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3-DAY Agile for EVM Professionals Workshop

This course is designed for the Earned Value Management (EVM) professional who wants to learn how to apply Agile development techniques on large complex projects that have EVM requirements. Integrating EVM with Scrum, allows for a lean and adaptive development approach while maintaining EIA-748 compliance and satisfying the need to effectively measure, forecast, and ultimately improve project performance. This approach is especially helpful for large complex programs, like Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, because its focus is iterative, highly interactive incremental releases of measurable working product.

The workshop focuses on agile teams and provides real world application of the roles, artifacts and events that are used in Scrum. Attendees are encouraged to use a product from their own portfolio or use the provided drone product example. Students will walk through the project lifecycle from developing a product vision, product roadmap, product backlog, IMP, IMS, and time-phased budget, to measuring performance, reporting and analyzing Agile metrics.

The three-day workshop encourages participants to discuss real-world application of the learned concepts and provides dedicated time to answer questions and provide in depth examples drawn from real experiences. Complex topics are covered such as tailoring Agile to EVMS hierarchy, and the implication of story, feature and epic changes on the performance measurement baseline and forecast.

Topics covered include:

  • Agile Mindset, Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Single-Piece Flow
  • Scrum Roles, Events, Artifacts, and Techniques
  • Agile for HW & SW Teams
  • Scrum Team Execution
  • Product Vision, Product Roadmap, and Release Planning
  • Decompose Epics and Features into User Stories
  • Sizing Stories, Features, Epics and Programs
  • Software Program Management Process in Agile Environments
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Metrics
  • Analyzing Project Performance & Sprint Results for Agile-EVM Integration
  • Planning, Scheduling, and Budgeting with EVM and Agile
  • Estimates, Indices and Forecasts
  • Achieving a Firm Baseline and Still Be Agile
  • Implementing Agile in the EVM Environment

Learn Agile/Scrum basics and explore Agile-EVM touch points. Discuss approaches to integrating Agile performance data with the EVM system and discover how Agile/Scrum methodologies can bring increased value and visibility to your program in an upcoming Agile for EVM Professionals course!

2-Day Agile for EVM Professionals Workshop

This course is designed for the Earned Value Management (EVM) professional who wants to learn how to apply Agile development techniques on large complex projects that have EVM requirements. Integrating EVM with Scrum, allows for a lean and adaptive development approach while maintaining EIA-748 compliance and satisfying the need to effectively measure, forecast, and ultimately improve project performance. This approach is especially helpful for large complex programs, like Department of Defense (DoD) contracts, because its focus is iterative, highly interactive incremental releases of measurable working product. This workshop is a streamlined and fast paced version of the 3-day workshop designed to cover core material in a shorter time-box.

The workshop focuses on agile teams and provides real world application of the roles, artifacts and events that are used in Scrum. A drone product example is used to walk through the project lifecycle from developing a product vision, product roadmap, product backlog, IMP, IMS, and time-phased budget, to measuring performance, reporting and analyzing Agile metrics. Complex topics are covered such as tailoring Agile to EVMS hierarchy, and when to incorporate baseline change and forecast updates when stories, features, and epics change in the Agile development cycle.

Topics covered include:

  • Agile Mindset, Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Scrum Roles, Events, Artifacts, and Techniques
  • Scrum Team Execution
  • Product Vision, Product Roadmap, and Release Planning
  • Decompose Epics and Features into User Stories
  • Sizing Stories, Features, Epics and Programs
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Metrics
  • Analyzing Project Performance & Sprint Results for Agile-EVM Integration
  • Planning, Scheduling, and Budgeting with EVM and Agile
  • Implementing Agile in the EVM Environment

Discuss and learn about the latest approaches to successfully implementing Agile project management techniques on traditional EVM programs in this 2-day Agile-EVM Integration course.

Scaled Agile Framework ® Workshops

Humphreys & Associates offers public and private on-site workshops that result in SAFe® certification in the following areas:

SAFeŽ Scrum Master

Summary
In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

SAFeŽ 4 Product Owner/Product Manager

Summary
Develop the skillsets needed to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise - and learn about the activities, tools, and mechanics used to manage backlogs and programs - by becoming a SAFe® 4 Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train (ART), how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role.

They will also learn how to apply Lean thinking to write Epics, break them down into Features and Stories, plan and execute Iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, attendees learn about the Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate as Product Owners and Product Managers, and what it takes to relentlessly improve the ART.

SAFeŽ for Government

Summary
Transitioning to Lean-Agile practices for building technology-based capabilities is especially challenging in the government context. But issues of legacy governance, contracting, and organizational barriers can be overcome with the right information and strategies. During this two-day course, attendees will learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation of a program inside a government agency.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it's an essential foundation for transformation. They'll also get practical advice on building high performing, multi-vendor Agile teams and programs, managing technology investments in Lean flow, acquiring solutions with Agile contracting, launching the program, and planning and delivering value using SAFe. Attendees will also learn how specific leadership behaviors can drive successful organizational change, even in government.

Scaled Agile Framework Website:

https://www.scaledagileframework.com/

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