Date : 01 September
Venue :Quality Inn Sabari
In this workshop, you’ll engage in an exciting and intense journey toward becoming a Great leader who can engage employees, inspire people, and build a culture defined by collaboration and commitment.Leaders in today’s fast moving ever changing world need to constantly evolve to stay competitive and also keep up with the pace of business and technology.
One of the principles supporting the Agile Manifesto is:
‘Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done’
Which means there is a constant need to change the way teams work and interact in an agile environment.
Agility requires willingness to learn on the fly. And with the speed of change accelerating, the old lessons no longer apply. This workshop is designed to have a check on this and also get different perspectives to be a strong leader.
Participants engage in the following program topics through a combination of action-learning experiences, interactive lectures, group discussions, team exercises, case studies, and real business projects.
What defines a Leader?
Leadership in Agile context
Principles of Leadership
How to influence behaviors
Levels of Leadership
What’s your leadership style?
How to develop your agile leadership competence?
What’s Situational Leadership?
Managing rapid changes
Developing Strategic Leadership
Learning art of Delegation
Decision Making for Leaders
Who can attend
Executives and Leaders, Managers and Directors
Program and Project Managers
Product and Product Line Management
Leaders who have the skill to develop high-impact relationships and a culture of collaboration in order to drive results
Date : 25 – 26 Aug
Agile is a general methodology applicable to project management and product development, and is increasingly used today as businesses and industries recognize the inherent value in this approach. The PMI-ACP® is a well respected credential in the Agile community, and demonstrates your competence in carrying out project management using Agile practices. The certification mandatorily requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and passing a rigorous examination on agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
Agile Framework – A brief introduction to agile, discuss how agile is different from traditional methods, agile principles and values, and vital role of flexibility and stability in agile.
Introduction of Scrum – Conceptual learning and understanding of Scrum including detailed study of Scrum roles, ceremonies, artifacts.
User Stories – A tool used for trawling requirement in agile projects. What are user stories and how to write a good user story?
Agile Estimation – This lesson takes us to the black art, art of estimating the software project work, discusses agile sizing and estimation techniques. Also discusses estimation game and planning poker.
Value Based Prioritization – the lesson discusses all about prioritization- what features built in next iteration, discuss various models to assist PO to groom the product backlog. Agile Planning – the lesson talks about agile planning, two levels of planning-release and iteration; velocity estimates, release date identification.
Agile Monitoring – Once planning is done we need monitoring and adaptation. This lesson discusses release and iteration level monitoring of agile projects.
Retrospective – Retrospective is one of the most important steps in an agile methodology. It helps in adapting and improving the process. It discusses retrospective meeting, meeting structure.
Extreme Programming – Extreme programming values, practices.
Lean – Lean and Kanban is discussed in details. The lesson covers lean principles, lean tools including Value Stream Mapping, Cumulative flow diagram and Kanban Board, and major differences underlying Kanban and Scrum.
Communication – The lesson covers how agile communication is more about communication facilitation rather than management.
Risk Management – Risk Management, risk response strategies, and organic risk management are discussed in details.
Governance – The lesson deals with organization level governing structure for agile project, we discuss possible matrices and PMO in this lesson.
Soft Skills – Highlights are the soft zone of agile coach and team. Discuss the significance of power of listening, emotional intelligence skills, and conflict management.
Get an introduction to Agile principles and practices
Learn how to mentor high-performance teams who deliver results
Understand techniques for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible
Get familiar with new ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
Learn to combine best methods from multiple Agile methodologies
Apply powerful metrics to ensure continuous improvement
Learn about common pitfalls many teams fall into when adopting Agile practices
Respond to change quickly to seize competitive advantage
Benefits of Agile and why Agile teams are significantly happier with their work
Who can attend?
Project Managers Quality Assurance Lead Developers/Programmers Testers Product Owners Scrum Masters Scrum Team Members
For a person appearing in PMI-ACP® certification test, PMI® expects prior experience of minimum 8 months in team following any agile methodology, it may be scrum (as scrum is a one of agile methodology) or any other company defined agile methodology.
21 PDUs / Contact Hours
Scrum Educational Units (SEUs ),16 SEUs for classroom training.
24/7 Post training support via online learning communities/mails/video chats/phone calls.
Date : 25 – 28 October
Venue :Park Plaza
During this four-day course, attendees will learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging the practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Attendees will also gain insights and practice how to coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course—Leading SAFe®—will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe to leaders. The final two days focus exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe in the enterprise.
Becoming a Certified SAFe® 4 Program Consultant (SPC), and becoming a change agent, will enable attendees to coach and guide the enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace and empower them to implement a Lean-Agile SAFe transformation.
To perform the role of a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC), attendees should be able to:
Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Empower with a Lean Portfolio
Align the organization to a common language and way of working
Perform Value Stream identification
Launch and support Agile Release Trains, and coordinate Large Solutions
Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy
Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context
Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe®
Continue their learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe roles in the enterprise
Leading SAFe® – Days 1 and 2
Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
Understanding SAFe Principles
Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs
Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
Leading a Lean-Agile Enterprise
Empowering a Lean Portfolio
Building Large Solutions
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.
Date : 11 – 12 Aug
Venue :Hotel Shelter, Mylapore
This workshop equips scrum masters and Agile practitioners to advancing their career to the next level by understanding the organizational levers that help Scrum teams succeed and appreciating the context of Agile Transformation.
Workshop covers areas Situational leadership, Change Management, Agile Mindsets, Systems Thinking, High Performance Teams and Agile Product Development among others.
- Context of Agile
- Deep dive into concepts – High performance teams, Business Value, Continuous improvement, flow, Waste removal,optimising entire value-stream (systems thinking) and Outcome focus
- Product focus versus Project focus
- What characteristics Agile Mindset
- Traits of Agile Product Development- Funding,Organization Structure,
Appraisals, Governance and Metrics
- Supporting the Agile Transformation Journey through Change Management
- Sustaining Agility
- Growing as Agile Leaders
Date : 22 September
Venue :Quality Inn Sabari
Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) is a framework for scaling agile development to multiple teams. LeSS.works gives an overview. LeSS builds on top of the Scrum principles such as empiricism, cross-functional self-managing teams and provides a framework for applying that at scale. It provides simple structural rules and guidelines on how to adopt Scrum in large product development.
The Certified LeSS Basics course is a brief introduction into the LeSS Framework. It provides a 1-day overview of the framework and some of the essential concepts that it uses. It will help determining whether LeSS is for you but for LeSS adoptions, we’d recommend to follow it up with a LeSS Practitioner course.
The Certified LeSS basics course is for anyone who is involved in a LeSS effort. Basic Scrum knowledge is expected and can be achieved by attending a Certified Scrum Master or a Professional Scrum Master course, or thoroughly reading Scrum introduction material such as the Scrum Primer and practicing Scrum. The Certified LeSS Basics course is often combined with a Scrum course where this will be the last day of a longer Scrum-focused training.
The following topics will be covered in the Certified LeSS Basics course:
- Why LeSS?
- LeSS Overview and introduction to LeSS Huge
- LeSS Rules and Principles
- Feature Teams
After Course Completion
All participants will be receiving a Certified LeSS Basics certificate and an account on less.works. The LeSS Basics Certificate will not expire.
Date : 18-19 Aug
Venue :Quality Inn Sabari
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) is a 2-day course that covers the principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it. This course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement. The course also includes a free attempt at the globally recognized Professional Scrum Master I certification exam (PSM I)
Over the 2 days, students will see why PSM is the cutting-edge course for effective Scrum Masters and for anyone coaching a software development team toward increased efficiency and effectiveness. The course includes advanced thinking for servant-leadership and behavioral shifts.
Throughout the course, students are challenged to think in terms of the Scrum principles to better understand what to do when returning to the workplace.
The PSM course is much more than just a set of slides and an instructor. In this course, students work on real-life cases with other classmates together as a team. This course is made up of discussions and hands-on exercises based upon real-life cases.
- Scrum theory and principles
- The Scrum Framework
- The Definition of Done
- Running a Scrum project
- Working with people and teams
- Scrum in your organization
- The role of the Scrum Master
- Working with organizational challenge
All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course will receive a password to attempt the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) assessment. If you attempt the PSM I assessment within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM II assessment once passing PSM I.
Date : 22-23 Sep
Venue :Quality Inn Sabari
During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and be coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skill set that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:
- Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
- Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset
- Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe
- Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
- Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
- Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution
- Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
- Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
- Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train
- Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
- Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
- Understanding SAFe Principles
- Creating high-performing teams and programs
- Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
- Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
- Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
- Empowering a Lean Portfolio
- Building Large Solutions
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
- Attendee workbook
- Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
- One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
- Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.
Date : 09,10,11 November
Venue :Quality Inn Sabari
The ICP-ACC is one of two certifications on the Agile Coaching track. The certification focuses primarily on the mindset, roles, and responsibilities of an Agile Coach. After finishing the certification, the learner will be able to differentiate between and among mentoring, facilitating, consulting, teaching and coaching, and will also gain the skills needed to create a safe environment for meaningful collaboration and healthy conflict resolution within an agile team. This certification introduces participants to team development concepts around starting and growing teams while paying particular attention to team dynamics and the surrounding organizational system. A key part of this certification focuses on developing an understanding of the Professional Coaching skillset and the value of honing these skills to serve individuals on an agile team.
Typically, training providers will cover the required learning objectives for this certification in approximately 21 hours of instructional activities over the course of three days.
The Agile Coaching Mindset
Defining Agile Coaching
Coach as role model
Key Mindset shifts
The Roles and skills of a coach
Setting Boundaries for coaching
Internal vs external coaches
The Coaching Stance
The coaching conversation – coaching for action
Professional coaching skills
Conducting the coaching coversation
mentoring Agile Roles & Transitions