Agile PM Applied in Non-IT Projects

Course description

This comprehensive two-day course guides participants in the application of agile project management in innovative, complex, and high-uncertainty non-IT projects. Agile values and comparisons to traditional project management practices are defined as are key factors influencing the successful adoption of agile project management. Participants will get hands-on experience in applying proven agile techniques and practices with a focus on scrum.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about agile project management in a non-IT environment.

What you will achieve

  • Introduce agile concepts, values, and principles.
  • Differentiate between traditional and agile project management approaches and adoption factors.
  • Apply proven agile project management techniques and practices with a focus on scrum.

What you will learn

Course Outline
Module 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • PM History and Evolution
  • Traditional Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Agile PM vs. Traditional PM
  • Exercise: Demonstration Comparing Traditional and Agile PM
Module 2: Agile Values
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Declaration of Interdependence
  • Exercise: Group Discussion on Agile Values Influencing Project Success
Module 3: Agile PM Adoption
  • Overview
  • Drivers
  • Concerns
  • Failure Causes
  • Exercise: Group Discussion on Organizational Perception of Agile PM Adoption
Module 4: Agile Techniques
  • Time-Box
  • Iteration
  • Daily Stand-Up Meeting
  • Backlogs/Task Board
  • Retrospective
  • Exercise: Class Workshop on Conducting Effective Agile Retrospectives in Non-IT Projects
Module 5: Agile Practices
  • Lean Project Management
  • Kanban
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Exercise: Demonstration on Applying Agile Practices in Non-IT Projects
Module 6: Scrum Introduction
  • Scrum Definitions
  • Scrum History
  • Scrum Framework
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Exercise: Group Discussion on Applying Scrum in Non-IT Projects
Module 7: Sprint Preparation
  • Sprint Definition and Perception
  • Sprint Guidelines
  • Sprint Workflow
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sprint Planning
  • Exercise: Group Workshops on Sprint Planning
Module 8: Sprint Execution
  • Sprint Swarming
  • Daily Scrum
  • Team Velocity and Burndown Chart
  • Sprint Cancellation
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Exercise: Group Workshops on Sprint Execution
Module 9: Sprint Closure
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Exercise: Group Workshops on Sprint Review/Retrospective