12 Week Lesson Plan

12 Week Lesson Plan

Learn Agile fast with our 12-week lesson plan! We’ve handed selected the very best lessons from our library down and crafted them into an easy to follow, guided path. If you’re new to Agile, watch the lessons labeled for All and Beginner. If you’re a seasoned Agilist, watch the lessons labeled for All and Intermediate/Advanced or simply follow the 12-week lesson plan from start to finish.

The 12-week lesson plan is included with our Full Library Membership.

Week 1 – Overview of Agile & Scrum and Why Agile

Title Time Level
Deep Dive Webinar – Thinking of Agile Adoption? Start HERE. 54:29 All
Deep Dive Webinar – A Journey Through the Agile Lifecycle 1:02:41 Beginner
Intro to Scrum – Scrum 101 – Part 1 | Scrum Basics 15:10 Beginner
Intro to Scrum – Scrum 101 – Part 2 | The Scrum Process 8:35 Beginner
Intro to Scrum – Scrum 101 – Part 3 | Scrum Values 5:35 Beginner
Intro to Scrum – Scrum 101 – Part 4 | Scrum Terms Review 4:01 Beginner
Deep Dive Webinar – Success Factors When Transforming to Agile 49:02 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – CEO Steve Martin Talks About Their Agile Transformation Journey 10:27 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – Business Value & ROI of Agile vs. Traditional Methods 59:50 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 2 Agile Team Roles and Expectations

Title Time Level
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile vs. Traditional Roles 58:37 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 1 – Team Characteristics 7:08 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 2 – The Leadership Triangle 2:23 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 3 – The Product Owner Role 6:14 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 4 – The ScrumMaster Role 5:53 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 6 – Technical Leadership 5:42 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 8 – Generalizing Specialist 4:03 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 9 – The Agile Business Analyst (BA) 3:39 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 10 – The Agile Developer 6:48 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 11 – The Agile Tester 5:22 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 5 – The Team 7:09 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 7 – Agile Coach 5:32 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 12 – Agile Sponsors & Stakeholders 14:14 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 13 – Agile Executives & Leaders 8:54 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 14 – Real World Agile Role Challenges 14:44 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 15 – The Agile Team Space 13:40 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 16 – Agile Software Tools 2:38 Beginner
Agile Team – Part 17 – Distributed Teams 17:54 Beginner

Week 3 – Visioning

Title Time Level
Agile Simulation – Part 1 – Meet the Agile Team 7:03 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 2 – Agile Lifecycle Overview 4:06 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 3 – Purpose, Agenda, Team Norms 4:44 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 4 – Visioning I 14:15 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 5 – Visioning II 7:41 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 6 – Stakeholder Analysis 3:55 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 7 – User Personas 6:51 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 8 – Use Case Diagrams 8:38 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 9 – Process Diagram & UI Flow 5:44 Beginner
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile Requirements – Visual Modeling Techniques 52:35 All
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 1 – Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 1 6:13 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 2 – Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 2 6:45 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 3 – Project Release & Visioning Meeting 16:31 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 4 – Sample Project Visioning Meeting 3:04 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 5 – Project Kickoff Meeting – Real World Tips 4:56 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 4 – Release Planning

Title Time Level
Agile Simulation – Part 15 – Release Planning 11:49 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 16 – Iteration Pre-Planning | Backlog Grooming 12:25 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 9 – Release Planning Meeting 15:07 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 10 – Release Planning Meeting – Real World Tips 6:44 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 13 – Iteration Zero Planning Meeting 9:09 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 5 – Story Writing, Ranking and Grooming

Title Time Level
Agile Simulation – Part 10 – Building the Backlog | Writing User Stories 13:59 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 11 – Story Slicing 8:01 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 12 – Non-Functional Foundation Stories 11:02 Beginner
Agile Simulation – Part 13 – Prioritization | Ranking 1:06 Beginner
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 6 – Backlog/Story Writing Meeting 13:11 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 7 – Story Writing Meeting – Real World Tips 6:31 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 8 – Story Writing Meeting – Demo 2:34 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 14 – Story Elaboration Pre-Planning Meeting 7:41 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 18 – Backlog Grooming Meeting 3:27 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 6 – Estimating & Sizing

Title Time Level
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile Estimating & Planning 58:30 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 14 – Story Point Sizing 16:07 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 11 – Release Planning – Rapid Sizing Method 2:21 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 12 – Release Planning – Story Sizing Demo 4:10 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 7 – Iteration Execution & Ceremonies

Title Time Level
Agile Simulation – Part 17 – Sprint Planning Meeting 17:43 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 18 – Mid-Iteration Activities 1:26 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 19 – Team Interruption During Iteration 2:15 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 20 – Conflict Management Using Team Norms 3:12 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 15 – Iteration Planning Meeting 8:40 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 16 – Daily Standup Meeting 9:04 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 17 – Daily Standup Meeting – Real World Tips 2:42 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 21 – The Dysfunctional Daily Standup 10:32 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 22 – Demo 2:31 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 19 – Sprint Review Meeting – Demo 5:09 Intermediate/ Advanced
Agile Simulation – Part 23 – Sprint Retrospective – THE END! 6:01 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 20 – Sprint Retrospective Meeting 12:13 Intermediate/ Advanced
Facilitating the Top 10 Agile Meetings – Part 21 – Final Takeaways 8:40 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 8 – Agile/Servant Leadership and High Performance Culture

Title Time Level
High Performing Teams – Part 1 – Foundations of High Performing Teams 11:18 All
High Performing Teams – Part 2 – Team Maturity Stages 3:16 All
High Performing Teams – Part 3 – Servant Leadership 9:18 All
High Performing Teams – Part 4 – Shifting Towards Servant Leadership 8:59 All
High Performing Teams – Part 5 – Self-Organizing Teams 3:11 All
High Performing Teams – Part 6 – Understanding Team Motivators 6:21 All
High Performing Teams – Part 7 – Team Forming Stage 10:21 All
High Performing Teams – Part 8 – Team Norms & Agreements 7:26 All
High Performing Teams – Part 9 – Team Storming Stage 12:19 All
High Performing Teams – Part 10 – One-on-One Coaching Tips 4:51 All
High Performing Teams – Part 11 – Emotional Intelligence 5:35 All
High Performing Teams – Part 12 – Correcting Dysfunctional Team Member Behavior 10:25 All
High Performing Teams – Part 13 – Resolving One-on-One Conflict 4:45 All

Weeks 9 & 10 – Effective Facilitation Skills

Title Time Level
Effective Facilitation – Part 1 – Introduction “Delivering Effective Agile & Non-Agile Meetings” 5:24 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 2 – Setting Up Meeting Team Norms 11:58 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 3 – Top 10 Must Haves for Effective Meetings, Part 1 11:06 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 4 – Top 10 Must Haves for Effective Meetings, Part 2 8:12 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 5 – Process & Content Listening Skills 7:14 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 6 – Questioning Skills 11:09 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 7 – Non-Verbal Communication 18:04 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 8 – Non-Verbal Communication – Demo 10:51 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 9 – Dysfunction – I’m a Dominator 8:12 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 10 – Dysfunction – I’m a Naysayer 10:23 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 11 – Dysfunction – I’m Disengaged & I’m a Side Talker 7:11 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 12 – Dysfunction – I’m Upset 3:41 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 13 – Dysfunction – I’m a Topic Jumper & I’m Always Right 5:57 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 14 – Dysfunction – I’m Your Boss 7:43 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 15 – Dysfunction – Live Demo 9:30 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 16 – Dysfunction – Reflection 4:43 All
Effective Facilitation – Part 17 – Real World Takeaways 5:52 Intermediate/ Advanced

Week 11 & 12 (Optional Advanced Topics) – Multi-Team/Program, Portfolio & Enterprise Agile

Title Time Level
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile Transformation – Building Agility Into Your IT Culture 57:33 All
Deep Dive Webinar – Enterprise Agility Starts with Healthy Teams, How Healthy is YOUR Agile Team? (Sally) 55:11 All
Deep Dive Webinar – Re-Thinking Portfolio & Capacity Planning 53:09 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – Scaling Agile Adoption for Multiple Teams 58:44 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile Portfolio Planning with Kanban 57:16 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – Transforming to an Agile PMO 52:10 Intermediate/ Advanced
Deep Dive Webinar – Agile Idea Qualification & Project Initiation 53:30 Intermediate/ Advanced

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