Training "Agile and Mixed project Management in Industry"

Introduction

Agile concepts and tools first come from software development but SolidCreativity makes Agility efficiency available to all innovative and industrial domains.

Project management evolved

The need to increase productivity, theorized by Taylor and Gantt, then applied in the 30's by Ford, formalized the assemble line work, Gantt chart planning and V cycle. Later, the will to master risks and quality, structured in the 70's with ISO or 6 Sigma for example, drove companies to continuous improvement and matrix organization.

Unfortunately, this is not enough to really manage some projects:

  • Innovative projects (products, service or process) / Early phase, very creative
  • Projects with many unknowns / Projects being systematically late
  • Complex projects (Gantt chart with no link with reality) / Multi* teams (*like in multidisciplinary, multicultural, multisite...)

Agility answers these new needs

Agile management of complex and innovative projects

Training Objective

You will learn how to efficiently manage your industrial projects during early phases; from idea to innovation.

Hands on training

Using what you've learned, since the second day of training, gives new reflexes and makes the difference. At the end of the training, you have an Agile toolkit to efficiently add Agility to you project management processes. Following the training, a coaching can help to spread agility in your company.

Some cases where Agility is required

  • Early phase of an industrial project
  • Fresh start of a problematic project
  • Running multidisciplinary and multicultural team on several sites
  • Creating Agility between gates or strict milestones
  • Projects with loads of unknown or risks

Agility adapted to R&D / R&T in industry

  • The right quality, right in time (no over quality)
  • Scrum adapted to industry (complex physical objects, processes and gates, Pluri* Teams (*sites, projects, cultures, domains...)
  • Risk management and priorities in industry R&D
  • Interface between Agility and the rest of the world (services, providers, client...)
  • Agility and V (Mixed) in between gates and milestones
  • Visual management, measurable objectives
Keywords

Management, manager, project, innovative, creative, complex, Agile, tracking, milestone, objective, revew, gate, communication, industrial, R&D, R&T

Audience

Any people involved with a project that could benefit from an Agile management

Roles: R&D/R&T Manager, Project Manager, Project Team, Management...

Training content

Walkthrough

Interactive examples show the differences between projects that can be handled with the traditional project management approach (V / cascade for example), and project (complex, R&D, early phases...) that would benefit from an Agile or Mixed project management (what project, when, why...).
Agile project management is presented with new concepts and tools, easy to use to maximize the result based on measurable objectives and smart risk management to achieve the right quality in time.
The learning curve starts with games and exercises to end with real Agile work on your own projects.

 

Skills, what you get from this training

  • Identification of projects (or phase of project) that would benefit from Agile (blurry, complex...)
  • Pros and Cons of traditional, Agile and Mixed management
  • Work with measurable objectives, what to develop in what order to minimize risks and maximize efficiency
  • Splitting complex objectives in smaller ones to allow iterative incremental mechanism
  • Setting and tracking innovative objective specs
  • Time estimate in dialogue
  • Hitting rigid milestones an Agile way
  • Industrial project tracking with Agile
  • Concrete toolset (Scrum adapted to your industry, specs tracking) to complete your current workspace
  • New skills you used on your own project during the training

Pedagogy

  • Concrete examples and exercises to experience and understand.
  • Hands on exercises to learn.
  • Group progression tracking by the trainer.
  • Use of the new skills on company examples.
Program:
Morning (9h00 - 12h30)
  • Project management basics, how to efficiently use traditional project management skills in a Mixed environment
  • Limits of traditional approach
  • What kind of project (or phase for Mixed management) is more suitable for Agile
  • Risk - value management to order development
Afternoon (14h00 - 17h30)
  • Introduction to Agility
  • Objective planning, cutting objectives in 3 axes
  • The right quality at the right time, spec tracking
  • Iterative incremental, what it is and its benefits
Morning (9h00 - 12h30)
  • Scrum outside software
  • Team structure and running
  • Agile visual management
  • roleplays
Afternoon (14h00 - 17h30)
  • Agile in your own company
  • How to apply on your project
  • Link with non-Agile projects and services
  • Debrief and feedbacks
Duration and group size

2 days / 14h

Group of 6 to 12 trainees

Logistics
Training requires:
  • A large room for subgroup work
  • A video projector
  • Whiteboard / paperboard
Training booklet
  • slides
  • key points of the training
  • "after the training" information (tools...)
References
  • Agile in your domain
  • Prestigious references
Overseas
  • Courses in English or German
  • Anywhere in the world
2 500 € per day (+ expenses)
Training
  • Flexible: Up to 12 persons
  • Hands-on: Company examples