This program is to get people familiar with Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Lean Startup. It is most suitable for IT teams. Day 1 is a crash course on Agile and scrum. Day 2 dives into Kanban and Lean Startup, followed by practical work on designing the agile organization using the different frameworks.


  • Understanding of Agile and impact
  • Knowledge of different Agile frameworks
  • Kanban, Scrum, Lean (Startup)
  • Action plan to implement framework(s)


  • Scrum masters
  • Leadership
  • Product Owners
  • Project managers
  • Developers
  • Business stakeholders


Day 1:

– Learning backlog: prioritized overview of learning goals of participants

– Agile Theory:

– Scrum versus waterfall

– Agile Manifesto

– Agile principles

– Scrum

– Roles

– Events

– Artifacts

– Velocity, burndown/ up, estimates

– Lego Simulation: practice scrum concepts

– Retrospective: input for day 2 program

Day 2:

– Adding goals to learning backlog (for new participants)

– What is Kanban?

– Roles in Kanban

– Planning in Kanban

– Value Stream Mapping

– Scrum vs Kanban

– Scrum-ban

– Outside of IT (Examples)

– Lean (startup)

– Lean & Lean startup

– The lean startup framework

– How lean fits into scrum and kanban

– Build measure learn loops

– Learning breakout: discussion in groups about questions from the backlog

– Applying Agile: design how the organization and team can apply scrum, lean, kanban and ?

– Retrospective

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About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer has been building and managing teams around the world for over 10 years. He wrote 6 books about distributed teams. Based on his experience he helps other teams become better at (distributed) agile through training and coaching. He is a Certified Scrum Professional.