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Project Management with Agile

Project Management with Agile

Duration: 3 days

Accreditations: 24 CPEs | 21 PDCs | 21 PDUs

Course Description: This course teaches Agile principles and practices used in project management, to manage change through flexibility, adaptation, and direct communication. Participants develop and employ an Agile design with Sprint Planning and Scrums. Benefits and trade-offs of the Agile methodology are discussed, along with the differences between Agile and traditional waterfall project management. Each day participants are given the opportunity to practice project execution, and manage an Agile project in a dynamic real-time environment. Simulation is used to reinforce important principles and practices.

Audience: Project managers interested in Agile. Optimum class size: 10-25.

Course Topics and Content:

  • Agile principles, practices and misconceptions
  • Contrast of Agile methodology to traditional waterfall methodologies
  • Benefits and trade-offs of Agile methodology
  • Roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master
  • Agile sprint planning and scrum
  • Lead planning and executing projects with Agile methodologies
  • Agile Background & Definitions
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Stakeholder Engagement & The Agile Team
  • Planning & Problem Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • The SCRUM Process/Putting it all together
  • Case study: Putting it all together

Course Objectives: 

  • Create rapid and flexible responses to change
  • Reduce costs
  • Improve communications between teams, customers, and stakeholders
  • Increase efficiency and value to customers and stakeholders
  • Describe the fundamentals of the Agile methodology and components
  • Apply methods for determining and delivering stakeholder value
  • List the components of a good Agile team
  • Employ incremental development methodologies
  • Apply Agile measurement tools: Team Velocity, Burn Down charts, and Agile estimates
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