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Saturday, December 8
 

9:00am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

11:15am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 11:15am - 12:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

1:00pm

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Saturday December 8, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre
 
Sunday, December 9
 

9:30am

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 9:30am - 11:15am
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 2: Agile Project Management
Prerequisites
Basic Agile and PM training or equivalent experience

Content Focus                                                                                                 
  • Role-based – focusing on the Project Manager and how to perform and succeed in an environment that is becoming more and more Agile.
 
About the Program 
This workshop builds on the specific roles and responsibilities of the Project Manager in a traditional environment that can be easily adapted in an Agile environment.  In particular, we will explore what skills and behavioral changes are necessary and how to effectively manage an Agile project, including both specific Agile methods and hybrid models.
You will come away from this workshop with a much deeper understanding of the Agile Project Manager so that individual performance improves on the job.  Improved target results include providing focused leadership, making effective decisions, guiding Agile teams, and overall ability to successfully lead and manage an Agile project.
This course also supports learning requirements for Agile and Scrum certifications from various organizations such as PMI-ACP, PSM I, and PSPO I.
 
Who Should Attend 
  • This workshop is primarily for Project and Program Managers
  • In addition, if you are a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Business Analyst, Team Member, or in any other role where you need to understand how project management functions in the context of an Agile environment, this workshop is also for you
 
Course Overview
Foundation Concepts
Agile History, Values, and Mindset
Agile Benefits
Agile Methods

The Agile Project Manager
Agile Roles and Responsibilities
The Agile Project Manager
Differences between Waterfall and Agile
Agile Accountabilities
 
Initiating and Planning
  • Agile Initiating
  • Project Charter
  • Identify Stakeholders
  • Agile Planning
  • Initial Requirements
  • Estimation
  • Prioritization
  • Release Planning
  • Sprint Planning
Execution
  • Agile Execution
  • Managing and Developing the Agile Team
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Removing Impediments
Monitoring & Control and Closing
  • Agile Monitoring & Control
  • Review Meeting
  • Information Radiators
  • Earned Value
  • Agile Closing
  • Retrospectives
  • Closing an Agile Project
Managing a Hybrid Project
  • What is a Hybrid?
  • Factors in Determining a Hybrid Model
  • Challenges and Solutions
Summary and Next Steps
  • Review of course goals, objectives, and content

Speakers
avatar for Rubin Jen

Rubin Jen

Senior Consultant & Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Rubin Jen (PMP®, ScrumMaster®, Change Management Practitioner, ITIL® Foundationhas been in the project management field for over 23 years, spanning aerospace, engineering, telecom, software development, outsourcing, consulting and government sectors, with companies such as Bombardier... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre

12:00pm

Masterclass 5: Strategic Business Transformation using PM
Content Focus
This workshop dives deeper into a specific topic in the Project, Program, and Portfolio Management curriculum.

About the Program
This is a practice oriented, experiential, highly interactive, discussion-driven, and experience-sharing consultative workshop.  The objective of the workshop is for learners to enhance their capability to proactively align their real-world projects to organization strategies and improve performance on business transformation initiatives.   The course delivery strategy is to learn both from the instructor/consultant/coach and from the diverse shared experiences of other participants. The workshop emphasizes several models for real-time thinking, assessment, planning, and action; culminating with practice for real-world applications.  Models covered include the following.
  • Porter’s Five Forces for strategy 
  • McKinsey’s 7S for multi-dimensional nature of transformation
  • Daryl Connor’s change management model for human resistance
  • A simple 8-step project management life cycle for integration
Who Should Attend
  • Executives
  • Managers
  • Individual contributors
  • Anyone involved with strategic business transformation
 
What You Will Learn
At the end of this program, you will be able to:
  • Describe and utilize four simple, yet powerful models for assessing, planning, executing, and managing business transformations in dynamic, competitive, often highly regulated environments
  • Integrate leadership skills, tools, and techniques essential to building support and commitment to difficult, high-risk, high-value initiatives
  • Identify and assess stakeholders so that high-priority needs are addressed in a timely manner
  • Appreciate the competitive value of Project Management in timely transformation
  • Lead others more confidently to reduce stress, utilize resources, and accomplish strategic business objectives in a rapidly and frequently changing business environment
Course Overview
Getting Started
  • Interactive introductions
  • Course structure
  • Course goals and objectives
  • Foundation Concepts
  • The purpose and challenges of business
  • Understanding vision, mission, objectives, and strategies
  • Porter’s Five Forces model
  • McKinsey’s 7S model
  • Connor’s change management model
  • PMI and the 10 Knowledge Areas
  • Eight Step Model – Life Cycle
Strategic Thinking
  • Management and decision making
  • Strategic thinking attributes
  • Tools:  Environment identification; SWOT; Value Proposition
  • Thinking at the interpersonal and team level
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Team leadership and trust
Applying critical skills
  • Providing a World View
  • PM as Trusted Advisor
Organization and People Change Management:
Individuals
  • Impact of change
  • Three change models
Individuals and the organization
  • Cultivating a change mindset
  • Analyzing work teams and culture
  • Driving change through team roles
Leading and managing change
  • Following leaders
  • Leadership model
Effective Leadership
  • Definition and process
  • Challenges for the PM in strategic business transformation
  • An effective model for transformation
  • Stakeholder identification and assessment
  • Influence of culture, values, experience, and position
  • Overview of basic skills
  • Key interpersonal skills
  • Team communication skills
  • Situational leadership
  • Meetings
Applying the Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Reviewing the 8-steps of a project management life cycle
  • An Integrated Model for Strategic Project Management
1. Initiation
2. Requirements
3. Work Breakdown Structure
4. Risk
5. Estimating
6. Scheduling
7. Execution
8. Transition
  • Effective communications
  • Monitoring and control – special emphasis
Summary and Next Steps
Individual Lessons Learned
  • Workshop Assessment

Speakers
avatar for Dr Bob Barnes

Dr Bob Barnes

Senior Consultant and Trainer, International Institute for Learning, IIL
Dr. Barnes is a professional, entertaining, to-the-point, practical consultant and trainer. His career spans a period of over 40 years in a variety of industries including banking, finance, biomedical engineering, and pharmaceuticals, automotive, transportation, and public utilities... Read More →


Sunday December 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Joharah Ballroom - Madinat Jumeirah Conference Centre