Agile Management Masterclass



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Agile Project Management is ever increasing in popularity due to the outstanding success digital and software developers have experienced with it, and as part of a wider organisation expansion, Generator are proud to bring the very best Agile Management training to the North East FREE OF CHARGE thanks to our ERDF funding. Delivered by leading Agile training specialist ProAgile, our Masterclasses are spread over 2 days, 6 months apart, setting up the principles of Agile Management, with an opportunity for follow up implementation support. Our first masterclass takes place at Dance City on 20th June 2014, with the follow up on 11th September 2014. Both days will run from 10am to 5pm. Each space has a value of £599, but due to our ERDF funding is FREE OF CHARGE to North East businesses. Places are strictly limited, and to apply for your place, please complete the following form. What is Agile Management? Agile Project Management is an iterative process that focuses on customer value first, team interaction over tasks, and adapting to current business reality rather than following a prescriptive plan. Agile Project Management is how you deliver high value and technical quality within your time and budget constraints. However, the principles go beyond software development. It’s a mindset for people who need a management approach that builds consensus quickly in a fast-paced environment. Agile Management will help your business with the following:

  • Increased cash-flow through early delivery of value (incremental delivery)
  • Increased profitability by focusing on delivering high Value-for-money increment first
  • Increased profitability by reducing the cost of delay for innovative product development (as opposed to following the traditional ‘big bang’ method)
  • Attract new customers by offering a delivery strategy that delivers value early and often, and reduces their cost of delay
  • Improved working culture of the business by empowering self-organising teams
  • Increase product delivery speed (flow) and profitability by creating a cross-functional ‘general specialists’ capability for product teams
  • Improved profitability by increasing product quality. This is achieved by strategically implementing fast feedback loops thereby reducing operational ‘failure load’ due to sub-standard quality thus freeing up more time to do more value-adding-work
  • Faster de-risking improving end-to-end product development flow reducing the lead time to market and validating the desirability, viability and feasibility of the product/services
  • Via Kanban, work visibility and limiting work in progress to ‘pull’ not push work in the business means improved quality, reduced waste and faster cash flow
  • Improved long term profitability via implementing agile techniques like Scrum increase likelihood of project success by reducing the cost of change of delivering products in complex environments
  • By limiting work in progress achieve reduced staff stress, increased staff morale, reduced staff turn-over leading to longer-term profitability
  • Increased profitability by systematic reduction of waste by application of ‘muda’ Lean principles (TIMWOOD)

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