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Agile Bootcamp for Executives and Senior Managers

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Abstract: 

With the widespread adoption of agile project delivery methods within our organizations, project teams and project managers work in new, innovative ways to avoid waste and to be more flexible to changes raised during the project. Most agile training focuses on the project managers and the people on the team designing and building the deliverables. But where does that leave executives and senior managers? What are the benefits – and risks – of taking an agile delivery approach? What projects are best suited to agile methods, and what are the implications for project governance processes? And finally, what are the lessons learned by other organizations that have tried to adopt agile and how do we avoid reinventing the wheel?

This one-day course helps executives and senior managers answers these common questions through a series of lectures, group discussions, and case study activities.

Learning Objectives

To provide senior managers with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the benefits and risks of the agile delivery approach.
  • Determine which projects are best suited to it.
  • Examine related governance implications.
  • Apply the right strategies for agile adoption.
  • Improve project management and change without reinventing the wheel.
     

Who Should Attend

This course is aimed primarily at professionals looking to expand their skills set and make their summer as productive as possible, as well as recent graduates investigating their career options, looking to augment their skills and explore different industries.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites.

Materials

Students of this course receive a course workbook including printouts of all course presentation materials and a copy of the Agile Glossary.

course info

Course ID: 7103B
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 1 day

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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 4.5 0.5 2.0
PgMP 4.5 0.5 2.0
PfMP 0 0.5 2.0
PMI-ACP 4.5 0.5 2.0
PMI-SP 1 0.5 2.0
PMI-RMP 1 0.5 2.0
PMI-PBA 4.5 0.5 2.0

 
The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 7CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 1 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 7 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 7 Learning Credits

Should we go Agile or stick to Waterfall? As organisations are embracing the Agile methodology, it was educationally enriching to learn from Kevin Aguanno who is passionate about the Agile methodology. He brought in real life examples during the course which brought about some aha moments.

Anu Yogeswaran: Project Manager, Errors & Ommissions, Aon Hewitt