Agile Team Facilitation and Iteration Management

Duration: 
3 days
Codes: 
AFI

Overview

Much of the work on Agile projects happens in group sessions, team members collaborate to identify and prioritise stories, plan work to be done, elaborate stories, identify risks and issues, communicate progress in stand-ups and other shared activities. Working in collaborative self-organising teams can be challenging and it is important that all team members understand the group dynamics involved and how to effectively facilitate these sessions.

As Agile matures within an organisation, quite often an Iteration Manager (sometimes called ScrumMaster) is the member of the team that takes on the facilitator role as they have a deep understanding of the Agile process, organisational dynamics as well as the ability to foster team dynamics and culture.

This ICAgile accredited course provides an in-depth understanding of how collaborative workshops can be planned, organised and run, and how each member can contribute to the team achieving maximum effectiveness, while identifying potential pitfalls (smells) and how to avoid/address them. The course also assists Iteration Managers in addressing aspects of their role to build capability across the team.

Audience

Those filling the roles of:

Product ManagerProduct Owner Product Champion Agile Customer Subject Matter Expert

And those that form part of the extended team of people supporting the Product Owner including:

Technical Architects UX Designers Business Analysts IV & V Specialist Testers Auditors

Skills Gained

By the end of this course participants will be able to

  • understand the value of facilitation skills in collaborative work environments
  • understand how to apply a variety of tools and techniques and the context in which they are useful
  • understand how to facilitate the various Agile work practices
  • understand the role of the Iteration Manager / ScrumMaster and how it can help collaborative teams on their agile journey.

Prerequisites

This is an advanced Agile course which is not suitable for people new to Agile practices.

Participants need to have completed formal Agile training (such as Software Education's, ICAgile accredited, Agile Fundamentals course) and have at least 12 months experience working in an Agile team. If you are unsure as to your eligibility for attending please contact us to discuss.

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Glasgow
Glasgow3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Midlands
Birmingham3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Manchester
Manchester3 1500 £1500 2019-02-20
Onsite
Onsite3 1500 £1500 2019-04-18