Agile Project Management Best Practices
How to make SCRUM work in reality
More than 60% of all traditional projects are not finished according to their original plan, therefore agile project management tools are becoming more and more interesting. Agile project management can not only be used for IT projects, but has proven to work in all types of projects.
However, traditional management cannot just simply be substituted with agile management. We teach you what you need to consider and what really works in agile project management reality.
- The theory of SCRUM and agile project management is very good, though often does not work properly in reality due to a number of reasons.
- In our workshop Agile Project Management Best Practices we go beyond SCRUM theory and teach you how to overcome common hurdles in business reality and accomplish agile project goals in quality, time and budget.
DeYuCo Academy Open Seminars
- 1899 EURO / 1999 USD per participant including coffee / lunch breaks, digital and printed documentation, excluding travel costs of participants and respecitive taxes (VAT / MwSt). EN = English language, DE = German language
- 23.-24.7.2018 Fresno, USA*EN
- 17.-18.10.2018 New York, USA*EN
- 24.-25.10.2018 Düsseldorf, Germany*DE
- 10.-11.1.2019 New York, USA*EN
- 18.-19.3.2019, Düsseldorf, Germany*DE
- 24.-25.9.2019, Düsseldorf, Germany*DE
DeYuCo Academy Inhouse Workshops
- Inhouse workshop (SKU 21802), workshop fee inside Europe: 3999 Euro* per day, outside Europe: 4999 USD* per day, including all travel costs of our trainers
- If you require more than 2 days detailed training kindly contact us!
- Topics can be adjusted to your needs and wishes
- At any time and place worldwide, our experts fly to your office
- Inhouse workshops can be conducted in English or German. If you require other languages kindly contact us for further possibilities
This two-days, hands-on training equips you with the necessary know-how utilizing many examples and realistic exercises and face-to-face communication with an expert trainer and other participants in breaks and group exercises.
- The main objective of the training is that you learn to efficiently manage agile projects overcoming common business challenges. The seminar itself will be conducted as an agile project with several sprints, so you can also add any of your questions and concerns to be addressed in these “seminar sprints”.
- The major focus is on real-life, pragmatic support for difficult situations including setting up agile projects, defining roles and responsibilities, managing agile events and reporting to stakeholders.
- We use Lego® and Lego Serious Play® to simulate agile project management. Using a complete “Mission to Mars” 3D model built with Lego® bricks participants are faced to start and manage an agile project with many challenges, sudden changes and obstacles.
- We promise you that you learn to understand customer requirements in an effective way and to prioritize the product and sprint backlogs accordingly.
- What really should be the role, responsibilities and limitations of product owners, scrum masters, development team and stakeholders?
- We show you best case examples of definition of done, definition of ready and definition of how to demo and other necessary definitions in agile projects.
- The seminar is ideal for professionals and managers who already have experience with project management and want to learn more tips and tricks how to make agile projects successful in business reality.
Open Seminar / Inhouse Workshop Details
Participants in our open seminars can tell the trainer upfront their wishes and needs, e.g. if you want a certain topic to be discussed in more detail. In particular if you require suggestions for specific situations or issues then please tell our expert trainers, they will consider your wishes during the training and give you suggestions for solutions.
In our inhouse workshops we can adjust the following suggested agenda and tailor it to your needs and wishes. You can also mix and match these topics with other trainings. If you prefer web-based solutions over class-room workshops then kindly contact us for a tailored offer. The time, duration and location of these inhouse workshops can be specified by you. If you want to train more than four people at the same time on this topic then inhouse workshops are a good alternative compared to joining our open seminars! Our experts fly to you, worldwide!
1. Day: 9 am – 5 pm with two coffee breaks and lunch break 12-1 pm
Requirements for agile project management
- What is agile thinking according to theory compared to business reality?
- SCRUM framework and its possibilities and limitations
- Setup of an agile seminar project management incl. participants requirements
- Understanding customer requirements correctly
- Agile project targets and goals
- SMART visualization of project goals
- How to evaluate business value ?
- Prioritization tools for the product and sprint backlog
- Best case examples for user stories and requirements
- Estimation tools for quickly judging time and effort
- Best practice definition of done, ready and how to demo
- Workshop: Simulation of an agile project “Mission to Mars” using a Lego® model: starting a project under time and content pressure, creating backlogs in a prioritized way and defining agile roadmaps, milestones and scenarios
Agile roles and other definitions
- The role definition of product owner, scrum master, development team and stakeholders
- Tasks, responsibilities and accountabilities in real business situations
- Right matrix with clear definitions of rights and limitations
- Stakeholder management in agile projects
- Agile reporting tools
- Workshop: role setup in the “Mission to Mars” project including different possibilities of rights
2. Day: 9 am – 4 pm with two coffee breaks and lunch break 12-1 pm
- Sprint Planning 1: how to select the correct product backlog items for the sprint?
- Sprint Planning 2 : defining and estimating tasks efficiently
- Daily SCRUM: how to really achieve synchronization in 15 minutes?
- The Backlog Refinement as opportunity for effective requirements engineering
- Sprint Review: how to report effectively and efficiently and get constructive feedback
- Sprint Retrospective: agile contract, energy impulse and other techniques for sustainable improvements
- Workshop: Simulation of all phases and events in the “Mission to Mars” project
Dealing with non-planned events, changes and disturbances
- How to deal with non-performance and non-delivery
- Dealing with changes in the project framework
- How to handle critical changes or disturbances ?
- How to limit too much management involvement ?
- How to incorporate change management correctly ?
- Workshop: Simulation of major changes and obstacles in the ”Mission to Mars” project
Further tips for successful agile projects
- Lessons learned advanced incorporated from the very beginning
- How to improve agile mindset in your company?
- Welcome changes in busines reality