Agile Project Management (BMC)

Agile is the next generation of project management methodology. Agile project management has become an increasingly powerful and popular manner to develop new or improved products, services, or results in a variety of fields such as software development, engineering, product development, pharmaceuticals, and process improvement. In environments with moderate uncertainty (for example, changing customer needs or unknown root cause), agile project management has been found to product higher customer satisfaction in less time compared to more traditional, plan-driven project management methodologies. This Three-day course provides both the practice and the theory of planning and managing agile projects using methodologies such as scrum, XP (eXtreme Programming), and lean project management methodologies. It provides both the agile knowledge and skills necessary for scrum masters (coaches), product owners (customers), and team members to succeed.

Course Methodology

The format of the Two-day workshop is a series of detailed lectures followed by discussion and hands-on exercises. Practical workshop designed by instructor to exercise topics in practice and real simulation.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe Agile project management, describe the Scrum methodology used to manage a project, manage projects using the Scrum methodology, understand the critical success factors to implement Agile, management, manage project portfolios, identify PPM techniques and best practices, identify the factors involved in implementing a PMO in an organization.

Course Outline

Day 1

 Core Agile Concepts

  • Core Agile Concepts Overview
  • Origins of Agile Project Management
  • Traditional Project Management Methodologies
  • Agile Project Management Methodologies
  • Generalizations: Agile and Traditional Project Management Comparisons

The Agile Manifesto

  • The Agile Manifesto Overview
  • Manifesto Contributors
  • Manifesto Values
  • Manifesto Principles

Common Agile Methodology Elements

  • Common Agile Methodology Elements Overview
  • Project (Product; Release) Initiation
  • Agile Planning
  • Iteration Planning and Executing

Day 2

Project Initiation

  • Project Initiation Overview
  • Determine Project Justifications
  • Exercise: Identify Project Justification Metrics
  • Project Vision Statement
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Case Study Selection
  • Identify Stakeholders and Leader/Coach
  • Form Project Team

Managing Projects with the Scrum Methodology

  • Estimating a Scrum Project
  • Track Scrum Projects
  • Communication in Scrum Projects
  • Best Practices to Manage Scrum

Agile Teams and Team Space

  • Agile Teams and Team Space Overview
  • Scrum Master/Servant Leader/Coach (XP)
  • Product Owner/Customer (XP)
  • Team Members/Developers (XP)
  • Team Space
  • Physical Space Recommendations

Day 3

Agile Planning

  • Agile Planning Overview
  • Develop Epics
  • Create Stories
  • Verification/Validation
  • Wireframes and Storyboards
  • Functionality Based on User Roles
  • Story Maps
  • Estimating Effort: Story Points and Ideal Days
  • Prioritizing Stories
  • Methods for Prioritizing Stories
  • Create Product Backlog
  • Create Product Roadmap
  • Conduct Release Planning
  • Determining Iteration/Sprint Length
  • Conduct Date-Driven Release Planning
  • Conduct Feature-Driven Release Planning
  • Sizing Stories


  • Iterations/Sprints Overview
  • Velocity Determination
  • Iteration Planning Meeting
  • Iteration Planning Guidelines
  • Development
  • Testing
  • Daily Standup Meetings
  • Progress Tracking
  • Velocity Tracking
  • Burndown and Burnup Charts
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams
  • Kanban Charts
  • Earned Value
  • Communicating Information
  • Backlog Grooming
  • Iteration Reviews
  • Iteration Retrospectives
  • Release Retrospectives

Other Agile Principles and Best Practices

  • Other Agile Principles and Best Practices Overview
  • Agile Approaches
  • Choosing and Implementing an Agile Methodology
  • eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Enterprise Scrum
  • Disciplined Agile
  • Lean Software Development
Category: Business Management Course
Oil & GAS; Aviation & Maritime; Construction & Engineering; Food Production & Catering; Government Hospitality & Tourism; Manufacturing
Project Management
2 days

Date: 23 – 24 February 2020


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