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In this course, you'll walk through a project using the agile project management methodology from conception to completion. You will learn and apply agile practices as you determine ways to make your own projects more agile.

  • Course Start Date: 2019-03-04
  • Time: 08:30:00 - 16:30:00
  • Duration: 3 days 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
  • Location: Edmonton
  • Delivery Methods(s): Instructor Led

Course Outline

Pre-Requisites

Some project management experience is required. Experience managing software development or maintenance projects would be beneficial.

Lessons

Learn the agile methodology in this hands-on, skills-building course.

Agile software development methods differ significantly from traditional plan-based approaches, affecting how projects are planned and managed. In this course, you'll walk through a project using the agile project management methodology from conception to completion. You will learn and apply agile practices as you determine ways to make your own projects more agile.

Your role as the project manager of an agile project will look much different as you form and coach a self-directed team, facilitate continuous collaboration with your customer, embrace changing requirements, and deliver business value (production-ready software) to your customer early and regularly throughout the project.

Students pursuing a university-recognized and/or accredited certificate in Canada or continuing education units in the US must attend at least 90% of class time, participate in class exercises and section-knowledge checks, and score at least 70% on an end-of-class, multiple-choice assessment.

What You'll Learn
  • The agile lifecycle and how it differs from traditional lifecycle models
  • The unique agile values, principles, and practices
  • Envisioning (referred to as "Initiation" in The PMBOK® Guide)
  • Incremental speculation (The PMBOK® Guide's "Planning" and "Re-Planning")
  • Iterative exploring ("Execution" in The PMBOK® Guide)
  • Adapting to what is learned (The PMBOK® Guide's "Monitoring and Controlling")
  • Iterative closure ("Closing" in The PMBOK® Guide)
Who Needs to Attend
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • IT Managers
  • Team Leads
Course Outline

1. Introduction to Agility

  • The Agile Lifecycle
  • About Agility
2. Initiate an Agile Project
  • Envision the Product and Project
  • Assemble the Agile Team
  • Compile the Product Backlog (Coarse-Grain Requirements)
  • Plan Iterations (Sprints) and Releases
  • Embrace the High-Level (Coarse-Grain) Plan
3. Plan an Iteration (Sprint)
  • Define Iteration Requirements
  • Plan and Estimate Iteration Tasks
  • Finalize the Iteration Plan
4. Build a Product Increment
  • Coach the Team
  • Immerse the Team in Status
  • Communicate Status
5. Hold an Iteration (Sprint) Review
  • Prepare for the Review
  • Obtain Customer Acceptance of the Product Increment
  • Hold a Retrospective
6. Adapt to Changes
  • Update the Product Backlog
  • Rework the High-Level (Coarse-Grain) Plan
  • Plan & Execute the Next Iteration
Hands-On Exercises
  • Exercise 1: How Does Agility Differ From the Methods We Use?
  • Exercise 2: Initiate an Agile Project
  • Exercise 3: Plan an Iteration (Sprint)
  • Exercise 4: Coach the Agile team
  • Exercise 5: Hold an Iteration (Sprint) Review
  • Exercise 6: Adapt to Changes

Cancellation Policy

We require 16 calendar days notice to reschedule or cancel any registration. Failure to provide the required notification will result in 100% charge of the course. If a student does not attend a scheduled course without prior notification it will result in full forfeiture of the funds and no reschedule will be allowed. Within the required notification period, only student substitutions will be permitted. Reschedules are permitted at anytime with 16 or more calendar days notice. Enrollments must be rescheduled within six months of the cancel date or funds on account will be forfeited.

Training Location

GK at ctc Edmonton
10060 Jasper Ave Suite 810

Edmonton, AB
Canada   

About Global Knowledge

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Global Knowledge is the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. We deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations around the world differentiate themselves and thrive. Our learning programs, whether designed for a global organization or an individual professional, help businesses close skills gaps and foster an environment of continuous talent development.

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This vendor has an overall average rating of 4.38 out of 5 based on 421 reviews.

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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platfo ... Read more
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Wasn’t as advanced as I thought it would be. There was an issue when the day my course was the first time they used a new platform.. from adobe to something called zoom; I had to call support line cause it stated our instructor wasn’t present. Thankfully I called cause everyone online was in the adobe virtual classroom waiting for what looked like a teacher who didn’t show up for class (IT didn’t get anything resolved until 10mins after start time). I felt like he was really getting hung up on very basic knowledge for the first half of the course (talking about how to create tabs and drag formulas as an example). I completed files a few times before he was done explaining. There was a scheduled fire drill for them (roughly 30mins)that also cut into our time, which wasn’t deducted from the hour lunch break or the two, fifteen min breaks. I also really wish he touched base more on the automating workbook functions portion which we barely did. I'm happy there were/are those study guides (learning videos) and exams to take on my own time that I hope after I've had the class are still available for me to learn from.

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It was difficult to practice on my PC while trying to watch the presentation online.
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David was excellent!! I am very for having this course!!
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Everything was great, but the instructor wasted a lot of time talking about unrelated subjects (like demo-ing different programs, talking about other classes, and talks about how Excel/technology has changed) took up way too much time. The course could have been condensed or better focus would have been great

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Did not actually receive the course materials yet (and the course has concluded). Ratings assume that I will receive the course materials as soon as possible.

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This course has an overall avarage rating of 3.90 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

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