Wednesday 13 November 2019

An Introduction to Agile Project Management for Publishing


The focus of the course is to present the core philosophies behind successful Agile project management, brought to life by anecdotes, war stories, publishing case studies and robust discussion on the various techniques. The role of product owner will be briefly examined, with respect to stakeholder management and user story development. Delegates will work in small groups to practice the relevant concepts and learn how to avoid the common pitfalls. The course will allow team members embarking on a project to use a range of Agile techniques through practical exercises.


  • Agile background and relevance to publishing
  • Agile theory and principles
  • Introduction to Scrum roles, events, and artefacts
  • Introduction to Agile techniques
  • Product vision, goals, and epics
  • Personae and workflows
  • Story mapping
  • User stories
  • Agile estimating
  • Ranking
  • Agile support and further learning sources.

What will you learn?

Learn the background to Agile product delivery and how it can be used in your organization. Become more familiar with the theory and principles that lie behind the Agile ways of working and understand more about the core Scrum framework and its uses. You’ll also be introduced to techniques commonly used in Agile product delivery, and will receive links to sources of support and further learning.

Who should attend (Level 2)

This course is aimed at publishers involved in delivering Agile projects including business stakeholders, product managers, delivery team members, product owners, Scrum Masters, business analysts and project managers.


Andrew Miller, Taylor & Francis

Andrew Miller picAndrew has spent the last 10 years working for both trade and academic publishers applying Agile development and project management techniques to digital publishing. Andrew has an MA in Publishing from the London College of Communication and is a certified Scrum Master with the Scrum Alliance, and works in the L&D department for Taylor & Francis Group as their Global OD Specialist.

Early bird rates for members - Book by 6 September 2019*

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Members early bird            £382.00 (+VAT where applicable)
 full price             £425.00 (+ VAT where applicable) 
Non Members full price     £619.00 (+VAT where applicable)
Academic rates are available, please contact

Venue: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG T: +44 (0) 207 766 0625 (map)
This course will commence at 09:30 (registration, with tea/coffee, from 09:00) and end at approximately 17:00
 Melissa Marshall T: +44 (0)1622 871035 E: 

How to book
Please note that you will need to log in to your account or register a new account to book a place on this training course. If you have any questions about this please email Melissa Marshall or any of the ALPSP team.

*In order to take advantage of the early bird discount for ALPSP members, you must (i) make a booking by 6 September 2019 and (ii)
 be an ALPSP member on the date of the event. In the event that you cancel your membership prior to the event, you agree to pay ALPSP the difference between the discounted price and the full price for the event.”

Any discounts will be applied at checkout.


Upcoming Dates for this event

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