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Agile Project Management

Overview

Increasingly competitive markets, shorter product delivery cycles, increasingly complicated business problems, and globalization demand that project managers deliver value faster and cheaper. Agile projects avoid many of the pitfalls associated with traditional methodologies without sacrificing quality. Agile has become increasingly more popular because it addresses these challenges.

Through lectures, exercises, and a case study, this course teaches the participant how to use the principles and practices of Agile project life-cycle management to successfully deliver high-risk, high-value projects.

+ Features

This course addresses the tools, techniques, skills, and knowledge areas that are required to manage projects whose requirements are either not well defined upfront, evolve over time, are schedule- or cost-driven, and are best managed through an Agile / adaptive project life-cycle approach.

The course incorporates learning objectives form Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Master (CSM®), Certified Product Owner (CSPO®) course outline and includes Kanban and Lean management principles. The course is compliant with project management standards contained in the current version of PMI’s “A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide)® and PMI’s “Agile Practice Guide.”

No prerequisites are required for this course. Participants learn Agile project management methodologies, processes, tools, and techniques and apply them in hands on exercises that demonstrate: the value of empowered teams, flow, Scrum practices, scaling, and value stream mapping.

Topic Highlights

Participants will be introduced to the essential skills, knowledge, tools, and techniques employed in Agile project management. Emphasis is placed on gaining practical experience with tools and techniques that ensure successful project performance. Topics covered include:

  • State of the Industry
  • The Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Scrum
    • Scrum Roles
    • Scrum Events
    • Scrum Artifacts
  • Agile Leadership
    • Servant Leadership
    • Self-Managing Teams
    • Agile Facilitation
    • Team Norms
  • Product Driver Approach
    • Product Vision
    • Product Roadmap and Release Planning
    • User Stories
    • Estimating
  • Lean and Kanban
    • Understanding Value
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Kanban Board
    • Measuring Flow
  • Agile Metrics and Reporting
    • Burn Down Charts
    • Burn Up Chart

+ Requirements

100% attendance and participation are expected from participants.

+ Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required for this course. 

 

+ Designed For

The audience for this course includes organizational managers, project managers, and mid-level professionals who are faced with increasing pressure to successfully manage high-risk, high-value projects that must be delivered in short periods of time or whose requirements are not firm and are subject to schedule or cost constraints.

This course does not have perquisites. Prior exposure to Agile is helpful.

Professional Associations

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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