College of Business

Agile Program Management & Leading High-Performing Teams

From: September 22, 2014  8:00 a.m.
Until: September 24, 2014  5:00 p.m.
University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) Campus

Class Size Limit :: 20
Registration Fee :: $1,495

Volume discounts available.  Contact Shawna with OPED at (719) 255-5215 for more information

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This high-impact training program is designed to examine the fundamentals behind practices and techniques many successful teams use to get the most out of Agile adoption. 

Participants will be inspecting Lean, Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban to identify their best practices and application.  As every industry has varying delivery processes, you will learn how to combine traditional project management with Agile methods and frameworks to create the best of both worlds for your teams and customers.  

This unique three-day program is for both new and seasoned Agile practitioners in the Information Technology industry.   Recommended participants include:  Executives, managers, key product decision-makers, teams developing innovative products, quality assurance engineers, project managers, developers, IT professionals, and change agents responsible for leading Lean-Agile change initiatives in a large software enterprise.

An engaging combination of discussion, group interaction, case studies and real world focused material will allow attendees to apply the skills they are acquiring.  Maximum knowledge retention will be facilitated through unexpected and engaging methodologies.  Participants will learn not only how to apply Agile value and principles, but will gain the experience necessary to immediately implement Agile practices within teams and organizations.

Participants will receive 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs), 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a Certificate of Completion from UCCS.


  • Workshop manuals
  • Full lunch each day
  • Parking at the University
  • Certificate of completion from the UCCS College of Business
  • 21 Professional Development Units (PDUs), applicable for contact hours at the Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from UCCS
  • Options to print transcripts from UCCS as proof of attendance and CEUs earned


Agile Values, Principles and Applications

  • Why Agile?  Origins and successful applications
  • Fundamentals of Scrum & Extreme Programming
  • Strategic planning and prioritization
  • Hands-on classroom application of Lean and Scrum   

Lean Practices and Continuous Value Flow

  • Fundamentals of Lean & Kanban 
  • Hands-on classroom application of Kanban
  • Success factors for Agile teams
  • Distributed teams best practices
  • Identifying and resolving team dysfunctions
  • Leading high-performing Agile teams  

Bridging Traditional Project Management and Agile Practices

  • Business planning using Lean Canvas
  • Build -Measure-Learn with Lean Start-up 
  • Aligning delivery to business strategy
  • Effective program management with Agile teams
  • Metrics that matter   

Somnath GhoshSomnath Ghosh is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile transformation coach/trainer with over 17 years of strategic consulting experience in software development, Agile enablement, and change management.  As a coach, he guides organizations to achieve dramatic improvement in the efficiency of software delivery. His training techniques bridge traditional project management with Lean-Agile techniques.  

Mr. Ghosh is the Managing Director of Corporate IT Solutions, Inc. providing project management services and expertise as an independent consultant for financial application implementations.  Somnath has consulted for various prominent clients while working as a Project Manager and Lead for big 5 consulting groups like BearingPoint and Deloitte and for Oracle Corporation.  In addition to project management of Procure-to-Pay and Order-To-Cash implementations, Mr. Ghosh's area of expertise is Sales Incentive Compensation in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) arena. 

Som quoted,  ​"I am proud to be an Agile coach and trainer and am always amazed at what teams can do given the right training, leadership and sponsorship. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to leverage my experience and help teams self organize and transform into high performing teams."   Som's recent clients include Capital One, Staples, General Motors, Time Warner Cable, and ViaSat, among others. 
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Event Contact

Shawna Rogers
(719) 255-5215