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Agile Project Management


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 details
2 DaysEnglishDISS Certificate
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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 ConceptsThe Agile ManifestoCommon Agile Methodology Elements
  • 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 Overview
  • Manifesto Contributors
  • Manifesto Values
  • Manifesto Principles
  • Common Agile Methodology Elements Overview
  • Project (Product; Release) Initiation
  • Agile Planning
  • Iteration Planning and Executing
Day 2  
Project InitiationManaging Projects with the Scrum MethodologyAgile Methodology Elements
  • 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
  • Estimating a Scrum Project
  • Track Scrum Projects
  • Communication in Scrum Projects
  • Best Practices to Manage Scrum
  • 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

Iterations/SprintsOther Agile Principles and Best Practices
  • 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 Stand-up 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 Overview
  • Agile Approaches
  • Choosing and Implementing an Agile Methodology
  • eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Scrum
  • Kanban
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Enterprise Scrum
  • Disciplined Agile
  • Lean Software Development
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