upon request

Agile Methods

Agility and self-organisation: godsend or touchy subject? Use the approaches and methods that actually help you move forward.

Agile Methods upon request

Course language: german

At a glance

  • Two stimulating training days at denkmodell’s offices, situated right on the banks of the Spree river.
  • Small training group with up to 14 participants
  • First meeting with the trainers to explore experiences and expectations
  • No prior knowledge required: we take a step-by-step approach
  • Comprehensive manual with extensive recommendations for further reading
  • Photo documentation and certificate of attendance

Increasingly, organisations are seeking new, more flexible ways to collaborate. Agility is a common buzzword in this context – but what it actually means is often quite nebulous. We invite you to take part in a two-day training, to draw your own conclusions and to explore some specific agile applications for yourself. You’ll learn the basic concepts, try out a selection of methods and discuss whether and how these agile approaches translate into your own work context – and what other approaches might be needed.

Our training is designed for employees, managers and decision-makers in organisations who want or should embrace more agile work methods in the future. The purpose of the training is to provide an overview of the key agile methods and an opportunity to test them out directly with hands-on examples. Together, we can then consider if and how agile methods might be useful in your professional situation.

  • Introduction and overview: Why do we need agility? What is – and isn’t – agility anyway? What really makes it something new?
  • Agility is an overarching set of principles.
  • Overview of methods: What methods exist, and what are they good for?
  • Levels of agility in organisations
  • Practical insights into the most common methods: Design Thinking, Scrum, Kanban and OKR
  • Self-organisation for teams: preconditions, working methods and decision-making
  • Tools for promoting a shift towards an agile style of work
  • How to begin increasing agility within the organisation

The training is a combination of methods, including brief segments of theoretical input, practical exercises and reflecting in the group. Design Thinking involves transforming ideas into tangible models; Scrum is all about rapid product development cycles; Kanban and OKR are used to promote transparency in planning processes. We try each of them out with practical exercises from realistic professional scenarios. Here it is particularly important to cultivate the agile mindset of openness, transparency and a culture that embraces mistakes – because agile methods on their own do not automatically make a team agile.

This training is conducted as an open course in German language only. If you want to participate, please register here.


Sophia von Bonin & Julian-G. Mehler

Sophia von Bonin and Julian-G. Mehler offer this training together. They have a passion for self-organisation and working creatively. Both trainers have many years of experience in the area of agility, including their own practical experience working for start-ups in Berlin, consulting for small and large organisations, and a broad range of training – not to mention that the two were both closely involved in the internal transformation process at denkmodell.

Do you have any questions?

Do you have any questions or comments about the course and would like to discuss them with us personally? Please contact us!

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