Overview

Agile Project Management is an iterative, incremental approach. Agile principles include commitment to timely and ongoing deliveries, changing requirements, simplicity in approach, and sustainability. The Agile method also promotes self-organizing, self-empowered, self-monitoring teams and individuals who work collaboratively with face-to-face communication. Agile practices include frequent releases, ongoing testing, customer and stakeholder participation throughout the project.

Top 10 Benefits of Workshop

  • Utilize a Roadmap to Deliver User Needs and Expectations
  • Engage to Empower Agile Teams
  • Practice Prioritization Techniques to Engage Both Users and Teams
  • Utilize Iterative and Incremental Cycle to Manage Changes
  • Use Agile Planning Techniques for Estimation
  • Deliver Constant Results
  • Utilize Test Driven Development Methodology
  • Create Transparent Communication Mechanism
  • Track Performance With Release and Iteration Results
  • Reflect Learning in Each Iteration Throughout Project Management

Course Outline

Agile Needs & Values

  • Traditional Vs. Agile Management
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Project Lifecycle
  • Different Project Models

Agile Project Initiation

  • Agile Selection Factors
  • Business Case and Project Charter
  • Elevator Pitch and Project Tweet
  • Product Vision Box and Vision Board
  • Business Case Review

This session will provide the detail guidelines for agile project initiation with sample templates and cases

Agile Project Planning (Risk & Quality)

  • Agile Risks
  • Agile Quality Scenarios
  • Test Driven Development and Continuous Integration

This session will discuss the risks and their responses in agile projects along with quality scenarios applicable in Agile projects.

Agile Project Execution (Communication)

  • Information Radiators
  • Daily Stand-ups
  • Team Engagement

This session will showcase the communication strategies in agile projects along with strategies of engaging agile team.

Agile Project Controlling (Product)

  • Burn Down/Up Charts
  • Velocity Charts
  • Agile EVM

This session will explore the agile project controlling tools and techniques with sample cases.

Agile Project Closing

  • Product Assessment
  • Team Assessment

This session will simulate the cases for agile project closing strategies.

Agile Frameworks and Methodologies

  • SCRUM and XP
  • Lean and Kanban
  • AUP, FDD and Crystal
  • Agile Unified Process
  • Adaptive Software Development
  • Dynamic System Development Method

Agile Project Planning (Value Delivery)

  • Value Delivery in Agile
  • Use Cases and User Stories
  • User, Proxy and Persona

This session will guide the participants to write user stories for their projects as a component of value driven delivery, by utilizing the concept of persona and proxy users.

Agile Project Planning (Estimation)

  • Ideal Days & Story Points
  • Planning Games
  • Velocity for Release & Iteration Planning

This session will discuss the agile estimation techniques along with hands-on experience of using planning games for calculating release & iteration durations.

Agile Project Execution (Change Management)

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Change Management Practices
  • Prioritization Matrices

This session will discuss the stakeholder engagement strategies in agile projects and will help participants to practice prioritization utilizing priority matrices.

Agile Project Controlling (Process)

  • Project Retrospectives
  • Process Tailoring
  • Cumulative Process Flow Diagram

This session will explore the techniques to control the agile implementation process and provide recommendations to update them.

Course Facilitator

Asad Ullah

PgMP, PMP, ACP, Scrum Master, Project+
University of Oxford , Said Business School, MSc Major Program Management
Stanford University, Master Certificate , Design Thinking & Innovation

Asad Ullah Chaudhry is a Program management practitioner, running his consultancy and training company, AUC Technologies. He has transformed the project management practices of more than dozen companies by coaching, consulting, and mentoring them and inspired thousands of professionals through his speaking’s.

He is an Oxford Alumni and holds 14 international certifications including Program Management Professional (PgMP), Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), SCRUM Master, Project+ and others.

He has conducted more than 300+ events on Project Management related topics locally in Pakistan and internationally in USA, UK, Hong Kong, Malaysia, UAE, KSA, Iran and Ethiopia. Including Dubai Smart Government.

Project Management Institute USA selects him one of the 25 global leaders to be trained in their “Masters in Leadership Program”, due to his commitment, and volunteer work in Project Management community. He is one of the global team members who wrote the Project Management Institutes Global Standard for Portfolio Management, published in 2012, and worked as subject matter expert for Organizational Project Management guide.

Currently he is consulting DSG for Implementing their Project Management Office, previously he worked for Pakistan Army, eARMS Program as Chief Program Manager, National Bank of Pakistan, Core Banking Implementation Program as Program Management Office Head, Jaffer Brothers’ Project Management Office Implementation, as mentor and trainer, Kalsoft’s Consultant for Professional Competence Program and Project Management Office Setup.

He also received “Microsoft Community Recognition Award 2011” Award for his volunteer efforts. Microsoft also selects him as “Microsoft Most Valuable Professional” in 2008 for his volunteer services in technology awareness and promotion.

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Course Materials

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