Optimize project schedule and risk with Agile estimation

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Description And Objectives

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants on how to create optimal iterative risk tolerant project schedules by applying the learned best-practiced Agile estimating and risk management techniques.

  • Defining Agile project planning concepts
  • Learning and applying proven Agile estimating and risk management techniques

Training Plan

Module 1: Agile Project Planning

  • Product Vision and Roadmap
  • Releases, Themes, and Epics
  • Iteration Planning with User Stories
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile planning best practices

Module 2: Agile Estimation in Practice

  • Agile Estimation Techniques
  • Relative Sizing and Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile planning best practices

Module 3: Risk Introduction

  • Risk concepts and factors
  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Organic and Overt Risk Management
  • Exercise: Class discussion on risk factors that threaten project success

Module 4: Agile Risk Practices

  • Risk Practices Overview
  • Impediments List
  • Risk Register and Risk Matrix
  • Risk Census and Burn-down chart
  • Risks in Agile project initiation/closure
  • Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile risk practices

Target Audience

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leveraging best-practiced Agile estimating and risk management techniques.


Bruno Bouchard

Enterprise Lean/Agile Advisor, Trainer, and Coach

Bruno Bouchard is a project management professional, methodologist, trainer, entrepreneur, and agile coach specializing in large enterprise transformation.

He has over 25 years of experience in IT consulting, training, architecture, and project management.

The last 15 years have been primarily focused on making project teams and organizations more effective through lean-agile approaches and innovation.

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Michael Delis

Executive President & Director of Training and Methods.

Michael Delis is the Executive President & Director of Training and Methods at PMC, as well as a trainer at the PMI-Montreal chapter and an active member of Agile Montreal.

As a bilingual senior project management consultant, Agile coach/catalyst/professional, and certified instructor, Michael has developed his expertise through more than two decades of global consulting, training, project management, and engineering in the fields of IT, banking, business, transportation, mobile, telecommunications, aerospace, and aviation on various international client sites in North/South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Michael is also an experienced speaker who has served as a keynote speaker at various corporate events related to project management.

With a Bachelor's degree in Engineering from Concordia University in Montreal, Michael has received several certifications in Agile and Classical project management.

Michael is a dynamic and strong leader with excellent communication skills and is a passionate consultant and trainer who is always looking for opportunities to help individuals, teams, and organizations improve and achieve their strategic goals and maturity, transformation, and evolution towards agility.

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