Last week, in cooperation with the Albanian Association of Banks, we hosted the Agile Project Management Training for Tirana Bank. The training was delivered by our newest trainer, David Nitescu, who offered a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience. The emphasis was not only on understanding the principles and models but also on applying them in real-world scenarios.

Diving into Agile

The session kicked off with David diving deep into the theoretical foundations of Agile Project Management. Attendees were given a comprehensive overview of the different approaches and models under this methodology. David not only provided a robust understanding but also shed light on why certain models are more appropriate than others in specific situations. This deep dive created a foundation upon which the subsequent practical sessions would be built.

From Theory to Practice

Following the theoretical discourse, it was time for some hands-on experience. Participants were divided into groups, setting the stage for some collaborative brainstorming sessions. The primary objective was to establish a product vision board—a pivotal component of Agile Project Management that helps guide the project’s direction.

However, the true highlight of this part was the real-world application. The participants from Tirana Bank had the unique opportunity to apply their learning to an ongoing project. Instead of working on hypothetical scenarios or generic projects, they took their ongoing project and used it as a case study throughout the training. This allowed them to directly apply the Agile methodologies and strategies they were learning, making the experience deeply immersive and relatable.

Continuous Challenges and Reflections

These groups, formed around the real-world project, remained consistent throughout the training. David posed various challenges and exercises, prompting them to continually evolve their project approach. Not only did this reinforce the Agile Project Management methodologies they’d learned, but it also provided a platform for immediate application and feedback.

As each challenge was tackled, the groups also presented their reflections on the project. These presentations allowed for mutual learning and created a dynamic feedback loop amongst the participants.

This was only the beginning of a successful collaboration with David Nitescu, we are looking forward to what’s next. Stay tuned!