Agile For Executives Training

Duration: 1/2 or Full day


  • Managers, Directors or Executives responsible for launching and monitoring Agile projects.
  • Executives interested in understanding the critical nature of their role in the success of Scrum projects.

About the course:

This half-day or full-day  session will provide executives with an understanding of Agile, Scrum key components and what is needed at the management level to achieve the best business results and fastest ROI. Some key agile concepts which are critical for executives to understand and support are:

  • The productivity and creativity of self-organizing teams
  • The simplicity of Scrum reporting
  • The risk mitigation due to business-driven iterative development
  • The role of the executive in ensuring a successful Scrum project

Course Outline:

Introduction Why Agile

  • Why is Agile so popular?
  • Proof of Agile Project Management Success
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Typical Project Risks
  • Why Agile is so successful?
  • Waterfall versus Agile Requirements

The Agile Manifesto The Scrum Framework

  • 3 Pillars of Scrum
  • Core Values of Scrum
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artifacts

Leadership In Agile

  • Leading Agile projects
  • Servant Leadership
  • The Role of Product Owner and Commitment

Adaptive Planning

  • Visioning and Roadmaps
  • Release Planning and MVP
  • Agile Requirements

Project Controls in Agile

  • Risk Management
  • Change Management
  • Quality Management

Implementing Agile

  • Organizational Change Impacts

Participants receive a course workbook that covers the details of each topic to assist during the course and serve as a tool for future reference and taking action when returning to the workplace. If you would like to purchase this workbook in advance of the class, it is available here on Amazon.

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About the Instructor, Dan Tousignant, PMP, PMI-ACP

Dan is a lifelong project manager and trainer with extensive experience in managing software development projects. Based upon this experience, he has adopted Agile as the primary approach for developing and implementing software. Though the role of the professional project manager is changing dramatically through these approaches, Dan coaches organizations on how to transition project teams and leadership to an Agile environment.

Dan has over 20 years of experience providing world class project management for strategic projects, direct P& L experience managing up to 50 million dollar software development project budgets, experience managing multi-million dollar outsourced software development efforts and strong, demonstrated, results-driven leadership skills including ability to communicate a clear vision, build strong teams, and drive necessary change within organizations. With extensive experience providing coaching and training across industries and the ability to manage relationships at the executive level, Dan knows what it takes to succeed.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Science majoring in Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a Certified Project Management Professional, Professional Scrum Master, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Product Owner, and Certified Professional Scrum Developer.