Agile Training Methods
In today’s fast-paced business world, budgets are constrained and project requirements change quickly, all while turnaround expectations have increased. Organizations and their people need a methodology that is more fluid and adaptive to these evolving demands. Adopting Agile can lead to tangible business improvements quickly.
Strategy Execution has released a new Agile curriculum to assist project-based workers in their quest to incorporate this powerful approach into their work. Since modern Agility is more about values and principles than it is about processes and tools, our courses are focused on a blended approach that builds practical skills while also emphasizing an adaptive and innovative mindset.
Our Agile training will empower leaders and their organizations to adopt and wield new concepts quickly and effectively while reducing the risk of derailing complex current state situations and in-flight commitments. Through our robust curriculum, you’ll learn Agile project management methods that can yield faster time-to-market, lower project costs, and reduced product defects.
Fundamentals of Lean and Agile
This course provides a foundational exploration of what it means to be Lean and Agile. Attendees not only learn the value and basics of Lean and Agile execution – they also learn many of the necessary “other” elements of any successful Lean and Agile environment. Curriculum includes overviews of Lean and Agile philosophy, myths and how they work together, overviews of both iterative and continuous delivery methods, overviews of Scrum and Kanban and overviews on how Lean and Agile work is generated, valued, sized and represented - all of which contribute to clear understanding of the Lean and Agile universe in preparation for more advanced concepts and techniques.
Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban
A practical how-to course that teaches how to perform a continuous delivery of your work using Scrum and Kanban. IIterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban is an activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course for teams and leaders of teams that demonstrates how to perform iterative delivery of work using Scrum and Kanban. Iterative delivery is one of two principal methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with project-based work efforts. The course provides specific learning and application-based experience wielding Scrum and Kanban to complete deliverables during the class.
Continuous Improvement with Lean and Kanban
A practical how-to course that teaches how to perform a continuous delivery of your work using Lean and Kanban. This is the second of two principle methods for delivering work according to Lean and Agile practices. Along with Iterative Delivery, Continuous Delivery blends with other project-based work efforts and assumes foundational knowledge of Lean and Agile prior to this course. It provides teams and leaders of teams with the ability to demonstrate how to perform continuous delivery of work using Lean and Kanban.
Lean and Agile for Executives
Lean and Agile for Executives is a “short” course designed for senior managers and executives to gain an understanding of Lean and Agile from an executive lens. It also provides insight into how executives can prepare an organisation for and foster measurable success leveraging Lean and Agile. Executives also gain an awareness of how to successfully interact with the Lean and Agile elements of their organisation. This course includes opportunities for interaction through discussions and exercises.
Lean and Agile Project Management
Lean and Agile Project Management is an activity-driven, "nuts-and-bolts" course that teaches participants how to promote value-based, high-quality, accelerated delivery of projects in a sustainable manner. The course details the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner and how other roles in the project and portfolio space collaborate and work together in a Lean and Agile environment. This course addresses expectations of the Product Owner and other roles related to portfolio management, requirements gathering, project planning, valuating, estimating and other activities.
Fundamentals of DevOps
Fundamentals of DevOps provides new ways of thinking about how development and operations can work better together to deliver value to customers more quickly. It is expected that course participants will already have a solid background in IT , as well as strong knowledge of Agile, Lean, Systems Thinking, Kanban, Continuous Delivery and related techniques and practices. This course builds on this knowledge and makes connections to the concept of DevOps.
Delivering Agile Projects with Scrum
It is easy to understand why a project team or organisation would choose to use Agile and Scrum to execute their project, but there are pros and cons of using the approach which need to be fully understood.
Developing Agile Requirements
This course focuses on the processes of requirements gathering, communication and prioritisation in an Agile environment. It is geared towards providing critical information to those who serve in the role of product owner and to those who support the work of fulfilling requirements as development team members.
Estimating and Planning Agile Projects
This course is designed to give students a more complete and in-depth understanding of Agile project planning and estimating topics that are commonly a source of struggle and frustration within project teams.
Agile Practices for Product Owners
If you consider yourself a key stakeholder when it comes to delivering Agile projects and are often required to provide the vision of what needs to be created or built, then you are fulfilling the role of Agile product owner. However you are likely to questions about how it will work for you and your project team/organisation, as well as technical and general issues. This course is designed to address these.
Project Portfolio Management Using Agile
This course is designed to teach experienced project managers how to apply Agile, Lean and Kanban to portfolio planning and management. Armed with new methods for planning, prioritising, sizing and managing a portfolio, delegates will discuss new ways of looking at enterprise capacity planning by planning around teams, measuring velocity and establishing a pull method from a portfolio backlog. By learning from real examples, delegates will leave feeling confident and knowledgeable about managing an Agile portfolio.
Agile Projects: Keys to Getting Started
Agile Projects: Keys to Getting Started gives participants the opportunity to select a project for Agile development; determine the readiness of the organisation, team, customer and project manager and work through the lifecycle of an Agile project.