Agile and Lean Course (Sydney)

Agile and Lean Course

Seize opportunity, without being burdened by unnecessary processes with our Process Improvement courses in Sydney.

Learn Process Improvement with our Process Improvement courses in Sydney.

This Agile and Lean course synthesises the concepts of Lean processes and Agile methodologies to enable your organisation or team to more readily seize on an opportunity, without being burdened by unnecessary processes.

In an accelerating world that is more customer-focussed and where wasteful processes can no longer be tolerated, the rise of lean methodology has truly found its place. Lean generates competitive advantage by enabling more value added and efficient allocation of resources.

Many organisations are finding that changes in any initiatives may need to be accommodated right up to the ‘go live’ date. This requirement has brought Agile methodology to the forefront.

Learning Aims

This Agile and Lean course aims to develop your:

  • Proficiency in lean thinking and lean tools.
  • Skill in working with Agile methodology, including:
    • being a product owner of user-stories
    • being a scrum master who facilitates sprints and in so doing, moves to a final outcome faster so as to gain competitive advantage.
  • Practical skills in how to embrace change successfully to the final stages of project deliverables.

Learning Outcomes

This Agile and Lean course will enable you to efficiently lead a team using Lean and Agile processes. In so doing, you will acquire the skills necessary for becoming a working practitioner of both lean and Agile methodologies. These skills can be applied synergistically for enabling continuous improvement and incorporating changes late in the project lifecycle for increasing the value of deliverables.

Course Content

This Agile and Lean course will over the following content:


  • The basis for and benefits of Lean.
  • Kaizen and the importance of teams.
  • Defining wasteful processes and how to truly deliver value.
  • A working understanding of lean tools, the 5S, the 8 W’s, Root Cause Analysis, Poke Yoke and the Value Stream Map.
  • Worked examples of achieving value added outcomes using lean tools.


  • The agile mindset.
  • Techniques arising from an agile philosophy that are based on value over constraints, team over tasks, adapting over conforming.
  • The importance of iterative development, incremental value and reducing risk quickly in a business initiative.
  • How a scrum development team is differentiated from a traditional team.
  • Scrum tools and techniques.
  • How to be an effective Scrum Master.

Lean and Agile processes

  • Working with resistance and strong emotions within an organisation whilst leading Agile and Lean teams.
  • Detecting and solving problems in a team environment using Lean and Agile principles.
  • How to lead and coach Lean and Agile teams.
  • Application of Lean and Agile principles to real world scenarios and case study examples.

Intended Audience

This Agile and Lean course is suitable for those who are looking to develop their Agile and Lean management knowledge. This Agile and Lean course has been designed for professionals at all stages of their career from diverse sectors, including public, nonprofit and private enterprise. Post-graduate students seeking a more practical understanding of Agile and Lean principles will also benefit from this Agile and Lean processes course.

Delivery Style

This Agile and Lean course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows participants to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focused teaching environment. Participants will challenge their understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in their individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This Agile and Lean course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public.

John Scott applies the latest advanced practices in the fields of business, leadership, organisational psychology, analytics and engineering to educational delivery. He has been involved in management and training for more than 30 years. He has held senior corporate and general management positions for multinationals across a range of industries, both in Australia and overseas.

Today as a global management consultant working across all continents, John captures the most recent thinking and practices in the short courses he teaches at University of Newcastle. John is multi-disciplinary, being degree qualified in business, psychology and statistics. He is also an accredited lean engineering practitioner. He has spent the last 15 years designing courses for a range of leading public universities in Australia, as well as one of the world’s largest private universities headquartered in USA. With this background, he brings to UoN the most up to date short courses for equipping and developing today’s modern professional in the world’s leading practices.


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