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Agile Awareness Seminar

A lightweight introduction to Agile ways of working

This seminar covers what Agile is at an overview level, how it differs from plan-driven project management methodologies and what the benefits are of adopting this lighter, more flexible approach to managing work.

Though the content is ‘vanilla’, specific flavours of Agile, such as Scrum and DSDM will be highlighted, along with a discussion of their relative merits.

Duration
1 Day

Action Learning Sets: A Practical Introduction

Work and learn together by tackling real issues and reflecting on their actions

A key part of a manager’s role is to take risks, experiment and think what if...  Essentially to do things differently.  This is impossible to teach in a conventional context, you need time to consider current actions, reflect and then experiment.  The best technique to describe this innovative learning style is ‘action learning’.  This course will teach you the techniques to run and facilitate Action Learning Sets.

Duration
1 Day

SharePoint 2013, 2016 & Online. Part 1: Essentials

Beginners start here! End Users of SharePoint need to get acquainted, familiar, confident and productive with the myriad of confusing features found in SharePoint.

Organisations adopting Microsoft SharePoint 2013 will find it changes the way in which business data is organised and accessed, so everyone within the business is likely to require basic SharePoint familiarity.

This course is a one-day hands-on workshop showing how - and when - to use SharePoint features, and is available as a standard or bespoke course, tailored specifically to your own SharePoint configuration.

For courses at your establishment we have a number of different delivery options that involve shaping the content to utilise your own SharePoint environment - please ask for details.

Duration
1 Day

SharePoint 2013, 2016 & Online. Part 2: Site Owner

As a Power User of SharePoint you will need to create and manage features of your site for your users to manage business data productively.

Although installation and maintenance of Microsoft Office SharePoint Services is performed by an IT department, a business user (or two) is mandated to develop and evolve SharePoint sites, whose remit is day-to-day site management, making configuration changes to realign operational use with business objectives.

Duration
2 Days

SharePoint 2013: Server Administration

How to correctly plan and maintain a successful SharePoint 2013 deployment from a System Administrator's perspective

This 3 day course will allow the delegate to plan, configure, maintain and manage a freshly-installed SharePoint 2013 environment. The course covers the creation and configuration of common SharePoint 2013 features and services, including portals, content management systems, search facilities and business intelligence connectivity.

Duration
3 Days

Innovation and Creative Thinking

The 21st century business skill

Drawing on some of the world’s greatest creativity and innovation experts from Edward de Bono through Michael Michalko to Tom Kelly, and some of the world’s most creative organisations such as Google and Amazon, the course demonstrates that creativity is not the domain of a few ‘natural’ individuals but it is a process that can be learnt and practised by all of us. The course is highly practical, participatory and hands-on and uses a multi-media approach to present numerous ideas and concepts.

Duration
2 Days

Raise the Terror – a Scrum Business Game

Live the Scrum framework in the challenging world of polar salvage

Your gear is packed, the hatches are battened, now it's down to your team to find the HMS Terror, Franklin’s ill-fated last command. You’ll have to use all your Scrum skills to balance the salvage operation with your secondary commission to carry out important scientific research in the area and return to port before the ice pack sets in.

Duration
1 Day

Coaching Skills for Managers

Getting the best out of others

Coaching has become a major force in people development. Globally, thousands of organisations utilise coaching as a tool to help staff develop, overcome obstacles and become more productive.  The course is highly practical and participatory.

Duration
1 Day

System Centre 2012 Configuration Manager

Learn how to manage large groups of computers running Windows using ConfigMgr 2012

The boundaries have blurred between work and life.  People expect consistent access to applications, and corporate services from wherever they are, on any device - desktops, laptops, smartphones, and tablets. How do you manage this influx of devices while still maintaining the compliance and data protection needs of the enterprise?  By using Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

Duration
4 Days

An Introduction to Project Management

A short introduction to the world of Project Management

Delegates will learn an approach to project management and some of its key terminology that is not tied to a specific methodology but contains many elements of best practice. A series of exercises will allow learning to be reinforced.

Duration
1 Day