This two-day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of how to structure, plan and control their projects using a best practice Project Management methodology blended with a range of Agile techniques.
This course uses a combination of theory, discussion and practical exercises to ensure delegates feel confident in the application of the concepts. The initial mandate for the project will be developed into a project plan. This plan will be used to control the project from feasibility through to closure, using Agile techniques to deliver the project on-time, on-budget.
The course will cover the following learning outcomes:
Understand the basic concepts of common Agile ways of working
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)
Understand the purpose and context for combining Project Management and the Agile ways of working
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'
Be able to define the requirements and control the delivery on a day by day basis
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
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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