Adopting & Adapting Agility

Extend beyond the basics of agile by blending product-thinking, technology, and process to truly achieve agility in your organization.

About This Product Management Course

Unlike traditional, team-based “Agile 101 “courses that teach merely process mechanics, this course takes you beyond the “rules of Agile” to understanding the intent and purpose behind its principles and practices. Learn how to adopt and adapt agility in a manner that works for your organization and brings lasting change.

Gain new expertise in blending product thinking, process patterns and technical practices (e.g., Xtreme Programming tech patterns and DevOps) to unlock the true promises of Agile:

  • Better responsive to market and customer needs
  • Improved return on investment

Last, but certainly not least, this course emphasizes the use of Agile practices to fuel continuous, product learning. You will be challenged to think in terms of experiments and product horizons versus projects and release timelines. You learn to narrow and focus, adopting MVP-thinking and the creation of a flow of value to your market.

This class explains the “nuts and bolts” of Agile but quickly extends beyond that into how to blend product-thinking, technology and process to achieve agility within your organization versus just “doing Agile.” Whether your group is just starting out or has been applying agile practices for years, this course helps you learn, challenge, and tune your way of working so you can improve product impact and customer satisfaction.

What You Will Learn

  • Gain a process-agnostic understanding of the basics of iterative product development
  • Learn agile values, principles, and practices
  • Appreciate the value of blending product, agile processes, and technology versus just “doing agile”
  • Gain exposure to a number of different methodologies, learning that each brings different practices that are tools in a toolbox for your organization
  • Learn design thinking techniques for creating value-based, product backlogs with personas, story maps, and customer journeys
  • Acquire a toolkit of practices and techniques for getting from idea to stories and creating a blended discovery and delivery cadence that fuels continuous product learning
  • Understand roadmap definition and thinking in terms of product horizons versus project plans
  • Use pragmatic practices for planning and estimating releases and iterations and then reporting on progress and impact

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone interested in adopting or adapting Agile methods. The course has a technology, product focus but can easily be adapted for non-software development.
  • Product managers
  • Product owners
  • Business analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • DevOps engineers
  • UX engineers
  • Architect and system analysts
  • Leaders and managers



Course Certificate

A certificate is provided upon successful completion of the course.

Course Format

Two-day, virtual, instructor-led courses

Course Price:

$1,195 per person

If you are interested in learning about special team rates and private classes for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Upcoming Classes

  • November 7-9: 12 noon–5 p.m. Eastern time

Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides .16 CEUs or 16 PDUs.