IT Project Management

Do you have what it takes to step up to the plate to lead, work in teams, and juggle new assignments with your current responsibilities? What about having a "can-do" attitude that prepares you for additional growth? Acquire new skills and prepare to make a positive difference at work. In this seminar, you will lay the foundation to achieve good performance now and integrate additional skills to exceed present role expectations. You will develop a customized approach to think strategically, to solve problems, and to make sound decisions so you can adapt to change and grab new opportunities.

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Course Days: 4

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  • Identify the master competencies for ongoing professional development (analytic thinking, problem solving, and coaching/feedback seeking) as the foundation on which to achieve performance excellence
  • Integrate and apply the master competencies to exceed present role expectations by developing abilities in the five key skill areas for taking on greater responsibility (e.g., understanding your business, managing change, communicating strategically, juggling new assignments and current responsibilities, and leading and working in teams)
  • Assess current levels of performance in the five key skill areas for taking on greater responsibility to set plans for skill development
  • Identify opportunities for moving up to bigger responsibilities in the five key skill areas by developing action plans to maximize potential and professional contribution
  • Analyze workplace demands and expectations to integrate a productive attitude for facilitating necessary change with and through others
  • Examine and apply communication skills that build confidence and gain support to develop new skills and move up to more challenging responsibilities
  • Develop strategies for creating and maintaining a unique coaching and mentoring partnership with your manager that reflects professional priorities and shared results-based benefits
  • Synthesize fresh ways of thinking, planning, and acting to upgrade present levels of decision making and problem solving and achieve new levels of responsibility, organizational contribution, and professional recognition



  • Those interested in greater career development and getting the skills to improve their performance and growth within their organization

Course Outline

Day 1

  • Introduction – Agile Mindset preview
  • What is Portfolio and Program Management
  • Strategic Alignment
  • Lean Thinking
    • Customer Defines Value
      • Ideas/Concepts/Realities that are driving the world
        • Speed of Change
        • Innovation
        • Disruption
        • Lean Startup
      • Adaptive Planning
        • Five Levels of Planning
        • Geodesic Planning – the shortest path to results
    • Map the Value Stream
      • A Process that delivers Value to the Customer
    • Continuous Flow
    • Pull not Push
    • Strive for Perfection
      • Eliminate Waste
      • A System designed to produce the right results
        • The right paradigms and mental models
        • Transition into Building a System
  • The Agile Paradigm
    • Manifesto
    • Principles
  • The Agile Team – A System
    • Systems Thinking – Seeing the Whole
    • Creating a System that produces desired results
  • Agile Practices – part of the System
  • Summary of the Paradigm Change
    • The Agile Game – might end up as begin of day 2


Day 2

  • Agile Program Management – Building a Business Value Generator
    • Vision
    • Time
    • Culture
  • Vision –  What is our Value Proposition
    • The Ideation Process
    • Getting Ideas that will produce Value to the Customer
      • Ethnographic Research
      • Effective Communication
      • The User – Roles and Personas
      • Brainstorming
      • The A3 Process of Problem Solving
      • Making Investment Decision
  • Time – Execution
    • Scaling Agile above the Team to the Enterprise
      • Waves of Agile
      • Scaling Methodologies
        • Similar Organizational Structures
      • SAFe – Digging Deeper into Scaling to provide Program Management
        • The Idea Funnel
        • Review Process
        • Analysis Queue
        • Implementation
          • Release Planning (PI Planning)
          • The Iteration Calendar
          • Coordination –
            • Scrum of Scrums
            • PO Sync
            • Release Management
            • Retrospectives
        • Done
          • The Definition of Done
            • Levels
  • Culture
    • Transforming your organization
      • John Kotter path to Change
      • Getting to a re-wiring – Culture is Anchored
  • Wrap-up

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