In this course, you will learn:
- Kanban boards are used to keep track of work-in-progress (WIP) in a timeframe.
- To avoid delays, obtain schedule advancements, and ensure team capacity, time boxing activities are used.
- The Pareto Principle is applied and iterated for product backlog refinement.
- To ensure you deliver on the big picture, use rolling wave planning.
- The first week focuses the discussion on Agile to its primary benefit, Speed, and how to easily calculate and prove its supremacy in benefits of any project management method because of timing impacts and market changes outside a project manager’s control.
- The second week explores why and how varying scope is the most powerful method to achieve speed; introducing the Exponential Pareto Principle and how to apply it effectively. Perhaps the most important lesson is that not all product backlog items are equal, and in fact, most don't matter at all!
- The third week dives into second-tier methods for achieving speed through sizing, simplicity, and sprints with real-world examples ranging from air and spacecraft to software. Team members work together to ensure a smooth glide on the burndown chart by actively managing work in process during daily scrum sessions.
- The last week teaches ground-level techniques to avoid delays, increase speed, and apply a full range of planning, execution, and control techniques that will guarantee 2x or better improvement on traditional projects. This week is essential to producing a winning product backlog and release plan.