Introduction to Agile Project Management

This is an in-house training course. For further information and pricing contact [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.

Overview

This seminar is designed to provide a thorough, practical understanding of how to manage projects carefully and effectively, whilst incorporating the efficiency of pace and flexibility.

Agile project management takes best practice project management approaches, while building in the versatility to incorporate new or iterative information, meaning that adjustments can be made to plans and activities without impacting on timeframes or quality outputs. Indeed, it is designed in such a way that the whole process benefits from new input during the project cycle.

This course will analyse Agile techniques and procedures, explaining how they work and how you can use them to best effect in practice, enabling you to work in an Agile environment.

It is especially useful in the context of digital transformation and the design and delivery of digital services, but the approach also has much wider applicability, as well as the capacity to improve performance, in wide range of work contexts. This live, interactive day’s training will take you through how to plan, launch, measure, learn, adjust and deliver better quality products and services.

Who is the seminar designed for?

The one-day workshop is relevant to those who need an understanding of Agile as well as leaders and managers who want an understanding of the value of implementing Agile techniques within their organisations.

How will you benefit from attending?

You will learn the whole range of Agile project management approaches, the advantages of using this overall approach, and most importantly, how to implement this way of working most effectively and without risk in your own place of work.

Learning Outcomes

You will:

  • Understand Agile techniques and approaches
  • Learn about role allocation and performance in Agile contexts
  • Understand the development lifecycle in the context of project management and project delivery in an Agile working environment
  • Understand how the incorporation of Agile flexibility into your individual and team planning and activities can help you to cope with uncertainty
  • Understand how to incorporate evolving information and scenarios

Agenda

Session One: The Agile Manifesto

  • The 4 Values
  • The 12 Principles

Session Two: The Advantages of Agile Project Management

  • A brief history of Agile
  • The Waterfall model
  • Managing uncertainty and evolving requirements
  • The product development lifecycle
  • Discussion of delegates’ experiences

Session Three: Typical Agile Roles

  • Presentation and analysis of how roles can most effectively be allocated within a project team, and how people in different roles can best function and interact within an Agile environment
  • Discussion of any delegate issues

Lunch

Session Four: Common Agile Techniques and Practices

  • Working through approaches, techniques, procedures and practices, with analysis of what is involved in practice    

Session Five: Methods and Approaches for Agile Project Teams

  • Examination of how to go about applying this in the context of your team
  • Final discussion

Close

Trainer

Stuart Wilson, PPM Trainer, Consultant and Practitioner

Stuart has over twenty-five years of experience in managing a wide variety of projects and programmes. These have included major IT projects, business and organisational change projects and construction projects. He has provided consultancy support to a number of projects with the UK, Europe and West Africa.

Stuart has worked with staff at all levels in the public and private sectors, including ministers and senior executives, to help them to develop their project management skills. He has designed and delivered numerous training programmes for UK and overseas delegates. He blends the theoretical elements of project and change management with his practical experience.

Stuart was a Director of Studies at the international training provider RIPA International for eight years, providing the design and delivery of project and programme management training programmes and modules for a range of international delegates. He was also the Head of Project and Programme Management Development at the National School of Government for six years, designing and delivering a wide range of project and programme management events including training and coaching. He also provided PPM consultancy for senior executives, including government ministers.

Among other areas of expertise covering every conceivable aspect of PPM, Stuart specialises in practical project management, the essentials of risk management, programme management, strategic planning, managing change, and project assurance.

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  • We’re here to enable you to perform better

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  • All former practitioners, now professional trainers, our L&D team have provided open and bespoke solutions for more than 100,000 public servants from 120 countries

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  • A vast reservoir of international, transferable knowledge and perspectives about effective, delivery-focused approaches to working smarter in the public sector

This is an in-house training course. For further information and pricing contact [email protected] or phone on +44 20 7661 7817.