Who should attend
- Project Managers
- IT Manager/Directors
- Software Engineers
- Software Architects
- Business Customers
About the course
In this Agile Portfolio and Program Management training course you will learn how to get work to flow from ideas to working software fast. IT practitioners have long known the importance of aligning efforts with business strategy but have approached it with an annual cadence of strategic planning and project selection. In today’s fast-changing world this is just too slow. Agile has brought an approach to doing work that can respond quickly to change, but at the higher levels of the organization we are frequently not aligning with the Agile approach of delivery and we are still focusing on delivering large releases of products rather than moving to the Minimal Viable Product or Minimal Marketable Feature releases advocated by the Agile approach. In this class you will learn how to rethink your Portfolio Management and Program Management approaches to maximize the value produced by your Agile efforts. The class will subsequently look at the subject of scaling and will review at a high level some approaches to scaling Agile within your organization.
This course meets the requirements for the ICP-PPM designation (ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Program and Portfolio Management).
- Understand Agile Portfolio and Program Management principles and practices that will transform an organizations ability to get ideas to the development engine Just-In-Time to maximize value and efficiency.
- Gain insights into the reasons for a lean process of continuous adaptive planning that responds quickly to the changing market forces.
- Survey the several different approaches to scaling and explore the considerations that change the Agile approach at scale.
- Learn the impact that higher level management can have on the Team Level Agile process and the importance of changing leadership style to maximize the benefits of Agile.
- Using one scaling approach we will examine some specific details of things that can be done at scale to facilitate Agile planning and execution at Scale.
- Discuss the steps to cultivating an Agile Culture within an organization and making decisions related to leadership style and scaling approaches within the context of the organization.
- Disruption, Agile Innovation, Hoshin Planning, Value Alignment, LEAN, Adaptive Planning, Systems Thinking, Distributed Teams, Choosing the right Agile process, Agile Metrics, Ideation, Ethnographic Exploration, Making Investment Decisions
- Introduction – Agile Mindset preview
- What is Portfolio and Program Management
- Strategic Alignment
Customer Defines Value
Ideas/Concepts/Realities that are driving the world
Speed of Change
Five Levels of Planning
Geodesic Planning – the shortest path to results
Map the Value Stream
A Process that delivers Value to the Customer
Pull not Push
Strive for Perfection
A System designed to produce the right results
The right paradigms and mental models
Transition into Building a System
The Agile Paradigm
The Agile Team – A System
Systems Thinking – Seeing the Whole
Creating a System that produces desired results
Agile Practices – part of the System
Summary of the Paradigm Change
The Agile Game – might end up as begin of day 2
Agile Program Management – Building a Business Value Generator
Vision – What is our Value Proposition
- The Ideation Process
Getting Ideas that will produce Value to the Customer
The User – Roles and Personas
The A3 Process of Problem Solving
Making Investment Decision
Time – Execution
Scaling Agile above the Team to the Enterprise
Waves of Agile
Similar Organizational Structures
SAFe – Digging Deeper into Scaling to provide Program Management
The Idea Funnel
Release Planning (PI Planning)
The Iteration Calendar
Scrum of Scrums
The Definition of Done
Transforming your organization
John Kotter path to Change
Getting to a re-wiring – Culture is Anchored
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