Agile Project Management
Due to the volatility, uncertainty, chaos and ambiguity in the business world today business leaders need a new framework for staying in control and keeping up with the velocity of change.
Agile is the way successful companies are doing this.
Are you ready for Agile?
Higher customer expectations. Getting products and services to market faster. Increasing complexity. Regardless of industry, many organizations are having to do more, with less. Less time, people or less money.
Taking an Agile approach, is proven to help business leaders not only deal with these challenges but also to thrive and grow. But achieving the benefits of Agile is more than just a methodology – it must be supported by the right leadership, culture, governance and organizational structure.
What is Agile Project Management?
When it comes to agile project management roles, most agile methods do not include a project manager. In Agile, project manager roles and responsibilities are shared among others on the project, namely the team, Scrum Master and Product Owner.
So how do you pick the right person to plan and guide your first agile project? Easy - let one of our experienced Agile Professionals do it for you.
What do you need to know to get started in Agile?
Agile is a term used to describe a general approach to product and/or software development. All agile methods, including Scrum, emphasize teamwork, frequent deliveries of working products, close customer collaboration, and the ability to respond quickly to change.
We supply classroom training, customized workshops, and on-site mentoring to coach your team through the critical stages of your transition to Agile.
Who will you turn to when you have questions?
We believe strongly in the value that Agile delivers. We can help you realize these benefits by guiding your project team through the transition from traditional waterfall methods to Agile.
We have found that to successfully adopt Agile it is necessary to have an experienced Agile Practitioner working alongside your team to answer just in time questions. Without this support, the lessons you learned in your training courses will never pay off.
How much Agility will give the best outcomes?
The goal of project Management is to produce business value in the best possible way given the current environment. It does not matter if that way is fully agile or fully predictive (i.e. waterfall).
Each project you run has unique characteristics that determine how much agility and what type of project life-cycle is best. Factors like project complexity, size, location, availability of end-users, experience and skills of team members, organizational culture, etc.
Let us help you make the right choices...
What skills do you need to be agile?
Agile teams work very differently from normal project teams. Success depends on good communication, fast execution and mutual trust. Agile teams need excellent soft skills in addition to technical know how.
In comparison to waterfall projects, where structure, process and oversight can protect managers, working on an agile team quickly exposes poor skill sets.
Lets us share our agile competency model...
Agile methods can be applied to any kind of development or change effort. They can help organizations in volatile and uncertain environments to survive and excel.
Agile is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products, services and even organization changes in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change.
This workshop will enable you to determine which projects can benefit from agile methods and how to quickly set up an agile team. Participants will be introduced to the basic principles and intentions of Agile project management and recognize the mindset and benefits of this approach.
We provide agile consultants, coaches, Scrum Masters and other support for both short- and long-term projects. Call on Innova Solutions for a range of Agile support including:
Identifying the right consultant for your project is critical. We understand that, so we look for the best fit. We look beyond just appropriate experience and also check for intangible yet important qualities such as personality, communication skills, and fit with your company culture. Going that extra mile is the reason our clients use us again and again.
We understand that as a customer you have many options. You want a partner that you can trust to find the right solution for your needs; one that cares about getting your project delivered.
Ultimately, you want peace of mind.
Learn how to implement Agile in your company.
Take one of our standard workshops, or speak to a consultant to custom design a learning experience for your specific needs.