Agile Foundations

Everything you always wanted to know about Agile but were afraid to ask!

The Agile Foundation course focuses on the Agile concept. The course also provides insight to certain tools and techniques that are commonly used in Agile projects.

Target Audience

The course is useful for those involved in Agile environments or those planning to migrate to one and wanting to improve their knowledge. People who will start participating in Agile teams or if your company has recently started implementing Agile ways of working.

To put it simply, the course is intended for anyone who is interested to learn about Agile.

What will you learn?

  • Understand why Agile is needed
  • Be introduced to the different flavours of Agile
  • Understand how Agile can be applied
  • Know the roles and responsibilities in an Agile environment
  • Understand the concepts of continuous learning and continuous improvement
  • Have practiced the Agile rituals
  • Next steps in your Agile way of working

Covered Topics

  • Why Agile?
  • What is the Agile Manifesto
  • What are the Agile Principles
  • Most commonly used methods in Agile domain.


Day 1:

  • Agile Manifesto & Agile Principles
  • Different flavours of Agile
  • Story mapping
  • DoD & DoR
  • Explain game and start sprinting

Day 2:

  • Agile experience
  • Managing the iron triangle in Agile projects
  • Applying adaptive development lifecycles
  • Sprints & Retro

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Arie van Bennekum is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and Thought Leader with Wemanity. He is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. This eventually led to becoming one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and an expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, agile techniques and user involvement. Believing in his team, facilitating them to reach their best combined with end user involvement, have his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about agility.

Today, as Wemanity’s Thought Leader, Arie focuses his energy on leading agile transformations for large international corporates and on researching better ways of integrating agile. Arie also is Chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at universities and keynote speaker at conferences.


  • Price: € 1250 excl VAT
  • Language: Dutch or English
  • Duration: 2 day
  • Facilities: Lunch, drinks, coffee, tea, snacks

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