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How to Apply Agile Methods to Your Projects



Once they have a better idea of what Agile project management methodology entails, more and more of today’s organizations want to learn how to take action and implement one or more Agile methods to manage their workflow.

Fee

$1,595 + taxes

Length

Two days – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Language
Course given in French
Dates

HEC Montréal
March 15, 16, 2018

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Once they have a better idea of what Agile project management methodology entails, more and more of today’s organizations want to learn how to take action and implement one or more Agile methods to manage their workflow.

The purpose of this advanced project management seminar is to show team members and their managers how to apply three increasingly popular Agile methods, namely Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

A detailed breakdown of each method will be presented, along with the corresponding roles, the steps required to transition to this new way of working and some of the pitfalls to steer clear of.


Goals

  • Gain a detailed understanding of how Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban work and what they entail.
  • Develop your skills as an Agile team member whose workflow is structured by the values and rules specific to each method.
  • Cope with contingencies and respond to situations that threaten to derail your efforts.
  • Help implement these methods in your work team and sidestep common drawbacks.

Is this for you?

This seminar is for project team members, managers and team leaders who:

  • Are called upon to make a contribution as part of an Agile team.
  • Want to acquire in-depth knowledge of Agile methods and become proficient in how to use them.
  • Are looking for tools to deal with everyday problems and challenges related to various Agile methods.

Prerequiste

Special features

  • Latest information on new management methods that are gaining traction among organizations of all sizes.
  • Objective overview of the pros and cons of each method and some of the most common challenges that arise in the implementation phase.
  • Tips to help you overcome some of the difficulties frequently encountered by work teams during rollout.

Instructor:

Marc Messier
Marc Messier
PMP, MBA

Recap of the Agile values and principles 

Scrum methodology

  • Product vision and mapping
  • Product backlogs and user stories
  • Task estimation
  • Prioritization and risk management techniques
  • Product roadmaps
  • Definition of done (DOD)
  • Building a Scrum team
  • Sprint planning
    • Defining stories
    • Breaking stories down into tasks
    • Estimating effort
  • Daily scrum meetings
  • Contingency management
  • Burn down charts
  • End of the sprint
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective
  • Mistakes to avoid

Kanban task management

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Kanban board components
  • Different Kanban boards for different purposes
  • Kanban-friendly electronic tools
  • Adding and updating cards
  • Mistakes to avoid

Scrumban approach

  • Team composition
  • Planning tasks
  • Organizing and tracking work
  • Demonstrations and retrospectives

Discussion and exchange of ideas

  • Dynamic, interactive content
  • Presentations
  • Situational exercises
  • Business cases based on real-life occurrences
  • Sharing of participants’ experiences

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.



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Phone
514 340-5673

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