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Managing Agile Delivery

Agile is rapidly becoming the default approach for software delivery. Based on small, cross-functional teams, agile provides a transparent and powerful way of delivering technical products and services, and increasingly many non-technical products. Even so, the ability to govern the work of agile teams remains challenging. Applying traditional project management approaches based on tracking a sequence of related activities or tasks against a master project plan, conflicts with the core premise that agile teams are cross-functional and self-organizing.

In this course we look at how to track the progress and performance of agile teams – how to plan long-term, and track progress towards the end goal. We look at how agile teams address risk, whether technical risk or other forms of project risk. We consider how agile projects can be governed successfully and safely in different contexts, such as highly-regulated environments or working with complex products or legacy systems. Finally, we discuss governance structures, traditionally owned by a project or program management office (the PMO), that work in an agile environment without slowing down or compromising the benefits of agile delivery.

Whether you are a project manager or a ScrumMaster, a product owner or line manager, you will find out how to track progress, what tools to use to provide just the right level of oversight, and how to maintain team agility while meeting business goals.

Curriculum topics include:
- Long-term roadmap and release planning
- Reporting on the delivery of single or multiple agile teams
- Managing risk through iterative and incremental development
- Maintaining team agility while meeting business objectives
- How to meet deadlines and manage scope on an agile project
- Create an Agile Program Management Office (PMO) based on outcomes and increments, not activities and milestones

Learning Objectives
Describe the three stages of empirical process control.
- Define the attributes of a potentially shippable product increment.
- Demonstrate how to build a governance structure around outcomes and increments rather than activities and milestones.
- Discuss ways of measuring the success and performance of an Agile team.

Note: We recommend Agile Delivery Methods (II861) prior to taking this course.

 This course can be applied to the UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership

Course Format

During COVID-19 the format of this course will be delivered in virtual format for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 terms.  Handouts and course outline will be available through our LMS - Moodle.  You will receive login details to moodle one day before the course start date.

Available Sessions

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Nov 20-Dec 9, 2020 | Online | $1250.00

Format: Online
Code: II868F20A
Offered: On Sat
Nov 20-Dec 9, 2020
Virtual sessions are Nov 21 & Nov 28, quiz and assignment due Dec 9.
2 sessions
From: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Instructor: Sunny Dhillon

Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$1250.00 $0.00 $1250.00

Mar 20-Apr 10, 2021 | Online | $1250.00

Format: Online
Code: II868W21A
Offered: On Sat
Mar 20-Apr 10, 2021
In class sessions are March 20 & 27, quiz and assignment due April 10.
2 sessions
From: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$1250.00 $0.00 $1250.00

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