Agile Development Practices

3 Day Interactive Workshop

This three day hands on workshop outlines the role, responsibilities, activities and accountbilities ok key leadership role in an Agile projects


  • Be able to discuss the differences between the leadership responsibilities on an Agile Project, (Program Managmeny, Project Managment, Iteration Managment)
  • Understand the leadership responsibilities through the varoius phases of an Agile project
  • Obtain an understanding of how to author quality user stories and related artifacts throughout the various phases of an Agile project.
  • Learn the methods for Release planning and iteration planning as well as the differences and relationship they have to each other
  • Understand what measurements are effective for monitoring an Agile project
    Understand leadership techniques for agile projects and apperciate how they differ from traditional project leadership.


Project Managers, Program managers, and other considering a leadership role on an Agile project

Detailed Course Outline :


  • Introduction of trainers and participants
  • Instructors hopes
  • Learning Objectives
  • Intended audience
  • Course Overview
  • Exercise

The nature of the PM role

  • Project Challeges
  • Your goals as a project manager
  • What challenges have you faced as a project manager?
  • Challenging project scenarios
  • Agile’s goals
  • Project leadership
  • Declaration of interdependences
  • Leadership roles in Agile projectsProject Manager and iteration Manager roles
  • Internal vs external focus
  • Responsibility vs accountability
  • Vision
  • Planning
  • Delivery
  • Tracking Transparency
  • Quality
  • Risk Managment
  • Milestones
  • Resource managment
  • External group facilitation
  • Stackholder managment
  • Administration

The Inception Phase

  • Traditional approaches vs Agile
  • Characteristics of an Agile inception
  • Typical deliverables
  • Planing for the inception
  • Estimation Risk
  • Staffing models
  • Smelles
  • Exercise

The initation Phase

  • Identifying the activities
  • Team charter
  • Team space

The Develop and Deploy Phase

  • Context
  • What is Develop and Deploy
  • Sample iteration
  • Glossary
  • Key Concepts
  • Iteration planning
  • Capacity planning
  • Inputs
  • The basics
  • Output
  • Crossing planning
  • Exercise
  • Story wall Management
  • Work assignment using the story Wall
  • Story walls ans smell
  • Story walls patterns
  • Scenario 1 story wall pattern
  • Scenario 2 story wall pattern
  • Non business stories
  • Story wall beyond the iteration
  • When is story done?
  • Exercise
  • Big visible Charts
  • Information radiatos
  • Burn up chart patterns
  • Technical debt
  • Other BVC options
  • Exercise