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Learn to deliver value faster and easier through agile and scrum frameworks with our project management courses in Sydney.

Achieve goals and lead your projects to success. This agile and scrums course will train you in the principles of agile project management methodology and its application through the use of scrums.

The agile component of this course is designed to enable you to apply agile principles across a broad spectrum of work settings, not just IT settings.

The scrum component of this course will leave you feeling confident in leading a scrum team by embracing a full set of agile management tools. In so doing, you will be well-placed to add value to dynamic, fast-paced environments where iterative change is imperative for delivering a valued outcome for your customer, whether they be internal or external customers.

This fast-paced course will offer you the skills to lead teams in a scrum framework where dedication to the task at hand and being responsive to changes right up to the “drop-dead” date are required. This flexibility characterises an agile approach and assists in producing the most competitive offerings.

You will learn all you need to manage scrums, with its associated roles, ceremonies and artefacts/ documents to enable fast, high-quality results. The net result is not only a win for your organisation, but for the scrum team members who are empowered to make real change to deliver the most up-to-date outcomes sought by customers.

Whilst Agile has traditionally been the domain of the IT industry; this course is aimed at showing how an agile and scrum approach can be used in all sectors.

Course outcomes

This course aims to:

  • Provide a firm basis for adopting agile methodology, regardless of your industry/ professional sector
  • Outline how a scrum master is different from a traditional project manager, and how leading a scrum team can be more rewarding both for the organisation and each of the scrum team members
  • Deliver a feasibility appraisal for the appropriateness of agile and scrum methodologies in your nominated work setting

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • introduce an agile framework to any organisation and engage relevant stakeholders to support adopting agile processes
  • demonstrate the skills needed for being an effective scrum-master
  • determine which flavour of agile is most useful for the needs of your organisation
  • train team members on how to work effectively in a scrum team
  • effectively utilise the ceremonies and artefacts that characterise agile and scrum project management methodology

Ideal for

  • This course is suitable for anyone interested in agile principles and becoming a scrum master, irrespective of the level of prior industry experience. This agile and scrums course will meet the needs of participants from commercial, government, institutional and not-for-profit/ for-purpose sectors.
  • This course is suitable for any project manager, business manager or team leader interested in familiarising themselves with agile project management principles and scrum methodology.
  • You may be seeking exposure to agile and scrums for the first time, or you may be an experienced project manager considering how an agile approach can add to your current repertoire of skills.

Course content

This course covers the following topics:

  • The agile project management framework
  • The contrast between agile project management methodology and more traditional forms of project management.
  • The many different flavours of agile and how agile can be tailored to the individual needs of any organisation.
  • The values and team principles on which Agile is based.
  • How an agile team can be more effective than a traditional project management team.
  • The agile methodology
  • Deliverables rather than comprehensive documentation
  • Customer collaboration rather than contract negotiation
  • Responding to change rather than following a plan
  • Agile iterations
  • The scalability of agile
  • Embracing positive risk as well as mitigating negative risk
  • How to make agile work effectively in your organisation
  • Scrum methodology
  • Definition of a scrum
  • The key roles within a scrum team
  • The symbiotic relationship between a scrum master and a product owner
  • How to be an effective scrum master
  • The nature of a Sprint
  • The importance of “User Stories.”
  • Burndown charts, velocity and remaining work
  • Daily Stand up meetings
  • Scrum planning - pre-release and release plans
  • Sprint review and retrospectives
  • Agile and Scrum tools
  • As a scrum master, how to be an effective coach
  • How to pro-actively anticipate customer needs
  • How to create an environment where change is embraced
  • Solving problems creatively within a scrum team
  • Creating a strong team culture
  • Taking a pro-active approach to innovation
  • Building healthy boundaries so scrum teams can truly deliver
  • Fostering collaboration within the scrum team and the broader organisation
  • The interface between agile and change management principles
  • Interface e between agile and risk management principles
  • The relationship has been agile, lean six sigma and kaizen blitz
  • The parallel between agile, design thinking and complexity science.

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