Description of Course
The Scaling Agility (FL-M3) master’s course is a continuation of the content learned in the Flow Thinking Advanced Course (FL-A1). This course provides an introduction to scaling, Agile, power laws, fractals, economies of scale, and various visualization techniques.
Duration of Training
The Scaling Agility (FL-M3) master’s course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.
Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Scaling Agility (FL-M3) assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.
At the master’s level, participants will demonstrate an ability to apply the new knowledge and complete an online assessment. The master’s level courses’ application portion will be reviewed by peers and industry experts in their chosen field.
Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Scaling Agility (FL-M3) assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking Take Assessment.
Objectives of Course
This course introduces to participants different Agile and Lean practices found in organizations. The course is designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to tackle scaling challenges in your organizational context. This is not a one-size-fits-all approach. This course focuses on patterns, tools, and techniques that could enable organizations to scale their practices.
Various approaches and frameworks are presented in this course along with potential challenges and pitfalls that could be realized. Portfolio management for large scale projects is addressed – how products are decomposed into large multi-domain environments. Various techniques for scaling Scrum and Multiteam systems that include managing distal and proximal goals are covered.
Fractal scaling is examined, including how it can be applied in organizational settings. Metrics at scale are also discussed along with planning and estimation techniques.
Lean Value Streams and other Lean concepts are taught with a focus on their utility in scaled environments. Participants will be able to determine when it is appropriate to use Agile and Scrum vs Lean approaches to scaling and where tools such as Kanban fit in scaled environments.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe various scaling techniques.
- Describe scaled Agile practices.
- Explain Scaling related to Scrum.
- Differentiate between the different scaling frameworks.
- Explain when to use Agile, Scrum, or Lean for scaling.
- Exhibit the ability to plan and forecast at scale.
- Practice visualization techniques for scaled teams.
- Explain the use of Scrum of Scrum for large scale projects.
- Describe power laws and their function.
- Explain how fractals work.
- Describe economies of scale.
- Explain different visualization techniques.