Get certified - Transform your world of work today


7/8/2015 12:00:00 AM R Technologies, Inc Mason Center 4031 University Dr. Fairfax VA 22030 United States of America 38.844466 -77.305096 1600


R Technologies, Inc

  • Course

    Date: 8-10 July, 2015
    Location: Fairfax, VA, United States of America

    Regular Price: $1,600



    This 3-day will help participants understand advanced techniques for product and iteration planning, project management and collaboration.  The agile project management approach is targeted at projects where fast responsiveness to changing market demands is important and for organizations with innovative cultures. An agile project management approach will help dramatically improve a project team’s ability to cope with change and will improve project success rate.


    The course is designed for team managers, team members, product owners, Scrum coaches, XP coaches, project managers and technical managers who wish to become better team players and leaders. Using a combination of lectures, short exercises and role play as well as a long “agile experience”, the course introduces you to Agile practices and processes in the context of project management.


    Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a copy of the Scrum methodology, training materials, and software. In addition to completion of this course, participants are provided with 24 contact hours and/or PDU credits issued by the Project management research institute.



    By the end of this course, you will:

    ·         Understand Agile processes and practices

    ·         Understand Agile terminology such as Scrum, Sprint,

    ·         Be able to conduct various Scrum-oriented meetings such as Sprint Planning Meetings, Daily Standup Meetings, and Retrospective Meetings

    ·         Understand how to provide development estimates in the context of Scrums and Sprints

    ·         Be able to plan, run and scale Scrum projects

    ·         Know how to remove the barriers between development team and product owner/business representative or customer so that the latter drives development

    ·         Teach the customer how to maximize ROI and meet their objectives through Scrum

    ·         Improve effectiveness of the development team by facilitating creativity and empowerment

    ·         Improve the engineering practices and tools so each increment of functionality is potentially shippable

    ·         Understand the implications of offshore development using Scrum

    ·         Improve the adequacy of software engineering good practices

  • Details

    Date: 8-10 July, 2015
    Location: Fairfax, VA, United States of America

    Mason Center
    4031 University Dr.
    Fairfax, VA 22030 United States of America

    Get Directions

    Regular Price: $1,600

  • Agenda


    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)

    9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Training)

    12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)

    10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


    Day 1


    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


    The Vision of Agile Project Management

    ·         Agile principles

    ·         Lean software development principles

    ·         The power of feedback


    Understanding the key roles and artifacts of scrum 

    • Scrum master (Agile project manager)
    • Product owner
    • Team members
    • Product backlog
    • Sprint planning meeting
    • Sprint backlog
    • Tracking board
    • Sprint demo
    • Retrospectives


    12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)


    Agile Practices – an overview from management perspective

    ·         Identifying agile stakeholders and their roles

    ·         Focus on Scrum and ScrumMaster

    ·         Principles, practices, roles, challenges


    Understanding user stories 

    • The anatomy of a user story
    • User story development techniques
    • Story points
    • Ideal time
    • Wide band delphi
    • Playing poker



    Agile Customer/Product Owner Practices

    ·         What product will we deliver

    ·         Product vision and product datasheet

    ·         Gathering requirements and building feature backlog

    ·         Writing and improving stories

    ·         Prioritizing features

    ·         Exploration spikes

    ·         Creating release plans

    ·         Iteration zero work


    Day 2


    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


    10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


    Agile Development Practices

    ·         How do we approach the project

    ·         Deciding on good technical practices

    ·         Quality and Risk

    ·         Planning for collaboration, communication and decision making


    The sprint planning meeting 

    • The sprint planning meeting time box
    • Feature prioritization
    • The tracking board
    • Definition of done
    • Load balancing



    Agile and Traditional Management

    ·         Traditional and agile planning – similarities

    ·         Agile projects and certification (CMM ea.)



    12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)



    • Self organized teams
    • Work volunteering
    • Daily stand up meetings
    • Burn down chart updation
    • Sprint demo meetings Continuous improvement process
    • Velocity
    • Sprint retrospectives
    • Scaling scrum
    • Co-located and distributed teams


    Agile Estimation and Planning

    ·         Conducting daily meetings

    ·         Working with customers representatives

    ·         Sharing key project information

    ·         Release and Iteration Planning and Reporting


    Best practices and concepts 

    • Agile tooling
    • Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams
    • WIP limits
    • Cumulative flow diagram
    • Process tailoring
    • Affinity estimating
    • Product road map
    • Story maps
    • Wire frames
    • Chartering
    • Frequent verification and validation
    • Test driven development / test first development
    • Continuous integration
    • Project charter for an agile project
    • Participatory decision models
    • Process analysis techniques
    • Self assessment
    • Value based assessment 


    Day 3


    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM (Breakfast & Networking)


    10 minutes break will be provided by the trainer (if needed)


    The power of feedback -- tracking progress and adapting

    ·         Running project retrospectives

    ·         Conducting technical reviews

    ·         Collecting and presenting project status information

    ·         Determining adaptation needs


    Soft skills 

    • Negotiation
    • Emotional intelligence
    • Collaboration
    • Adaptive leadership
    • Conflict resolution
    • Servant leadership
    • Building high performance teams


    Value based prioritization 

    • Return on investment (ROI)
    • Net present value (NPV)
    • Internal rate of return (IRR)
    • Compliance
    • Customer valued prioritization
    • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
    • Relative prioritization / ranking
    • Business case development


    12:00 – 1:00 PM (Lunch Break & Interaction with Trainer)


    Agile implementation 

    • Agile contracting methods
    • Agile project accounting principles
    • Applying new agile practices
    • Compliance (Organization)
    • Control limits for agile projects
    • Failure modes and alternatives
    • Globalization, Culture and team diversity
    • Innovation games
    • Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)
    • Regulatory compliance
    • Variance and trend analysis
    • Vendor management


    Agile and large projects

    ·         Team work

    ·         Forming a team

    ·         Contributing to a team – preferences and strength

    ·         Peer-to-peer collaboration -- Group-to-group collaboration

    ·         Running effective meetings

    ·         Communities of practice and tools for knowledge sharing

    ·         Leadership and empowerment

    ·         Dialogue

    ·         Learning organization

    ·         Change and Transition

  • Who Should Attend

    Project and Program Managers, CTOs, VPs - bascially anyone at the Program and Portfolio.


Newsletter Sign-Up