Achieving Agility

Duration: 3 days

Audience:

  • 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

Overview:

In today’s fast changing dynamic environment, project managers need tools and training that meet the challenges of this rapidly changing landscape. Agile processes, tools, and techniques can help project managers in the delivery of working software despite constantly evolving requirements and shifting priorities. If you are a software development professional, or anyone involved in the creation or implementation of new software, products, or services, you definitely owe it to yourself to become familiar with the theory and practice of agile development and how you can achieve agility.

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?

Course Objectives
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, 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.

Course Content:

  • 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 the 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
  • Realizing the “Art of Possible” – Fostering your organization to embrace Agile
  • Blending traditional Project Management and Scrum – Mapping Agile to the PMBOKSM
  • 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.

While not an exam preparation course, this course will satisfy the 21 hours of education requirements needed to submit the application for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI- ACPSM) credential. Through the application of a threaded cased study and use of instructor led presentation, this course will help the participant understand the associated 6 Agile domains and underlying tasks areas common to most Agile projects.

At the outcome of this course, the participant should have a thorough understanding of the most prevalent agile methodologies being use in the market today. By participating in the class activities, the participant will understand the practical application of such methodologies and will be able to apply this understanding in the workplace. The exercises related to practical implementation of agile will give the participant a unique perspective as to the critical pieces that need to be in place for Agile to be implemented successfully in their organization.

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Agile Assessment

Information gathered through one-on-one interviews, group interview and observations will be used to construct a narrative for each of the Agile Concepts targeted in the Agile Assessment and will include both an observation and recommendation.

Agile Coaching

Our Agile Coaching team will assess, educate, and enhance your agile teams within and throughout your organization.

Agile Enablement

Guidance Technology tailors the Agile Implementation to your company’s culture, establishing the Best Practices that work with your company and your people.

At Guidance Technology, everything we do is built around providing value. We are focused on helping our clients work smarter and more efficiently so that together, we can empower people to deliver great results. Interested in learning how your team can delivery amazing value?

 

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