AGILE Product Development Masterclass: What Is "Real" Agile?
What you'll learn
- Learn what Agile really means.
- Learn the definition of Agile as documented by Subject Matter Experts.
- Learn how and why Agile is different from traditional Waterfall product development.
- Learn the history of how and where Agile started.
- Learn about the development of the Agile Manifesto.
- Learn about the 4 Value Pillars as documented in the Agile Manifesto.
- Learn about the 12 principles from the Agile Manifesto.
- Learn about how to apply the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto when devloping a product.
- Learn about the many frameworks available to help an organization achieve "Agility".
- Learn where Agile fits best in product devlopment.
- Learn where traditional Waterfall fits best in product development (yes it still works).
- Learn how the problem solving process phases fit into an Agile Framework.
- Basic computer skills for course access.
At the turn of the century, a new wave began to move through the product delivery Arena. This wave that began as a ripple in 1986, and then entered the arena information technology in 1993, has now become a tidal wave, Sweeping through our businesses. It is known simply by the term "Agile".
Our major focus within this course is to look at the delivery of products, especially in the arena of Information Technology. In I.T., the agile philosophy is making a world of difference in areas such as commercial off-the-shelf software implementation,software-as-a-service implementation,platform-as-a-service implementation, and infrastructure-as-a-service implementation. Especially, major differences are being seen in the area of custom software development. It does not matter whether you "rent", "buy", or "build" software, agile will increase the chances of success greatly.
Success in the area of product development is growing faster and faster on an annual basis. In the introduction section of our course, you will see statistics and examples from very credible sources that show these amazing successes.
This course will open your eyes to what agile really is. There are many definitions, interpretations, and misconceptions as to what Agile is all about. This course will give you the foundation that you require if knowledge in this area is essential where you are in your business. So sit back and enjoy what you are about to experience.
Key Concepts Covered Include:
what Agile really is,
who uses Agile,
history of where Agile started,
the Agile Manifesto,
where Agile should be used,
where Agile should not be used,
key organizational requirements for success with Agile,
what will cause Agile to fail in your organization,
and finally, how to deliver Agile in your organization.
Sit back and enjoy what you are about to discover. It will change your life!
Who this course is for:
- All roles involved in software development from junior developers to senior management.
- The Corporate Senior Management Team.
Ed has been delivering Agile Training since 2004. Ed’s student's number in the thousands, both in the corporate arena, as well as in Post-Secondary Academia. Ed has a passion to help and lead the transforming of I.T. communities from the traditional failing development cultures of the past to the successes achieved from a philosophy of “Agile Thinking.”
As a multifaceted public speaker, presenter, educator and corporate mentor in a number of diverse arena’s, bridging the generations from the Y/Millennials to the Gen X’ers right up to the Boomers, Ed’s passion is to see success and excellence again become part of what we have lost in our current organizational cultures.
Ed trains professionals in the University environment on a nightly basis. These are the professional practitioners who are adding to their already learned skills and are now focused on improving their product development and leadership abilities. While doing that on a nightly basis, Ed works with his own Management Consulting practice in giving back to a new corporate culture by day.
Ed’s focus in both Corporate Canada and Academia is to help I.T. practitioners and their organizations increase Software Development success rates by refining/redefining their software/product development processes.
For organizations not able to transform into an “Agile” way of thinking quickly, Ed works with them and evaluates, recommends, and implements techniques that strategically allow them to shift to an Agile culture in a more subtle way that fits into their highly structured and constrained cultures. Whether implemented quickly or done more slowly, change is essential if we are to grow and succeed in the complex business arena of today.
Ed loves interacting with his audiences when he is sharing his knowledge and his understanding of the “Agile Space.” His in-depth knowledge gives him the experiences to share that many times override “textbook theory.” Real-life always trumps theory. His students are in positions of leadership all over the globe. They love his teaching style, but more so, they love the understanding of Agile that they receive through his training. This gives them what they need to journey successfully on the pathway to achieving their dreams!