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Agile Planning: A Practical Guide with Lego

Course start date: 13th June, 2022

Learn the benefits of agile in a fun yet practical environment, whilst gaining fundamental skills that are in demand by tech employers right now.

Einstein said it best - “Having fun is the best way to learn”.

This is why, in just two days, our team of leading industry experts will teach you agile planning via lego and other fun modalities. You will walk away with skills and experience that will allow you to excel in the workplace.


Would you like to do this course for free?

Next course starts 13 June in Manchester

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Workshop Based

If you live or work in Greater Manchester it is very likely that you will be eligible for 100% funding through the GMCA Skills for growth programme.

Who Is This For?

This is the course  for you if you want to bolster your ability to manage products and projects more efficiently – through leveraging agile/lean methodologies.

You may have just begun working in an agile environment or are already far along, but require fresh guidance to better understand agile processes, methods, and practicalities.

What You Will Get:

  • Experience and skills that are in demand by tech employers
  • Knowledge and hands-on guidance from industry leading experts
  • The knowledge to plan successfully using agile methodologies
  • Practical experience for agile planning  in a team based setting
  • A thorough understanding of SCRUM and how to deliver it within a team
  • Knowledge on how to use a Kanban board to plan and run projects successfully
  • The ability to organise projects into sprints

What learners say about this course

Manchester, Feb 2022

The games demonstrated the concepts we covered really well, without involving the extra complexity of doing any coding etc. I LOVE LEGO :D

Steve - Leeds March 2022

It was great to have agile concepts demonstrated in such a practical way we use agile in our team on a daily basis but now I feel much more confident and understand a lot more about what is going on with the projects - Also Magic Estimates is something I will be taking back to the team to try out - Thanks

Leeds March 2022

Really enjoyed all the group work, learned loads from all the games. Such a fun, practical training course, and now so easy to understand how it all works in the real world

You May Be Able To Do This Course For Free!*

If you live or work in Greater Manchester, it is very likely you are eligible for 100% funding through the GMCA Skills for growth programme.

*Whilst it is very likely you will be eligible for funding, it is not a guarantee

Course Breakdown

The course runs over two days. During which, we will cover:

Day 1: Understanding Agile

The first day will cover the difference between agile and waterfall methodologies. What makes agile possible, and the things most commonly missed out when teams profess 'agile' practices.

  • Batch processing
  • Understanding Agile and Waterfall concepts
  • Understanding of Kanban
  • Practical use of Trello as a Kanban tool
  • Roles and makeup of a Scrum team
  • Practical group exercises and simulations
  • Digital tools to manage Scrum and Kanban projects

Day 2: Practical Scrum

On the second day we will go into more detail using Trello to visualise projects and tasks. We will work within groups to prioritise the backlog, assigning tasks to people, minimising work in progress and adding a review stage.

  • Creating a simple Kanban board
  • Adding a planning stage
  • 'Definition of 'Done'
  • Review and Retrospective
  • Practical group work with Lego
  • Magic Estimates
  • Planning Poker
  • Transferring whiteboard and sticky note planning to digital formats

Do I Qualify To Attend?

Very likely, yes! You do not need any formal qualifications or niche experience to join this course. As long as you are curious, want to grow, and possess basic digital skills (I.e - can use email, word processors, and spreadsheets), then you are more than welcome to join.

100% Funded Courses Available

*Whilst it is very likely you will be eligible for funding it is not a guarantee

Learn from the best

Our trainers and coaches are industry-leading digital experts, providing you with top-notch skills and knowledge to help you excel.

Boost your confidence

Our courses are designed to teach you in-demand tech and digital skills.

Upskill

Develop new tech skills or brush-up on existing skills to increase your productivity. You and your teams will feel empowered, engaged and educated.

What's the next Step?

Book a call with us today and speak to a member of our team about how you can progress your tech career.

100% Funded Courses Available!*

Whilst it is very likely you will be eligible for funding, it is not a guarantee.

Get in touch to find out more!

100% funding is often available for our courses

Business and Employers

We offer full team training! Reach out to us now if you wish to bolster the skillset of your entire team, and increase overall output in the office.