Lean-Agile Project Management Certification by Net Objectives

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Course Overview

Lean-Agile Project Management Certification by Net Objectives prepares a person to play the role of the Lean-Agile Project Manager. In today’s world it is critical that one know why Agile works, not just be given a set of practices to coach the team in performing. While Scrum is a popular Agile method today, it is not always the best Agile method to use. This course introduces the participants to popular Agile methods: Scrum and Kanban.

It is a key component in Net Objectives' Approach to Extending Scrum to Create an Agile Enterprise .

This three-day certification course teaches project managers how to use Lean principles and Agile practices to deliver profitable projects within the enterprise. Using new ways to think about the enterprise, the course establishes a model of the lean enterprise organization, and teaches project managers how to manage the alignment between business and technology teams so that a stream of highly profitable solutions and applications flow from the development organization.

Course Objectives: 
  • Understanding and managing the Lean Enterprise
  • Reviewing Lean principles and Agile practices
  • Defining and managing the value stream
  • Identifying and eliminating waste from projects
  • Why cycle time is more important than capacity utilization
  • Managing in progress (WIP)
  • Creating visibility both to and from the team
  • Managing the product portfolio/Roadmap
  • Using Agile estimation techniques

Target Audience:

Primary Audience: 

Project Managers, Scrum Masters, and individuals responsible for leading development teams..

Learning Objectives: 
  • Define the role and responsibilities of a Lean-Agile Project Manager
  • Define and utilize Business Value criteria for prioritization, planning, and decomposing work
  • Learn how to ensure that the highest business value is always focused on and delivered by the team
  • Compare and contrast the difference between a release and iteration
  • Describe how to manage scope and time line using velocity of the team(s)
  • Describe the mechanics of product backlog management
  • Compare / contrast the difference in writing of the business feature and user story
  • Identify challenges that may impede the flow of work
  • Learn how to plan for and manage dependencies
  • Understand how to write stories to address architecture & analysis over the life of the project
  • Learn how to decompose complex work into small stories for the teams
  • Identify tools and techniques that provide visibility for work in progress
  • Execute decision making using Lean thinking and business value

All the Details

Category: Scrum and Kanban

Level: Intermediate

Length: 3 Days

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Certification and PDUs
21 PDUs Category A
Maximum Number in Class
24 (Approximate. Depends upon make up and experience level of team.)
Room Setup and Equipment Needed

Classrooms require students at tables (round or long) as well as several white boards or flip-charts. A projector with screen is also needed.