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Agile Project Leadership

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2 Day
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Max. 12 Delegates
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Course Overview

The Agile Project Leadership course is designed to be a practical introduction to agile methods and to the management of agile projects. It provides delegates with the opportunity to learn agile techniques in a collaborative environment, using exercises, case studies, and examples to illustrate the principles being explored. Read more...
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  • London: etc.venues Liverpool St, Norton Folgate

    Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ.

    This location is within a 5 minute walk of London Liverpool Street Station providing fantastic links to London's transport network.

    With free WiFi, lunches, teas, coffees and refreshments this location provides a comfortable environment for delegates to enjoy their course.

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    120 Moorgate, Moorgate, EC2M 6UR.

    Fantastic location in the City of London's Square Mile right next to Moorgate Tube Station. Vibrant, buzzy cafe and networking area with signature etc.venues coffee stations.

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  • London: etc.venues Tenter House

    45 Moorfields, Moorgate, London, EC2Y 9AE.

    Fantastic location right next to Moorgate Tube Station. Striking design, loads of daylight and great views across the City. Vibrant, buzzy cafe and networking area with signature etc.venues coffee stations.

    New 'City Mezze' food offering provides a powerful explosion of energising brain fuel packed with taste and quality.

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  • London: etc.venues Shoreditch Bonhill House

    1-3 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX.

    A converted warehouse with its own contemporary art collection - providing a stimulating environment. Great location close to Silicon Roundabout and Tech City, and a short walk from the City of London.

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  • Led the development of Agile Business Analysis (Agile BA), which evolved from a course that we pioneered and introduced in 2008
  • Lead author of the Agile BA Handbook
  • We will deliver the first ever Agile BA course in July 2015
  • Experts in both Agile and Business Analysis; we run AgilePM, DSDM Framework, Scrum and BCS Business Analysis training
  • TCC has been working with Agile since the early 1990s (before the birth of the Agile Manifesto)
  • Proven track-record of supporting Agile and BA in organisations
  • Award winning Agile experts and Agile thought-leaders
  • Member of the Agile Alliance

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Agile Project Leadership

Course Overview

The Agile Project Leadership course is designed to be a practical introduction to agile methods and to the management of agile projects. It provides delegates with the opportunity to learn agile techniques in a collaborative environment, using exercises, case studies, and examples to illustrate the principles being explored.

Agile methods like DSDM, eXtreme Programming and Scrum have been proven to deliver business value by accelerating project delivery, increasing customer and employee satisfaction and providing flexibility to changes in business requirements.

But how do you effectively lead and manage high performing agile teams with skilled team members in the midst of high pressure deadlines, demanding customers and ever-changing business conditions?

What's Included?

When it comes to choosing a training provider, we recognise that it is important to know exactly what you are getting for your money.

TCC is proud to maintain some of the highest standards in the training industry.

Everything from our trainers, to the course materials and venues we use, is carefully considered to ensure that we deliver you a great course.

Take a look at what is included:

In the classroom

  • Expert Agile Project Leadership trainer
  • Copies of all presentation slides (exclusive to TCC)
  • Practical classroom group exercises
  • Maximum class size of 12

At our training venues

  • A modern and comfortable training room
  • Buffet or restaurant lunch and light breakfast selection*
  • Hot & cold refreshments throughout the day

* Light breakfast selection available on city centre courses in Birmingham and at some London venues (please enquire for further information).

Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Plan, estimate, track and report work on agile projects
  • Identify and handle risk in an agile environment
  • Align agile methods with existing practices
  • Introduce agile methods into an organisation
  • Lead agile teams in collaboration and rapid value delivery

Who Should Attend?

Those who are likely to become involved in Agile Projects, including:
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Owners
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Business Analysts
  • Other Senior Project Personnel

Course Content

Introduction and Context
  • What are agile methods? Why use Agile?
  • Background to agile methods (including Spiral Model, RAD, Scrum, DSDM, FDD, XP and Lean)
The Impacts of Agile on Project Management
  • The Agile Planning Model
  • Educating stakeholders and empowering teams
  • Project tracking and reporting
  • The Agile Contract and managing sub-contractors
Pre-Project Considerations
  • The risks and benefits of agile approaches
  • Organisational factors
  • The Project Suitability Filter
Agile Teams
  • Characteristics of highly effective teams
  • Team communications, workspaces, decision-making tools
  • Leading self-organising teams
Agile Project Planning
  • Project Vision: Designing the Product Box (Highsmith)
  • Kick-off workshop; stakeholder priorities and roles
  • Planning iterations and prioritisation of features
  • Assessing project complexity
  • Approaches to estimation: PNR curves; Brooks' law
  • 10 common estimating omissions
Risk Management
  • Handling risk: PMBOK; PRINCE2; Agile
  • Tailoring for risk
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis
Execution and Control of Agile Projects
  • Project chunking strategies for early ROI
  • Avoiding late design breakage
  • Tracking project progress; velocity; cost of change
  • Linear progression versus non-linear progression work
  • Meaningful metrics
Introducing Agile into an Organisation
  • Understanding organisational change; overcoming resistance
  • Framework for strategic and human change factors
  • Institutionalising change and creating sustaining cultures

FAQs

Will I need to do any homework during the course?
No evening work is necessary, unless an examination is requested.
Are there any pre-requisites for completing this course?
There are no pre-requisites for the course.
Is there an examination included with this course?
Delegates have the option of sitting the 1 hour multiple choice Agile Foundation examination at the end of the course if booked beforehand.

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