Certified Agile Project Management



Course Reference No: CRS-N-0051178

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Course Objectives

This certification focuses on the core components of agile project management as distinct from traditional project management, and equips course participants with strategies and techniques for successful Lean and Agile project implementation. A servant leadership mindset and approach is critical to empowering agile teams to produce results. Participants will practise the role of an agile project manager as a facilitator of agile practices towards achieving desired outcomes. This certification also takes an in-depth look at the fundamental agile concepts of adaptive planning, customer collaboration, and value-driven delivery in dynamic and highly constrained environments. In addition, the learning outcomes address agile approaches to standard project management processes such as metrics, reporting, and contract management.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:
• The background and the driving forces for taking an agile approach to software and solution development
• The core practices and philosophies behind a number of specific agile methodologies
• How to apply a number of tools and techniques to develop the project community, from structuring and coordinating self-organising teams to ensuring continuous feedback across all layers of the organisation
• How to use agile techniques to plan, track and monitor agile projects, programmes and portfolios
• The importance of value-driven delivery and continuous customer and user feedback in increasing team effectiveness
• How to apply a variety of Agile tools and techniques to provide a guidance and decision making framework for self-organising Agile teams to ensure their continuous alignment with organisational goals
 
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be awarded the ICAgile Certified Professional – Agile Project Management certification from ICAgile and a Certificate of Completion from NUS SCALE.

Outline

Day 1

  • An overview of agile manifesto, principles, practices and methods
  • Business value, tools, communication management and stakeholder management and engagement
  • High performance team, continuous improvement
  • Persona and value stream mapping
  • Agile adoption practices and simulation activities
  • Being Agile

Day 2

  • Project vision and creating a project vision board
  • Product roadmap and release plan
  • Value-based analysis, customer value prioritisation and relative prioritisation
  • Key project performance indicators and metrics
  • Soft skills of a project manager
  • Risk mitigation strategies
  • Conflict resolution approaches
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Problem detection and resolution

Pre-Requisites

None

Who Should Attend

  • Traditional Project Managers making the transition to agile environments, and agile team members interested in taking on servant leadership roles
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • Anyone who interested in agile project management

Mode of Training

Classroom

Speaker
Mr Erik Yek

Erik Yek has over 20 years’ of combined work and practitioner experience in fields as diverse as business management, project management, executive and agile coaching, training and development, and DevOps. His main areas of focus include agile coaching, management development, information systems development, project management, business analysis, corporate strategizing, creative marketing, product positioning, practical research, leadership, team building, mind mapping, and other management “soft” skills.

Beginning in 2012 Erik has taken on the challenges of an agile coach and advisor and in this capacity he has since assisted over a dozen of mid- to large-sized private and government organizations to implement enterprise-level agile transformation initiatives with varying magnitudes of success.

In the capacity of an agile project leader Erik has helped numerous small and medium enterprises to conceptualize, initiate, deliver and deploy various categories of IT projects primarily through a combination of agile approaches such as Scum, Kanban, Extreme Programming, and Test Driven Development.

As a business developer, Erik has founded and managed a number of business startups, the latest of which is an IT consulting business specializing in marketing, project management, and systems solutions for the small and medium business segments in Singapore, Malaysia, and India. Previously, he led an international marketing firm in securing new business connections in the Middle East, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, and the U.S. Erik also has professional experience in turnkey project marketing, risk management, and executive education management.

Since 2013, Erik has obtained professional agile certifications in the forms of Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), ICAgile Certified Agile Project Manager (ICP-APM), ICAgile Certified Business Value Analyst (ICP-BVA), ICAgile Certified Agile Coaching (ICP-ACC), and Kanban Management Professional Level 1 (KMP-I). In late 2017 he received a Design Thinking certificate awarded by the Interaction Design Foundation of Denmark after graduating with distinction at the top 10 percent of the class. Since early 2018 Erik became certified as a DevOps practitioner and a DevOps coach.

Erik holds academic qualifications in the forms of a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Master of Applied Science degree, and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.

Erik also holds a professional trainer’s certification in Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) awarded by Singapore Work Development Agency.

Speaker
Mr Steve Peacocke

Steve Peacocke has a background that spans 30+ years successfully consulting to organisations on corporate change and has significant experience leading teams from Senior Developer through Development Manager, Program Manager, then as on to CIO and COO for 300+ reports and now as CEO and lead trainer for DragonsArm.

A Certified ScrumMaster, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, and certified ICAgile trainer and member organisation, Steve brings significant real-life experience to his training.

From lecturing in first-year university subjects in the '90s and early 2000s on technical and business, through to full-time training in Business Systems Analysis and as an ICAgile certified trainer. Steve is a very experienced trainer working with teams in New Zealand, Australia, Saudi Arabia, and the USA. From a multi-cultural family that includes English/Irish, Chinese, and Indian family members, Steve has always worked with cross-cultural and distributed teams. 

DATE

16 & 17 Mar 2020
27 - 28 Jul 2020

DURATION

2 Days
9.00am to 5.30pm
(Daily)

VENUE

National University of Singapore
University Town

International Participants

S$2,033.00

Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger) 
or Singapore PRs

S$609.90

Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)

S$229.90

Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

S$229.90

Incl. GST

Fees & Fundings

International
Participant
Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore Citizen1
eligible for WTS3
Singapore PRs Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs4
Full Programme Fee S$1,900.00  S$1,900.00  S$1,900.00  S$1,900.00  S$1,900.00  S$1,900.00 
SkillsFuture Funding
Eligible for Claim Period
(20 Nov 2019 - 30 Sep 2020)
(S$0.00) (S$1,330.00) (S$1,330.00)  (S$1,330.00) (S$1,330.00)  (S$1,330.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$1,900.00 S$570.00 S$570.00  S$570.00  S$570.00 S$570.00 
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$133.00 S$39.90 S$39.90  S$39.90  S$39.90  S$39.90
Total Nett Programme
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$2,033.00 S$609.90 S$609.90  S$609.90  S$609.90  S$609.90
Less Additional Funding if
Eligible Under Various Scheme
(S$0.00)  (S$0.00) (S$380.00) (S$475.00) (S$0.00)  (S$380.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$2,033.00 S$609.90 S$229.90 S$134.90  S$609.90 S$229.90

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee. 
  4. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html?_ga=2.154478072.1748789781.1519700056-512306731.1519700056
  5. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/sop/portal/e-Services/For%20Employers/AbsenteePayroll.jsp


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06 April 2020