Date(s) - 10/13/2018 - 10/14/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
250 Yonge Street Suite 2201, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2L7 ,
Welcome to LeanAgileScrum Institute. Being Agile Demand a Different Mindset and Skillset.
To transition into an agile role you must get rid of the traditional way of building products out of your mindset and adopt a new mindset. To implement agile, you must have a solid foundation in the practices you wish to adapt and learn how to follow agile practices, how to use implementation tools and techniques and how to learn from mistakes.
This program will give you the foundation of knowledge and experience you need. Get the techniques, skills, and tools that enable you to build an Agile mindset by defining the principles, values, frameworks, advantages, and disadvantages of Agile development. Click on the arrow links below and find out more about our program.
Agile is about behaviour. A working product is the primary measure of progress.Three out of four agile values, five out of five scrum values and eight out of nine kanban values are all about people.
Many organizations are having challenges implementing and reaping the benefits of agile. Research shows that 80% of organizations have culture challenges and culture at odds with core agile values. Do you know why? it’s all about peoples mindset/behaviour.
Over the years we trained our brains to behave a certain way. Our brain has developed patterns based on traditions, culture, habits, beliefs, values, and principles. In a professional level, this is what we call – TRADITIONAL.
Now we have to undo these traditional patterns and develop new patterns to face a new reality which is – AGILE. We worked with multiple leading international assessment organization and created personal assessments tools to assess your you current mindset, skills, and to identify areas where you have to make adjustments to adopt an agile mindset.
A person’s mindset is not what makes them right or wrong. It is the person’s beliefs and motivators that have everything to do with right or wrong.
Having a right mindset, you can get together, create a goal, gauge its viability and mobilize the team members to become fully engaged. With everyone on board and heading in the same direction, things get done more effectively, often quicker and with fewer obstacles to overcome.
Our training programs focus on the behaviours/mindset shift through scientifically proven personal assessments to adapt and blend your mindset for greater, more effective agile transformation first and then focus on agile framework domains such as Scrum, Kanban, XP and etc..
By focusing on mindset shift first you will be:
• Gaining Commitment and Cooperation from Teams
• Building Effective Teams
• Resolving and Preventing Conflicts
• Gaining Influence
All our agile training programs are developed based on our “Agile Training Competency Model” to identify the end-to-end enterprise needs. We worked with multi-national enterprises to benchmark the agile roles and then developed agile training programs.
LeanAgileScrum Institute is the first agile training organization in the world to conduct agile job benchmarking for each agile role, created four assessments, developed supplementary courses and integrated the assessments into agile training programs.
Our assessments are designed to increase the understanding of your natural strengths, weakness, adjustments you are currently making in your current role and the improvements you can make in your role.
The assessment report provides insight into four distinct areas: behaviours, driving forces, competencies and emotional intelligence. Understanding strengths and weaknesses in each of the four areas will lead to personal and professional development, higher performance, optimal use of capacity and a higher level of job satisfaction.
This assessment will help you attain a greater knowledge of yourself as well as others. The ability to interact effectively with people may be the difference between success and failure in your work and personal life. The effective interaction starts with an accurate perception of oneself.
This assessment provides information on the why of your actions, which with application and coaching, can tremendously impact your valuing of life. Once you know the motivations that drive your actions, you will immediately be able to understand the causes of conflict.
Integrating Behaviors/Mindset And Driving Forces
This assessment will help you blend the how and the why of your actions. Once you can
understand how your behaviours and driving forces blend together, your performance will be
enhanced and you will experience an increase in satisfaction.
This assessment presents 25 key competencies and ranks them from top to bottom, defining your
major strengths. The skills at the top highlight well-developed capabilities and reveal where you
are naturally most effective in focusing your time.
Emotional Intelligence Assessment
The Emotional intelligence assessment looks at a person’s emotional intelligence, which is the ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate higher levels of collaboration and productivity. The assessment was designed to provide insight into two broad areas: Self and Others.
Scrum is an Agile framework. Sometimes people lose the purpose of Agile and tend to focus on rigid rules and meetings when doing Agile Scrum. The core purpose of Agile Scrum is to do a small portion of work, demo it, get feedback, and adapt based on the feedback at the core of the inspect and adapt loop.Our courses will provide practical knowledge – “How To” and real project examples for you so you can help your organization have a smoother agile transformation by addressing the true Agile Scrum purpose.
The focus of the training is to provide insight into Lean, Agile, and Scrum to show how the Scrum framework contributes to Agile practices. You will also learn Agile techniques, such as how to prioritize requirements, writing simple effective user stories, how to elicit and document requirements with user stories and how to guide your stakeholders throughout the project.
Professional Diploma designation of an individual who is qualified to know and practice the subject matter of Agile Methodology, Tools & Techniques, Scrum and other frameworks in the area of Essential Lean, Agile and Scrum. It is based on practical program granted by LeanAgileScrum Institute and recognized globally.
The person recognized as professional is qualified to meet the practical knowledge of Essential Lean, Agile and Scrum skills, Agile delivery skills, and is required to complete the required courses and assessment approved by Lean Agile Scrum Institute.
Professional Designation Assessment Method:
The professional designation is granted for the program by achieving a minimum score of 75% on the online exam and completion of project work assignments. Students must apply the course knowledge, techniques and methods used in the courses to create real “Case Studies” and/or “White Paper/Blog” and submit them as part of program certification completion to prove that they can apply this learning/knowledge in the workplace.
What will you learn?
Principles of Agile Framework
Agile Development Practice
Agile Success Factors
Fundamentals of Agile
Lean Agile Scrum Definition
Methodology Vs Framework
Project Challenges and Agile
Key Agile Practices
Agile Software Development
Challenges with Agile
Starting an Agile Projects
Fundamentals of Scrum
What is Scrum
Goals of Scrum
What is Sprint
Agile and Scrum
Iterations, Sprints, and Releases
Challenges with Scrum
Other Agile Framework
Feature Driven Development (FDD)
Extreme Programming (XP)
Unified Process (UP)
Dynamic System Development Method (DSDM)
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
Product Owner Roles and Responsibilities
How To Overcome Roles and Responsibility Challenges
Scrum Master Roles and Responsibilities
Scrum Master and Product Owner
Scrum Master as Servant Leader
Scrum Master as Facilitator, and Coach and Mentor
Scrum Master Services To Development Team
Scrum Master Service to Organization
Scrum Master as Scrum Keeper
Development Team Roles and Responsibilities
How to Self-Organize To Deliver Each Sprint
How to Manage “Technical Debt”
Other Stakeholders Roles and Responsibilities
How to Plan For Sprint Meetings and Why
How to Facilitate Daily Scrum
How to Plan and Execute Daily Standup Agenda
How to Facilitate Sprint Review/Demo
How to Plan and Execute Sprint Review Agenda
How to Facilitate Sprint Retrospective
How to Plan and Execute Retrospective Agenda
Intro to Scrum Artefacts
Product Backlog Artefacts
Sprint Backlog Artefacts
Sprint Burndown Chart
Spring Progress and Transparency
Definition of Done (DoD)
How to Track and Report in Agile
How to Track Challenges
How to Create and Manage Risks and Issues
Agile Metrics and Reports
How to Create Burnup and Burndown Charts
How to Create Task Board
How to Update Tasks Board
How to Refine Tasks Board
How to Overcome Tasks Board Challenges
How to Create Release Burndown Chart
How to Create Product Backlog Metrics
How to Monitor Progress Update
How to Measure Improvement Metrics
When Documentation is Necessary
How Much Documentation is Required
Why Too Much Documentation is Not Required in Agile
What Type of Documentation is Required
Agile Guidelines for Documentation
Visual Daily Performance Management System (VDPMS)
What is Visual Management
Why Visual Management
What is visual daily performance management system
Why visual daily performance management system Work
Benefits of a visual daily performance management system
Visual daily performance management system examples
How to Create an Environment for successful VDPMS
How to Deploy a visual daily performance management system
Overview of Pull System
Overview of Just In Time (JIT)
Overview of Daily Accountability
Overview of PDCA
Overview of Assessments
Summary of Strengths & Weakness
Values You Bring it to the Organization
Checklist for Communicating
Communication Tips and Do’s & Don’ts
Perceptions – How You See Yourself and How Others See You
Situations or Environments That May Cause Tension or Stress.
Words that Describe Your Personal Behavior
Your Natural Mindset (personal life) and Adapted Mindset (professional life)
Time Wasters That May Impact Your Overall Effectiveness
Areas for Improvement
Drive Forces (Motivators) Assessment
Behaviours and Related Emotions That Contribute to Your Success
Understanding Your Driving Forces (Motivators)
Your Top Driving Forces That Move You to Action
Areas of Driving Forces Where It Could Lead to Conflict.
Integration of Behaviors and Driving Forces Assessment
Areas of Strengths and Top Four Driving Forces
Areas of Conflict and Top Four Driving Forces
Ideal Work Environment and Top Four Driving Forces
Key Areas to Motivating
Key Needs That Must be Met to Perform at an Optimum Level.
Your Current Development level of 25 competencies
Your Unique Hierarchy of Competencies and Job Responsibilities for Each Competency.
Agile Role Job Benchmark Requirements – Competencies, Values and Behaviors
Emotional Intelligence Assessment
Your Current Level of Self-Awareness and Suggestions for Improvement
Your Current Level of Self-Regulation and Suggestions for Improvement
Your Current Level of Motivation and Suggestions for Improvement
Your Current Level of Social-Awareness and Suggestions for Improvement
Your Current Level of Social-Regulation and Suggestions for Improvement
Agile Manifesto from Business Analysis Perspective
Business Analyst Role in Agile
Agile Value and Business Analysis
Agile Principle and Business Analysis
Scrum Values and Business Analysis
Agile Mindset for Business Analyst
How to Handle Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Complexity
Introduction to Agile Business Analysis
Role of Agile BA in Agile Project
How to Build Increment Value
How to Manage Agile Requirements Challenges
How to Maintain Healthy Backlog
How to Write Effective User Stories:
How to Support Incremental Delivery
How to Group Themes or Epics
How to Calculate Velocity
How to Create Acceptable Documentation
How to Slice User Story
How to Split User Story
How to Define Minimum Viable Product
How to Create Value Stream
How to Stay Results Focused
How to Work with Difficult Personalities
How to Influence Without Authority
How to Manage Expectations
Working as Agile BA in Projects
Value Stream Mapping
What are the Value Streams
How to Define Value Stream Mapping Steps
How to Identify Value Streams
How to Map Current State
How to Map Future State
How to Map Administrative Mapping
How to Identify Unique Situations
How to Enhance Future State
How to Implement Change
How to Overcome Roadblocks
Role of Value Stream Mapping Agile Projects
Agile Product Analysis
Overview of Product Analysis
How to Identify Product Problems
How to Identify New Product Opportunity
How to Define Product Objective
How to Document Product Requirements
How to Identify Product Stakeholders
How to Design Product Requirements
How to Build Product Requirement Plan
How to Create Business Rules
How to Create Product Requirement Traceability Matrix
How to Define Product Scope Boundaries
Product Requirement Verification Techniques
How to Measure Product Verification Activities
How to Define Product Acceptance Criteria
Overview of System Thinking
Overview of System Thinking Tools
System Thinking Standards
How to Create a Context Diagram
How to Create a Functional Flow Diagram
How to Create a Cross-Functional Flow Diagram
How to Create a Flowchart Diagram
Agile and Assessment Alignment Review
Alignment of Agile and DISC Scores
Alignment of Agile and Behavioral Style
Alignment of Agile and Your Strengths & Weakness
Alignment of Agile and the Value You Bring it to the Organization
Alignment of Agile and Communication Tips and Do’s & Don’ts
Alignment of Agile and Ideal Environment for you to Work
Alignment of Agile and Perceptions – How you See Yourself and Others See You
Alignment of Agile and Words that Describe your Personal Behavior
Alignment of Agile and Your Natural and Adapted Style
Alignment of Agile and Workplace Motivations
Alignment of Agile and How to Managing Yourself
Alignment of Agile and Areas for Improvement
Alignment of Agile and the 12 Behavioral Hierarchy and Relationships
What is Continuous Learning?
Continuous learning is about the constant expansion of skills through learning to increase practical agile knowledge.
Training and professional designation alone cannot prepare you to do the job. There is a level of qualification that must be achieved. This is where our Continuous Learning Program begins.
Our Continuous Learning Program focuses on the results of training through practical application.
How does Continuous Learning work?
You will automatically be enrolled for the continuous learning program once you complete your professional diploma (PD) designation.
Access to Bi-Weekly Live Online Agile eWorkshop:
Our Agile eWorkshops include access to our team and experts. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions related to the Agile landscape. These live workshops will happen twice a month. These workshops will address the changes taking place in the marketplace and how we can adapt to them as a collective.
Subscription to Bi-Weekly Bite Size Agile eCoaching Videos:
These videos answer the most frequently asked questions posed by our Students and participants. One of our agile practitioners will answer the question and send it out to our students. These videos will be sent out twice a month
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