials are provided as part of the course.

Suitable for:

  • Teams looking to explore the adoption of agile approaches
  • Non-Technical Teams
  • SMEs, Enterprise Teams, and Public Sector Teams
  • Business Management, Product Management, Project Management, Team Working
  • Teams preparing to work with an ‘agile’ supplier of products or services

Course Details

  • 1 day course
  • Course level : Introduction
  • Suitable for : all, no prerequisites required
  • Customised for team/organisation/sector
  • Type : Theory and Practical application
  • Delivery on or off site
  • Group size : flexible
  • Includes course learning materials
  • Half Day bytesize option available
  • 2-3 day option with extended practical application
  • Delegates will work on their own projects and at the end of the workshop have tools, materials as well as a sound understanding of the method to take away and implement.

Contact us to discuss your team and how agile can help improve your growth, well-being and productivity.

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“If you are always looking for ways to make you, your team and your business smarter then I strongly recommend this course. Thanks Belinda!” Percy Griffiths, Process Improvement Manager, Finance & IT, BRITA UK

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Michelle Nelson Chart. PR MCIPR

One of the best webinars I’ve attended in ages. I liked the technology you used for the webinar too. Very user friendly and clear.  

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“Very positive – helped demystify Agile and where it fits in, pragmatic approach in how to apply Agile.”

Being Agile Course Review

‘Fantastic course, looking forward to applying this in my work and home life. Excellent, practical approach, very motivational. I think the entire company should attend training.’ Sept ’19

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Guru Team Ireland

‘This was the best training course I have ever attended. The instructor had massive and wide experience and presented this well. Practical application was emphasised. Loved this, looking forward to implementing.’ Sept ’19

Agile Leadership & Culture

aginext Conference

Belinda is an engaging and interesting speaker.. Well facilitated.. Great insights and interactive session was really useful.. Very lovely presenter, there were really nice examples from her life experiences and the retro.. Another great talk from an incredible energetic and engaging speaker..  

HR and Learning and Development

Susie Cole FCIPD 

Your Agile in Business book is brilliant; the most clear and practical Agile book I’ve read so far. I’ve read a few in my quest to understand the approach and its impact on leadership.

Manufacturing & Finance

Percy Griffiths, Process Improvement Manager, Finance & IT, BRITA UK

“If you are always looking for ways to make you, your team and your business smarter then I strongly recommend this course. Thanks Belinda!”

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Chloe, Cornwall Museums Partnership

“Thank you – one of the best training sessions I’ve been on in a long time. Really productive, pragmatic and helpful”

Museums & Exhibitions

Alison Hilton, Museum of English Rural Life, Marketing Manager

An excellent introduction to the concept of Agile in managing teams and projects. The workshop gave us practical methods to take away and apply to managing workflows and assessing current projects.

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Phil Geraghty, MD, Crowdfunder

“Belinda has enabled us to understand the agile methodology, anticipate change in our fast-moving sector, streamline workflows and discover new ways to collaborate”

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