Calba’s Agile Practical, an interactive introduction to agile

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Calba’s Agile Practical, an interactive introduction to agile


  • DATE:
    Mon 11 Dec 2017 09:00
  • TIME:
    09:00 - 17:00
  • VENUE:
    The Melting Pot, Thorn House, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR

Mon 11 Dec 2017 09:00 - 17:00


This interactive training session provides participants' with an introduction to agile and practical experience of key agile techniques. The trainer will guide participants through a number of exercises mixed with explanations of core agile concepts and how agile is used in practice.

Topics covered include: agile principles, scrum, kanban, 5-levels of agile planning, user stories, estimation, acceptance criteria, product demos/review and retrospectives.

The session culminates in an extended exercise where, as a Scrum team, participants will plan, estimate and conduct a number of sprints to build a product for their Product Owner.

The maximum class size is 9.


The session has been attended by all levels in organisations and across various functions/roles wanting to obtain a practical understanding of agile. The session has also been attended by those with existing agile experience wanting to broaden/refresh their knowledge, skills and understanding of how others apply it. There are no pre-requisites.


Stephen McAinsh has over 20 years’ experience in process improvement, change management and agile transformations. He is a highly experienced agile coach and has taught Agile Practical sessions to a number of clients including Tesco Bank, Prudential, GB Group and Docman.


“I really enjoyed myself, it was interesting, informative and fun"

"I'd been on a similar session in my previous firm and this was easily the best. Good practical exercises bought the subject to life and would benefit anyone about to enter an agile project."

"workshop not only addressed course topics but also took input from the group at the start and factored them into the day"

“The training/workshop was very informative and Stephen is a great agile trainer.”

“The training verified my understanding of agile which has not been fully implemented at XXXX. I learnt better ways to work with the scrum team, of which i have already put into practice this week. "

“Very well run, a good mix between theory and practise, it kept the interest going all day. I felt I learned a great deal.”


All training/writing materials. Lunch and tea/coffee throughout day are provided. A copy of slides with photos are sent following the session.


Thorn House is at the east end of Rose Street, a few minutes from the Scott Monument and about a 5 minute walk from Waverley train station.


Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Following the session, some particpants have taken further training with Calba to obtain BCS Foundation Certification in Agile. Please contact us if interested.

The session also qualifies for:

Scrum Alliance: 8 Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Project Management Institute: 8 Professional Development Units (PDUs)

Cost: £375 + VAT 

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