Workshop | A Day of Practical Agile – Mike Palladino

Short Bio

Michael Palladino is an Agile and Program Management professional with broad experience across several industries. He is the Director of the Agile Center of Excellence at Bristol Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals. Mike is an adjunct professor at Villanova University teaching courses in Agile and Project Management and is a PMI ATP trainer. He is a Past President of PMI-DVC and an author for Data Management University Magazine. He has presented in many countries for over 20 years.


Agile Lego Workshop 

We hear a lot about Agile these days. What exactly is Agile? How does it work? Is it really faster? This workshop takes the equivalent of experience 8 weeks of Agile and is compressed into a 4-hour workshop. Here is an opportunity to learn more than the theory. Come experience Agile for yourself. All levels of Agile experience are welcome and have benefited from this workshop. This is a hands-on, highly participatory experience. Space is limited.

The Product Owner (PO) has one of the most difficult roles, providing the vision for the product, working with many stakeholders, and managing the backlog. This workshop will provide focused learning about the PO role, including product vision, prioritizing techniques, user story creation and several sizing techniques.  The workshop is valuable for all three Scrum roles:

  • Become a better Product Owner
  • Scrum Master, learn ways to coach your Product Owners
  • Development Team, understand the Product Owner role to provide better feedback during Sprint Planning and Retrospectives. 

The workshop is part lecture and part exercises.  A basic understanding of Agile and Scrum is required. Attending the Agile Lego Workshop is sufficient to participate in the Product Owner Toolkit workshop.

After attending the Agile Lego Workshop and Product Owner Toolkit sessions, you may still have specific Agile questions. This is an opportunity to ask very direct questions with time to give longer, more detailed coaching than normal presentations allow. Listed to questions from others to increase your practical knowledge of using Agile in difficult, complex, global ways.


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