Ag Agility Gym Workshop

Course Code: ClaAgil532

Duration

5 Day(s)

Course Type

Private only

Max Delegates

12

Delivery Style

Classroom

This seven-day course covers the fundamentals of the Agile, its mindset and incremental and iterative working using feedback loops to inspect and adapt ongoing product or project development. It will highlight this contemporary approach to outcome-based delivery that uses empowered people operating in well-coached teams. The course will answer questions such as why it may be important to move away from traditional ways of working, why it could be important to have daily stand-up meetings and more customer collaboration. It will equip attendees with the knowledge to make an informed choice about which approach to adopt for their organisation and a toolkit of techniques to aid them and their colleagues in their everyday working.

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Description

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Delegates will attain a much greater confidence in understanding the background to Agile, its mindset and key differences between it and traditional ‘Waterfall’ staged approaches. In addition, attendees will learn Agile techniques, such as developing and maintaining a Prioritise Backlog (PBL), User Stories and Effort points. They will also know how use metrics to track performance and forecast.

Prerequisites

None
Day 1 AM - Opening activity to demonstrate the advantages of iterative and incremental working - What is Waterfall and what are the advantages and disadvantages? - What is Lean, where did it originate and how does it relate to Agile? - What is Agile? PM - Cynefin. A sense making tool to aid understand which development approach to take - Waterfall & Agile case studies/debate - Agile methodologies - The Agile Mindset and Manifesto -Agile Principles activity to exposure a teams’ present and future working principles - Creative production game Day 2 AM - Retro on Day One - What is Scrum? A walk through the framework - Scrum Events exercise PM - The User Story including a ‘requirements’ verses ‘story’ approach activity - The Prioritised Backlog (PBL) - Estimation Day 3 AM - Personas - User Story Mapping - Risk assumption testing - Defining Value PM - Brochure exercise, topic: - When to use Waterfall, when to use Scrum Day 4 AM - More on Kanban - More on XP - More on AgilePM - Agile Metrics PM - Coach through attendee generated prioritised car park issues in facilitated breakouts Agile methodologies and techniques mini review Day 5 Coaching day part 1. What is an Agile coach? The Agile Coaching Competency Framework. Focusing on coaching basics including the difference between coaching and mentoring, creating a safe space, non-verbal behaviour, resilience, the GROW model. Coaching practice and feedback We would normally recommend a gap at this point of at least a couple of weeks giving attendees time to practice and coach in the workplace brining that learning then into the final stages of the course. Day 6 Coaching day part 2. Feedback on delegate coaching in the workplace. Further coaching advice including designing a coaching contract, effective conflict resolution, meeting facilitation and the OSCAR coaching model. Coaching practice and feedback Day 7 Agile methodologies and techniques. A deeper dive based on attendees’ requirements. Course Retro

Additional Exam Information

N/A

Pre-Coursework

None
Excellent and informative instruction. Pleased to see some intelligent use of the short time frame to use Agile to resolve our questions.
- Mark Wilson Ramsay, Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley)
The tutors were superb, and I learnt far more than expected, the way the training was tailored was excellent. It far exceeded my expectations.
- Mark Ellison, Jaguar Land Rover (Whitley)
Tim is a fantastic tutor and really brings the content to life. He made us all very relaxed about the next stage of the course.
- Isobel Walker, University Of Birmingham
Excellent course content delivered clearly by Tim - the structure was excellent and the content was memorable because of the excellent delivery
- Rose Hannant
The trainer Tim Finch was brilliant. At first when I did the pre-reading I expected the course to be really dull but he brought the content to life and was…
- Emily Muscat, University Of Birmingham

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