Learning how to be part of an Agile group is fun and exciting; it involves developing the skills you’ve always wanted to exercise and to contribute to the work of the group in more ways than your business title suggests.

Unlocking the intrinsic motivation of staff is what Agile work environments are about, and it is vital that everyone understands the rules before the group dives-right-in.

Introduction to Agile Ways of Working

An engaging in-class workshop for people who are going to start working in an Agile environment.

In successfully completing this workshop you will learn:

  • Practical skills that will help you understand the Agile Manifesto and its tenets
  • How working in an Agile environment is different than working in Waterfall
  • Why patience & understanding are key factors in being on a successful team
  • How to use Agile techniques to improve productivity and delivery
  • Long-term strategies for improving yourself and helping others to contribute more effectively
Joanna Tivig

Joanna Tivig Senior Agile Coach and Trainer

Certified ScrumMaster®, Certified Scrum Product Owner®, Certified Scrum Developer®, Team Kanban Practitioner®, ‎Kanban Management Professional®, Certified Agile Leader®, SAFe® and Nexus Program Consultant, Project Management Professional®
Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade; teaching courses in project management, leadership and business analysis. 


Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified Scrum Developer, Team Kanban, Kanban Management Professional I, Certified Agile Leader I

SAFe® and Nexus Program Consultant, Project Management Professional, International Project Manager

B.A.A, HONS, Foreign Languages, Major in Education, University of Bucharest



Joanna Tivig has been an instructor for University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies for over a decade, teaching courses of project management, leadership and business analysis. Joanna is currently Co-founder and Owner of Path2Knowledge.com, a training and consulting organization focused on value delivery to its clients. She is also a bestselling co-author of the recent book Gen P – New Generation of Product Owners Who Care About Customers’.  Joanna is a board member of Toronto Agile Community, a not for profit organization who schedules yearly events promoting the Agile ways of working. In her spare time, Joanna likes to play tennis, hike, bike and enjoy the outdoors with her family.


Experience Summary

Over 15 years in software development initiatives in financial services

Over 15 years in applying project management practices

Over 7 years assisting organizations to leverage Agile and Lean Change Management approaches


Course offerings:

Introduction to Agile Ways of Working – In class workshop

Transforming Organizations with Agile Leadership – In class workshop

Praise for the Introduction to Agile Ways of Working Workshop

The instructor had a manner that was fully engaged with the topic and students and allowed for an appropriately lively exchange in class.

The instructor facilitation skills made the course really enjoyable.

Interactive activities - Lego, drawing, debates. Very passionate instructor!

Fun and informative

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course you will be able to:

  • Learn about Scrum and the artifacts in the methodology
  • Find out why Kanban is such an effective tool for service delivery
  • Learn the nuances of writing good user stories
  • Feel confident in speaking to your peers about Agile work
  • Become more effective in your role as part of the Agile roll-out



Part 1: The Agile mindset

  • Agile values and principles
  • LEAN principles
  • Group exercise
  • Morning Break


Part 2: Overview of the Scrum method

  • Scrum roles (product owner, scrum master, team)
  • Scrum artifacts and ceremonies
  • Lunch Break
  • Group exercise


Part 3: Overview of the Kanban method

  • Kanban method
  • Kanban roles and events
  • Afternoon Break
  • Group exercise


Part 4: User stories and decomposition

  • The art of writing user stories
  • User story splitting
  • Group exercises
  • In class summary quizzes

Who This Is For

Introduction to Agile Ways of Working is ideal for:

  • Berteig Alumni – Help your teams communicate more effectively with each other.
  • Leadership – Understand how Agile work is delivered and how to support that culture.
  • Critical Projects – When your team is responsible to deliver with confidence.
  • Team Dynamics – When finding authenticity and transparency is important.
  • New Employees – Help them become more effective in pursuing the company’s goals.

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