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Advanced & Specialised Project Management

Delivering Agile Projects with Scrum


The course gave me a good introduction to Agile and I look forward to be able to utilise it in my future roles.

Director, Contract Solutions Europe (UK) Limited


Great course with practical and focused examples/exercises.

Project Manager, KM Consultancy Services

Learn how to run agile projects with Scrum. Get best practices, tips and tricks taken from successful implementations of Agile and Scrum in Fortune 500 companies.

This course is intended for every member of a project team and is designed to teach you how to implement Agile and Scrum into your projects now. You will review real world examples and techniques that dozens of teams from organizations of all sizes have used. Every step of the Agile project life-cycle will be covered and adapted to a sample project or your current project.

You know what Agile and Scrum is, now it is time to use it! No more reading from a text book, learn how it works from actual examples, best practices, tips, and tricks gleaned from the successful implementation of Agile and Scrum in Fortune 500 companies’ projects. This is an interactive course that will leave you with the knowledge and stills to use these powerful methods.

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at Project Managers, Agile coaches, Scrum Masters, Program Managers, product owners, business analysts, developers and business professionals, really anyone on a project team, who wants to learn how to implement and use Agile and Scrum in their projects successfully.

What will I learn?

  • Get an understanding of the difference between Agile and Scrum roles and traditional roles and responsibilities
  • Learn how to plan your release and build a backlog
  • Identify and write good stories
  • Implement and carry out Sprint 0, Sprint Planning and task estimating and Sprint Review and retrospective
  • Explain why Agile and Scrum are adopted and how Agile can fail

What is included in the price?

All Digital Course Materials

Food and Refreshments

Career coach

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What topics will be covered in the course?

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  1. Agile Introduction and Overview
    1. The Traditional Process
    2. Why Agile
    3. Agile Methods
    4. Agile Benefits
    5. Basics of Agile
  2. The Agile Team
    1. Agile Team Characteristics
    2. Self-organising Teams
    3. Roles & Responsibilities
    4. Management Role
    5. Expectations
  3. The Agile Planning Framework
    1. Agile Planning
    2. 6 Levels of Planning
    3. Agile Release Lifecycle
    4. Establishing Product Vision
  4. Understanding the Customer
    1. Thinking like the User
    2. User Roles
    3. Customer Personas
  5. Product Roadmap
    1. Product Themes/Feature Groups
    2. Use Case Diagrams
    3. Roadmaps
    4. Focus Exercise
  6. Creating the Product Backlog
    1. User Stories
    2. U-INVEST Model
    3. Non-Functional Stories
    4. Acceptance Criteria
    5. What makes a good story (sizing and substance)
    6. Story Writing Techniques
  7. Breaking Down EPICs
    1. Compound vs. Complex Stories
    2. How to Break Down Large Stories
    3. What Stories are not
  8. Prioritising the Product Backlog
    1. Methods for prioritising
    2. Business Value Points
    3. Sequencing Charts/Dependency Diagrams
    4. Expectations for Prioritising Stories
  9. Sizing Stories
    1. Actual vs. Relative estimating
    2. Story Points
    3. Planning Poker
    4. Complexity Buckets
  10. Release Planning
    1. What is Release Planning
    2. Utilising Velocity
    3. Sprint 0
    4. Pre-Release Sprint
    5. Communication
  11. Story Elaboration
    1. Getting to the details
    2. Pre-planning session
    3. Acceptance Tests
    4. Agile Modelling examples
  12. Sprint Planning
    1. Sprint Planning Preparation
    2. Capacity Planning
    3. Task breakdown
    4. Definition of “done”
    5. Realistic Commitments
  13. Sprint Execution
    1. Daily Standup (Daily Scrum)
    2. Task boards
    3. Agile Tools
    4. Burn-down, burn-up and other metrics
    5. Scaling Agile
  14. Closing out the Sprint
    1. Sprint Reviews
    2. Retrospectives
    3. Demos
  15. Adopting Agile Methods
    1. Tips for Getting Started
    2. Implementation Strategies
    3. Agile Fail Points
    4. Overcoming Resistance
    5. Sample Agile Calendar

Available as customised in-house training

Let us bring our classes to you! Our in-house training are ideal for groups of 10 or more people. We can provide Off-the-shelf training in the form of our classic courses, or we can provide bespoke training, tailored to your organisational goals and objectives. Find out more here.

Why choose us?

What sets us apart from many other training companies is that we guide you through your entire learning journey.  We work together with you to assess your skills gap, map out your individual learning path and offer you the resources to then help you reinforce and adopt new tools and techniques learnt from your training and apply them to your daily work. Find out more.

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