Agile SDLC Project Management Boot Camp Training

Course Description Agile SDLC Project Management Boot Camp Training

This Agile Project Manager workshop will teach participants the application of project management goals and concepts to projects executing in an Agile manner.  Agile principles, including the six Agile Project Management principles, and Scrum practices will be introduced in the course. Included are practical skills to implement the principles and practices into existing or future software projects as soon as the participants are back on the job. The training will cover common obstacles and how to avoid them; for example, recognizing problems in a sprint and taking effective action. This course will also address how to successfully run a sprint at all stages of the process, from planning to retrospective. This course will help the participants’ organizations project manage high performing software delivery teams in a short amount of time.

Examples include:

  • Interfacing project management and program management
  • Dispelling Agile myths
  • Mapping the PM processes of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Closing, and Monitoring to Agile ways of working
  • Demonstrating how planning, metrics and testing are integral to a successful Agile Scrum implementation
  • Scaling Scrum teams and facilitating “Scrum of Scrums”
  • Maximizing distributed resources

Our course instructors are experienced Agile coaches, software project managers, and software architects who have spent time in the trenches. For this reason, the course is able to provide opportunities for a variety of participant questions answered directly from the instructor’s experience.

The course delivery models an Agile Scrum project and includes activities that further reinforce Agile methodologies and practices.  Daily Scrums, demonstrations and retrospectives are integrated regularly in the course activities throughout the 2 days.

Method: In Classroom- Lab

Duration: 2 Days

Audience:

  • Project managers
  • Managers
  • Architects

Prerequisites: None

Agile SDLC Project Management Workshop Outline:
Day 1

Agile Principles:

  • Agile principles and practices
  • Defining iterative and incremental development
  • Dispelling myths

Hands-On Activity

  • Conceptualize Agile

Scrum Practices

  • Defining Scrum,
    • Looking at the rhythm and cadence
  • Scrum roles and responsibilities
    • Product Owner role
    • Project Manager role
    • Scrum Master role
    • The team
  •  Scrum Artifacts
    • Product backlog, Sprint backlog, sequence of meetings and user stories
    • Defining the work
    • When is the work done

Hands-On Activity

  • Scrum practices: bringing it all together

Requirements

  • Identifying and crafting effective user stories
  • The evolution of sprint requirements
  • Evolution of project requirements

Hands-On Activity

  • Crafting user stories: dealing with epics

Project Initiation

  • Getting started
  • Creating initial product backlog.

Planning, Estimation, and Prioritization

  • Agile estimation
  • Variations of Agile estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Definition of “done”
  • Release planning vs. project planning

Hands-On Activity

  • Release planning: just enough detail
Day 2

Planning a Sprint:

  • Prioritization
  • Define sprint goals
  • Estimate size
  • Task identification

Hands-On Activity

  • Grooming user stories
  • Estimating with Planning Poker
  • Capacity adjustments
  • Deriving duration

Executing a Sprint

  • Conducting daily Scrum
  • Managing sprint scope
  • Tracking progress
  • Recognizing problems
  • Producing a Burn Up Chart

Hands-On Activity

  • Simulating a Sprint
  • Creating a task board
  • Producing a Burn Down Chart
  • Dealing with uncertainty

Closing a Sprint

  • Conducting Sprint review / demonstration
  • Conducting Sprint retrospective
  • Reporting project status
  • Updating the backlog
  • Closing the sprint

Managing the Product Backlog and Release Plan

  • Burn-up chart
  • Controlling changes
  • Risk and issue management
  • Extracting actuals
  • Grooming the product backlog
  • Re-estimating plans

Wrap Up

Time
  • 2 days, 8:30am – 5:00pm

 

Locations

IBM Innovation Centre
120 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario Canada

and

CTE Solutions Inc.
11 Holland Avenue, Suite 100
Ottawa, Ontario Canada

Or offered as a private course at your location.

Participant Testimonials

  • Project Manager video testimonial
  • “I’ve worked with Agile in the past, but after this training I can see what was missing and why it was not successfully applied”
  • “I found all the information given, answered all of the questions that I had with regards to improving our software development lifecycle”
  • “The info was extremely well broken down and the instructors were quite knowledgeable”
  • “There was a good dynamic and the exercises were very illustrative of the concepts”
  • “Instructors have a lot experience in software so they are very engaging and informative.  It was a very good course”

Price

Private offering is $6500 for up to 12 participants.

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