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Agile Project Management Course

This is a practical Agile Project Management course, which focuses on equipping you with accessible, adaptable Agile skills. The aim of the course is that you will leave feeling confident in your ability to apply these techniques to your own projects and working environment.

Over 2 days, you will learn about the essentials of effective Agile project management. Topics covered include Agile Framework, forms of Agile (Scrum, Crystal, XP), Stakeholder Engagement and Adaptive Planning.

Professional Development Agile Project Management Course Details

Duration

2 Days

Course Certification

Certification is a great advantage for agile project managers, but not essential. Our course format was developed in response to a demand for non-certified and certified agile training options.

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Applied Agile

This course will be of benefit to learners wishing to gain insights into the lean and agile software development paradigms. Explanations of the theoretical values and practices underpinning these development approaches are reinforced through participation in workshop exercises that enable delegates to apply the concepts to their own experiences.

Learning Objectives
Identify how aspirations of the Agile Manifesto and associated principles are applied in practice
Contrast predictive project and agile project management by exploring generally accepted best practices as presented by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®
Understand the Scrum lifecycle and apply the core practices of this framework
Determine supplementary Scrum practices to address various development situations
Describe the lean software development philosophy
Identify how lean software development values may support agile software development practices

Course Content
Topic 1: – Software Development Approaches
Topic 2: – Agile Manifesto and practices – application of the concepts
Topic 3: – Project management – predictive versus adaptive
Topic 4: – Agile project management – core Scrum practices
Topic 5: – Applied agile pm: Scrum-in-action – supplementary practices from the field
Topic 6: – Lean Software Development (LSD) – a management philosophy
Topic 7: – Lean software development Values
Topic 8: – Application of lean terminology to Software Development

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Duration

3 Days

Applied Lean and Agile Project Management – Scrum

This course presents practical support to project managers using the Scrum framework to manage software development projects. This is achieved by introducing learners to both Agile Software Development (ASD) and Lean Software Development (LSD) in order to discuss how Scrum supports these paradigms. Learners explore the core values and practices of the Scrum framework and then critique practical supplementary practices that may be effective in different development situations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify how aspirations of the Agile Manifesto and associated principles are
    applied in practice
  • Appreciate how the characteristics of effective development teams influence
    Scrum
  • Understand the Scrum lifecycle and apply the core practices of this framework
  • Determine supplementary Scrum practices to address various development
    situations
  • Describe the lean software development philosophy
  • Identify how lean software development values may support improvements in their
    application of Scrum

Course Content:

Topic 1: – Agile Manifesto and principles – application in practice
Topic 2: – Origins of Scrum
Topic 3: – Core Scrum practices
Topic 4: – Supplementary Scrum practices
Topic 5: – Lean Software Development (LSD) – a management philosophy
Topic 6: – LSD Values
Topic 7: – Application of lean terminology to Software Development
Topic 8: – How LSD values may promote improved application of Scrum

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Duration

3 Days

Big Picture Mapping

In conjunction with cross functional teams, selected managers support current state mapping of key business processes to identify improvement opportunities.
Team develop future state picture based on businesses strategic focus.
Team assess and select vital few project activities to drive initial process improvement activities

Duration

5 days (Broken into two modules of 3 days and 2 days with self-directed activity between the modules)

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Big Picture Mapping

In conjunction with cross functional teams, selected managers support current state mapping of key business processes to identify improvement opportunities.
Team develop future state picture based on businesses strategic focus.
Team assess and select vital few project activities to drive initial process improvement activities.

Duration

6 days (Broken into two modules of 3 days and 3 days with self-directed activity between the modules)

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Black Belt Training

Black Belt Training offered by Alora Consultants includes Lean, Six Sigma and Change Management tools and methodologies. The training focuses on utilizing the most common Lean Six Sigma and Change Management tools in the execution of high complexity projects. The format of the training will be tutor led. The training is very interactive thus there is a lot of emphasis on group dynamics and ensuring the attendees participate and interact with the trainer and each other. The training is
conducted through presentations, simulations, role plays, group exercises, discussions and case studies.

This is a 16-day training programme and is designed to lead the attendees through the Lean Six Sigma methodology focusing on DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control).

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Duration

16 Days

Course Certification

Each attendee will receive a certificate of completion of the training course at the end of week 4 once they successfully pass the examination. This training program is also aligned with the requirements for ASQ Black Belt Certification. Training attendees can apply for ASQ certification once they meet the requirements of ASQ.

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Business Master Class

To be successful in the implementation of ERP or Supply Chain Management, Senior Management and other key personnel must possess an in-depth understanding of the vital underlying principles and concepts. During implementation it is inevitable that traditional practices are questioned and established values are challenged. It is essential that change is managed sensitively so that enthusiasm and confidence are fostered. Fundamentally, ERP/Supply Chain Management is a People System – people being the greatest resource. It is the unity of purpose and commitment of the entire work force that will make ERP/Supply Chain Management work.

Course Objectives
To ensure a thorough understanding of the most up-to-date Business Planning and Control Techniques in an ERP situation.

Topics Covered include
‘Why ERP? MRP. Material Planning. Bills of Material and Recipes. Inventory Records Accuracy. Demand Management. Senior Management’s Role in Planning. Master Production Scheduling. Capacity Planning and Shop Floor Control. Just-in-Time. Purchasing. The Implementation Project. Measures of Success. Supply Chain Management. Lean Manufacturing. Continual Improvement Process.”

Who should attend
All those involved in the implementation and operation of ERP or Supply Chain Management. Therefore all managers and key personnel from production planning and control, data processing, purchasing, sales and marketing, engineering, manufacturing and material control should attend.

 

Duration

4 Days

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Certificate / Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 7)

This programme runs over 2 academic years (September to April); students attain a Certificate after Year 1 or a Diploma after Year 2. The Certificate year (year 1 of the Diploma) includes a Lean SCM Green Belt modules. These modules are delivered in conjunction with the Leading Edge Group and accredited by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Ireland (IIE).

Who Will Benefit from the Programme

The Diploma in SCM aims to support industry and career development in Supply Chain Management. The programme appeals to a variety of people working in wide range of industries, such as: pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food and drinks, electronics, utilities, distribution and services. Programme participants work in various functions including: procurement, logistics, production, planning, quality, accounts & finance.

University College Cork Certificate / Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Level 7) Course Overview

Duration

The programme runs over 2 academic years (September to April)

Course Certification

National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7.

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