IMMERSIVE WORKSHOPS

We offer a range of highly engaging and insightful workshops to the general public interested in acquiring or enhancing their skills in the areas of Business Cases, Agile Development and Product Ownership.

These workshops offer tremendous value for an investment of just $300 per person for a 3-hour immersive experience. The workshops are designed to strengthen the understanding of foundational concepts, identify and expand on 3-4 key elements that really matter and apply the learning in practical contexts.

 

These workshops will deliver great value to anyone with an established interest in those areas - University students, beginners and practitioners with intermediate-level skills

We offer an unconditional money back guarantee to participants. Just tell us that you did not learn anything useful or of value from these workshops and we will refund your investment.

We also offer custom designed workshops in related areas, specific to the needs of your organization. Please contact us through info@vthink.com.au to schedule a discussion.

Workshop Schedule
  • All workshops are held on Friday's from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • There is a limit of 50 participants for every workshop, so please reserve your place early

  • Please click on the topic for workshop objectives and agenda

  • Please click on the topic of interest and date / city to reserve your place for the workshop. Payment will be collected through a secure process

  • Cancellations with full refund and changes are permitted anytime up to a week from the workshop date

  • Workshops are usually held in CBD or inner-city venues and addresses will be notified 2 weeks before the workshop date

  • Please contact us through e-mail for any further information info@vthink.com.au

Workshop Information (Click on Title to Enrol)

How to create a compelling Business Case

Note: This workshop is aimed at people in the roles of Project Managers, Program Managers, Line / Functional Managers, Business Analysts, Product Owners / Managers, Business Sponsors, Finance professionals and Consultants. The course is also highly suitable for students in  IT / IS / Finance / Business / Engineering / MBA programs aspiring to be employed in one of the above roles.

 

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn the basics of a professional Business Case

  2. Identify the optimal structure and components of a Business Case

  3. Learn to project benefits and costs along a time line

  4. Learn to analyze the case using NPV, IRR, ROI, etc

  5. Learn to conduct sensitivity analysis

  6. Apply the concept to 2 real-world applications

  7. Get access to tools and techniques for creating a compelling business case

 

Introduction to Agile and Scrum

Note: This workshop is aimed at Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, beginner Agile practitioners and IT/IS Students. 

 

Learning objectives:

  1. Learn why many organizations are adopting Agile concepts, practices and techniques

  2. Learn the basics of Agile

  3. Learn the different flavours of Agile - Scrum, XP, Pair programming, Extreme Programming, Kanban, etc

  4. Learn what the Agile values and principles really mean and how to apply them in practice

  5. Learn the differences between Agile and Waterfall / Traditionally planned projects

  6. Learn the Scrum framework in detail

  7. Understand the Agile mindset and its importance for successful adoption

 

 

Agile Planning and Execution

Note: This intermediate level workshop is aimed at Agile practitioners (Scrum Masters, Product Owners and Developers) or those with an established understanding of the fundamentals of Agile 

 

Learning objectives:

  1. Develop a critical understanding of the Scrum framework (Beyond what is obvious)

  2. Explore the realms of Planning (Product Planning, Release Planning, Sprint Planning and Daily task planning)

  3. Discuss practical challenges in adoption of Agile and how to overcome them

  4. Explore the Agile mindset in detail and the dynamics of Agile teams comprised from several different organizations

  5. Learn how to make Reviews and Retrospectives more interesting

  6. Understand the dynamics of distributed Scrum (geographically distributed team members)

  7. Discuss lessons learnt from various real-world Agile projects from different organizations

 

Agile Product Ownership

Note: This intermediate level workshop is aimed primarily at Product Owners and Business Analysts or those aspiring to develop into the role of a Product Owner

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the concept of Product Ownership and its importance and challenges

  2. Develop a critical understanding of the role and responsibility of a great Product Owner

  3. Understand what a Product Vision is and its importance to the project 

  4. Understand the process of deconstructing a product into Backlog Items (Components and Features, Epics and User Stories)

  5. Learn how to write effective User Stories

  6. Develop an advanced understanding of Release planning, Sprint Planning and Estimation (Relative Sizing) of User Stories

  7. Discuss lessons learnt from various real-world Product Owners from different organizations

Lean Six Sigma and Kanban

Note: This workshop is aimed primarily at Process Owners, Business Analysts, Solution Architects, Agile practitioners, Project Managers and Students and professionals aspiring to develop knowledge and expertise in process improvement. This course will also help effectively guide participants seeking various Lean Six Sigma certifications. 

Learning objectives:

  1. Understand the core concepts of Lean and Six Sigma

  2. Understand the similarities and differences between Lean and Agile

  3. Develop a critical understanding of continuous improvement and its applications

  4. Obtain a high-level overview of the key statistical concepts

  5. Understand the core concepts of Kanban

  6. Understand the concepts of Flow and Throughput

  7. Understand the approach for designing effective policies for smooth flow

 
 
 
 
 
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