Module MG060

Agile Management Methods
 

Learning objectives

After you have completed this module, you will be able to:

  • Give an in-depth overview of discovery-driven planning;
  • Compare discovery-driven plans with conventional planning methods;
  • Discuss the importance of milestone planning;
  • Consider assumption-to-knowledge ratio;
  • Explain the five disciplines of discovery-driven planning;
  • Outline practical steps to adapt the methodology to any organization.
Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Discovery-Driven Planning 
2.1 Background and Purpose 
2.2 Why Discovery-Driven Planning? 
2.2.1 Assumption-to- Knowledge Ratio
2.2.2 Milestone Planning
2.3 Process of the Discovery-driven Planning 
2.3.1 Defining Success for the Plan or Initiative
2.3.2 Identifying Market and Competitive Parameters
2.3.3 Specifying Operational Requirements
2.3.4 Testing Assumptions
2.3.5 Managing Key Checkpoints
2.4 A Case of discovery-driven planning: Kao Corporation
2.4.1 Discipline 1
2.4.2 Discipline 2
2.4.3 Discipline 3
2.5 Applying Discovery-Driven Planning to your Company 

Chapter 3: Scrum
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Definition and Concept
3.3 The Philosophy
3.4 The Scrum Process
3.5 The Scrum Team
3.6 Artifacts
3.7 Ceremonies/Events
3.8 Testing
3.9 Advantages of scrum
3.10 Disadvantages of Scrum

Chapter 4: Rapid Prototyping and 3D Printing
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Definition: What is 3D Printing?
4.3 Key Benefits of Rapid Prototyping
4.4 Common Rapid Prototyping Issues
4.5 Rapid Prototyping Methods
4.5.1 Stereolithography (SLA)
4.5.2 Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
4.5.3 Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
4.5.4 Selective Laser Melting (SLM)
4.5.5 Laminated Object Manufacturing
4.5.6 Multi-Jet Modeling (MJM)
4.5.7 Digital Light Processing (DLP)
4.6 Other Business Uses for 3D Printing
4.7 Advantages and Disadvantages of 3D Printing

Chapter 5: Conclusion

Workload units 2
Reading extract Agile Management Methods

 

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