Agile Basics for Nonprofits

We’ve created Agile Basics with you in mind.

Agile is an iterative approach that helps nonprofit teams deliver value to their customers, stakeholders, and communities faster.

Agile is NOT only for software or IT projects and teams. Agile is for development teams. Agile is for faith-based organizations. Agile is for healthcare systems. Agile is worldwide. Agile is for everyone…who wants to create a greater impact faster at a sustainable pace.

The reality is that there is not one perfect framework or tool to help teams to be agile; rather, there is a variety of these to help teams do great things. What is important for teams to understand first are the Agile values they will use to create an impact before they choose a framework and tool(s).

Let us introduce you to Agile, specifically, the values and principles that serve as an umbrella for several specific frameworks and tools that your team may use.

2023 Schedule:

Registration to come:

  • May 1st | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
  • July 10th | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET
  • September 18th | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
  • November 6th | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

* We suggest participating in Agile Basics before Scrum Basics

Four Agile Values

Individuals and Interactions OVER Processes and Tools

Working Product OVER Comprehensive Documentation

Customer Collaboration OVER Contract Negotiation

Responding to Change OVER Following a Plan

Course description

In this two-hour interactive course, you will learn:

  • 4 Agile values;
  • 12 Agile principles; 
  • Different Agile frameworks; and
  • The tools that help teams make their Agile work visible.

2023 Schedule:

Registration to come:

  • May 1st | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
  • July 10th | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET
  • September 18th | 12:00 – 2:00 pm ET
  • November 6th | 3:00 – 5:00 pm ET

* We suggest participating in Agile Basics before Scrum Basics

Are you interested in Agile Basics for Nonprofits for yourself, your organization, or a specific team in your organization?

Our team is pleased to offer a private custom three-hour version of Agile Basics for Nonprofits that allows us to tailor our discussion to your organization’s understanding and successful implementation of Agile.

FAQ:

What is the difference between Agile and Scrum?

Agile is a set of values and principles that help teams accomplish and/or create great things. Scrum is an Agile framework, and therefore helps teams embody Agile values and principles. It is a lightweight decision-making framework that helps teams continuously improve their work product AND the way that they work together.