Agile Project Management

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Overview

Agile has caught the attention of business leaders in the UK and globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. The question is – what is Agile Project Management and how does it differ from traditional waterfall? What are the roles, skills and competencies required? How can Agile work with your existing governance frameworks like PRINCE2?

We explore the drivers and business value of Agile, introduce valuable practices into the core DNA of your business and highlight cultural and operational changes required to deliver successful Agile projects. This two-day course provides an introduction to Agile and the leading Agile methods; Scrum, eXtreme Programming, and Lean Software Development, using practical exercises to demonstrate the roles and skills required to manage a Scrum based Agile project.

Audience

This 2 day course is suitable for Project Managers, Project Support Managers and Team members intending to deliver Agile projects in a traditional environment.

Prerequisites

  • Experience of Project Management or Software Development experience is required.

Course Outline

  • Principles of Agile and the Agile Manifesto
  • Principles of Scrum, eXtreme Programming and Lean software development
  • Managing Requirements and User Stories
  • Estimating User Stories
  • Timeboxing and Prioritisation
  • Agile Project and Iteration Planning
  • Project Roles, Responsibilities and Rights
  • Project Manager vs Scrum Master and Product Owner
  • Stakeholder management and engagement
  • Agile Business Analysis
  • Quality and Agile Testing
  • Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews and Retrospectives
  • Integrating Agile with other frameworks  ie PRINCE2
  • Transitioning to Agile
  • People aspects of Agile – Agile Culture and Team well-being
  • Scaling Agile, Scrum of Scrums
  • Pitfalls of bad Agile

Cost: £1095 + VAT

Duration: 2 Days

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