To free up resources, deliver better services and become more responsive during the COVID-19 pandemic, public sector organisations are reshaping their priorities, stretching budgets and applying greater scrutiny to their expenditure by developing agile teams.

The agile approach creates a resilience against unforeseen occurrences and applies robust systems to continuous improvement.

Attend this highly interactive virtual course to understand different agile systems and develop a more agile culture throughout your organisation. Learn how to target core users and understand and implement the most effective agile tools.

This Developing Agile Teams course allows your organisation to assess your structures and create simple, results-focused procedures that are based on clear business intelligence.

Through the use of virtual breakout rooms sessions and group discussions leave the day confident in your abilities to generate tangible results in your role and implement change in your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

About the Chair: Steve Browne
Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in pre-sales consultancy and client training both in the UK and internationally. He has been a full time trainer since January 2008, predominantly delivering PRINCE2, APMP, PMP and Agile Project Management courses.

Steve has worked for a broad range of clients including Nationwide Building Society, The Post Office, the Department for Work and Pensions, the Environment Agency, Hoover, Corus, British Airways and bmi British Midland as well as a number of banks, local authorities and housing associations.


09:25 - 09:30

Registration

09:30 - 10:00

Virtual Ice Breaker and Clarification of Learning Objectives

  • The Chair will discuss delegate experiences to identify personal objectives for the day and tailor the course to specific requirements
10:00 - 11:00

Understanding Agile Systems

Delegates will take part in an interactive activity that deconstructs management ‘myths’ and demonstrates the efficiency of agile processes.

  • ‘The Marshmallow Challenge’
  • Learn about the importance of agile systems
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

Developing an Agile Culture

  • What is an agile team?
  • Understand how agile can benefit your team
  • Results focus/feedback loops
  • Integrating a culture of trust
12:00 - 13:00

Enhance Service Delivery

  • Target your core users
  • Learn how to put the user at the centre of your product
  • Analyse your user’s ‘conditions of satisfaction’
13:00 - 13:45

Lunch

13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 14:45

Workshop 1: Understand Agile Techniques and Tools

In this session, learn about the following agile tools and techniques:

  • Sprint planning
  • Daily stand-up
  • Sprint retrospective
  • Learn how to use a selection of agile project management strategies
  • Kanban
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  • MoSCoW
14:45 - 15:00

Afternoon Break

15:00 - 16:00

Workshop 2: Implementing Agile Tools and Techniques

This interactive session gives the opportunity to plan how to implement the agile tools and techniques learnt throughout the day within your organisation.

  • Assess your organisational structure
  • Adapt agile techniques to your teams
  • Implement a personalised action plan
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close

Steve Browne

Project Management Consultant, AgilePM Accredited Trainer

Steve started as a computer programmer, working for a subsidiary of Nat West bank, before taking on a role in…

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Q: Can I make a provisional booking?

A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

Q: Can I book without a purchase order number?

A: Yes. Simply email enquiries@moderngov.com after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to enquiries@moderngov.com or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

Q: I have just registered for the course, when will I receive the joining instructions?

A: You will receive the joining instructions and reminders, 6 weeks, 2 weeks and 3 days before the course date. Please check your spam box to see whether the joining instructions were sent there, if not please call 0800 542 9440 so we can have these sent to you immediately.

Q: I can no longer attend the course, can a colleague attend in my place?

A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com with the replacement's details.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations must be received in writing 30 working days before the date of the event and will be subject to a £195+VAT administration fee. Cancellations received after this time will be subject to the full delegate fee.

Q: Why haven’t I received the speaker’s presentation?

A: Speakers presentations are sent a week after the event date. Please contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or enquiries@moderngov.com if it has been more than a week.

Q: Can’t find what you are looking for?

A: Why not contact a member of the UMG team on 0800 542 9440 or email enquiries@moderngov.com.

Q: Will there be WI-FI?

A: Yes, all our venues have the latest technology, offer full audio visual support and WI-FI.