Training class for agile development and critical systems

Agile Startup Package | 1 Day


What does it take to quickly introduce agility? Many companies face the challenge of introducing agility at a very short notice. You often want and need to be faster in the short term. However, there is no time and resources to set up a comprehensive change project.

Our training on agile development for critical systems shows hands-on how to produce working products in much shorter periods of time, with less defects, in a collaborative environment with customer focus, engineers, and management. Our focus on lean AND agile emphasizes the need to be flexible and at the same time optimize value.

We have accompanied many companies in situations where the move to an agile approach was necessary to achieve desired goals. From this experience, we developed the training "Agile Startup Package", which is a time-boxed approach (one day!). It facilitates you with the most important modules for the rapid introduction of agility.

This training differs from other trainings in that we focus on the development of systems used in automotive, medical, transportation, etc.

Agile techniques cannot be translated easily from the textbook as they were originally developed for small application projects. Our examples show hands-on knowledge using Lean and Agile methodologies for system scaling.

Content and Agenda

  • Module 1: Organizing the entire team into scrum teams of suitable size
  • Module 2: Creating backlog and priorities (Based on Requirements, Epics, Business Values)
  • Module 3: Planning content of a Sprint
  • Module 4: Coordinating agile development with classical development
  • Module 5: Scrum of Scrums and coordination of distributed teams
  • Module 6: Sprint Visualization
  • Module 7: Sprint Review and Retrospective


Dr. Ulrich Bodenhausen is a consultant at Vector Consulting Services. He is a reknown expert on agility for critical systems. Previously he worked as a project manager in development projects. Dr. Bodenhausen supports companies worldwide to improve their development processes and change management. He works across industries in the field of engineering methods, agile and lean methods, requirements engineering, and to improve efficiency.

Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Before he had been working for ten years in global senior management positions. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of several of industry boards, he is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and at Sorbonne in Paris. He authored several books including the most recent “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley. For many years he has been serving on the editorial Board of the prestigious "IEEE Software" journal. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.

Target audience

This training targets professionals and executives in engineering and IT, requirements engineers, product managers, marketing and sales personnel, program managers, project managers, buyers, system and software engineers, analysts, consultants, quality managers from companies of all industries and sizes.

Other locations

We offer this training as In-house trainings at your facilities worldwide, and also in our Vector offices worldwide.


Pricing, dates and direct access to registration are mentioned on the right side.

Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF and also our Wiley book on "Global Software and IT" with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and a quality lunch in our spectacular Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying certificate for this intensive training.

Ask for our reductions as of 3 participants of the same company.

In-house formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management. Just send us a brief mail.

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