Managing Agile Projects

Duration: 
2 days
Codes: 
PPMMAP

Skills Gained

  • Understand the basic concepts of common Agile ways of working
  • Understand the purpose and context for combining Project Management and the Agile philosophical way of working
  • Be able to fix and flex the six aspects of a project in an Agile context
  • To learn through the use of theory, discussion and practical exercises how to deliver projects on-time and on-budget

Course Outline

  • Explain the differences between projects and BAU (Business as Usual)
  • Describe Agile and its common approaches
  • Describe behaviours, concepts and techniques that characterise Agile
  • Describe the Kanban method and its visual concepts
  • Describe the core concepts of Lean start-up
  • Define Scrum theory (the Scrum team, Scrum events, Scrum artefacts and Sprints)
  • Explain the interplay between the eight principles and the five targets
  • Explain how control and governance can enable Agile to be used
  • Explain that Agile needs to be incorporated in all aspects of Project Management but that the extent will vary on a project by project basis
  • Explain how to adjust roles, including the use of specialist roles, and the options for team organisation in a project
  • Describe the make-up of a typical delivery team
  • Describe how to define requirements and prioritisation, including MoSCoW
  • Explain how to manage frequent releases and the benefits of 'failing fast'
  • Describe quality setting techniques including 'definition of done' and the use of acceptance criteria
  • Describe approaches to planning and typical planning techniques
  • Describe how blending Project Management with Agile approaches controls, responds to, and minimizes the impact of change
  • Describe progress monitoring techniques including use of Work in Progress boards, Burn Charts, Information Radiators
  • Describe how to 'manage by exception' with emphasis on empowerment, quantity of deliverables, rich information flows and value of deliverables
  • Describe the use of retrospectives and how to make them effective
  • Describe how the Scrum framework and the Kanban method can work together
  • Give guidance on behaviours, risks and the frequency of releases
  • Explain how to manage Stage Gates and the interplay between a stage and a release
  • Explain how to assess quantity, quality and benefits of stage deliverables
  • Explain how to effectively close a project, including evaluation of the use of Agile

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Bristol
Bristol2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
Edinburgh
Edinburgh2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
Devon
Exeter2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
London
London2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
London
London2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
Midlands
Birmingham2 1433 £1433 2019-02-07
Onsite
Onsite2 1000 £1000 2019-02-16
Midlands
Birmingham2 1433 £1433 2019-04-04
Bristol
Bristol2 1433 £1433 2019-04-04
Edinburgh
Edinburgh2 1433 £1433 2019-04-04
Devon
Exeter2 1433 £1433 2019-04-04
London
London2 1433 £1433 2019-06-06
London
London2 1433 £1433 2019-06-06