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As a manager, you’ve probably heard the word agile being bandied about. But how can it make a real difference to your organisation? And more importantly, how can you make it work for you?

Agile delivery is the way of the future, and the present, with a greater emphasis on delivering on time, on budget and to the satisfaction of the customer. Our Agile for Managers program is a highly practical one-day workshop that explores what agile is, how you can benefit from an iterative and collaborative approach, and what it can do for your business. It covers methods including scrum, XP and kanban, and it will help you to prepare for the change that agile brings.



Project Management Institute (PMI)® accredited course: This course is accredited with PMI® and will contribute 7 professional development units (PDUs) towards your chosen certification (7 technical hours).


Intended for:

Managers in organisations that need to quickly obtain an overview of agile concepts and how they can be applied.



There are no prerequisites for this course.


Learning outcomes

During this workshop you will learn about:

  • The background and key motivators for adopting agile across the organisation
  • The core practices and philosophies behind a number of agile approaches
  • The dynamics of an agile culture within the business
  • The benefits and ROI for agile
  • What type of support agile requires
  • The typical failure/struggle/anti-patterns in organisations adopting agile
  • Modern agile disciplines, success factors and base patterns
  • The implications and changes that might be required in your organisation for agile to succeed


  • The current landscape and why agility matters
  • What is agile and why did it come about?
  • The agile manifesto
  • Agile in your own context
  • Agile as a mindset
  • Exploring agile
  • Agility defined
  • Agile lifecycle explained
  • Key agile practices
  • Agile failure/struggle/anti-patterns
  • The ROI of agile
  • Benefits of agile
  • Cost of agile versus other approaches
  • Modern management theories and how they support organisational agility
  • Many levels of planning
  • People and communication
  • Change, how do we make it work?
  • Leadership
  • Exploring modern agile
  • Modern agile disciplines
  • Success factors
  • Agile base patterns
  • The how of agile
  • Team fundamentals
    • Self-organising teams
    • Team roles
    • Project management
    • Servant leadership
    • Communication
  • Agile work processes and flow
    • Scrum, XP
    • Kanban
    • Scaling agile
    • Other agile approaches 
  • Team rituals
    • Planning and backlog grooming
    • Daily standups
    • Showcase
    • Retrospectives
  • Agile governance
    • Tools and reporting
    • Definition of ready and definition of done
    • Stories, prioritising stories, story walls
    • Tracking with BVCs
    • Types of agile walls
    • Burn-up and down charts
    • Metrics that matter
  • Implications for adopting agile
    • For individuals
    • For managers
    • For executives
    • For organisations
  • Looking ahead
  • Where to from here
  • Creating your own agile adoption backlog to prioritise next steps


Method used:

Lecturing is kept to the minimum necessary, most of the learning is achieved by applying the practices and techniques in group exercises. 



This program is offered as a classroom-based course as well as a LiveOnline program. Our LiveOnline delivery is over two days (each three and a half hours in duration). The instructor is live and interaction and learning objectives are the same as our in-person classes with the added benefit of being able to take this course from your home, your office or your home office.  We use Zoom for our LiveOnline classes.  Zoom is an easy to use and reliable cloud platform and we have in place robust security settings to ensure our users and their privacy are protected. For more information please check out our FAQ page

For people with hearing loss, we can provide closed captions and in some cases full transcripts for our LiveOnline courses. In addition to captioning, we can also provide early access for learners with hearing loss to read through the course materials and test the tools and technologies. 

Course outline:

Agile for Managers Outline (PDF).