Aims

Delivering projects in today’s dynamic environment can be very challenging. Organizations are facing greater uncertainty and constantly changing customer and business requirements. More traditional project management approaches struggle to manage in these conditions: project plans are quickly out of date and their processes and documents slow down the delivery of initiatives. Agile project management is the answer. Agile approaches are light and adaptable, they help the project manager work effectively with multiple project teams and collaborate with customers and they help projects deliver business value quickly to the organization.

Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will have understood the key principles of agile project management, have a range of agile tools which they can take away and apply to their projects and have a clear overview of key agile approaches.

Who should attend

This course is designed for managers new to project management, project managers with no formal training or new project managers with no practical experience. It is also ideal for experienced project managers who are looking for a solid understanding of the fundamentals of agile project management.

What will I learn?

Communication Styles

Learn how to:

  • How to communicate effectively with different styles

What is a project?

Learn how to:

  • What are the characteristics of a project?
  • What does a project manager do?
  • What are projects trying to achieve?

An introduction to agile project management

Learn how to:

  • What is traditional project management?
  • What are the benefits and weaknesses of traditional project management?
  • The agile manifesto
  • What are the characteristics of agile projects?
  • What are the benefits and weaknesses of agile project management?

The principles of agile project management

Learn how to:

  •  Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • Working products over comprehensive documentation
  • Responding to change over following a plan

The agile project manager’s tool box

Learn how to:

  • Product and sprint backlogs
  • Epics and user stories
  • Sprint planning and planning poker
  • Stand-up meetings
  • Kanban boards
  • Information radiators and big visual charts
  • The scrum master
  • The product owner

An overview of agile methodologies

Learn how to:

  • Scrum
  • DSDM
  • PRINCE2 Agile
  • PMI Agile Approach
  • Kanban

Taking the next step

Learn how to:

  • Measuring the agility of your projects
  • Creating a roadmap for implementing agile approaches
  • Post course action plans

How we deliver

Training can be delivered at your offices in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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