Agile Project Manager Training

Sliger Consulting workshops combine interactive instruction, hands-on exercises, and real-life simulations to provide attendees with an all-encompassing learning experience.

When software development project teams move to Agile methodologies, their project managers are often left feeling as if they’ve been cast aside. Traditionally trained project managers wonder what their new roles and responsibilities will become in an environment that no longer needs them to make stand-alone decisions. Self-organizing Agile teams still need guidance and assistance in achieving goals, however, and the Agile project manager now concentrates on these activities. Based on her book The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility, co-author and instructor Michele Sliger conducts this three-day session as an on-site workshop that focuses on redefining the job of the software project manager. Special emphasis is placed on the shift to servant leadership, with its focus on facilitation and collaboration. Mapping of the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) best practices to Agile practices is discussed at length. After attending this workshop, project managers should have a better understanding of what changes they need to make professionally, and how to make these changes in order to survive the transition to an Agile software development approach.

This course is taught by a PMP certified instructor. Qualified PMI members may file for 21 PDUS, which satisfy PMI’s prerequisite of 21 contact hours in agile training for the PMI-ACP®.   

Who should attend?

This workshop is geared toward traditionally trained software development project managers and executives who want to learn more about Agile by using the traditional lexicon of project management.

The three-day Agile Project Management workshop will answer the following questions:

  • What is “Agile” and how is it different from other methodologies?
  • How can I relate what I know about PMI’s best practices to Agile practices?
  • What are the Agile equivalents to the work I’m currently doing?
  • How do I “sell” Agile in my company?
  • How do I get an Agile team started?
  • How will my role as a project manager change?
  • Can Agile succeed in a waterfall enterprise?
  • What are the next steps my team needs to take in their adoption of Agile practices?
  • What are the next steps I personally need to take?

Call 720-279-8445 or contact us to schedule this workshop in your organization.