Agile & Lean Essentials for Project Leaders

A new ‘best of breed’ short course from ETM

We live in a VUCA world where the pace of change & disruption is accelerating. To ensure survival ALL organisations need to become more Adaptable. To enable this 'Business Agility' organisations are embracing Agile & Lean practices. This is (& will) continue to have a massive impact on project delivery practices within organisations. We aim to provide participants with a 'world class' short course in Agile & Lean. As always at ETM our focus is on keeping things simple, practical, flexible and fun. This course is targeted at people who want to quickly and efficiently learn the important principles of Agile & Lean and how they to apply to delivering successful projects & achieving the best business outcomes. What do I 'really' need to know and how will I do it? What do the experts know & do? The course is extremely practical in focus and all materials are based on the latest best practice theory. Classes are facilitated by highly experienced project leaders who encourage open discussions to enable all participants to see how to apply the theory to their own individual workplace. Our primary goal is to ensure participants walk away from this short course with a full understanding of all the important principles of Agile & Lean and can confidently apply in practice.
Introduction
  • VUCA World
  • Big Bang Disruption
  • Business Agility
  • The Power of Teams
  • Leadership Competencies
Embracing Agility
  • Manifesto
  • Mindset & Principles
  • Building the right THING
  • Building it RIGHT
  • Incremental Delivery
  • Scrum practices
  • Kanban
  • Scaling Agile (SAFe)
Thinking Lean
  • Mindset & Principles
  • Key Foundations
Waterfall vs. Agile
  • Critical differences
  • Constraints
  • Bi-modal World
Scrum Simulation Exercise
  • Scenario
  • Team Roles
  • Activities & Tools
Transforming Your Organisation
  • Culture
  • Portfolio Management
  • Program, Project Management
  • Team Management
Review & Closure
  • Please be advised all participants will be provided with a detailed course workbook and copies of electronic templates.

Key Learning Outcomes

ETM’s expectation will be that ALL participants walk away from our short course with the following:

  • A sound understanding of ‘Business Agility’ and its importance in today’s environment.
  • To understand all of the core principles & mindset of being ‘Agile’ & ‘Lean’
  • To fully appreciate the critical differences between ‘Waterfall’ & ‘Agile’ approaches.
  • To get some hands on life cycle experience of operating in a best practice agile scrum environment (e.g. Initiating, sprint planning, stand-ups, showcases and retrospectives).
  • To experience, build & understand the value of Kanban boards, burn-down and burn-up charts.
  • To get an overview of some of the most widely used Agile Lifecycle systems/ tools (i.e. Atlassian (JIRA), Rally/CA and Agile Craft)
  • Participants to be able to confidently apply these new skills

Duration?

Two consecutive days.

Who Should Attend?

This course is suited to anyone who wants to know the important mindset & principles of Agility and how to apply them to get the best business outcomes. Participants could include executives, portfolio manager’s program managers, project managers, project leaders, organisational managers and business analysts.

 

Cost

$1,320 (including GST) per person.

Corporate Delivery?

A specific short course can be designed for corporate clients. Prices are available on request. Please contact the ETM team at corporate@etmmanagement.com.au or call us on +61 3 9556 1407.
2015-12-17

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