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This course is designed to inform non-geeks about Agile and how Agile can help to substantially improve
Agile for Everyone includes email consultation and conversation with the Author for up to 30 days from the date of purchase. This is subject to availability and demand. The Author may require more time to respond but will advise individually if that is the case.
The course can be consumed in consecutive chunks or as a whole. The estimated time to complete is one hour if consumed in a single session.
In "Beyond Agile - Agile for non-Geeks", the Author shows you how the underlying principles of Agile, its roles, ceremonies and cadence apply in the non-IT world, the world most of us live in. Examples of what we will cover are
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|Section 1: Introduction to Agile|
This lecture captures your attention and focuses you on the reasons why knowing about Agile is important to you.
This lecture explains what Agile is and what it is not. The lecture serves as a foundation to the subsequent lectures in this Section.
|Section 2: Agile - Under the Hood|
This lecture conveys the underlying principles of Agile and discusses a few salient points about each principle.
This lecture provides a set of examples of roles that are beneficial to have or put to work in an agile approach.
|Section 3: How is Agile implemented?|
This lecture discusses the importance of scope and its dependencies on who is asking. It really is about the direct beneficiaries of Agile - your customers and stakeholders.
|Section 4: How do you know Agile is working for you?|
This lecture helps you choose your own Agile project, work or initiative.
This lecture makes it clear to you what the distinctions are between goals, objectives, scope, work product, outcome and other things that all together may aggregate to "success criteria". The lecture is designed to help you not get suck on these distinctions but to embrace them all, for higher success more quickly.
Paul is an engaging and seasoned management consultant who is committed to helping his peers and clients play and work at the top of their game.
Schooled in universities in Austria, his home country, Paul is a certified Project Manager, ITIL Practitioner and Agile Scrum Master. For more than 20 years, Paul has traveled and worked in Europe, Asia and the two Americas. Most recently, he held program manager and director-level roles in North American consulting and education companies. Paul currently works as a Program Manager on assignment with McGraw-Hill Education.
Paul believes that we need to develop and hone skills that allow us to effectively compete in today's ever-faster changing jobs and integrate that capability into a life that is more fulfilling and feels more stable than it does for many of us today. It is that belief that is driving his desire to help all of us experience and master new techniques that integrate proven tools with newly emerging approaches and findings from areas in business and others that just seem to work in today's environment.
In particular, Paul believes that the Agile movement, born in the quick-paced world of software application development, holds vast promise outside of IT and for many people who find it more and more difficult to not just keep up but to find a new sense of control and meaning in their work and everyday life.