Project Inception Workshop

3 Day Interactive Workshop

Join us for a three day highly-interactive workshop that allows us to teach you how to launch a project, using techniques in a framework we call “Project Inception”. These are the same techniques and approaches we use in our “Project Launch” service.
This workshop allows participants to:
Lead an Inception
Understand the value of Inceptions
Walk away with initial toolkit to use in your Inceptions – and understand why and when to use each
Understand red flags as well as risks of a rapid approach


This workshop is designed to provide the skills and techniques necessary to lead an effective Project Inception.

Typically, Project Inception activities last between 3 and 10 days, depending upon the complexity and size of the project, and the Inception itself requires a lot of energy. The topics covered in this workshop are as follows:

Establish Business Context – Kickoff
Understanding the Business Domain – create Business Capabilities
Determining features to meet business needs
Writing stories
Base Technical Assumptions
Assembling the Plan
Closing the Inception
Rolling look-ahead planning
Big room planning
Planning Inceptions (bringing it all together)


Anyone that will be part of an Inception

  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Managers
  • UX designers
  • Developers
  • Testers

But especially Scrum Masters, PM’s andBA’s who will facilitate a Project Inception.

Detailed Course Outline :


  • Introduction of trainers and participants
  • Hopes and concerns exercise
  • Learning Objectives
  • Review of Agile best practices

Essential Agile Engineering Practices

  • Pairing
  • Refactoring
  • Test Driven Design/Development
  • Functional/Integration testing – Tools and practices
  • Continuous Interation
  • Design pattern
  • Build and release

Project Introduction

  • Overview of the Movie Rental Apllication
  • Design Overview

Pairing Introduction

  • How to pair
  • Pairing Infrastructure
  • Monitors
  • Keyboard and Mouse
  • Rotation techniques
  • Work on the story with a pair

Pairing Continuation and Refactoring


  • Pairing Styles
  • Driver & Navigator
  • Ping-Pong
  • ball & board
  • What is Refactoring
  • Examples
  • Rename
  • Extract Method
  • Split Loop
  • Pair on a story, refactoring as needed

Test Driven Development/Design

  • What is TDD?
  • Why TDD?
  • Three laws of TDD
  • Pair on a story, written in a TDD Style.

Design Patterns

  • What are Design patterns
  • Examples of Design Patterns
  • Composite Pattern
  • Strategy Pattern
  • Pair on a story using a design pattern

Functional and Integration testing

  • What is functional Testing?
  • What is Integration Testing?
  • Introduction to twist
  • Demo on using a web Driver in twist
  • Pair on a story with a functional test.

Continuous Integration

  • What is CI?
  • Introduction to GO
  • Pair on a story, using CI ot verify everything builds correctly

Deployment Pipeline

  • What is Deployment Pipeline?
  • Using Go for Automated Deployments