This is a 2 hour workshop on the importance and relevance of scaling agile
Scaling Agile refers to the process of translating established Agile frameworks and methods, such as Scrum and Kanban, to larger groups of people. As companies see success in these small groups, they often want to replicate it at a larger team, department, or organizational level. That’s where the need for scaling Agile comes in, but at the same time, where confusion emerges.
Scaling Agile is not as simple as applying traditional Agile principles to a larger group of people. It requires a number of steps and analysis which not every company has the patience for. Consequently, many firms subscribe to using “off-the-shelf” scaling solutions, as opposed to spending time assessing all the important variables of scaling.
The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University identified eight attributes that should be considered when scaling Agile as organizations create programs that implement Agile processes:
- Team size
- Specialization of roles
- Iteration length
- Synchronized cadence
- Release definition
- Batch size
- Product owner role
- User role
Each of these components plays a role in scaling successfully, but getting it “right” is a complex task. In this workshop, we will break the topic of scaling apart in all transparency and truthfulness such that, by the time we are done, you will better understand if scaling is for your firm and how to ethically and efficiently address scaling.
What is scaling?
- Making a case for scaling
- Management and leadership mindset to change
- Agile scaling with waterfall
- Budgeting (funding people vs. projects)
- Program and Portfolio management in agile
Scaling Methods Overview
- Scrum at Scale
- Spotfy Model
Roy Schilling, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, ACP, ICP, ICP-ACC, PSM
Phill C. Akinwale, PMP, ACP, CSM, PSM, PSPO, SPS, PAL1
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Phill Akinwale is a great motivational trainer. His very personable and caring manner puts students at ease instantly. He truly cares for all of his students. He has brilliant knowledge of the PMBOK.
My preparation for the PMP test focused 100% Phill’s books, test prep materials and notes from his class. His intensive “boot camp” gave me the edge I needed to pass the test on the first attempt. As a Marine Colonel, I have been through hundreds of training classes- Phill is a cut above. I would seek him out for his outstanding training. He has the professional standards of a Marine!
Phill’s PMP course contains everything you need to pass the test, but Phill makes it come alive in his presentations. He has very deep knowledge about the subject, and a way of getting it across that draws you in and keeps you excited about it.
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Phill led our on-line PMP sessions and mentored candidates after the live training completed. I quickly appreciated his expertise and passion for Project Management and his willingness to help everyone with any question or concern. Phill was always willing to delve into a subject after class and explain any aspect of Project Management in whatever detail was needed for the students’ understanding.
After successfully passing the PMP, I can now enthusiastically report, Phill and Praizion Media are “on-track” with their excellent materials, preparation and personal attention to students. I learned something new and valuable in every session as well as being able to test my knowledge on the spot. In particular, I appreciated Phill’s willingness to answer questions out of class either on the phone or through email. He is a professional who truly cares about his profession as well as the students under his care – an unbeatable combination!
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Phill and his company constructed an excellent, comprehensive training program that prepared me for the PMP exam. The training program included audio and video presentations, online tests, and many preparation tools, as well as an intense week-long classroom training class.
He is very enthusiastic and is an expert on the subject. Phill is an excellent teacher and relates well to the people he is training. I would sincerely recommend Phill and his company for anyone wishing to complete the PMP exam.
Phill was my instuctor for my 35 hour PMP classroom training but his support, availability and keeping us accountable to our studies went way beyond the classroom. I passed the exam on November 18, 2010 on my first try because of Phill and his support. Phill’s classes and mock quizzes/exams were not easy because he knew to push us to be sure we were prepared for the rigors for the exam.
Phil provided us with an extensive amount of tools and techniques to help us study as well as coordinated Saturday webinars that allowed us to personally ask questions, review material and learn from others who had passed the exam. I do not believe I would have passed on my first try without Phill’s instruction, involvement and dedication. Thank you Phill for your continued support and eagerness to see us succeed even after the class was over
Classes will be held via online webinar. Quizzes can only be taken on a computer or laptop!