Many projects executed by both private and public sector organisations fail to realise their expected outcomes. The reasons for this can be subtle. The best-laid plans can be subject to minor delays that are unsuitable for control using a traditional change management system. In a volatile environment (which is increasingly the case in the modern business world), project plans need to be flexible and embrace change as being the norm rather than the exception.
A traditional view of successful projects is that they are highly dependent on well-defined and well-understood requirements acquired from all stakeholders. However, not all work environments are stable enough to predict all project requirements effectively. In volatile situations where conditions change rapidly, and stakeholder needs emerge during project execution, stakeholder value (and satisfaction) is best supplied through an adaptive management approach rather than traditional predictive techniques. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® acknowledges the emergence of this paradigm through their increased focus on adaptive concepts in the ANSI standard “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, sixth edition, (PMBOK® Guide)”.
This KC Academy training course features:
This 5-day KC Academy Adaptive (Agile) Project Management training course exposes delegates to the most current generally accepted project management practices. Both predictive and adaptive project management approaches are explained and contrasted so that delegates can make informed decisions on when and how to apply each strategy. Essential tools and techniques used to establish and control dynamic project plans are explained and reinforced through practical application in a workshop style approach.
This enables learners to:
The facilitator will introduce each of the core topics using a lecture format. Reinforcement exercises support presentations to emphasise applying theory in real-world project settings. This KC Academy Adaptive (Agile) Project Management training course commences with an overview of the nature of projects and the fundamentals of project management. This enables delegates to reflect on how a project management framework supports effective control processes. The early sections of the training course explain how to use the predictive approach to establish the work and use this information to develop a comprehensive plan that guides different aspects of this work. Delegates apply techniques to control the planning and execution of scope, schedule, cost and risk.
Adaptive project management is then introduced, and reinforcement exercises are applied to provide delegates with insights into the power of effective team empowerment to foster flexibility, responsiveness and innovation. A practical explanation of the SCRUM framework is supported by team exercises that promote a greater understanding of how this approach controls the delivery of value to stakeholders and help continuous improvement within the project team.
This KC Academy training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:
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