Agile Project Management Essentials

Learn how to shift from traditional projects into agile projects. This course gives you the essentials to managing agile projects for any industry.

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Much has been said about running agile projects. However, most courses talk about the development approach to agile projects and not so much on the management approach. As projects become more complex and approaches vary, the need to complement traditional (waterfall) methods with new approaches becomes a necessity. This two-day course is geared towards the project manager who is managing agile projects – regardless of the development methodology and industry. Based completely on PMI’s Agile Practice Guide® and with references to the PMBOK® Guide – 6th Edition, you are guaranteed to come off this training fully equipped to manage any type of agile project for any type of industry. Learn today and lead tomorrow.

At the end of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the concepts of Agile and the different approaches
  • Determine what is the preferred approach for each type of project
  • Prepare his/her organization to have an Agile Mindset
  • Apply some of the Agile Practices in his/her workplace
  • Describe the considerations needed to establish an agile-ready organization

Course Outline

  • Understanding Agile
    • Projects nowadays
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Lean and the Kanban Method
    • Risks and Uncertainty
  • Selecting Life Cycles
    • Characteristics of Project Life Cycles
      • Predictive
      • Iterative
      • Incremental
      • Agile
      • When is Agile suited for a Project
      • Hybrid Life Cycles
      • Agile and Predictive
      • Majority Predictive with some Agile
      • Majority Agile with some Predictive
      • Hybrid Life Cycles
    • Mixing Agile Approaches
    • Project Tailoring
  • Creating an Agile Mindset
    • Begin with an Agile Mindset
    • The role of Servant Leadership
    • Team Composition
  • Delivering in an Agile Environment
    • Project and Team Charters
    • Agile Practices
      • Retrospectives
      • Backlog Preparation
      • Backlog Refinement
      • Daily Stand-ups
      • Demonstrations/Reviews
      • Planning for Iteration-Based Agile
      • Execution Practices that helps team deliver value
      • How iterations and increments help deliver working product
    • Agile Project Challenges and how to fix them
    • Measuring Agile Projects
  • Enabling the organization to be Agile-ready
    • Organizational Change Management
    • Organizational Culture
    • Procurement and Contracts
    • Business Practices
    • Multi-team coordination and dependencies
    • Agile and the PMO
    • Organizational Structure
    • Evolving the Organization

Who should attend

  • IT Project Managers and Project Team members involved in or will transition to Agile Projects
  • Business Analysts, Software Architects, Software Engineers, and Software Testers involved in or will transition to Agile Projects
  • Project Executives
  • Project Stakeholders
  • Any IT Professional or anyone in the field of Information Technology involved in or will transition to Agile Projects

Course Fee is inclusive of AM/PM snacks, lunch, access to the xworks learning management system, digital course materials, and course certificates.

PMI, Agile Practice Guide and PMBOK  are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc..

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