This three-day course addresses how Agile is being implemented in organizations today. It addresses the use of Scrum as a key Agile project management technique shows how XP, Lean, Kanban and other Agile approaches are being adopted to create successful Agile implementations within IT departments and organization wide.
This course dispels many Agile “myths” and provides a realistic and practical approach for successful application of an Agile approach to software development and project management. As a founder of Scrum Ken Schwaber said, “Scrum is not a silver bullet.” Most organizations need to address supporting structures, processes and cultures before Agile can be successfully implemented.
Why attend this course?
- Are you looking to assess if your organization is ready for Agile?
- Are you a project manager interested in being a Scrum Master or Product owner?
- Have you begun implementing Agile and are looking to improve?
Who should attend?
- Project Managers responsible for managing agile teams or responsible for the transition to Agile.
- Team Members who are currently on or are about to be part of an Agile project.
- Functional Managers of staff that will have roles on an Agile project
- Program Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology
- Portfolio Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology Product Managers who are transitioning their role to Product Owner
- Scrum Masters and Product Owners who are facing the challenges of transitioning to Scrum or who want to learn additional Agile best Practices
- Business Analysts and QA Analysts interested in on how their roles are impacted by the adoption of an Agile methodology
- IT Managers or Directors who are evaluating the current or future implementation of Agile with their organization
Course Topics Include:
- Building a foundation in Agile – What is Agile and how has it changed over the years?
- Exploring why Scrum works, and how it can help your projects.
- Applying the Scrum Framework – Using the framework successfully, including principles, roles, rules, and artifacts required
- Understanding which Agile approaches are proven, and can be effective within your organization
- Developing high-performing teams – Building self-organizing, cross functional teams that work towards shared goals
- Critical Success Factors for Implementing Agile – Implementing Agile while not losing control
Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace.
Certification & PDU’s
Guidance Technology also provides a certificate of completion of the Course for each participant who successfully completes the course. This is a PMI Category 4 course that can be used for 21 PDUs. Guidance Technology’s Scrum courses will also meet hours towards the requirements that must be earned in Agile project management topics as part of the PMI-ACP application process. Click here for more details.