Essence of Agile

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Essence of Agile

Learn how to develop an Agile mindset and improve your work's effectiveness

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About this event

Essence of Agile is a hybrid training, that gives you the perfect starting point for becoming more agile at work. Although Agile methods are famously used in software development - this course is designed to benefit most people working in a modern office environment.

The course is designed to be completed alongside work. It includes 8 hours of independent studying and 3 group meetings. The total time commitment is around 1 ½ work days.

The authors of this course are Agile experts Turjo Tuohiniemi and Jarkko Kailanto from the award winning consultancy Reaktor and Lare Lekman from Lekman Consulting. The course is facilitated by Sampo Leino from MinnaLearn.

Level: introductory

After this course you will be able to...

  • Describe what Agile means
  • Explain what the benefits of Agile working are compared to traditional methods
  • Point out misconceptions and avoid pitfalls of Agile
  • Understand what true teamwork means and requires
  • Describe Agile feedback loops
  • Redefine failures in a new context
  • Understand how to become Agile
  • Define customer centricity
  • Understand how Agile can be encouraged in your organization

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Course timeline (EEST Helsinki)

This course is designed to be completed on the job within 3 weeks.

Week 1

Online study - Get familiar with the topic

First meetup - Aug 11, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Getting introduced and sharing initial insights

Week 2

Online study - Diving deeper

Mid meetup - Aug 18, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Sharing thoughts, questions and receiving a special challenge

Week 3

Online study - Final lessons and completing the challenge assignment

Final meetup - Aug 25, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Presenting assignments to the group and graduation


After completion you will receive a MinnaLearn course certificate that can be shared on your LinkedIn profile.