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Agile Training

Let our agile experts skillfully guide your team through agile fundamentals or advanced techniques. From strategy to value delivery, LeanDog offers a catalog of classes built to align and enable your team to weather any storm.

On this page you will find our live, instructor led courses.

If you are interested in self-service online training then visit the LeanDog Academy.

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Available Courses

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Remote Agile Explained

All the material from our Agile Explained training delivered over Zoom.

  • Video modules pre-recorded by our best coaches (with a combined total of 119 years experience!)
  • Interactive Q&A both in chat during modules and over video during Q&A sections.
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Agile Explained

Tackle the basics of agile and learn how your management style changes with the conversion to agile methodologies. Using the LeanDog Agile Discussion Guide as a blueprint, you'll discover how to leverage over 30 practices and principles to increase your teams' productivity, communication, collaboration, and effectiveness.

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Agile Explained for Executives

Become a more effective agile leader armed with an effective, lasting, top-down cultural transition plan. In this course, you’ll learn methods and techniques to balance autonomy and control while adapting to achieve business, customer, and people delight. The end result? A team that adopts and maintains agile practices.

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User Story Writing

Deliver customer value consistently by turning instructive user stories into actionable story cards. In this course, you’ll learn the basics of writing stories in place of “requirements” and discuss progressive work elaboration. We’ll cover best practices for breaking up large projects into smaller pieces and you’ll leave capable of writing stories from the user’s perspective.

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Story Mapping & Release Planning

This 1-day course explores concepts for planning and releasing a project or program, as well as the process for tracking progress. You’ll learn to identify holes in the project backlog, keep teams on the same page, and plan holistic releases that deliver continuous value.

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Product Definition & Design

This 1-day workshop teaches product managers and delivery teams to collaboratively define and validate products designed for target markets and end users. You’ll learn to work as a team to frame products, select design targets, and refine a minimal viable product (MVP).

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Acceptance Test-Driven Development (ATDD)

As your business changes, your software must keep up. Acceptance Test Driven Development (ATDD) builds quality into your software, giving you the confidence to introduce dramatic change to your code base without negatively impacting other aspects of your application. This practice also fosters communication between your business and development units, bringing new features to production sooner.

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Test Driven Development (TDD)

(.Net, Java, Python, Ruby)

This course covers the fundamentals of Test Driven Development. Learn to perform this discipline in the real world; first with simple exercises and later by migrating to advanced techniques for building testing applications using stubs and mocks. You’ll also discover the benefits of pair-programming practices and address issues working with legacy code.

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Agile From The Top Down Seminar

We believe that leaders must practice what they preach. If they want teams to be transparent and lean, they need to practice themselves and lead by example. We have found this easy to do in complicated systems systems like application development, but how do leaders of social systems incorporate Lean principles? This seminar covers proven techniques that amplify learning, uncover waste, improve standard work, limit work-in-progress, increase accountability, and accelerate decision-making.

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Kanban Explained Webinar

Kanban, while not a new or complex concept - it is often misunderstood by those who don't practice it. This rapid-fire session uncovers how development teams can best leverage the practice of Kanban to increase transparency, shorten cycle times, remove bottlenecks, and maintain a clearer focus on high-value priorities throughout the product development lifecycle.

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Open Workspace Design Webinar

In this one-hour webinar, we’ll cover a number of important factors that come into play when considering switching to an open workspace environment. We’ll start by understanding the importance and value of having a collaborative open workspace. We’ll also cover topics such as the importance of incorporating private breakout areas, assimilating functional tools that help leverage success within the space, and how to proactively sustain the benefits of an open workspace. Finally, we’ll discuss some real-world examples of other companies who have made the switch an open space concept; both successfully and unsuccessfully.

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Open Workspace Design Workshop

Designing an open and collaborative workspace can be one of the most challenging tasks to execute during a lean-agile transformation. To be successful, your team must consider diverse personality needs, requests from various roles, different kinds and sizes of teams, and the facilities and stakeholders who will need to be involved in the process. We’ll cover the advantages and pitfalls of the many alternatives available for organizations transitioning to an open workspace.  Furniture options, walls, rooms, privacy, music, food and much more all factor into creating your team’s unique space to promote collaboration and productivity. We’ll also cover real-world examples from other companies who have made the switch; both successfully and unsuccessfully.

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DevOps Explained

This is a 1-day interactive focused overview on DevOps organizational culture and technology. You will learn what DevOps is, is not, as well as values and tools that support a transition to a DevOps organization.

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Test Driven Development for C or C++

This training course helps you build knowledge, understanding and skill in the engineering practices needed to build great code. You learn how to build flexible and modular software with very few defects, software that can have a long useful life. We teach you how to prevent defects and how to keep code clean over years of evolving needs.

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Test Driven Development for Embedded C or Embedded C++

This training course helps you build knowledge, understanding and skill in the engineering practices needed to build great code. You learn how to build flexible and modular software with very few defects, software that can have a long useful life. We teach you how to prevent defects and how to keep code clean over years of evolving needs.

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Team Kanban Practitioner Certification

The Team Kanban Practitioner class teaches the basics of the Kanban Method and serves as the entry level and starting point to an “alternative path to agility.”  It covers the elements of a task-level Kanban System for a single team or individual.

Experience the Kanban Method in an informal and interactive workshop setting. Leave with practical hands-on experience with the Kanban Method.

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Kanban System Design Certification

Participants will learn how to design a complete Kanban system and initiate change with Kanban. You will learn the key concepts of flow, pull, and collaborative improvement. This course utilizes interactive exercises organized in small groups, games, classroom teaching and discussion to engage participants and solidify practical learning.

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Kanban Management Professional Certification

This class focuses on the daily operation and ongoing improvement of a Kanban system.  You will consider what type of Kanban initiative is most appropriate for your organization and how to manage and evolve it over time. Learn how to improve agility and have greater predictability.  The class also covers recommended meetings, roles, metrics, and setting policy.

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Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)

The Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD) coursework is a combination of a three-day CSD technical skills course and two days of the study of Scrum. Choose either (a) a two-day Certified ScrumMaster® course, OR (b) a one-day technical Scrum elective course and a one-day introduction to Scrum course.

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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

As a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), you’ll help the Scrum Team perform at their highest level. CSMs also protect the team from both internal and external distractions. Through the certification process, you will learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team roles, events, and artifacts.

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Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

If you’re someone who is comfortable with the “business side” of projects, you are probably the right person to aspire to achieve a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) certification. While the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) helps the Scrum Team work together to learn and implement Scrum, as a CSPO, you create the product vision, order the Product Backlog, and make sure the best possible job is done to delight the customer.  Attend an in-person, 16-hour course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®). After successfully completing the course, you will be asked to accept the CSPO License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

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