More and more there is greater pressure on project teams to produce high quality products and services quickly. Agile project management provides an alternative to traditional project management methods.
This course is designed to provide participants with the ability to manage agile projects. In addition, participants will learn the roots of the agile movement, key concepts, definitions, roles, and various tools and techniques, and be equipped with the ability to use risk profiles to evaluate the most appropriate method for a project: Agile, waterfall, blend. Group discussions will be augmented with intriguing activities designed to reinforce fundamental agile principles.
Through case studies, group and individual activities, and discussion, participants will be able to apply what they have learned through the lens of agile project management principles.
Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Define the characteristics of agile methods
- Have a grasp on key agile terminology
- Cite the major values of agile methods
- Contrast the differences between traditional & agile methods
- Gain an awareness for the benefits of agile methods
- Identify the major types and kinds of agile methods
- Understand the various roles & how they interact in agile projects
- Define Scrum ceremonies and artifacts
- Determine the strengths and weaknesses of agile vs. traditional testing
- Generate a basic agile release plan
- Bring knowledge of agile back to teams and colleagues
- Plan, manage, and close agile projects
- Provide leadership for agile organizations
- Inspire organizational and culture change
- Establish acquisition and procurement structures
- Manage an agile portfolio, program, and project
- Perform release, iteration, and daily planning
- Size, estimate, and split user stories
- Align PMBoK Knowledge Areas with agile processes and practices
- Determine limitations of agile project management
This course is designed for project and program managers, systems engineers, team leaders, and others who are given responsibility for managing or participating in projects or teams utilizing agile methods.
E-mail Heith Hart or call (443) 692-6599 if you have any questions about this course or if you would like to be added to the interest list.