Development teams are often overwhelmed with lots of work, everchanging contents and competing priorities. Defects and rework extend lead times and produce extra cost. Even worse they hamper motivation and frustrate otherwise energetic employees.

Our training on agile development for critical systems shows hands-on how to produce working products in much shorter periods of time, with less defects, in a collaborative environment with customer focus, engineers, and management. Our focus on lean AND agile emphasizes the need to be flexible and at the same time optimize value.

Taught by professional instructors who exactly know lean and agile practices from many client projects, our training differs from other courses with its focus on critical products, such as automotive, medical and aerospace. Our hands-on simulations and examples show how to practically apply the knowledge learned about Agile development.

Content and Agenda

  • Foundations of agile development
  • Agile Methods: Scrum, Crystal, Feature-Driven Development, Kanban
  • Agility in critical projects, e.g. Safety, distributed teams, governance, standards
  • Concepts of agile project management, e.g. Progress, metrics
  • Planning and estimation in agile projects
  • Practice: Agile development team with sprints, from requirements to delivery and maintenance
  • Successfully introducing and living agility
  • Tailored implementation and case studies
  • Practical success factors

Customer Reference

"Thank you very much for sharing your precious experience with this training program."

- Zerong Yu, Robert Bosch Japan

"High practical orientation, concrete personalized action list throughout the entire seminar."

- T. Strauch, Siemens

Inhouse Formats

Do you want to adapt this training to your own examples and challenges? Looking for a workout that delivers practical exercises adjusted to your environment? Then, we suggest that you have this training conducted in-house, where you can decide on focus, speed and the training schedule. We also offer dedicated crash courses for employees and management. 

Target Audience

This training targets professionals and executives in engineering and IT, requirements engineers, product managers, marketing and sales personnel, program managers, project managers, buyers, system and software engineers, analysts, consultants, quality managers from companies of all industries and sizes.

About our Trainers

Dr. Ulrich Bodenhausen is a consultant at Vector Consulting Services. He is a renowned expert on agility for critical systems. Previously he worked as a project manager in development projects. Dr. Bodenhausen supports companies worldwide to improve their development processes and change management. He works across industries in the field of engineering methods, agile and lean methods, requirements engineering, and to improve efficiency.


Prof. Dr. Christof Ebert is managing director at Vector Consulting Services. He supports clients around the world to improve product strategy and product development and to manage organizational changes. Before he had been working for ten years in global senior management positions. A trusted advisor for companies around the world and a member of several of industry boards, he is a professor at the University of Stuttgart and at Sorbonne in Paris. He authored several books including the most recent “Global Software and IT” published by Wiley. For many years he has been serving on the editorial Board of the prestigious "IEEE Software" journal. Twitter: @ChristofEbert.


Admission price includes full documentation on paper and as PDF and also our Wiley book on Global Software and IT with lots of best practices, project experiences and state of the art technology. Naturally all participants benefit from our rich coffee breaks and a quality lunch in our spectacular Vector restaurant. Each participant will receive a qualifying certificate for this intensive training.

Ask for our reductions as of 3 participants of the same company.