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Agile Project Management Training Course - Accredited Provider

Course Overview

This one-day training course will demonstrate the key practices commonly found in Agile Projects.

Delivering the potential benefits of Agile requires an understanding that Agile is not a method – it is a smarter approach to the management of projects. For example, it changes how developers interact with key users, and totally changes how the software development process is managed. Being an approach rather than a method is a double edged sword – there are few ‘rules’ which raises many questions. This course will highlight them and provide clear guidance. One of the most important questions is how do you combine Governance with Agile – the course also addresses this question.

Delivery Methods: Classroom, On-site and Online

This course can be taken through any of the following:

Duration

1 day

Intended for

Anyone thinking of or planning to implement an Agile project management framework, or using Agile on their project.

Agenda: Session:
Course Objectives:
  • To describe the difference between Agile and traditional ‘methods’
  • To demonstrate how to implement Agile and still retain clear Governance of projects
  • To demonstrate the real and significant benefits Agile can bring
What is Agile?
  • Origins and core principles of Agile
  • Agile and Scrum – what’s the difference?
  • The difference between Agile and traditional “control”
  • Why and How Agile project management works
  • Advantages over other methods
Focus on Outcomes and Benefits
  • Defining clear product benefits and priorities
The Agile Business case
  • The “one page Agile business case”
Agile Teams
  • Devolved responsibility – self managed teams
  • Breaking down barriers – one single team
  • Product Owner & Scrum Masters
  • Impact on key roles, e.g. BA and Testing
  • Principles and practices of communication in Agile
Defining Agile Projects
  • The Agile Business Case
  • Release Planning
  • Sizing the overall project – determination of Sprint cycles and target velocity
  • Matching Gates and Governance to Agile projects
Product backlog
  • Release planning
  • Who does it
  • Epics and User Stories – Prioritisation
  • How to identify and develop User stories
Sprint Planning
  • Product Backlogs and Sprint planning
  • Use of Velocity in Sprint Planning
  • Story points: how to define them and size them
  • Prioritisation of features and story points
  • Agile estimating e.g. where to use and not use Planning Poker
  • Comprehensive checklist for Sprint Plans
Inside Sprints
  • Daily stand-ups
  • Burn down charts
  • Testing in an Agile project
  • What complete means inside a Sprint
Key Visuals and How to Use them
  • The Project Board – beyond the Product Backlog
  • The Sprint Board
  • Getting a lot more out of Burn Down Charts
Governance in this environment
  • Matching formal Governance with an Agile approach
  • Combining Agile and Gates
Case Studies focused on matching Governance
  • Multiple case studies will be discussed all from the commercial sector focusing on the Governance of multiple projects all being delivered using an Agile approach
  • Summary Implementation strategy & plan
Following this course:
  • you will understand Agile and how to match this with effective Governance

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