Almost everyone has heard how Agile approaches achieve high productivity with a minimum of complexity. Though relatively light on process, the highly iterative and fast-moving nature of Agile projects require both disciplined execution and simple, yet sophisticated, tools. Tools help automate the communication and collaboration required to successfully execute the daily Agile development plan.
ICON's hands-on Agile curriculum helps your team quickly understand and become adept with Agility. Our instructors' real-world expertise takes you far beyond fundamentals demonstrating how to successfully tailor, adopt, and roll-out agile practices for your team, culture, project, and environment - saving your team the frustration and agony of learning on the job
We use a tested and proven hybrid-style approach, combining the classroom-like experience of Zoom with the integration of collaboration software from Mural and Kahoot!. Learn more details and read testimonials.
9 AM to 4 PM Central Time for 5 days (Monday-Friday) with multiple breaks throughout training as needed.
Logistics/enrollment verification is typically sent out within 48-72 hours from when students pay for the class.
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SAFe® Executive Overview
To have a successful Business Agility transformation, executive stakeholders must align on the organizational problems to be solved. ICON helps you develop your understanding of what it means to be a Lean-Agile leader in a growing enterprise, assess where you are in your transformation journey, and guide you on the next steps to better understand the Scaled Agile Framework®.
Lean-Agile Center of Excellence Workshop
In this workshop, explore SAFe® adoption patterns and how they apply to your context, create the mission statement and charter for the LACE, understand and learn how to carry out the responsibilities of the LACE, determine the organizational model for the LACE, set up the LACE as an Agile team, build your initial SAFe® Implementation Roadmap, and prepare the launch of your first Agile Release Train (ART).
Value Stream Workshop
In this 1-day workshop, you will identify your organization’s Value Streams and explore and test different potential Agile Release Train (ART) designs that are optimized for the flow of value. With this understanding, we help you choose one Value Stream and one ART to serve as the starting vehicle for the journey. Then, you will learn how to create a plan to launch the ART and develop a roadmap for launching more ARTs and Value Streams.
SAFe® ART Quickstart
There are many ways to successfully launch an Agile Release Train. However, experience has shown that the easiest and fastest way to do this is through the SAFe® ART Quickstart approach. Using this approach, all teams on the ART are trained together, and the first Program Increment (PI) Planning session is completed.
SAFe® Lean Portfolio Management Workshop
Based upon Customization of Workshop
Gain more knowledge and insight on SAFe Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) and how it can apply to your company's evolution to modernized Portfolio Processes.
In order to maintain alignment, while preserving empowerment and decentralized decision making, three key collaborations must be enabled across the portfolio:
Strategy and Investment Funding
Agile Portfolio Operations
Together these 3 collaborations provide a leaner, and more Agile, governance model that helps each portfolio in the enterprise achieve its larger business objectives.
SAFe® Inspect and Adapt Workshop
The importance of the Inspect and Adapt (I&A) workshop cannot be understated. It enables every Agile Release Train (ART) to improve every Program Increment (PI). Since each PI represents a significant economic investment from the organization, it’s critical to assess the current state of the solution, which is demonstrated and evaluated by the ART teams during the I&A. In this hands-on workshop, your ART teams will be guided through a rigorous approach to the problem–solving that will result in improvement actions for the next PI.
Agile Backlog Workshop with Epics, Features, and User Stories
Learn about this powerful yet simple technique for creating work items for an Agile environment. This 2-day course teaches attendees how to write Epics, Features, and User Stories that effectively communicate customer needs. You will learn how to build a product backlog of Epic ideas, broken down into beneficial Features, and decomposed into small, valuable User Stories.
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