Agility in Business

Better value

Agility is all about delivering better value with high quality to the client. These days we often work in sprints, do our dailies and embed lessons learned. Still we struggle too often with the appreciation from the customer. What is it that hinders us? In this training we will focus on how to involve the client in the process. Not just in demo’s but all the way from whom to include in the team from customer’s side to why and most importantly how will the customer’s representative work with us during the whole project or sprint cycle.


Target Audience

Anyone who wants to take his/her agile expertise to the next level.

There are no special prerequisites. Come as you are. We will go through the motion together. If desired, you can conclude this training with an Agile Foundations exam.


What will you learn

By the end of this course, participants understand:

  •       The fundamentals of the agile way of working;
  •       The importance of interaction and the agile rituals;
  •       The role of the business;
  •       The essence of Agile Project Management;
  •       The essence of agile projects and their preparation;
  •       The roles in an agile environment;
  •       The concept of corporate integrated agile.

Covered topics

Develop and enhance the contributions you make to your organization by being able to:

  •   Explain the WHY of the agile way of working (value thinking);
  •   Explain and understand the HOW of the agile way of working (the rituals);
  •   Use and explain the project cycle (preparations, project, operations);
  •   The importance and positioning of requirements (flow, details);
  •   Establish project foundations (preparations in detail);
  •   Explain project roles (project and overall);
  •   Explain the positioning of testing in the agile way of working;
  •   Focus on continuous learning and continuous improvement;
  •   Facilitate the agile way of working.



Day 1

  • Why Agile?
  • What is Agile, the rituals, bureaucracy, end-to-end delivery, what are the core differences you need to implement?
  • Business Agility, what does it mean “organisational Agility” and what can it look like?
  • IATM, the Integrated Agile Transformation Model: a proven successful transformation model
  • Exercises: doing Agile in abusiness environment; assessment


  • Roles; brief introduction
  • Foundations; what are they and how do they help
  • Corporate competences; their impact on a transformation and coaching process
  • Exercise: self assessment

Day 2

  • Requirements flow
  • Agile rituals
  • File coaching types
  • Different exercises
  • What to do next in an organisation


  • The game
  • Wrap up
  • Feedback

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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: € 750 excl VAT
  • Language: Dutch or English
  • Location: The Hague
  • Facilitation: Training includes slides, lunch, coffee, tea

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