Objectives

  • What is Agile and Why?
  • Agile Values and Principles
  • The Agile Lifecycle
  • Agile Teams
  • Agile Leadership
  • Facilitation Techniques
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Building the Product Backlog
  • Coordination and Integration
  • Tracking and Reporting

Audience

  • Project & Program Managers
  • Agile Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Managers, Stakeholders

Duration

Two days

Outline for Agile for Project and Program Managers

Chapter 1. What is Agile

  • History
  • The Agile values
  • Survey of different methods

Chapter 2. Agile – The Big Picture

  • Product Roadmaps
  • Release Plans

Chapter 3. Attributes of Agile Teams

  • Team Structures and Roles
  • Project Manager vs. Scrum Master vs. Agile Coach
  • Comparing Agile Roles to Traditional Roles

Chapter 4. Agile Leadership

  • Command and Control vs Servant Leadership
  • The Role of Management
  • Promoting Self Organization
  • Mentoring and Coaching

Chapter 5. Facilitation Techniques

  • The Importance of Facilitation
  • Successful facilitations skills
  • Defining Objections\Outcomes
  • Planning
  • Tracking accountability (WWWF)
  • Staying on topic

Chapter 6. Progressive Elaboration

  • Portfolio
  • Release
  • Iteration
  • Daily     

Chapter 7. Planning: Building the Team’s Product Backlogs & Roadmaps

  • User Journeys
  • MVP
  • Observation
  • Additional Facilitation Techniques

Chapter 8. Multi-Team Integration

  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Does & Don’ts
  • Listening for Impediments
  • Techniques

Chapter 9. Tracking and Reporting

  • About setting expectations
  • The Role of Leadership
  • Supporting Agile Values and Principles
  • Burn-up report
  • Burn-down report

Chapter 10. Continuous Improvement

  • Who, What, When, Why
  • Retrospectives
  • Process Improvement Backlog