Introduction to Business Agility

1 Day Workshop

Most Lean and Agile training and coaching programmes often go directly into answering “how” and “what” about Agile. This common approach forgets to address the most fundamental question: “Why”.

This course helps those wanting to apply Lean and Agile practices in their organisations. Because it covers business Agility thinking and principles, it works across all levels of the organisation, from introductory to advanced. It addresses the challenges faced by delivery teams as well as middle management and executives and helps us understand why Lean & Agile work.

This class adopts an immersive learning environment combining trainer-led conversations and case studies with hands-on exercises and games.

Syllabus And Agenda

These are topics covered in this training course:

Why Agile?

  • Discover the issues we face in Knowledge Work today and why it is so hard to achieve effective change

Deliver Value Early and Often

  • The rationale and benefits behind seeking more frequent deliveries

Optimise Flow to Deliver Faster

  • Explore how project failure is commonly caused by established project and product management concepts
  • Identify suitable alternatives leading to successful product delivery
  • Focus on the smooth progress of work through our business work flows

Drive Quality with Fast Feedback

  • Achieve product and process quality through the use of appropriate feedback loops that harness the opportunities for learning and discovery




  • Managers
  • Product and Project
  • Managers
  • Business Roles
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Team Members
  • Agile Coaches


This course can be part of the BCS Practitioner Certificate in Agile

Trainer: Jose Casal

Jose Casal is a business improvement professional and coach. Starting out as a software developer, Jose quickly realised that he loved helping others succeed using agile.

He is intensely passionate about modern management methodologies focusing primarily on Lean Kanban, agile and strengths-based leadership. Jose is both a trainer and a student, striving to learn continuously and to help introduce or support the use of agile principles in companies. He has worked with large private and public sector organisations such as The Scottish Government, Credit Suisse, Capita, Student Loans Company, NHS Choices, University of Kent and P&O Ferries.

Jose is the Founder and Chair of the BCS Agile Methods Specialist Group and the lead creator of the BCS Agile Foundation Certificate (contributing the official syllabus, exam questions and training materials). He is also the chair of the London Lean Kanban Day (LLKD) and Playcamp UK conferences.

As an experienced Agile Coach and Trainer Jose has a few certifications under his belt, here are just a few of them: Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT), certified APMG AgilePM Trainer, Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), DSDM Advanced Practitioner, BCS Agile Trainer and Innovation Games Collaboration Architect.


Subject to number of attendees

Jose helps to break down complex issues into simple lessons with real world examples.

G. Haddow - Developer

Most companies need to change and adapt. This process can go horribly wrong. This course not only addresses what you can change, it also guides you on how you can change.

G. Craig - Service Delivery Manager