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3/23/2011 12:00:00 AM DVM consult Skills Matter 116-120 Goswell Road London EC1V 7DP United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 51.5244988 -0.0990986 £1250


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  • Course

    Date: 23-25 March, 2011
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Regular Price: £1,250


    Learn to lead agile Software Projects that adapt to change & discovery, improve collaboration, drive innovation and deliver business value.

    Agile methods are taking the IT and software development worlds by storm. Why? Because they're effective and they better align with the realities of software development projects, i.e. changing requirements, ever more challenging technologies, highly compressed schedules and evolving teams. This workshop teaches you how to adapt and respond to all of these challenges within your software projects. 

    We'll explore how to blend traditional and non-traditional PM techniques to enhance your project success and deliver real business value. We'll examine Agility as it relates to estimating, planning, risk management, change and release management. 

    You will be introduced to Lean, Kanban and Pull Systems, and how an established industrial engineering theory can be applied to software development process.  Kanban turns the winning ideas from Lean Production and the Toyota-Production-System (famous as TPS) into successful practices for the software development guided by three key rules: 

    • Focus on Value

    • Pull principle - each process takes work from the previous process in order to prevent overloading.

    • Work in progress is limited so that no expensive stock is created

    Improve Your Professional Skills – a key ingredient to Agile success
    Today's software teams require vastly different leadership and management skills from Project Managers to truly achieve success. You can't simply tell everyone what to do. Instead, you need to be a strong coach, a change agent and very effective at stakeholder management. Each method and discussion point brings home the fact that trying to drive success through planning simply doesn't work. Instead, plans need to be actualised through the organisation and the team. 

    Cutting Edge Ideas
    This workshop serves as a learning springboard into further areas of Agile Project Management. The workshop is based on leading edge tools and techniques from some of the principles leading the Agile revolution.

    We'll explore concepts from:

    • Agile Estimation and Planning – Cohn
    • Agile & Iterative Development – Larman
    • Agile Project Management – Anderson
    • Adaptive Software Development – Highsmith
    • Extreme Programming – Beck
    • Lean Software Development – Poppendieck
    • Retrospectives – Kerth
    • ScrumBan – Corey Ladas
    • Scrum – Schwaber & Beedle
    • BDD and TDD


    All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

  • Details

    Date: 23-25 March, 2011
    Location: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Skills Matter
    116-120 Goswell Road
    London, EC1V 7DP United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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    Regular Price: £1,250

  • Agenda


    Interactive discussions, group exercises, case studies and workshops, we will cover:

    • Examine risk and release readiness metrics across Agile methodologies

    • Agile Planning at four levels

    • Release planning simulation with points

    • Sprint Planning with planning poker (Delphi method)

    • Scrum negotiation simulation for release content prioritisation

    • Self Directed teams and their interactions

    • Monitoring and tracking Project status using Agile techniques like Burn Down Charts and measuring Velocity

    • Efficient and Lean engineering

    • Kanban Introduction

      • Introduction to Lean Principles, history and values

      • What is a Kanban system – examples

      • Background and history of applying

    • Recipe for Success

      • Focus on Quality

      • Limit Work in Progress

      • Balance Demand against Throughput

      • Prioritization

    • Value Stream Mapping and Tracking

    • Prioritizing and controlling with Classes of Service

      • Types of work items

      • Expediting Work (“Silver Bullets”)

      • Policies for processing work items

    • Kaizen Culture

    • Work in Progress

      • Setting Kanban limits

      • Identifying bottlenecks

      • Specialist and limited capacity resources

      • Improving throughput with constraints

    • Scaling Kanban

      • Stand-up meetings

    • Service Level Agreements

    • Metrics and Reporting

      • WIP – Cumulative Flow

      • Lead Time

      • Waste Lead Time ; Touch Time

      • Open Issues and Blocked Work Item

    • Reflection “Where can you use Kanban”

      • Is Kanban for you?

      • And where would you introduce it first?


  • Who Should Attend


    If you are a project manager and you would like to learn to lead agile software projects that adapt to change & discovery, improve collaboration, drive innovation and deliver business value, this Agile Project Management course is for you!


    If you are a ScrumMaster, XP coach, Product Owner or Sponsor who wants to add practice to your theory or theory to your practice and add Kanban techniques to your toolset, this course is also for you!



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