Achieving Agility – How to implement Agile in your organization | Virtual Training

What is Agile?

Am I ready to implement Agile?

Is Agile and Scrum the same thing?

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Achieving Agility December 2 register


Agile is not just Scrum. It is Lean, Kanban, eXtreme Programming and more. Do you realize you can actually build your own Agile implementation based upon your product lifecycle and organizational needs? There are many myths to Agile and a predominant one is that Agile that Agile and Scrum are the same thing. Because of this, organizations are struggling implementing the lightweight Scrum framework without understanding the impact and assumptions implied in a Scrum implementation. Additionally, there are some enterprise level implementations that are being sold as “Agile” but have diverged significantly from the Agile Manifesto.[/table]

Agile processes, tools, and techniques can help organizations deliver working software despite constantly evolving requirements and shifting priorities. If you are a software development professional, or anyone involved in the creation or implementation of new software, products, or services, you definitely owe it to yourself to become familiar with the theory and practice of Agile.

Duration:1 day (11:00 - 5:30 EDT/8:00 - 2:30 PST)

Audience:

  • Project Managers responsible for managing agile teams or responsible for the transition to Agile.
  • Team Members who are currently on or are about to be part of an Agile project.
  • Functional Managers of staff that will have roles on an Agile project
    Program Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology.
  • Portfolio Managers who will have one or all of their projects adopting an Agile methodology Product Managers who are transitioning their role to Product Owner.
  • Scrum Masters and Product Owners who are facing the challenges of transitioning to Scrum or who want to learn additional Agile best Practices.
  • Business Analysts and QA Analysts interested in on how their roles are impacted by the adoption of an Agile methodology.
  • IT Managers or Directors who are evaluating the current or future implementation of Agile with their organization

Why attend this course?

  • Are you looking to assess if your organization is ready for Agile?
  • Are you a project manager interested in being a Scrum Master or Product owner?
  • Have you begun implementing Agile and are looking to improve?

Course Objectives

This course addresses how Agile is being implemented in organizations today. It addresses the use of Scrum as a key Agile project management technique and shows how eXtreme Programming(XP), Lean, Kanban and other Agile approaches are being adopted to create successful Agile implementations. This course dispels many Agile “myths” and provides a realistic and practical approach for successful application of an Agile approach to software development and project management. Agile is not a silver bullet, most organizations need to address supporting structures, processes and cultures before Agile can be successfully implemented.

Course Content:

  • Building a foundation in Agile – What is Agile and how has it changed over the years?
  • Understanding which Agile approaches are proven, and can be effective within your organization
  • Developing high-performing teams – Building self-organizing, cross functional teams that work towards shared goals
  • Realizing the “Art of Possible” – Fostering your organization to embrace Agile
  • Critical Success Factors for Implementing Agile – Implementing Agile while not losing control


Participants can download a participant guide that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace.

At the outcome of this course, the participant should have a thorough understanding of the most prevalent Agile frameworks. This course will provide 5.5 PDUs of continuing education hours.

About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSPOme_fb

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary method for developing and implementing software.
Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project managers and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations.

With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner and Certified Scrum Product Owner.