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Procept's agile experts have created the following educational videos for the agile community.


Expert Retrospectives: Project Management Lessons Learned from the Development of Ferrari World
by Phil Richardson

Creating the 2 Million Square Foot, $2.5 Billion USD Ferrari World Theme Park in Abu Dhabi, the capital of The United Arab Emirates, was a unique challenge. Voted the Best Theme Park on the Planet at the 2019 World Travel Awards, ahead of Disneyland’s Paris, Shanghai and Florida parks, the Ferrari World project was built in three short years employing 500 architects and engineers and over 5,000 workers contributing over 50 million man hours. Unlike most projects of its size, it was delivered on time and on budget. How did they do it? What was their secret to success? And what lessons can we learn from this mega-project that can be applied to our more modest projects? Join Procept's master builder Phil Richardson in this 1-hour video as he shares expert tips from managing this massive project. Learn how he broke down communication barriers for team members from 14 countries. Learn how the project achieved an exemplary safety rating, making it one of the safest construction sites in the world. And learn how he adapted agile project management principles and techniques to help deal with the complexity and fast pace of change.


Insider Tips for Creating Agile Contracts
by Kevin Aguanno

With the growing popularity of agile project delivery methods, project sponsors, project managers and procurement professionals are struggling to create contracting approaches that work in such high-change environments, often characterized by "fuzzy" scope, variable timelines, and often changing budgets. How does one manage vendor relationships and set realistic contract obligations in such an environment? Join this webinar to learn from Canada's top agile project management expert, Kevin Aguanno, as he reveals how different contract types are aligned to agile delivery approaches and how to achieve the most elusive goal of all: the agile fixed price contract. Filled with examples from his own project management career, Aguanno illustrates how agile contracts work and how to overcome resistance from legal and procurement teams -- using actual samples from real contracts.


Lean PM (Part 1): Eliminating Waste
by Kevin Aguanno

With most of us facing intense pressures to reduce the costs and speed up the delivery of our projects, we find ourselves grasping for techniques that will help. While some techniques such as agile project management help us address this need, there are additional techniques borrowed from the manufacturing world that can further reduce costs and shorten our project delivery cycles. These additional techniques are often described as being "Lean". This session (Eliminating Waste), by Procept's agile and lean expert Kevin Aguanno, covers the eight types of waste, the five elements of lean, the four rules of lean, and one technique that can is designed to rapidly identify and reduce sources of waste on your project. (This is part one of a two-part series. The second part is titled "Lean Project Management (Part 2) - Improving Workflow")


Lean PM (Part 2): Improving Workflow
by Kevin Aguanno

With most of us facing intense pressures to reduce the costs and speed up the delivery of our projects, we find ourselves grasping for techniques that will help. While some techniques such as agile project management help us address this need, there are additional techniques borrowed from the manufacturing world that can further reduce costs and shorten our project delivery cycles. These additional techniques are often described as being "Lean". This session (Improving Workflow) led by Procept consultant Kevin Aguanno covers the eight types of waste, the five elements of lean, the four rules of lean, and one technique that can is designed to rapidly identify and reduce sources of waste on your project. (This is part two of a two-part series. The first part is titled "Lean Project Management (Part 1) - Eliminating Waste")


Are You Ready to Go Agile?
by Kevin Aguanno

As agile becomes more mainstream, many organizations are looking at adopting agile approaches for the first time. Often, they struggle with concerns about whether they are ready to make the leap to this new way of working including: what common mistakes can they avoid and what is the best strategy for adopting agile? In this recorded webinar, join agile guru Kevin Aguanno as he reveals the key barriers to a successful agile adoption and what you can do to prepare yourself to make the change. Attend this session to learn from the mistakes of others who have gone before you and and increase your chances of a successful agile adoption.


Using Agile on IT Infrastructure Projects
by Kevin Aguanno

While the use of agile is well established in product development and software development projects, many believe it is not suited to IT infrastructure projects where there are many sequential activities that must take place and where more traditional, waterfall-type approaches are deemed best suited. In this session by agile guru Kevin Aguanno, learn how many teams have successfully adopted agile techniques into the IT infrastructure world, gaining tremendous benefits. Learn how these teams have adapted some of the agile methods to better suit infrastructure projects and how you can do the same on your own projects.


Is Agile Cheaper?
by Kevin Aguanno

While many organizations adopt agile methods because they want their projects done faster, a large number of them also expect that projects will be done cheaper. Can this be done? Can the use of agile delivery methods with their continuous testing, repeated progress demonstrations and feedback sessions, etc. lead to cost savings on projects? In this enlightening video, learn the answers to this question with agile guru Kevin Aguanno as he shares the results of a recent empirical study into the topic. For years people have debated the topic based on their individual opinions -- after this webinar, you'll be able to address this topic based on facts backed by empirical research.

Conducting Effective Daily Stand-Up Meetings
by Kevin Aguanno

Scrum and other agile methods have introduced the concept of daily standup meetings in which a cross-functional team meets briefly to discuss progress, identify barriers to performance, and help solve each others' problems. These meetings have become so widespread that many organizations — even ones who don't know that it is an agile technique — are using them to improve communications, collaboration, and inter-team coordination. Yet, many don't know how to make the most of the technique, often repeating common mistakes and some even abandoning the meetings as a result. In this focused, practical session, led by Procept's agile practice lead and well-known agile guru, Kevin Aguanno, learn the theory behind the technique and practical ways to maximize your results from the meetings from someone who has used standup meetings for 25 years and who has helped many organizations overcome initial problems incorporating the technique. Learn how to avoid common problems such as lack of participation or engagement, people feeling the meetings are a waste of time, meetings turning into management status reporting sessions, meetings dragging on and on, and so much more. Learn hard-learned secrets that experts use to turn around teams that struggle adopting standup meetings.

Starting your PM Career with an Agile Mindset
by Joanna Tivig

In today's workplace, we need to be more adaptive and work differently to deliver value and meet customers' needs. Just in time delivery and faster executions have become fundamental for organizational success in these challenging times. Agile approaches help organizations navigate through change and implement new ways of working. Join Procept instructor Joanna Tivig as she talks about tools and techniques that can help you develop and cultivate an Agile mindset, to manage your projects successfully and to become a great project manager.

Recorded on November 5, 2020 at the Canadian International Project Management Day celebrations.

Organizational Agility
by Carolynne Fletcher-Wintrip

In an environment of continuous and disruptive change, people and organizations need to be more flexible and quick to adapt – in other words, “agile.” In most cases, this requires a shift in culture requiring change at both the individual and team levels. This shift towards organizational agility makes organizations more resilient, improving performance in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous marketplace . Learn what organizational agility is and how project teams can help establish this through broader cultural transformation. Recorded at the 2019 International Project Management Day celebrations in Toronto, Ontario.

Inisder Tips for Being an Effective Product Owner
by Johanna Tivig and Peter Monkhouse

On agile projects, one of the key roles is the Product Owner (PO). This person is responsible for representing the business' and clients' needs to the project team, making key prioritization decisions, and generally steering the project to stay aligned with the changing business environment. Authors Peter Monkhouse and Johanna Tivig are the authors of a new book "Gen P: The New Generation of Product Owners Who Care About Customers" that describes how the role has evolved and matured over the years and what a PO can do to be more successful. Listen to this fascinating and entertaining discussion where you will learn about the evolving PO role and about the changes that drove them to write their new book.

Change Agility
by Dr. Nick Horney

Dr. Horney is a master in VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity), and the founder of Agility Consulting and Training, and has been recognized for innovations in organizational agility theory and practice which includes The AGILE Model®. Nick has consulted with global leaders to help transform their vision to action by anticipating change and building more adaptive capabilities.

In this video, Nick breaks down the importance of Change Agility at the Change Leadership Conference in Toronto.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 1 SEU (Category E3)

Surviving Change in a VUCA World
by David Donaldson & Dr. Nick Horney

David Donaldson (TidalShift) and Dr. Nick Horney (Agility Consulting) discuss how to survive and thrive in a business landscape that is ever changing.

PDUs: None

Agile vs. Waterfall - The Debate Continues
by David Donaldson

This webinar takes an objective look at the differences and similarities between Agile and Waterfall and dispels some myths. It examines the appropriate application of both Agile and Waterfall and identifies ways that both methods can be leveraged to produce superior results.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

Learning Agility as the New Differentiator
by Bill Richardson

This session will help project managers develop the most important differentiator for successfully managing projects at today’s speed of change—learning agility, defined as the ability to stay open to new ways of thinking and to continuously learn new skills—understand why it’s important, how to enable it, and what it looks like when done right.

Recorded at the International Project Management Day celebrations in Toronto on November 2016.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.5 SEU (Category E3)

The Agile User Story – From Idea to Ca$h
by Ned Kremic

The speed of innovation is changing the way we define and develop our products. Size is not an advantage any more: in today's marketplace of high-velocity change, size has become a liability. This practical presentation by Ned Kremic shows how a global Fortune 100 enterprise leveraged the agile user story concept to change the way it works, transforming and highly optimizing its delivery value stream, impacting several hundred stakeholders, over sixty teams, across five continents. Despite this scale, the approach gave the company the agility of a startup firm.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

Agile Business Analysis: Staying Relevant in these Busy Times
by Kevin Aguanno

Many in the agile community proclaim that they don’t need business analysts any more as agile promotes the designers and developers of solutions to work directly with client stakeholders to uncover requirements directly, cutting out the “middle man.” In fact, many claim that BA practices actually slow projects down, create excess documentation, and make projects less agile.

In this session, presented by Kevin Aguanno, agile guru and co-author of the new book “Agile Business Analysis: Enabling Continuous Improvement of Requirements, Project Scope, and Agile Project Results”, participants will learn how crucial business analysis skills are to agile project success as well as the changing role of the BA in agile delivery. He will discuss how BAs should participate in specific agile processes and give tips on how to position the BA role to agile teams.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

Hidden Agile Benefits Revealed
by Kevin Aguanno

A detailed analysis of financial data from many real-world agile projects reveals benefits never before described.

Join Canada’s agile project management guru, Kevin Aguanno, on this fast-paced, focused presentation as he pulls back the curtain to reveal new benefits that could make your business case for an agile project.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

Choosing the Right Iteration Length
by Kevin Aguanno

Common questions all new agile practitioners ask is how do you choose the right iteration (or sprint) length for your project? Should you always choose the same length? Can you vary them?

Join agile guru Kevin Aguanno as he answers these questions in this recording from a presentation given at the International Project Management Day celebrations in Toronto on November 2017.

PDUs: None

Bimodal Delivery Explained
by Kevin Aguanno

Join Procept Associates' Agile Practice Lead, Kevin Aguanno, as he explains "bimodal delivery" in simple, everyday terms. This short video was extracted from a presentation given at the International Project Management Day celebrations in Toronto in November 2017.

PDUs: None

A Day in the Life of an Agile Team
by Kevin Aguanno

When adopting agile methods, people learn about practices such as Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-Up Meetings, End-of-Sprint Demos, Retrospectives, Backlog Maintenance and more... The problem many people face, is how do all of these techniques mesh together into one unified framework.

In this webinar recording, agile guru Kevin Aguanno as he describes what a typical day looks like for an agile team at the start of an iteration, during the middle of the iteration, and at the iteration close. he will describe how these (and other) agile practices integrate together to provide feedback mechanisms to drive higher productivity, better quality, and more responsive project delivery.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

Why All the Fuss About Agile?
by Kevin Aguanno

Over the past decade, there has been dramatic growth in the adoption of agile project delivery methods. Agile is no longer used just by small, dot com startup companies; rather, it has been adopted by large corporations, government bodies, and trans-national NGOs. Agile has become mainstream. But why? What is compelling so many organizations to change their project delivery approaches to incorporate agile techniques?

Join in this 51-minute webinar as Canada’s leading agile project management expert, Procept's Kevin Aguanno, explains why agile approaches are needed, what are the benefits and risks of taking an agile approach, and how to tell if agile may be the right approach for your own project.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.75 SEU (Category E3)

The Role of the Agile BA
by Ori Schibi

Agile delivery methods tend to have builders of a solution working more directly with stakeholders to understand their requirements. Many in the agile community have said that they no longer need business analysts. This has understandably led to concerns in the BA community that they are becoming obsolete in an agile world.

In this new video, senior Procept consultant Ori Schibi talks about the key role that BAs can play in agile projects — if they have the right know how and attitudes.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.25 SEU (Category E3)


Choosing the Right Approach
by Kevin Aguanno

Procept Associates senior consultant Kevin Aguanno presents four different ways of structuring a project (waterfall, iterative, incremental, and agile), the differences and benefits of the four approaches, and a decision-making framework to help you choose the right structural approach for any project. Examples are used from many different industries and many different project types to help clarify key points and ensure that all viewers can relate to the content.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 1.5 SEUs (Category E3)

Backlog Management (BABOK 10.2)
by Jonathan Nituch

This is an introduction to Product Backlog Management (a.k.a. Backlog Maintenance or Backlog Grooming) as described in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) section 10.2. Narrated by Jonathan Nituch of Procept Associates Ltd. an IIBA Charter Endorsed Education Provider.

PDUs: None

Defined vs. Empirical Management
by Kevin Aguanno

Procept Senior Associate, Kevin Aguanno, explains the difference between defined and empirical management methods.

  • Scrum Alliance Certifications claim 0.25 SEU (Category E3)