Agile Project Leadership

Course summary
Length: 2 days
Location: United Kingdom
Provider: TCC plus

Course Description

The Agile Project Leadership course is designed to be a practical introduction to agile methods and to the management of agile projects. It provides delegates with the opportunity to learn agile techniques in a collaborative environment, using exercises, case studies, and examples to illustrate the principles being explored.

Course Content

Introduction and Context
  • What are agile methods? Why use Agile?
  • Background to agile methods (including Spiral Model, RAD, Scrum, DSDM, FDD, XP and Lean)

The Impacts of Agile on Project Management
  • The Agile Planning Model
  • Educating stakeholders and empowering teams
  • Project tracking and reporting
  • The Agile Contract and managing sub-contractors

Pre-Project Considerations
  • The risks and benefits of agile approaches
  • Organisational factors
  • The Project Suitability Filter

Agile Teams
  • Characteristics of highly effective teams
  • Team communications, workspaces, decision-making tools
  • Leading self-organising teams

Agile Project Planning
  • Project Vision: Designing the Product Box (Highsmith)
  • Kick-off workshop; stakeholder priorities and roles
  • Planning iterations and prioritisation of features
  • Assessing project complexity
  • Approaches to estimation: PNR curves; Brooks' law
  • 10 common estimating omissions

Risk Management
  • Handling risk: PMBOK; PRINCE2; Agile
  • Tailoring for risk
  • Qualitative and quantitative risk analysis

Execution and Control of Agile Projects
  • Project chunking strategies for early ROI
  • Avoiding late design breakage
  • Tracking project progress; velocity; cost of change
  • Linear progression versus non-linear progression work
  • Meaningful metrics

Introducing Agile into an Organisation
  • Understanding organisational change; overcoming resistance
  • Framework for strategic and human change factors
  • Institutionalising change and creating sustaining cultures

Course Objectives

This course will enable delegates to:
  • Plan, estimate, track and report work on agile projects
  • Identify and handle risk in an agile environment
  • Align agile methods with existing practices
  • Introduce agile methods into an organisation
  • Lead agile teams in collaboration and rapid value delivery

Target Audience

Those who are likely to become involved in Agile Projects, including:
  • Project Managers
  • Business Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Owners
  • IT Managers/Directors
  • Business Analysts
  • Other Senior Project Personnel


Please contact TCC via our website for a quotation for our Agile Project Leadership in-house training, we will respond to your request within 24 hours.

Provider: TCC

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TCC Ltd provides training and consultancy services to some of the world’s leading organisations.

TCC is a leading provider of high quality training solutions and business change consultancy worldwide. Our comprehensive portfolio covers best practice approaches including Agile Project Management (AgilePM), Agile Business Analysis (AgileBA), BCS Business Analysis (ISEB), DSDM Agile Project Framework, Facilitation, ITIL Service Management,...

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