Agile Process Improvement Workshop
Bring core personnel together to improve Agile
Course Length: 2 Days
Course No. TMA43
CDU & PDU: 16
Workshop Objectives and Workflow (established with the customer prior to the workshop)
Outset Group Seminar Manual
Relevant articles and diagrams to support the work of the team
This course includes The Outset Advantage
Who should attend?
Managers, Executives, and Agile Practitioners who wish to analyze and improve Agile processes and methods
What knowledge and skills do students gain?
The Outset Group offer programs and courses that are preapproved for professional development units through PMI and have been reviewed by a project management
professional (PMP) to ensure that they meet PMI's expectations for professional development in project management.PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®,
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Seminar Content & Approach
This two day workshop improves Agile performance by working directly with Agile personnel. It creates an instant Agile process Improvement team, whose work will be guided by an expert instructor. The objective is to improve Agile performance. The method is to analyze where we are, where we want to be, and the best way to get there. The outcome is a plan to improve Agileperformance at the enterprise, program, or project level. Personnel from all roles and levels of authority collaborate to assess,analyze, brainstorm, document, and then plan the deployment of Agile process improvements.
Day One: The team defines the benefits sought from an Agile approach (Why Agile?). We start from the business perspective. We then identify “pain points”, and apply root-cause analysis and gap analysis to define needed improvements.
Day Two: Teams work up potential solutions to identified opportunities and problems, with the overall goal to make Agile more productive. Deliverables are workflow process diagrams, data flow diagrams, templates for improved communication and documentation, and Responsibility Assignment Matrices to assign tasks and accountability.
There will also be action lists containing key questions and a plan to get answers, scripted responses to stakeholder concerns, meetings to schedule, agenda items, and improvements that can be deployed at once. With these in place, the final session creates a realistic and achievable plan to implement the changes, starting with executive review and approval
Students Return to Work with:
The ability to apply Agile methods to their current and future projects.
The ability to use the IIBA BABOK Guide and IIBA Agile Extension as an active reference for planning, tools, problem solving, and terminology.
Insight into the principles and methods that are represented in IIBA certification tests for CCBA (Certification of Competency) and CBAP. (Certified Business Analysis Professional).
An action list of questions to ask, meetings to arrange, documents to draft, agenda items, and scripted responses to stakeholder concerns.
The ability to collaborate with an Agile team in planning and executing an Agile requirements effort.
The ability to supervise BA personnel and make process improvements
The ability to use and understand Agile terminology.
Insight into the roles and responsibilities of an Agile project.
The ability to align an Agile effort with executive direction and enterprise requirements