Introduction to Agile Project Management

Increasing speed of development is critical in today’s competitive marketplace.  Agile development methods reduce the development time by breaking the work into manageable sections and incorporating a continuous feedback loop with the customer. Agile development is a collaborative and iterative methodology that creates a streamlined development cycle and enhanced customer satisfaction. The 2-day format of this interactive workshop is designed to increase learning of the Agile methodology using your own projects during the in class exercises.  

The class learns the key elements to a successful Agile development project including priority for projects, creating sprint cycles and daily scrum sessions. Come learn how your company can reduce the development cycle time by as much as 50% and increase customer acceptance rate by as much as 100%. In this hands-on course, participants use the concepts of Agile project management with the Scrum methodology.   The workshop is designed for employees who may or may not be familiar with the concepts of traditional project management, and who are moving to Agile in order to shorten development cycle time, manage projects with changing or uncertain requirements, and improve customer satisfaction.

Target Audience:
This course is intended for product development team leaders and developers.  These include Product Owners, Program Managers, development teams, and anyone interested in learning Agile methodology to apply to their work.   A familiarity of project management concepts is helpful but not required.

Delivery Method:
Instructor led, highly interactive, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities that focus on real projects. Projects should be selected in advance.

Workshop Agenda:
Lesson 1 – Project Management & Agile
Lesson 2 – Teams & Team Space
Lesson 3 – Scrum Overview
Lesson 4 – Envisioning – Product Planning
Lesson 5 – Sprint Planning
Lesson 6 – Sprint Execution (including Scrum and customer interaction/feedback)
Lesson 7 – Sprint Review
Lesson 8 – Sprint Retrospective
Lesson 9 – Closing out the Project
Lesson 10 – Challenges