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Introduction to Agile Software Development

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Event Details

Friday 31st August 2018
09:30 – 17:00
Cloth Hall Court, City Campus, Leeds Beckett University
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The tutor was excellent. Aaron was very engaging, easy to understand and provided good and clear examples of the course content. Overall i learnt a lot from the course thanks to Aaron!

Attendee review, 15 February 2018

Agile methods are revolutionising the way software is developed. With Agile, developers and clients work closely together and the focus is on delivering working software frequently, with changes welcomed. Implement these new approaches successfully and you can start to reap the benefits and transform your business.

This course equips you with the knowledge and skills that are key to making the switch to Agile. You will get a good all-round introduction to Agile development approaches and discuss issues that are relevant to your organisation, learning from the trainer's wealth of experience.  

On completion of this Agile Software Development course you will be able to implement Agile approaches in your organisation and deliver systems that meet user requirements.

Suitable for

Ideal for both developers and clients, the course focuses on the approaches rather than technical details, and clients and developers both have important roles to play in any Agile project.

Programmers, testers, business analysts, database administrators, project managers and clients have all attended and benefited from this practical and interactive workshop.


Not required.



(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)

****  Please note our courses close 7 days prior to the start date  **** 


We offer a 10% discount to Leeds and Bradford Chamber of Commerce members. To claim your discount please call 0113 812 1725 and quote your Chamber membership number.


We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.

Course Outline

Plus Icon Morning
  • Problems with Waterfall
  • What is Agile?
  • Who's who
  • Agile teams
Plus Icon Afternoon
  • Agile artefacts
  • Agile process
  • Agile tools
  • Scaling up Agile
  • Agile client relationships

What will I learn?

You will learn:

  • The key roles in an Agile project - such as Product Owner and Scrum Master and identify who might take on these in your team.
  • The core principles of Agile Software Development.
  • The key Agile processes.
  • How to take Agile back into your organisation, equipped with key knowledge and skills to help ensure success.

Attending the course

We are open from 09:00.

Refreshments will be available and lunch will be provided.

All the materials you will need will be provided.

Training facilities

We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Cloth Hall Court, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.

Trainer & Reviews

Aaron McKenna

Aaron McKennaAaron is an Agile coach, Certified Product Owner, ScrumMaster and professional based in the UK. He is the Commercial Director of McKenna Consultants who provide Agile consultancy, coaching and training, bespoke software development and app development. In 2014, Aaron was nominated on the shortlist to receive an award for 'Best Agile Coach or Mentor – Process' at the 2014 UK Agile Awards.

After graduating in 2009 with a degree in Business Studies from the Sheffield School of Business (Sheffield Hallam University), Aaron collaborated with brother Nick to take the first steps transforming McKenna Consultants into one of the most successful Agile Software Development businesses in the UK. 

Aaron has always had a strong business sense and an organised, prepared approach to his projects, steaming from his days at school when he was responsible for organising many charity events and also from his time running the back office for a local taxi company during his time at University.

Course Reviews

Aaron presented complex material in a clear and concise way. I thought the exercises were a brilliant and creative way of making us rethink our current strategies.   

Attendee review, 28 November 2016

Great teacher!

Attendee review, 28 November 2016

Will be looking for more dates to recommend for my team/colleagues

Attendee Review, 26 February 2016