Real Work Workshop

Real Work Workshop

Does your team have insufficient time for training because of too much work to do? This best-selling workshop has the answer: a way to get real work done all while learning valuable new skills.

During the workshop, our instructor collaborates with students to develop and refine an agenda, including clear objectives that may be demonstrated to stakeholders. Skills we commonly teach while doing "real work" include chartering, story writing and splitting, evolutionary design, microtesting and test-driven development.

By the end of this workshop, you'll have real work completed, better trained staff, and a significantly improved ability to work effectively together.


"I went into this workshop feeling hopeful but skeptical. By the middle of the second day, I could not believe what an impact the lessons had on the team! The "talking circle" game on the 3rd day morphed into more of a therapy session that really lifted off all of the remaining weight on the team's shoulders that we’d carried around for the past year. I could literally feel the team take its first breath together! Still makes me teary eyed to think about that! I have already raved about this workshop to co-workers and friends!! Thank you for making all of us awesome!"Student, Netflix
  • "As a process specialist, Industrial Logic brings both the theory as well as practical experience with lots of real world examples. They're able to draw the connection between downstream impacts associated with upstream poor practices. Their eLearning materials are a great addition to the workshop labs often with an entertaining video to highlight the concepts in use."Student, Bank of Montreal
    "During the workshop, my teams worked together on existing code to put into practices the principles they learned each morning. The results were phenomenal! Our teams were able to find concrete ways to apply what they learned on our complex everyday scenarios. Having an expert guide the team through this learning set us up for success."Student, Viacom

Workshop Editions

Our online version of this workshop takes place over 5, 4-hour sessions. We can customize the sessions and schedule them to best meet your needs.

Each session is spent learning and then working. The instructor may pull in any number of interactive exercises to demonstrate concepts before the team works together in their development environment.
  • Team Introductions Exercise
  • What Works and What Needs Work?
  • Core Protocols
  • How To Mob
  • Slicing Stories
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Group Decision Making
  • Lean Coffee
  • Continuous Integration
  • Refactoring
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Microtesting
  • Test-Driven Development
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • User Testing and Feedback
  • BDD
  • Lean Coffee
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Continuous Learning
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Working Through Technical and People Problems
  • End-of-Workshop Retrospective
Every day of this 5-day workshop is spent learning and working together. The instructor may pull in any number of interactive exercises to demonstrate key concepts before the team works together. We customize and refine the agenda to best meet your needs.
  • Team Introductions Exercise
  • What Works and What Needs Work?
  • Core Protocols
  • How To Mob
  • Slicing Stories
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Group Decision Making
  • Lean Coffee
  • Continuous Integration
  • Refactoring
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Microtesting
  • Test-Driven Development
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • User Testing and Feedback
  • BDD
  • Lean Coffee
  • End-of-Day Retrospective
  • Continuous Learning
  • Continuous Delivery
  • Working Through Technical and People Problems
  • End-of-Workshop Retrospective

What Will You Learn?

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Behavioral Skills: resources to deepen collaborative and teamwork skills

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Complete Real Work: measurable value delivered to production

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Technical Skills: deeper expertise through continuous learning and improvement

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Story Slicing: identifying thin “vertical slices” of behavior

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Bargain Hunting: discovering high value at low cost

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Evolutionary Design: practice and learn evolutionary design

Target Audience

This workshop is for whole teams actively working on products.

Instructors