IT is pleased to present a one day course on Agile Project Management for the Lab Community. Information from the instructor is below.
Please register for the course here. There is no charge to attend.
For just any project these days, uncertainty is certain. The customer will change their mind, a ‘must have’ requirement will be discovered, deadlines will move, or an unexpected technological issue will need to be solved. The agile approach to defining and executing a project allows a team to easily adjust to these changing conditions in order to produce the best work product in the best time frame possible.
This workshop compares the agile iterative project approach to a more traditional gated or “waterfall” approach. What are the benefits of using an agile approach, as well as the costs and risks? We will explore the key roles, responsibilities, interactions, and processes that make a successful agile project happen.
Attendees will take part in discussions and demonstrations covering:
- The “what” and the “why” of Agile – the myths and truths of Agile
- Lean, Kanban, and Scrum – the most common agile frameworks
- Scrum in a Nutshell – the key roles, activities and work products on a scrum team– the most common form of agile development
- Working with agile requirements, specifications, and documentation
- Estimation – how much work do we have to do?
- Creating and applying an agile 'Definition of Done'
- Communication on an agile team (even when everyone’s not in the same room)
- The power of team self-organization and continuous improvement
By the end of the workshop, attendees will have experienced a broad introduction to the world of Agile – its benefits, tradeoffs, costs, and risks. Concrete ideas will be shared that attendees can immediately apply individually or on team projects.
Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs, as well as the Bay Area Agile Managers’ Support group. He is co-author of The Elements of Scrum and has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ. Even more of his writing can be found on Agile Learning Labs’ blog. Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as ScrumMaster, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Software Engineer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.