Project Management Within an Agile Framework

Course Overview

This course is designed to help team leaders to methodically intake requests from stakeholders working in both Agile and/or PMI environments so they can consistently deliver the business value outcomes requested by their stakeholders.  They learn as a team on how to use common language and concepts.  When a team is agile, a project comes together seamlessly and with less conflict.

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2 days
  • Our Instructor Led program is designed to support Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Network Architects, Delivery Team Members, Business Analysts, Program Managers, with their interactions with Stakeholders to support their business clients and enhance their relationships across an organization.

  • Module 1 – Content Introduction

    Introduces the learner to the key elements, scope, and context of the class topics. Level sets the students on their current understanding of the topic and presents how the class will flow.

    • Introduction & Welcome
    • Course Objectives
    • Defining Work
    • Shared Understanding of Work
    • Visualizing Work through Collaboration between Partners and stakeholders
    • Waterfall (PMI)
    • Agile
    • Scrum & Kanban
    • Business Analysis
    • Program Management

    Module 2 – Theory of Constraints

    Introduces and covers the underlying fundamental principle of Lean and Agile and how that effective delivery of value can be measured and managed by discrete operational expense and throughput.

    • Define Work
    • Visualize Work
    • Identify Constraints
    • Maximize Constraint Efficiency
    • Visualize Work in Progress
    • Cross-Team Work between Partners and Customers in Progress Visualization
    • Inspect Work
    • Do Not Pass Defects Down

    Module 3 – Agile Leveling Overview

    Refresher overview of Agile concepts to ensure the students are on the same page as we dig deeper into the Agile Framework

    • What is Agile?
    • Where should Agile be used?
    • Agile Foundation
    • Agile Principles
    • Agile Values
    • Governance
    • Institutional Consistency
    • Agile Framework
    • Roles
    • Artifacts
    • Events (Ceremonies)
    • Agile Process

    Module 4 – Agile Roles

    Defines the roles that inhabit the Agile Framework, including common issues of roles blending across each other and discussing approaches to mitigate disruptions resulting from that crossover. Includes discussions on non-traditional Agile roles and their intersection and confluence with classic PMI roles.

    • Product Owner
    • Scrum Master
    • Team
    • Stakeholders Users
    • Project Manager
    • Program Manager

    Module 5 – Agile Artifacts

    Defines the documents/artifacts the Agile Roles use to clearly communicate in real-time within Partners, Customers and with external entities. Covers the relationships among the artifacts and how they are used to develop increasing functionality and faster value delivery.

    • Product Backlog
    • User Story
    • Sprint List
    • Burndown
    • Sprint Task List
    • Definition of Ready
    • Definition of Done
    • Transparency Tools (Jira, Confluence, hierarchy, etc.)

    Module 6 – Agile Events/Ceremonies

    Defines how the Agile Roles and Artifacts are triggered and feed into the framework events that drive the iterative and incremental value delivery to Stakeholders. Also discusses the intricate relationship feedback loop among the events and the dysfunction that occurs when the events are not observed and mitigation strategies.

    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Standup
    • Product Increment
    • Sprint Review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • Sprint Refinement

    Module 7 – Refinement

    Discussion and practice breaking the Stakeholder requests into manageable chunks of work representing the value streams that can be delivered to the organization.

    • Estimating Story Points
    • Relative Sizing
    • Splitting User Stories
    • Dependencies & Impediments
    • Complexity, Uncertainty, & Risk
    • Estimating Task hours

    Module 8 – Team Preparation/Check

    Overview of the areas that should be considered to support continuous improvement elements that directly impact team development.

    • Business Drivers
    • Vision & Team Focus
    • Identify Skills
    • Stakeholder Buy-in
    • Cross Functionality
    • Team Working Agreement
    • Release Planning
    • Story Mapping
    • Operational Logistics

    Module 9 – Review

    Open discussion to review the class content, cover remaining questions, and reinforce the concepts. This also is a specified opportunity to cover the natural issues and impediments that manifest through team interactions with the rest of the organization.

    • Review of concepts
    • Parallel projects
    • PMI and Agile integration impediments
    • Program Management
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  • Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Network Managers/Architects, Delivery Team Members, Business Analysts, Program Managers