Agile Foundations

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July 16, 17 (Wed, Thur) – Nothing is hotter in Software development than AGILE but LEAN is on the rise, are you ready? Study with the Co-Lead of the ACP Content Support Team, Joseph Flahiff. New group pricing available! Discounts for groups of 5 or larger. (14 PDUs)


class oly4.jpgWhat really works?

Is it Scrum, is it XP, Kanban or Waterfall?What is this Lean stuff, how does it apply to projects?

In this balanced class your we will talk about all these, and more and see where they work best and where each struggles. No one size fits all so why take a class that only offers one option.

You will Learn To:

Apply Lean and Agile to YOUR current your projects (even ones that are not identified as agile

  • Explain the science behind Lean and Agile to your management
  • Execute LEan and Agile methods on your project requirements and schedules
  • Recognize ways to increase team performance through better communication and close involvement of customers
  • Use Lean and Agile estimating techniques to plan your project more accurately
  • Recognize the benefits of Lean and Agile to delivering Enterprise software development projects
  • Identify and prevent common pitfalls of adopting Agile

Your Instructor: Joseph Flahiff


Joseph Flahiff, CEO of Whitewater Projects and CO-Lead of the PMI-ACP Content Support Team, Certified PMP, Certified ScrumMaster, Certified Scrum Professional, and an ACP. Joseph has over 15 years of experience in Traditional, Lean and Agile project delivery. His presentations and training are in demand around the world. You will get 3 full days with Joseph. 3 days of high impact relevant training. Joseph makes it real by spending time discussing how the approaches you are learning apply in YOUR environment. Come ready to describe your challenges and he will address them in class!

“Joseph’s knowledge of agile is thorough and makes learning the material practical and easy. ~Bryan Jensen” – Valley Medical Center



Cutting edge Agile!

Learn the most cutting edge approaches to product and service delivery! You will learn:

  • Current approaches to lean/agile
  • Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • What project controls are available in lean and agile
  • Why agile estimation is the most accurate approach available
  • The best time to use: Scrum, Kanban, XP or other approach
  • and much more…

Course Outline


Introduction to Agile

History and Influences (not what you might think)

Two sides of Agile Techniques and Culture

Introduction to Lean

History and Influences on Lean

Project or Product mindset

Lean/Agile Culture requirements

Servant Leadership

Teams and motivation

Requirements in Lean and Agile Systems

Purpose of story cards

Writing good story cards

INVEST story card evaluation

Writing Acceptance criteria

Story Mapping

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Planning Lean and Agile

Multitasking’s impact on planning

5 Layer model for planning

Agile estimation techniques

Agile chartering

Dynamic VS Static Schedule indicators

Story Points and Ideal Days

Lean and Agile Reporting

Burn Up, Burn Down, Cumulative Flow

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Scope, Schedule and Budget Control points

Lean and Agile Finances

Capital expenditure, Cash Flow, Write Off Risk, and Real Cash Investment

Impact of Incremental delivery on ROI

Agile earned Value

Lean & Agile Methodologies and Frameworks

Lean principles

Kanban in current practice

Kanban Everywhere


Scrum: Artifacts, Cerimonies, and roles

Putting it all together

Review of the course

Learning and productivity curve

Agile Implementation models

Next steps going home

Here are a few of the things people say about the course:

I've worked in IT for a dozen years now and during that time I have attended maybe 15-20 training courses.  This was definitely one of the best courses I have had.
Michael T. Mercer Michael Mercer @ T-Mobile
If you want the real deal on how to make these two worlds work together for you, I recommend contacting Joseph.
Maryann Burns Maryann Burns
Would highly recommend both Joseph's classes and coaching to any company
Dorothy Murray Dorothy Murray
I would have not known to focus on [for the PMI-ACP] without his guidance.
Shawn Henning Shawn Henning, PSM I, PMI-ACP
Joseph is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker who knows how to keep the audience engaged.
Vicki James Vicki James, PMP, CBAP

Why should you take this course?

  • Joseph is Co-Chair of the PMI-ACP Content Support Team
  • All our instructors have real life experience to answer your real life questions.
  • You will practice agile techniques in a safe classroom environment.
  • Practical real world examples are used to explain and practice what you learn.
  • Whitewater Projects has an outstanding reputation in the Agile industry.
  • We spend time in class not only learning the book knowledge of agile but with extensive Q&A.

30 day Money Back Guarantee


I know you work hard for your money. I know you’re buying this solely on the promises I’ve made. So I’m willing to put my money where my mouth is.If for any reason you feel you will not use what you learn… all you have to do is let me know within 30 days of your purchase and I’ll promptly refund all your money. No questions, no hassles – it’s that simple. Sounds fair, right?

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