One size does not fit all. The lifecycles chosen by a Team must match the unique local context and challenges faced. Agile may be the best fit when Clarity is low, and Complexity is high. But what if other situations prevail. When would you choose Lean (Kanban), an Exploratory Lifecycle, a Continuous Lifecycle, or a Predictive Lifecycle (Waterfall)? This session is a one hour Workshop. Jump right in to the Live-Virtual environment and start making some decisions. Experience the conversations and tools need to guide a team through the making the “Which Lifecycle” decision.
Agile has crossed the chasm. No longer the realm of just the technology enthusiasts and visionaries, every project manager these days must come forward with agile skills to serve customers with products and services. Agile has even made way into the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam from the Project Management Institute (PMI). PMP Instructors with Authorized Training Partners (ATP) now must have agile experience. Certainly, pragmatists now embrace agile.
So, the PMP has included agility but not abandoned the plan driven wisdom gained in decades of learning. In fact, PMI has documented plan driven and many agile techniques in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) as well. For example, PMI has long promoted agility in the form of Progressive Elaboration and Rolling Wave Planning. There is a time for agile, a time for plan driven approaches, and a time to craft a hybrid model tailored to your local context.
Come to this session to play an Innovation Game on selection of methods. The Innovation Game is a serious game called ‘Adaptive or Plan Driven.’ Using an on-line virtual environment with Miro and Zoom attendees will use gamified techniques to develop consensus on how to approach delivery of several different products and services. Attendees will leave with a Guerrilla Project Management rubric. The rubric helps to leading Guided Continuous Improvement (GCI) in selection of the right Way of Working (WoW).
Participation in Live-Virtual Format
The Live Virtual environment is best experienced with a full-form computer, e.g. Laptop or Desktop. Past students have expressed several equipment preferences. A cheap USB mouse with a zoom roller rather than a touchpad makes it easier to navigate the online, virtual post-it-notes boards in Miro. An inexpensive USB second screen works well with a Laptop allowing simultaneous viewing of the main conference room share and the virtual Team rooms. A good headset with a boom microphone helps individuals immerse in Team rooms.
The best learning for Students depends on everyone’s participation. Please make sure to be able to commit to the full hour. If you self-identify as not being a Digital Native, please consider watching introductory tutorial recordings at Zoom, and Miro:
The email used to register for this course will also be the ‘user Id’ to login into products. Please do not use multiple email addresses for the course and supporting products.
Last there is a small amount of pre-work.
Suggested price $99, early bird discounts may apply. PMI Chapter sponsorship rates vary.
This course is frequently scheduled. Please click below to check out the schedule and go to registration links.