Agile Design: Beyond the Basics

4-5 October 2018, 9 am to 5 pm

At a glance: In this course, participants usually discuss how to use test doubles (mock objects) effectively, how to balance high-level design heuristics with the fundamental elements of simple design, and how guiding the evolution of legacy designs differs from new code. Although we tend to discuss these topics in particular, the course goes wherever the participants need it to go. By the end, participants typically understand how they can make the transition from (merely) „unit testing“ to using tests (not exclusively, but significantly!) to truly drive their design.

Product Owner Key Skills – Impact Mapping, Story Mapping and Valuable User Stories

23-24 April 2018, 9 am – 5 pm
11-12 October 2018, 9 am – 5 pm

At a glance: Have you struggled to split user stories into small but valuable chunks? Do you have problems prioritising stories or getting a commitment from business stakeholders on what they want to achieve? Do you have issues deciding when a story is done or how many other stories you really need to achieve a business objective? Are you managing large amounts of stories that are problematic to estimate, prioritise or plan for? If so, join this interactive workshop and bring your product owners and business sponsors to learn how to get the most out of user stories.

Scrum Courses with Mitch Lacey

2 day courses for Scrum Master and Product Owner certification, held in English.

In this course, participants will learn how to stop thrashing and start executing along with everything necessary for getting started with Scrum. There are very few rules to Scrum so it is important to learn its fundamental principles by experiencing them directly from those who have implemented the best Scrums in the software industry.

The Certified Scrum Product Owner Course is a two-day course which introduces the concepts of agile product management using the Scrum methodology. Why does this matter? The 2008 Standish Chaos study showed that 32% Succeeded of all IT projects had a cost overrun. Further, 24% Failed and 44% were challenged. It’s no wonder our customers are unhappy!