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Agile: Overcoming Agile Skepticism

Class Sessions

Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Thu Aug 25, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Live Online - 1 session $200
  • Thu Oct 13, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Live Online - 1 session $200

Class Code

ITS-2138

Class Description

Effective immediately in response to COVID-19, most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

In advance of each session, Tech Training will provide you with a Zoom link to your class, along with any required class materials.



The idea of self-organizing teams who have flexible scope and timelines can seem very scary to Executives and senior leaders. In this session, we will discuss some common misconceptions about Scrum from a leader's perspective and how to overcome them.

Prerequisites: "Agile: What is it and when should we use it?" course

Goal/Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why empiricism works
  • Understand the limits of self-organization
  • How to measure the success of an Agile team

Topics Covered:

  • Using empiricism to drive results
  • How to hold self-organizing teams accountable
  • How to ensure that organizational goals are met


University IT Technology Training classes are only available to Stanford University staff, faculty, students and Stanford Hospitals & Clinics employees. A valid SUNet ID is needed in order to enroll in a class.