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SCTE Agile Project Management Program

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Overview

SCTE Agile Project Management Program

Course Description

This three-day course will introduce you to the principles that will help you become an effective leader in a successful Agile organization, as well as drive your organization towards becoming successful at implementing Agile methodologies.

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Course Content

BASIC PRINCIPLES

  • Project versus product
  • Agile for non-development teams
  • Repetitive, labor-based work versus creative, knowledge-based work
  • Scrum for managers

OVERVIEW OF TRADITIONAL APPROACHES VERSUS AGILE APPROACHES

  • Identifying the aspects of a project that must be managed
  • Capacity/resource allocation and tracking
  • Forecasting delivery on baseline velocity versus calendar deadlines
  • Developing a project charter and use the charter as a key political tool
  • Recognizing the components of a complete project plan
  • Identifying, analyzing, and prioritizing response strategies for project risks
  • Communicating project progress through project variances and corrective action plans
  • Establishing clear expectations to avoid later project failures and, understanding of what hinders agility in traditional organizations

AGILE ESTIMATION AND PLANNING

  • Traditional planning – Traditional development
  • Traditional planning - Agile development
  • Agile project planning - Agile development
  • Agile product planning – Agile development
  • Story points and velocity

AGILE LEADERSHIP

  • Role of the modern leader
  • Skillset for modern leaders
  • Systems Thinking

TEAM BUILDING

  • Creating Scrum teams
  • Tuckman model of team formation
  • Real Team
  • Common goal and shared tasks
  • Clear team boundaries and the group membership is stable
  • Compelling direction
  • Enabling structure
  • Supportive context
  • Expert coaching
  • Managing a team across time zones/globally

MAPPING TRADITIONAL ORGANIZATIONS TO THEIR AGILE EQUIVALENT

  • Roles
  • Project management
  • Line manager
  • Business analyst
  • Architect
  • Activities
  • Performance reviews
  • Go-to-market activities: customer care, sales, marketing, field service, etc.
  • Other dependent workstreams: supply chain, legal, etc.
  • Policies
  • Structures
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Requirements & Materials
Requirements

 

    Prerequisites

    Recommended

    • Possess fundamental project management skills

    Required

    • Basic knowledge and experience in traditional management techniques
    Materials

    Provided

    • Digital and printed course materials such as slides and worksheets

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    Who Should Attend

    This course is designed for project managers with five years of project management experience.

    What You Will Learn

    • Project-planning deliverables
    • Predictive versus adaptive project environments
    • Stakeholder communication
    • Project scope
    • Risk management
    • Resource allocation

    How You Will Benefit

    • Identify the 10 aspects of a project that must be managed.
    • Develop a project charter and use the charter as a key political tool.
    • Recognize the components of a complete project plan.
    • Identify, analyze, and prioritize response strategies for project risks.
    • Establish clear expectations to avoid later project failures and, understanding of what hinders agility in traditional organizations.
    • Communicate project progress through project variances and corrective action plans.
    • Taught by Experts in the Field
    • Grow Your Professional Network

    Train at Your Location

    We enable employers to provide specialized, on-location training on their own timetables. Our world-renowned experts can create unique content that meets your employees' specific needs. We also have the ability to deliver courses via web conferencing or on-demand online videos. For 15 or more students, it is more cost-effective for us to come to you.
    • Save Money
    • Flexible Schedule
    • Group Training
    • Customize Content
    • On-Site Training
    • Earn a Certificate

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