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Agile Program Management Workshop

Learn Agile principles and philosophy and how an organization incorporates them into its culture. Gain a basic undestanding of Agile development with an introduction to typical frameworks employed including Scrum, XP, Kanban, Feature Driven Development, Emergent Architecture, and Lean Development. Review typical issues and solutions that many organizations encounter when attempting a transition from other development methods, such as Waterfall, to an Agile culture. The course is divided into multiple secctions with the class self-organizing to drive the content of some of the sessions.

    Who Should Attend

    IT and project management professionals interested in understanding and adopting Agile Principles and Frameworks in their organization.

Topics Include:
  • What the Agile Manifesto and principles are and why they are important
  • The value of self-organized small teams and how to foster their development
  • The power of Agile teams through collaboration, communications and cadence
  • Lean techniques for gaining group consensus with an introduction to the McCarthy Core Protocols
  • Overview of techniques for scaling Agile within the enterprise
  • Common metrics used in Agile Frameworks to help drive positive behavior
  • Requirements management with a product backlog
  • Facilitating ceremonies: iteration planning, daily stand ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives and release planning
  • Technical practices including Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Pair Programming, and Continuous Delivery
  • Practical exercises demonstrating the value of Agile product development principles and qualities
  • Agile and Scrum Smells and how to identify negative behaviors
  • An overview of certifications in Agile product development and a review of resources
    • Immediate Benefits
    • Gain valuable insights into how you can empower and inspire your teams
    • Combine best methods from multiple Agile Management techniques to apply in your organization
    • Acquire insight into establishing transparency in communication inside the team and with the customer
    • Understand how to avoid common team pitfalls when adopting Agile Management practices
    • React and respond quickly and effectively to change

    Available Sessions