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This 3-day will help participants understand advanced techniques for product and iteration planning, project management and collaboration. The agile project management approach is targeted at projects where fast responsiveness to changing market demands is important and for organizations with innovative cultures. An agile project management approach will help dramatically improve a project team’s ability to cope with change and will improve project success rate. The course is designed for team managers, team members, product owners, Scrum coaches, XP coaches, project managers and technical managers who wish to become better team players and leaders. Using a combination of lectures, short exercises and role play as well as “agile experience”, the course introduces you to Agile practices and processes in the context of project management. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a copy of the Scrum methodology, training materials, and software. In addition to completion of this course, participants are provided with 24 contact hours and/or PDU credits issued by the Project Management Institute, 24 SEUs issued by the Scrum Alliance, and IC-Agile Agile Project Management Certification. ObjectivesBy the end of this course, you will:· Understand Agile processes and practices· Understand Agile terminology such as Scrum, Sprint, etc.· Be able to conduct various Scrum-oriented meetings such as Sprint Planning, Daily Standup, Sprint Review, and Retrospectives· Understand how to provide development estimates in the context of Scrums and Sprints· Be able to plan, run, and scale Scrum projects· Know how to remove the barriers between development team and product owner/business representative or customer so that the latter drives development· Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum· Improve effectiveness of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment· Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable· Understand the implications of offshore development using Scrum· Improve the adequacy of software engineering good practices Course Outline 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)9:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Training)12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed) Day 1 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking) The Vision of Agile Project Management· Agile principles· Lean software development principles· The power of feedback Understanding the key roles and artifacts of Scrum Scrum master (Agile project manager)Product ownerTeam membersProduct backlogSprint planningSprint backlogTracking boardSprint demoRetrospectives 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer) Agile Practices – an overview from management perspective· Identifying agile stakeholders and their roles· Focus on Scrum and ScrumMaster· Principles, practices, roles, challenges Understanding user stories The anatomy of a user storyUser story development techniquesStory pointsIdeal timeWide band delphiPlaying poker Agile Customer/Product Owner Practices· What product will we deliver· Product vision and product datasheet· Gathering requirements and building feature backlog· Writing and improving stories· Prioritizing features· Exploration spikes· Creating release plans· Iteration zero work Day 2 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking) 10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed) Agile Development Practices· How do we approach the project· Deciding on good technical practices· Quality and Risk· Planning for collaboration, communication and decision making The sprint planning meeting The sprint planning meeting time boxFeature prioritizationThe tracking boardDefinition of doneLoad balancing Agile and Traditional Management· Traditional and agile planning – similarities· Agile projects and certification (CMM ea.) 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer) Sprinting Self organized teamsWork volunteeringDaily stand up meetingsBurn down chart updationSprint demo meetings Continuous improvement processVelocitySprint retrospectivesScaling scrumCo-located and distributed teams Agile Estimation and Planning· Conducting daily meetings· Working with customers representatives· Sharing key project information· Release and Iteration Planning and Reporting Best practices and concepts Agile toolingOsmotic communications for co-located and distributed teamsWIP limitsCumulative flow diagramProcess tailoringAffinity estimatingProduct road mapStory mapsWire framesCharteringFrequent verification and validationTest driven development / test first developmentContinuous integrationProject charter for an agile projectParticipatory decision modelsProcess analysis techniquesSelf assessmentValue based assessment Day 3 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking) 10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed) The power of feedback -- tracking progress and adapting· Running project retrospectives· Conducting technical reviews· Collecting and presenting project status information· Determining adaptation needs Soft skills NegotiationEmotional intelligenceCollaborationAdaptive leadershipConflict resolutionServant leadershipBuilding high performance teams Value based prioritization Return on investment (ROI)Net present value (NPV)Internal rate of return (IRR)ComplianceCustomer valued prioritizationMinimally marketable feature (MMF)Relative prioritization / rankingBusiness case development 12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer) Agile implementation Agile contracting methodsAgile project accounting principlesApplying new agile practicesCompliance (Organization)Control limits for agile projectsFailure modes and alternativesGlobalization, Culture and team diversityInnovation gamesPrinciples of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)Regulatory complianceVariance and trend analysisVendor management Agile and large projects· Team work· Forming a team· Contributing to a team – preferences and strength· Peer-to-peer collaboration -- Group-to-group collaboration· Running effective meetings· Communities of practice and tools for knowledge sharing· Leadership and empowerment· Dialogue· Learning organization· Change and Transition