Agile: Intro and Fundamentals
Agile Project Management Training Course
Delivered Online or On-site | 2 days | 15 hours
Live instructor-led training.
This course is designed to introduce participants to the Agile project management methodology. Agile content covered includes frameworks, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, teaming, adaptive planning, and Agile and Design thinking.
Participants will walk away from the course with an enhanced understanding of Agile history and methods, the concepts of value and waste, strategies for stakeholder engagement, effective leadership strategies, flexibility and adaptability in planning, the iterative process, and continuous improvement.
Agile Training Course Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the Agile frameworks
- Understand and apply value-driven delivery
- Understand how to engage stakeholders using various Agile tools and strategies
- Understand and build high performing teams
- Understand effective leadership strategies
- Understand adaptive planning considering constraints and progressive elaboration
- Understand the relationship between Agile & Design Thinking and be able to apply both
- Understand challenges and limitations of Agile
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- Start with why
- The Agile Manifesto (Values & Principles)
- The Agile Methods (Scrum & Kanban)
- The goal of business
- Early value delivery
- Assessing value
- Delivering value
- Incremental value
- Alignment (When it is important and when it is not important.)
- Tools (wireframes, prototypes, personas etc.)
- User stories and backlogs
- Story Maps
- Definition of “done”
- Communications (velocity, information radiators)
- Human skills (negotiating, empathic listening, conflict resolution, decision making)
- Leadership (team formation, adaptive leadership, emotional intelligence)
- Examples and activities
- The importance of constraints (timeboxing and human behavior)
- Progressive elaboration
Agile and Design Thinking:
- Problem detection and resolution
- An iterative process (empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping, testing)
- Continuous improvement
- Challenges and limitations
- When not to use Agile
Project Management Tips
Project Management Requires Continuous Learning
A recent question posted to the Project Management discussion group asked, “What’s the difference between Prince2, Agile and Scrum?”
Versatile’s online project management training would be a great place to continue this discussion.
Scrum and Agile emphasize iterative delivery when requirements can’t be completely understood. That works well when we are problem solving – and it is a good way to prototype your way to a solution. Except that with Agile, you don’t finish with a prototype – you finish with a working product that your customer owns.
Everyone needs a little Scrum in their projects!