For a project to succeed, the organization needs to support the process, customers need to be involved daily, teams need to be creative and self-disciplined, and project managers need to be able to facilitate and lead the team.
- Course Outline
Learn How To
- Select which projects are suitable for an agile environment
- Determine the readiness of an organization, team, customer and project manager
- Define user stories and how to elaborate and define test cases to assure the customer's requirement
- Plan releases, estimate iterations by providing story point estimates for each feature and determine the team's velocity
- Plan for risks
- Provide status reports to management through burndown charts, iteration tables, agile earned value management and so on
- Adapt changes based on the customer's request and effectively enhance the process to manage those changes
- Determine when a project should be terminated
Today, global businesses want and need to be able to deliver products to the market faster. As new projects are selected by the organization or management, it is important to determine whether a traditional or agile project management approach is appropriate. For a project to succeed, the organization needs to support the process, customers need to be involved daily, teams need to be creative and self-disciplined, and project managers need to be able to facilitate and lead the team. Working in an agile environment means being able to quickly deliver the customers' features on time and be able to respond to their needs by balancing flexibility and stability in this ever-changing world.
Agile Project Management will help you:
- Decide if your organization is ready to accept estimates and status reports that are different from previous projects
- Determine whether your customer will be an active participant on a daily basis
- Identify any shortcomings your global team may have
- Determine if the project manager has the skills and characteristics needed to lead an agile project
Through an integrated case-study, participants will have the opportunity to select a project for agile development and work through the life cycle of an agile project.
- Introduction to Agile Project Management
- What is agile project management?
- History of agile movement
- Agile manifesto
- Principles behind the agile manifesto
- Common myths about agile project management
- Characteristics of an agile project
- When not to use agile development
- Strengths and challenges of agile development
- Variants of agile methods
- Traditional Approach Versus Agile Approach
- Traditional project management
- Agile project management
- Traditional vs. agile methods
- Phases of an agile project
- Agile project skills
- PMBOKP® Guide knowledge areas
- PMBOKP® Guide process groups
- Developing the Agile Environment
- Agile culture
- Management challenges to agile adoption
- Transition process for management
- Team challenges to agile adoption
- Distributed team challenges
- Stakeholder/customer challenges to agile adoption
- Agile approach to hybrid environments
- The agile project manager
- Characteristics of an agile project manager
- Skills required to lead an agile project
- Envisioning the Agile Project
- Agile approach to the requirement process
- The envisioning process
- User story development
- Release planning
- Prioritizing feature for a release
- Iterations in releases
- Building an Iteration
- Iteration planning
- Allocating work
- How far in advance do you plan?
- Estimating for an Iteration
- Rough order of magnitude
- Story points
- Time box
- Delivery schedule
- Planning poker
- Managing Risks
- Tracking iteration Progress
- Daily standup meeting
- Iteration delta tables
- Burndown charts
- Reading a Burndown chart
- Release Burndown chart
- Iteration Burndown chart
- Progress reports
- Running test procedures
- Agile EVM
- Managing Iteration Changes
- Introducing change to an iterative process
- Integrating change into the product
- Balancing change
- Closing out an agile project
- Early termination of an agile project
- Project closeout retrospective
PMBOKP® Guide knowledge areas:
- Project Scope Management
- Project Quality Management
- Project Time Management
- Project Cost Management
- Project Risk Management
- Project Human Res. Management
- Project Procurement Mgmt
- Project Communications Mgmt
- Prerequisites & Certificates
Professional Development Units PDUs: 15.0
- Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.
ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.
Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
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