Lean and Agile Training and Project Management Courses
Agile Training Methods
In today’s fast-paced business world, budgets are constrained and project requirements change quickly, all while turnaround expectations have increased. Organizations and their people need a methodology that is more fluid and adaptive to these evolving demands. Adopting Agile can lead to tangible business improvements quickly.
Strategy Execution has released a new Agile curriculum to assist project-based workers in their quest to incorporate this powerful approach into their work. Since modern Agility is more about values and principles than it is about processes and tools, our courses are focused on a blended approach that builds practical skills while also emphasizing an adaptive and innovative mindset.
Our Agile training will empower leaders and their organizations to adopt and wield new concepts quickly and effectively while reducing the risk of derailing complex current state situations and in-flight commitments. Through our robust curriculum, you’ll learn Agile project management methods that can yield faster time-to-market, lower project costs, and reduced product defects.
Fundamentals of Lean and Agile
Fundamentals of Lean and Agile provides 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 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 a clear understanding of the Lean and Agile universe in preparation for more advanced concepts and techniques.
Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban
Iterative Delivery with Scrum and Kanban is an activity-driven course for teams, and leaders of teams, that demonstrates how to perform iterative delivery of work using Scrum and Kanban. Iterative delivery is one of two principal methods of delivering work in a Lean and Agile manner and blends well with project-based work efforts. The course provides specific learning and application-based experience through Scrum and Kanban in order to complete deliverables during the class. The course assumes that participants already know the foundational elements of Lean and Agile.
Continuous Improvement with Lean and Kanban
Continuous Improvement with Lean and Kanban is an activity-driven, "nuts-and-bolts" course for teams and leaders of teams demonstrating how to perform continuous improvement 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 improvement 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
Lean and Agile Project Management is 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.
Lean and Agile for Executives
Lean and Agile for Executives is a “short” course designed for senior managers and executives to gain an understanding of Lean and Agile from an executive lens. It also provides insight into how executives can prepare an organization for and foster measurable success leveraging Lean and Agile. Executives also gain an awareness of how to successfully interact with the Lean and Agile elements of their organization. This course includes opportunities for interaction through discussions and exercises.
Fundamentals of DevOps
Fundamentals of DevOps provides new ways of thinking about how development and operations can work better together to deliver value to customers more quickly. It is expected that course participants already have a solid background in IT as well as strong knowledge of Agile, Lean, Systems Thinking, Kanban, Continuous Delivery, and related techniques and practices. This course builds on that knowledge and makes connections to the concept of DevOps. The key principles, components, and considerations of DevOps are explored. This course does not align to any formal body of knowledge for DevOps because one does not exist. This course is highly interactive, with almost half of the course time dedicated to exercises and discussions. While this course addresses the considerations for a DevOps implementation, this course does not focus on any particular tools and technologies needed to implement DevOps.
Delivering Agile Projects with Scrum
Agile. Scrum. If you're a project manager, you've heard of them. You know the theories behind them and the pros and cons of using the approach. It is easy to understand why a project team or organization would choose to use Agile and Scrum to execute their project, but do you know how to?
Developing Agile Requirements
This course focuses on the processes of requirements gathering, communication and prioritization in an Agile environment. It is geared towards providing critical information to those who serve in the role of product owners and to those who support the work of fulfilling requirements as development team members. You will cover visual modeling and tips on how to engage stakeholders. You will understand how to differentiate the levels of requirements and how to gather the right level at the right time. This course is designed to be interactive. Participants will learn how to read into the full extent of what stakeholders are saying, so no requirements are overlooked.
Estimating and Planning Agile Projects
Delve deeper into Agile estimating and planning at the Release and Program Management levels. This course is designed to give students a more complete and in-depth understanding of Agile project planning and estimating topics that are commonly a source of struggle and frustration within project teams.
Agile Practices for Product Owners
Do you consider yourself a key stakeholder when it comes to delivering Agile projects? Do you find that you are often required to provide the vision of what needs to be created or built? If you are nodding yes, then you are fulfilling the role of Agile product owner. Agile sounds great, but you have questions about how it will work for you and your project team/organization. There are technical and general issues that need to be addressed, and that is what this course was designed to do.
Project Portfolio Management Using Agile
This course is for experienced project managers and is designed to teach you how to apply Agile, Lean and Kanban to your portfolio planning and management. We will arm you with new methods for planning, prioritizing, sizing and managing your portfolio. You will discuss new ways of looking at enterprise capacity planning by planning around teams, measuring velocity and establishing a pull method from your portfolio backlog. Learn from real world examples and leave feeling confident and knowledgeable about managing your Agile portfolio.
Agile Projects: Keys to Getting Started
Agile Projects: Keys to Getting Started gives participants the opportunity to select a project for agile development; determine the readiness of the organization, team, customer and project manager; and work through the life cycle of an Agile project.