In-class Advanced Agile Project Management



Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master

21 PDUs / Contact Hours: 14 Technical | 7 Leadership | 0 Strategy

The Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit builds on proven practices from multiple agile methods such as Scrum, Lean and Kanban to provide teams with a pragmatic approach to scaling agile. Unlike other scaling frameworks which take a prescriptive approach, Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) provides teams with options to be agile within organizational standards and project constraints.

The 3-day Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master (DALSM) course provides tools and strategies to help you lead an agile team, influence people, and remove impediments. Using real-world agile strategies, you will learn how to tailor your team’s Way of Working (WoW) to optimize productivity and continuously improve.

After completing this course, if you would also like to earn your PMI DALSM certification, you may take the PMI DALSM exam within 30-days of completing the course at no charge. After 30 days, if you choose to write the DALSM exam, the cost (paid to PMI) is $200 USD.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for project leaders who:

  • Understand the fundamentals of agile, and better yet, have experience applying them in practice
  • Are experienced with agile and want to take their careers to the next level
  • Would like to qualify for writing the PMI exam to obtain their DALSM (Disciplined Agile Lean Scrum Master) certification

Learning Outcomes

Through the exploration of group exercises and facilitated discussion, participants completing this course will learn how to:

  • Apply the values, principles, and practices of agile on your team
  • Describe how to create the environment within which flow of value can be achieved
  • Determine the steps required to achieve business agility and what it takes to do it in your organization
  • Choose the appropriate practices and techniques given your working environment to continuously improve your WoW

Prerequisites

This is an advanced agile course. Participants should have hands on experience as a team member or as an agile lead on at least one project following an agile lifecycle. Participants should also have already received formal training in agile fundamentals.

NOTE:This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Agile Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Starts on Monday July 13 2020

3 Day In-Class Course Monday July 13 2020,
Tuesday July 14 2020,
Wednesday July 15 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Instructor(s): Kiron Bondale
Location: Virtual Instructor Led Course
Fee: $2,250.00 + HST
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Product Vision to Story Mapping for Agile Projects

14 PDUs / Contact Hours: 12 Technical | 1 Leadership | 1 Strategy

You understand sprints, stories, scrums, and demos…but what is the recipe for leading your team from your customer’s vision to a release plan?

Story mapping is a powerful collaborative planning technique to help you gain alignment on what is most important for your customer while empowering your team to create a plan which they own. Story maps combine the best of a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and a Release Plan.

This course focuses on a single business opportunity. You will refine the product vision, define the themes important to the customer, learn to prioritize those themes, and then decompose them into epics and stories. These will be used to build a story map which will support subsequent delivery efforts.

Who Should Attend?

  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Agile Leads (e.g. Scrum Masters)
  • Business Analysts
  • Project Management Methodologists

Learning Outcomes

Through the exploration of project scenarios, group exercises, and facilitated discussion, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a disciplined approach to structuring agile product or project releases
  • Apply and refine persona, story writing, and prioritization skills
  • Increase awareness of what is required to be an effective Product Owner
  • Reduce the likelihood of an agile project becoming a random walk to nowhere
  • Learn the true meaning of a Minimum Viable Product and how to define one
  • Discover different approaches for structuring and capturing story maps

Prerequisites

Formal training and experience in both traditional and agile project management fundamentals such as:

NOTE:This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Agile Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Applying Agile to Non-Technology Projects

7 PDUs / Contact Hours: 5 Technical | 1 Leadership | 1 Strategy

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development may have been written for software development but the core principles on which it was based – servant-leadership and lean manufacturing – can be applied to any type of project.

The release of the Sixth Edition of the PMBOK Guide and the new Agile Practice Guide reinforces the importance for all project managers to add some agile tools to their project management toolbelt.

This course will change the way you look at agile project management and teach agile behaviours, practices, and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.

Who Should Attend?

  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Project Management Methodologists

Learning Outcomes

Through the exploration of project scenarios, group exercises, and facilitated discussion, participants will learn how to:

  • Develop a checklist to help their organizations profile projects for agile delivery suitability
  • Discover more about Servant Leadership and its criticality to agile success for key delivery roles
  • Learn how to tailor or adapt traditional project management practices across the ten PMBOK knowledge areas when managing an agile project
  • Understand which agile practices and techniques can be used without adaptation and which need to be modified to fit non-technology scope

Prerequisites

Formal training and experience in both traditional and agile project management fundamentals such as:

NOTE:This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Agile Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.

Scrumban: The Best of Scrum and Kanban

7 PDUs / Contact Hours: 5 Technical | 1 Leadership | 1 Strategy

You are familiar with Scrum and you might have heard of Kanban but have you heard of Scrumban?

Scrumban combines the team-orientation and sprint focus of Scrum with the flow and queuing principles of Kanban to provide teams with a lean-agile approach to deliver value early and regularly. It can help you refresh stale agile practices and better manage the expectations of your product owners and customers.

This course will provide you with sufficient awareness of Scrumban to help you determine whether it will be the right delivery approach for your next project.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Agile Leads (e.g. Scrum Masters)

Learning Outcomes

Through the exploration of project scenarios, group exercises, and facilitated discussion, participants will learn how to:

  • Learn how to quickly gain shared understanding in and between delivery teams
  • Get some practical tools on better managing customer and Product Owner expectations
  • Learn how to evolve existing Scrum or basic agile practices
  • Replace existing agile "vanity" metrics with true value-add KPIs
  • Learn how Scrumban can address many of the disadvantages of a pure Scrum or pure Kanban approach

Prerequisites

This is an advanced agile course. You should have hands on experience as a team member or as an agile lead on more than one agile project plus formal training in both traditional and agile project management fundamentals such as:

NOTE:This course conforms to the internationally recognized standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI®). You will receive 7 Professional Development Units (PDUs) upon completion and a course binder that parallels the course content and serves as an excellent project management resource tool.

May be applied toward the Advanced Agile Project Management Certificate.

Morning refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

There are currently no upcoming dates.