Introduction to Lean Software Development

Introduction to Lean Software Development


1 Day


This course teaches how Lean techniques can be powerfully applied to any product development organization to greatly reduce waste, defects and inefficiencies while increasing time-to-market. Whether or not your organization is practicing Agile software development, this course is a must if you are seeking concepts and methods to transform your development organization to center around value, throughput and most importantly, people.

Topics covered in class are relevant to all levels of experience. Our instructors simplify complex topics and present them clearly and concisely. Case studies and in-class exercises allow the participants to combine and utilize concepts learned during the course.


  • Simulation part 1
  • Introduction to Scrum
  • Dispelling Agile myths and misconceptions
  • The Scrum vocabulary
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
  • The Scrum process
  • The principles of Scrum
  • Working with features and vertical slices
  • Simulation part 2
  • Iterations
  • Planning
  • Executing the iteration
  • Daily Scrums
  • Measuring progress
  • Reviewing the deliverables (a.k.a. What’s ‘Done’ is done)
  • Looking back: Retrospectives
  • Simulation part 3
  • Agile testing and continuous integration

Who should take this course?

This course is ideal for anyone in the organization who would like to learn about Agile development, its benefits, challenges and their role in the Agile methodology and practices.