Posted on December 14, 2019
ITV workplace technology approached Metadata because we wanted to train 16 staff in agile approaches using public courses such as Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner. Some of our team were new to agile and others had considerable experience.
After Metadata Training consulted with ITV on their training needs, we collaborated to build a bespoke 3-day course that covered the basics of agile, product owner and scrum master. The first day covered the agile manifesto and general agile principles, the second day focused on product ownership and product vision, and the third on the work of the team from a scrum perspective with some Kanban. The sessions were very interactive with considerable discussion and practical workshop exercises facilitated by a highly knowledgeable, experienced agile practitioner.
From the feedback we got, the delegates felt they now had a shared understanding of agile and how it should work. The training gave everyone ideas and insights into how to apply agile to their projects. All liked the varied methods, interactions and fun activities that brought theory to life. From a financial perspective, the 3-day bespoke courses were delivered at less than half the cost of sending people on individual Scrum courses. It gave ITV the bonus of identifying ways of improving their agile approach and discussing specific team situations.