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(Last Modified:08-Jul-2020)


The DoD continues to strive to improve the quality and value of the capability delivered to the warfighter. The Lean-Agile Transformation Workshop is designed to support Cross-Functional, In-tact Teams who are looking for assistance in establishing such an environment. While foundation training in lean and agile concepts is available, such training is used as a means to helping the Team apply the concepts to their transformational strategy and achieving that transformation. These workshops are built on the belief that Agility is domain-agnostic (i.e. can be applied to hardware, software, operations, services, etc.) Clients will be engaged actively to tailor their workshop needs and encouraged to consider follow-on coaching methods to further mature their transformation. (This workshop was formerly identified as WSE 024)

Critical Behaviors: Upon completion, participants can expect the following critical performance behaviors to result from this workshop:
  • Apply the Lean-Agile Principles to DoD acquisition challenges
  • Lead and Manage a Lean-Agile transformation
  • Engage with traditional and/or non-traditional Industry partners to accomplish PMO goals
  • Objectives
    Terminal Objective: Enable the Team’s overall transformation to a Lean-Agile Ecosystem that meets their desired needs and goals

    Enabling Objectives include, but are not limited to:
  • Baseline the Team’s understanding of Lean and Agility
  • The Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Manifesto and Principles
  • Practices (Scrum, DevSecOps, KanBan, Scaling Agile, etc.)
  • Lean-Agile Practices applied to the DoD Environment (Rapid Acq, Prototyping, Mid-Tier, etc.)
    Apply the following concepts to the Team’s specific needs and goals as identified during Workshop Planning:
  • Lean-Agile Practices applied to the Team’s ecosystem
  • Organizational Roles in a Lean-Agile Environment
  • Backlog Development and Management
  • Use of Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Deployment and Release Planning
  • Leadership in a Lean-Agile Ecosystem
  • Governance
  • Contracting
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Target Attendees
  • Cross-Functional In-tact Teams (Requirements Community and all Acquisition Community Functionals)
  • Government and Contractor personnel
  • Hardware Intensive Programs
  • Software Intensive Programs
  • Prerequisite(s)
    1. Organizations will be required to participate in Workshop Planning prior to the actual Workshop. Organizations will be asked to answer the following to begin Workshop Planning:
    a. Why is your organization looking to transition into a lean-agile environment?
    b. What are your Challenges?
    c. What are your Goals?
    d. What is the general knowledge level of the target audience?

    2. Organizations must complete Workshop Topic Menu to identify specific areas of interest for their workshop. This Menu will be provided as part of the Workshop Planning.

    3. Depending on Workshop needs, Organization may be requested to provide materials and license fees.

    4. Specific pre-course work may be assigned as required for the workshop.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    Varied depending on Workshop Planning outcome -- see course notes below
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Workshop
    Equivalent Courses None
    ACE Recommended Credits  
    PDS Code  
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  0
    Reservist Retirement Points  
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
  • The length of the workshop is based on the needs of the requesting organization. Clients are given a menu to guide the selection of modules to tailor of their experience to their organizational needs.
  • See Agile Workshop Menu for specific tailorable topics.
  • This workshop may be offered in a 1 or multi-day class version. CLPs will be adjusted accordingly. The number of continuous learning points vary depending on the length of the tailored workshop. 1 CLP = 1 hr of workshop…e.g. 7 CLPs = a 7 hour WS
  • Fee-For-Service arrangements may be required.
  • To inquire about or request this course for your organization, click the Apply for Course button in the upper right corner.
  • This workshop was formerly identified as WSE 024 -- only the number has changed and no content.