Introduction to Agile
Audience: This course is designed for anyone involved with projects including:
Project sponsors needing to understand what their project teams will be doing and how to support them
Project management team members interested in learning about agile project management methods
Users of the products needing to understand how to be involved in projects using agile methods
Regulatory bodies, (internal or external), who need to know how to provide effective oversight
Course Duration: 1 day(1)
Course Types: Group bookings, public courses , 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and Saturday club.
Course Location:Thisinroduction to Agile training course is delivered at our Training centre in London situated close to London Liverpool street station, training can also be delivered at your offices. Tailored course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.
On the Day
- Welcome and introductions
- Course overview and approach to learning
- Definitions of project terms
- Introduction to projects parameters and project management
- Typical Waterfall and Agile project lifecycles
- The origins of Agile
- A comparison between the roles used in Waterfall and those used in Agile
- The implications of Waterfall and Agile for stakeholders
- The agile family of approaches
- Final discussion and course close
About The Course
Organisations understand that project work is vital to their business but the methods used to deliver the products often result in long timelines from request to delivery. In many cases this has become unacceptable and sponsors of projects now require shorter delivery times if they are to meet their strategic objectives and earlier Return on Investment (ROI).
Agile project management methods are designed to fulfil that imperative but because they can be misunderstood this course introduces the fundamental concepts of agile approaches. There are a large number of agile methods but they are based on the same fundamental concepts. Properly used, agile methods can overcome the problems associated with other types of project management and deliver products on time and to cost.
The course will present the major differences between waterfall and agile approaches and give time for delegates to appreciate those differences.
Delegates will appreciate how to choose whether a project should be waterfall, agile or a blend of both. The course is best arranged with about eight to twelve delegates drawn from a range of business functions including sponsors, business analysts, product developer and testers, users of the product(s) and any relevant regulatory or interfacing bodies. The transition to agile ways of working can be fraught with many challenges for all project stakeholders, not just the team allocated to the work. There will be time during the day to investigate the various misunderstandings which still prevail, especially about ‘going agile’.
Delegates will leave the course with a better understanding of what it means to ‘work with agility’ giving them a fuller understanding of project work. They may also want to move to a qualification based course.