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Agile Executive Awareness

E-learning Not Available
Full Time

This one-day course presents a step-by-step approach to Agile for managers and executives. The course provides you with overviews of key principles and benefits of applying Agile methodologies.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 
  • Understand Agile Practices and Principles.
  • Obtain valuable information from industry surveys identifying compelling Agile benefits realized by companies worldwide.
  • Gain insights into effective metrics for managing Agile team performance. 
  • Dispel the myth that mid- and long-term planning are abandoned with Agile.
  • Appreciate how teams and management can build trust more quickly.
  • Discuss the transition from command and control to empower and inspire style of leadership. 
  • Explore how to help teams to create a cadence that will enable them to succeed.
  • Understand tools and techniques for promoting transparency in communication at all levels. 
  • Identify some of the common pitfalls Agile teams may encounter.
  • Learn from an instructor with day-to-day experience implementing agile practices across multiple organizations. 


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for anyone who is considering the use of an Agile method for software development, including: 

  • Project Managers; 
  • Analysts;
  • Developers;
  • Programmers; 
  • Testers;
  • IT Manager/Directors; 
  • Software Engineers;
  • Software Architects; 
  • Customers.


PREREQUISITES:

There are no prerequisites for this course. 

COURSE MATERIALS:
Students will receive a course manual with presentation slides and reference materials. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Defining the Challenges of Software Development 
  • Making the Case for Change;
  • What is the problem Agile is trying to solve? 

Defining the Agile Proposition
 
  • Why Agile; 
  • The Agile Paradigm; 
  • Agile Basics; 
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles;
  • Agile Methodologies;
  • Five Levels of Agile Planning;
  • Agile Benefits — including industry data, survey results and personal experience. 

The Path to Agile Adoption
 
  • Dealing with Barriers to Agile Adoption; 
  • An Agile Organization;
  • Driving Investment Decisions with Agile;
  • The path to successful Agile adoption.