Agile Project Management Workshop

On June 17th, the Technical Management Institute, Effective Training Associates, and the IEEE are teaming up to put on an agile project management workshop. The workshop will be held in Palo Alto and is open to the public, but admission is limited to the first 12 registrants. The proceeds will benefit the Silicon Valley IEEE.

Workshop Description:
On a software project, uncertainty is certain. The customer will change their mind, a ‘must have’ feature will be discovered, deadlines will move, or an unexpected competitive threat will need to be countered. The agile approach to project management allows the team to easily adjust to these changing conditions in order to produce the most valuable software possible.

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of agile project management, and is recommended for everyone who will be involved in an agile project. We will explore the key roles, responsibilities, interactions, and processes that make a successful agile project happen.

Participants will learn:
- Estimation
- Release planning
- Prioritization
- The rhythm of iterative development and delivery
- Roles and responsibilities on an agile project
- Communication on an agile team
- Empirical process control
- Agile metrics
- Simple tools for managing agile projects

The workshop focuses on practical ‘how to’ skills development, while providing enough theory for participants to understand why the techniques work. Interactive exercises allow participants to learn by doing. Class notes, suggestions for further reading, and free follow-on consulting are all included to ensure that the workshop’s lessons can be effectively applied back in the real world.

Cheers,

Chris

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