The follow-on to this course series on “Advanced Scrum” is expected by the end of Summer 2020.
Agile provides greater opportunities for control and risk management and offers unique benefits that traditional methods miss. As a project manager or program manager the emphasis should always be on delivering value and benefits. With complex projects these demand increase and knowing you've delivered value can be difficult for even those with years of project management experience. ****
However, in this course we'll cover the agile practices and management skills necessary to delivery value with certainty, such as: ****
Transparency with daily standup meetings discussing work status, risk, and pace.
How a clear definition of done drives acceptance by all key stakeholders.
Measuring performance and benefits of working solutions during project delivery.
Iteratively testing to gain authentic feedback on solution requirements and stability.
Regular retrospectives that drive continuous improvement into the team.
How agile project management ensures success and uniquely tackles business risk
Quality management principles to reduce project risk and technical debt
Manage and reduce interdependencies between project teams to scale programs at speed
Making the business case for agile contracts and how they ensure deliverables achieve business outcomes and objectives
In this course, you will learn how these levers of control far exceed traditional management methods of earned value management (EVM), which relies on estimates and no changes in scope. We'll discuss how the key to unlocking the control potential is to learn what to manage, and how to measure it. It's no longer just ensure the deliverables are delivered on-time and under-budget.
This shift to benefits management is in-line with how the PMBOK is changing to integrate program management concerns into project management with an emphasis on value and not just delivery of scope specifications. The Agile revolution requires program managers to embrace this type of continuing education to advance and grow in your project management career. ****
So how do programs ensure smooth project delivery? ****
This answer is bottoms-up with different controls at each level of management, separating the concerns between the program, the individual projects, and the team processes. For teams, it’s a focus on team velocity and how to ensure its measurement is useful for diagnosing internal and external ...