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Agile Portfolio and Program Management (ICP-DAS)

  • Tuition USD $1,295
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code APPM
  • Duration 2 days
  • Available Formats Classroom, Virtual

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-DAS designation (ICAgile Certified Professional in Delivery at Scale).

Skills Gained

  • 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.

Who Can Benefit

  • Project Managers
  • Analysts
  • Developers
  • IT Manager/Directors
  • Software Engineers
  • Software Architects
  • Business Customers

Course Details

Course Outline

Part 1:

  • Introduction – Agile Mindset preview
  • What is Portfolio and Program Management
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Lean Thinking
  • Customer Defines Value
  • Ideas/Concepts/Realities that are driving the world
  • Speed of Change
  • Innovation
  • Disruption
  • Lean Startup
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Five Levels of Planning
  • Geodesic Planning – the shortest path to results
  • Map the Value Stream
  • A Process that delivers Value to the Customer
  • Continuous Flow
  • Pull not Push
  • Strive for Perfection
  • Eliminate Waste
  • A System designed to produce the right results
  • The right paradigms and mental models
  • Transition into Building a System
  • The Agile Paradigm
  • Manifesto
  • Principles
  • 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

Part 2:

  • Agile Program Management – Building a Business Value Generator
  • Vision
  • Time
  • Culture
  • Vision – What is our Value Proposition
  • The Ideation Process
  • Getting Ideas that will produce Value to the Customer
  • Ethnographic Research
  • Effective Communication
  • The User – Roles and Personas
  • Brainstorming
  • The A3 Process of Problem Solving
  • Making Investment Decision
  • Time – Execution
  • Scaling Agile above the Team to the Enterprise
  • Waves of Agile
  • Scaling Methodologies
  • Similar Organizational Structures
  • SAFe – Digging Deeper into Scaling to provide Program Management
  • The Idea Funnel
  • Review Process
  • Analysis Queue
  • Implementation
  • Release Planning (PI Planning)
  • The Iteration Calendar
  • Coordination –
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • PO Sync
  • Release Management
  • Retrospectives
  • Done
  • The Definition of Done
  • Levels
  • Culture
  • Transforming your organization
  • John Kotter path to Change
  • Getting to a re-wiring – Culture is Anchored
  • Wrap-up

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

What does GTR stand for?

GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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Good course, a lot of content to fill in such short time, but as a basic introduction was really interesting.

I was very pleased with all aspects of ExitCertified delivery of this course

Informative class with great instructure who was able to walk through the course material, answer all questions, and give great examples.

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