In an Agile environment, there is a completely different emphasis on maximizing business value of a project led by a Product Owner and a Business Sponsor. This course is designed to prepare businesspeople to take on that leadership role.
Many business people are not well-prepared to take on the leadership role as either a Product Owner, Business Sponsor, or a position of equivalent responsibility in an Agile environment. In this course, Understanding Lean and Value-driven Delivery, you will learn how to take a business leadership role in an Agile project. First, you will learn how to use value-driven delivery to maximize the value of the business results from the project. Next, you will discover how to use Lean principles to maximize the efficiency of the delivery process. Finally, you will learn different methods for doing customer-value prioritization to prioritize the features in an overall solution. When you are finished with this course, you will have a good foundation of knowledge to take a business leadership role in an Agile project.
Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent best-selling book, “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile" plus four other books and numerous professional articles. He is an expert-level Agile Project Manager with over 20 years of real-world project and program management experience and is passionate about helping project managers understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.
Course Overview Hi, my name is Chuck Cobb. I'm the author of the Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile. That will be the third book I publish to date on agile project management, and I've also published two earlier books on business excellence. Agile is creating a major paradigm shift in how projects are managed. In the past, traditional plan‑driven projects had an emphasis on predictability of costs and schedules, and the most important role in that environment was the project manager. In an agile environment, there's a major shift in emphasis to maximizing business value, and the primary role in that environment is the product owner and the business sponsor. Many business people are just not well‑prepared to take on these new roles, and that is exactly what this course is all about. Here's an overview of the modules in this course. We're going to start with an in‑depth discussion of lean software development and value‑stream analysis. Then we're going to talk about value‑driven delivery. This course is part of an overall curriculum for agile business management that consists of three learning paths. This course is a second of four courses in the mastering agile business management learning path. The goal of this learning path is to help prepare business people to take a leadership role in leading agile projects as a product owner or position of equivalent responsibility. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn agile business management with the Understanding Lean and Value‑driven Delivery course at Pluralsight.