Leadership and Business

Agility is all about delivering better value with high quality to the market/client. These days we often work in sprints, do our daily’s and embed lessons learned. Still we struggle too often with the appreciation of the customer. What is it that hinders us? And of course, what to do about this from the corporate/organisational perspective?

The impact (or lack of) “vertical alignment”, including senior leadership in an organisation on the final client experience is huge. Traditional behavior at the top of an organisation will only evoke traditional behaviors in the delivery teams and Agile benefits/objectives will not be achieved. In this training we will focus on how to involve the client in the process. An important aspect of this is the role of management and bureaucracy. All what Agile is will be addressed.

Target audience?

  • Agile Business Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Executives
  • Anyone who wants to take his/her Agility to the next level

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 roles and responsibilities in bothvertical and horizontal alignment;
  • The essence of agile work; value of preparation, handling changes and reporting
  • The impact of servant and facilitative leadership;
  • The concept of corporate integrated agile.

Covered Topics

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

  • Explain and support the WHY of the agile way of working (value thinking);
  • Explain, understand and support the HOW of the agile way of working (the rituals);
  • Use and explain the Agile (MVP/project) cycle (preparations, project, operations);
  • The importance and positioning of requirements (flow, details), handling the workload;
  • Establish project foundations (preparations in detail);
  • Explain, support and facilitate Agile roles and corporate integration;
  • Focus on continuous learning and continuous improvement, how to do it and how to support it;
  • Facilitate the agile way of working in general.


The structure of the training will consist of lectures, exercises, role playing and a large agile game to go through the entire project cycle and all the agile rituals.


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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 days
  • Facilities: Training includes slides, lunch, coffee, tea

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