This course is ideal for an organization with several remote teams. It can be delivered in its entirety or can be shortened to provide the equivalent of a one-day Lean overview course.
Lean-Thinking provides a framework from which to improve virtually any organization's software development process. While not a panacea, Lean provides clarity on what to look at and how to solve the problems that are often beyond other methods. For software development organizations, Lean provides several principles that provide guidance to Agile methods, particularly Scrum.
Lean will assist those organizations which have either had problems adopting Agile methods or those who have been successful at the team level and are now attempting to scale it to the Enterprise. See Alan Shalloway's blog Is Scrum Failing Us? for some examples of the challenges Lean can give guidance to.
This online training is true training, including lectures, readings, exercises and question & answer periods. The intent of this training is:
- Provide the equivalent of a two-day Lean Software Development Overview course
- Promote Lean Software Development to many in the industry
- To improve the ability of participants to explain to their associates why Lean Software Development is useful
- Provide insights on how to scale Agile/Scrum to the enterprise
All participants are expected to:
- Read learning assignments requested. Readings will be given prior to each class. These will not exceed one hour in duration.
- Attend live on-line lectures when possible, listen to the recordings of them when not. Q&A will be part of the live sessions. Each session will be approximately 90 minutes, with Q&A comprising 30 minutes of that amount.
- Do exercises assigned between on-line lectures. These exercises will include directed discussions/exercises with participant's associates. This will help participants learn how Lean Principles work in their own environment as well as help enroll others in their companies understand the value of Lean.
Questions by participants will be handled (asked and answered) in a discussion group provided for the class in our Learning Management Site (LMS).