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Managile & Leanment

Lightweight Methods in Managers’ Hard Work

Duration: 1 day
Number of Participants: recommended minimum 4, maximum 12

Course objectives
During the Managile and Leanment participants will receive a solid grounding in Agile and Lean approach to software development methods in comparison to waterfall-based approaches. This course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the core principles of Agile and Lean methods with examples of Scrum, Kanban and Lean Software. Course consists of following subjects:

  • Waterfall-based project management – need for change
  • Lightweight methods – is it an innovative approach?
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum in a nutshell (roles, meetings, artifacts)
  • Kanban (3 constraints)
  • Lean Management – Lean Software Development
  • When impossible becomes possible
  • What motivates us – why people develop Open Source software
  • The most frequent barriers to effective adaptation of lightweight approaches
  • Optimum failure rate
  • High-level perspective

Target audience
Course is intended for all level managers who are interested in modern software development methods and their influence on management – new challenges and opportunities.

General management skills and professional experience in people management is recommended. General knowledge of software development life cycle would be supporting.

Learning methods
The course is based on theoretical presentation, case studies and interactive exercises which demonstrate different aspects of light-weight approaches to the software development.

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