Can you manage projects in an Agile way? Can Prince2 be replaced?
Managing a project in a Agile way creates flexibility and focuses on the delivered functionality given the fixed time and budget scopes. Using Agile, teams quickly deliver value, and get direct feedback from the customer.
Within the Agile Project Management framework we will look at the entire project lifecycle, from idea to project handover in an Agile way. Participants will get insights into the Agile philosophy and the way this can be translated to Agile Project management. The different Agile Frameworks and their effect on Agile Project Management will be discussed as well as the roles, responsibilities within Agile Project Management. The training will be (inter)active and participants will practice with Agile Project Management. To create a good understanding of Agile Project Management, different games will be played during the training.
What will you learn?
Understand why Agile is needed in projects
Be introduced to the different flavors of Agile for projects
Understand how Agile applies to projects in the Agile project cycle
Know the roles and responsibilities in an Agile project
Understand the need for project foundations and how to create them in an Agile way
Create draft Agile foundations for your project
Have experienced a number of games and exercises which can be reused in an Agile environment
Part 1, The WHY & HOW of Agile, the rituals, people make the difference (roles, responsibilities in rituals)
Part 2, The PROJECT cycle & Foundations, Agile techniques, planning, estimates, etc.
Part 3, The INTEGRATION of Agile, corporate Integrated Agile, budgets, portfolio management
Part 4, The PRACTICE in Agile, a full length exercise in Agile where all techniques and theoretical knowledge will be combined in a complete and integrated Agile Project experience
Optional, the Agile Foundation exam
Day 1: Why & How of Agile and the Agile Project Management structure
Day 2: Agile Integration & Practice
This training gives you all the insights you need to start managing your projects in an Agile Way.
Arie van Bennekum
Co-author of the Agile Manifesto / Wemanity
Arie van Bennekum is one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and Thought Leader with Wemanity. He is a pragmatic who embeds his pragmatism in structure, discipline and common sense. This eventually led to becoming one of the authors of the Agile Manifesto and an expert in the area of Agile Project Management, team facilitation, agile techniques and user involvement. Believing in his team, facilitating them to reach their best combined with end user involvement, have his focus when he speaks, presents, demonstrates and lectures about agility.
Today, as Wemanity’s Thought Leader, Arie focuses his energy on leading agile transformations for large international corporates and on researching better ways of integrating agile. Arie also is Chair of the Agile Consortium International, lecturer at universities and keynote speaker at conferences.