Agile Project Management Techniques for Iterative Development
Agile development is a group of repetitive methods that allow requirements and solutions to evolve through collaboration. Agile is an effective approach for engineering, IT, and other business areas that want to create new products or services.
In this course, you’ll learn to use agile practices to reduce the time and rework associated with project management. You’ll also learn how to adapt the agile approach to your organization’s existing software, new product development, and project management methodologies.
Who Should Attend
Individuals and teams, software developers, new product developers and managers, process improvement individuals, project managers.
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Continuing Education Units
This course provides 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
How You Will Benefit
- Recognize the differences between waterfall and agile project management
- Understand the conditions of success for implementing agile
- Identify key functionality for a release with user story mapping
- Describe and apply release theme and user story prioritization techniques
- Estimate user story size using story points
- Create release and iteration plans based on user stories
- Develop techniques for negotiating changes to user stories during an iteration
- Understand how to scale agile for large teams
- Use agile tools to report the progress of the project and variance to cost and time deadlines
Day 1 - Agile Basics
- Introduction to Agile: comparing agile to waterfall project management, how agile fits into product life cycle planning/project planning
- Planning and Executing a Project: overview of project planning, overview of product backlog/release backlog, the user story, assign points and prioritize (planning poker)
- Project Charter Development
- Project Initiation (Release Plan): overview of release planning, conducting/team roles, defining velocity
- Sprint Planning: when it occurs, general purpose and outcomes, how to conduct sprint planning, revisit story points, assigning of tasks and hours, sprint goals, definition of done, what is the team's capacity?
Day 2 - Applying Agile Techniques
- Scrum/Daily Meetings: what is involved in a daily stand-up, chickens vs. pigs, change management, the scrum of scrums
- Sprint Retrospect/Review: what is the purpose, what to review/disclose
- Reporting: sprint burn down, release burn down, velocity tracking
- Integrating Agile Back at Work
Julianne is a strong, transformational executive who builds world-class teams that consistently deliver extraordinary business outcomes quickly, efficiently, frequently, and reliably. She’s a Lean-Agile consultant, trainer, and speaker with over 14 years of experience who advises organizations wanting to make the transition from traditional process and project centric organizations using waterfall delivery methods to product-driven organizations using agile delivery methods.
Julianne developed her expertise in Lean-Agile as an in-the-trenches Scrum Master serving teams and stakeholders. A results-driven servant leader, Julianne focuses on building the success of others and believes in the power of highly talented people working energetically together in disciplined self-organizing environments to create high performing organizations.
Julianne holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto. She is also a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Scaled Agile Program Consultant (SAFe- SPC4).
Shawn is a Senior Consultant with Farwell Project Advisors LLC and adjunct faculty with UW–Madison and UW-Platteville. Prior to joining Farwell in July 2017, Shawn was VP - Development and Support, and VP – Professional Services for CloudCraze Commerce (enterprise eCommerce software built on Salesforce). Shawn brings 25 years of project and program management experience to his passion for teaching, research and consulting for businesses, universities and professional organizations.
Shawn has presented at PMI Global Congresses in Sydney, Orlando, Melbourne and Phoenix and at many PMI chapter and SeminarsWorld events. In 2010, Shawn was a visiting professor for a Taiwan cohort for International University of Monaco. Shawn is published in various project management proceedings and publications.
Shawn is certified by PMI as a Project Management Professional and Agile Certified Practitioner, and has a Master of Science in Project Management degree from University of Wisconsin – Platteville. Shawn was awarded a PMI Kerzner Scholarship in 2008. Shawn is also a Certified Scrum Professional (Scrum Alliance).
Shawn is a member of PMI at the national level, a member of Wisconsin’s South-Central (Madison) PMI chapter, and was a founding officer of North-East Wisconsin’s PMI chapter.
Day 1 – Includes breakfast, lunch, breaks, and dinner
- Check-In and Breakfast 7:30–8:15 a.m.
- Course 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Dinner 4:30–10 p.m.
Day 2 – Includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks
- Breakfast 7:30–8:15 a.m.
- Course 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m.
- Dinner 4:30–10 p.m.