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No, there are no classes that you come away with a PMP certification. The PMP test is a proctored test under full observation conditions. You register for the test with a licensed test facility. You show up on the day of your test and sign in. You then put everything but your clothes into a locker. They will give you some loose paper and a writing implement....


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...has produced great results so far. Sounds promising! I can think of several approaches to managing skills improvement / professional development in the context of scrum: Arguably, professional development could be considered "all part of the day's work" which is supposed to go on during a sprint. If you're figuring sprint capacity supposing that, say, ...


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In my view, formal training has no place whatsoever in a project life cycle. None. Projects are, by definition, discrete pieces of work having a finite time period and finite resources. No project dollars should be invested in formal learning of any project team members. Informal learning occurs as a consequence of doing work. Training on the job of a ...


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As far as I know there's no official "agile" training. Agile is a set of 4 values and 12 principles set out int the Agile manifesto. If you agree with them, and practice them in your job, you are "agile". The training I've seen is in specific methodologies (scrum, lean...). I do suggest you get some training or coaching before attempting them because ...


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As you put Scrum tag I will answer from the Scrum point of view. The team should spend as much time for learning as they think it is necessary to produce product increment every sprint according to the definition of done. As long as Product Owner (PO) is happy with team progress I cannot see any reason to influence the team's training time. If the PO would ...


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I propose you to read following books in order: "Peopleware" by DeMarko and Lister. "Scrum Guide" "Extreme Programming Explained" by Kent Beck. "5 Steps To Kanban" "Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt "Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art" by Steve McConnell "Death March" by by Edward Yourdon "Waltzing with bears" by DeMarko. There are many others very ...


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I wanted a little more background, and by reading your other posts I see that you are/were a product owner for a group of 10 developers. I will answer assuming that this is still true, but the answer will be much the same if your position has migrated to a project manager within DevOps. It just means you will work with the current product owner to provide ...


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Honestly, I'd be cautious about the idea of "training" business owners. You've really just got "a classic salesman's problem." How to convince people that your approach does have merit, that it really will reduce costs and business risk, and that you actually understand their point-of-view. (Which is necessarily altogether different ...


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Who should train business stakeholders very short answer: Someone who has the knowledge and a hint upfront: It is not only that they should be trained, they must be motivated to do the "new" part of their work and as always with "new" work, nobody wants to earn new workload. Now the longer and explanatory part: I have no idea which ...


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You didn't say what kind of projects these are. If you are talking about software, data and technology work then generally it is better to focus on products and value streams rather than projects. In software, projects tend to matter very little and the product is what your business stakeholders should be (and probably are) focused on. As Tiago suggested, ...


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This is a systemic problem, and although you may support business stakeholders to understand what prioritisation means, you will definitely need senior management support. In your case, you mention you have joined the project to stablish a prioritisation method. That's a demonstration that senior management is aware of the problem (which in itself is a big ...


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Kanban offers a great way to handle continuous improvement. You just need to introduce slack in the system. A developer can pick up work from the continuous improvement board whenever they're blocked.


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From the business standpoint, the organization needs to be able to measure some degree of efficacy in its training it provides to employees. Training is very expensive and it needs to provide a return that exceeds that expense, both qualitatively and quantitatively. And while training seems intuitively a smart thing to do, it is very hard to show ...


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I hear you. I had a job in a large organisation before and it was unique. It had a knowledge base with work instructions and corresponding process maps to allow an individual to do their best. It meant consistency and accuracy in approach. This was done on Sharepoint with visio and word. There was version control of all of the work instructions. They ...


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