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Introduction to Agile

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Many organizations are now introducing agile delivery techniques into the workplace with the goal of delivering faster, with greater efficiency.

To achieve these benefits, agile methods encourage a closer collaboration between the project business stakeholders and the project delivery team, they encourage the lowering of barriers (functional silos) between roles, and they promote communications techniques that foster a culture of openness and transparency. This level of change may create resistance for some people who have difficulty adapting.

One of the best ways of overcoming such resistance is through education.

This workshop aims to introduce stakeholders and project team members to the Agile way of working using the common Scrum framework. Unlike typical Scrum-based training, however, the course expands the framework to include an overview of agile requirements management techniques and agile estimating and planning techniques that are used to set reasonable stakeholder expectations at the start of an agile project.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this workshop, you will have:

  • A basic understanding of how agile projects are structured
  • An introduction to the common Scrum framework
  • An understanding of how disciplined approaches to agile can be used to set (and manage) realistic stakeholder expectations

Who should participate?

This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in developing a basic understanding of how agile methods work, including project team members and other stakeholders.

Program details

Dates: Feb. 3-4, 2022
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Atlantic)
Location: Virtual
Price: $595 (+HST)
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

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Instructor

Kevin Aguanno is currently the president of Procept Associates Ltd. and its two subsidiaries: Procept USA LLC and TidalShift Inc. With over 25 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin Aguanno is known in the industry for his innova­tive approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on three project management specialty areas: agile project management, troubled project recovery, and project methodology consulting.

As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and executive coach in agile management meth­ods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management.

He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and his competency is certified by IBM as a Certified Executive Project Manager and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Senior Project Man­ager (IPMA Level B). He is also certified by the Scrum Alliance as both a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He is also certified by the Project Management Association of Canada as a Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM), and holds the PMI Agile-Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) designation from the Project Management Institute. Lastly, Aguanno holds the Certified Management Consultant (CMC) designation from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CMC-Canada).

He is accredited by the International Project Management Association (founded in Switzerland) as a project management competency assessor, and he performs IPMA assessments for the ASAPM in the U.S.A. and the PMAC in Canada, for both of which the IPMA awarded him the honorary designation of First Assessor.

In 2013, the PMAC formally recognized Aguanno with its highest honor by naming him a Fellow of the Project Management Association of Canada (FPMAC) and in 2015, the UK's Association for Project Management honoured Aguanno by naming him a Fellow (FAPM).

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