Supporting an Agile Transformation (2 Days), Northwestern University
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The purpose of this course is to provide managers, project managers, agile practitioners and other leaders a broad understanding of popular agile methods, how Agile relates to culture, how organizational change succeeds, and how to support an organization undertaking a transformation from traditional development to agile development. This course is intended for those individuals who are in leadership positions in organizations that are planning an Agile transformation. This includes line managers, resource managers, quality assurance managers, project and program managers and PMO leads, leaders and executives and any other stakeholders. This course qualifies as education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.
Agile for Practitioners (3 or 4 days)
Agile Project Management for Professionals is a workshop style course that will teach participants the principles and values of Agile, and help them apply Agile practices and techniques to their current projects. This is a highly interactive course that leverages real world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile to the course exercises. This course meets the PMI-ACP® education requirements.
Agile Estimating and Planning (2 days)
Agile estimating and planning helps to get a project off on solid footing. Planning for Agile projects starts with the big picture of product roadmaps and release plans, and drills down into the work that an Agile team will do within an iteration. Participants will learn how to plan for iterative and incremental solution development, and how to address change in a plan.
The course also looks at the two types of estimates used on agile projects, relative estimates in story points and absolute estimates in ideal days. Participants will learn when to use each of these, and how to include the entire team for more accurate estimates that team members will support.
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) - 2 days
The Professional Scrum Master (PSM) training is a 2-day course that covers the principles and empirical process theory of Scrum and agility, the Scrum framework itself, and the specific role of the Scrum Master. The PSM class introduces the principles and empirical process theory underpinning the Scrum framework. These are foundational insights upon which the rules and roles of Scrum are explored and discussed. The focus on the Scrum Master role includes advanced thinking tools for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts, working with people and teams, coaching and facilitation, and scaling Scrum.
Agile for Leaders (1 day)
This one-day course provides a concise overview of current Agile methods and the benefits of each, the types of problems that can be solved using Scrum and Agile, and the leadership skills needed to be effective with Agile teams. Participants will learn how to effectively support and lead Agile teams to maximize the benefits of Agile in their organization.
Agile and Scrum for Teams (2 days)
Agile Team Jumpstart Training is a hands-on workshop that will get your team up and running with Scrum in just two days. Teams learn about the Agile values and principles and the Scrum framework including the Scrum meetings, roles and artifacts. Teams work together to create a product vision, build a backlog, break down work into user stories, and conduct their first sprint planning meeting. This course is designed as “whole-team” training which maximizes the team-building aspects and promotes team maturity.