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Introducing the New Lean and Agile Curriculum

In response to the trends we’re seeing with Agile adoption as well as what we are hearing from our clients, Strategy Execution is refreshing its entire Agile curriculum to educate and provide support to clients, whether they are moving towards an Agile/Lean or hybrid project management environment, or whether they are seeking to improve their current performance. In addition to education, we are offering ongoing support programs specific to the individual clients’ needs as they transition to Agile, including but not limited to: set-up support, coaching, and on-going guidance. 

Fundamentals of Lean and Agile (1 day)

A foundational exploration of what it means to be Lean and Agile. In this course, attendees not only learn the value and basics of Lean and Agile execution – they will also learn many of the necessary “other” elements of any successful Lean and Agile environment. Curriculum includes overviews on Lean and Agile philosophy, myths and how they work together, overviews on both iterative and continuous delivery methods, overviews on Scrum and Kanban, and overviews on how Lean and Agile work is generated, valued, sized and represented; all of which contribute to clear understanding of the Lean and Agile universe in preparation for more advanced concepts and techniques.

Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban (1 day)

An activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course for teams and leaders of teams demonstrating how to perform Iterative Delivery of your work using Scrum and Kanban.  Provides specific learning and application-based experience wielding Scrum and Kanban to complete deliverables during the class.  Iterative Delivery is one two principle methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with project-based work efforts.  Course assumes foundational elements of Lean and Agile are known.

Continuous Delivery with Lean and Kanban (1 day)

An activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course for teams and leaders of teams demonstrating how to perform Continuous Delivery of your work using Lean and Kanban.  Provides specific learning and application-based experience wielding Lean and Kanban to complete deliverables during the class.  Continuous Delivery is one of two principle methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with continuous-flow work efforts.  Course assumes foundational elements of Lean and Agile are known.

Lean and Agile Project Management (2 days)

An activity-driven, “nuts-and-bolts” course that teaches participants how to promote value-based, high-quality, accelerated delivery of projects in a sustainable manner. The course details the role and responsibilities of a Product Owner and how other roles in the project and portfolio space collaborate and work together in a lean and Agile environment.  This course addresses expectations of the Product Owner and other roles related to portfolio management, requirements gathering, project planning, valuating, estimating and other activities.  Course assumes foundational elements of Lean and Agile and at least one of the two principle lean and agile delivery methods are known.

PMO Program and Portfolio Workshop (3-5 days)

An advanced hybrid workshop designed for participants to build a plan to design and/or augment a PMO or project group which manages portfolios consisting of both waterfall and agile projects.  This course is designed to help portfolio managers address the challenges and opportunities inherent in many organizations and to reconcile both methods. This course would be a great lead-in to the new Navigating Complex Execution program (but is not part of that program).

Fundamentals of DevOps (2 days)

An intermediate level foundational course that discusses how development and operations teams work better together to improve quality and speed of delivery through continuous delivery.  Course assumes foundational elements of Lean and Agile, Continuous Delivery, and Kanban are known.

DevOps Deep Dive Workshop (3-5 days)

An advanced hybrid workshop designed for participants from both development and operations to build a plan which creates a system which iteratively and continuously improves the flow of work from development and operations to its desired end while minimizing the risk to current and near-term commitments and deliverables.  

Lean and Agile for Executives (.5 day) 

A “short” course designed for senior managers and executives to gain an understanding of lean and agile from an executive lens, and provide insight into how executives can foster measurable success leveraging lean and agile.  Executives also get insight on how to successfully interact with the new lean and agile elements of their organization.

Scaling Lean and Agile Workshop (2 days)

An advanced hybrid workshop designed for participants to build a plan on how to take agile to a higher level within their organization and learn the techniques for implementing lean and agile enterprise-wise. This workshop will be a great lead-in or complement to the new Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP) (but is not part of that program).







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