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Course number H4C32S
Length 3 days
Delivery method Remotely assisted instructional learning ( RAIL)
Instructor-led training ( ILT)
Onsite dedicated training ( OST)
Price USD $1,800
CAD $1,980

Course overview

This 3-day course is geared toward adopting Agile project management in organizations to improve project delivery and complement and enhance “traditional” project management rigor. Built from the ground up, this course addresses the application of Agile project management methodologies to any business environment. It moves beyond Agile’s typical focus on software development and information technology (IT) to include applications in acquisitions, program management, and non-IT domains.


Prerequisites

  • PMI®’s education and experience requirements

Audience

  • This course is intended for for students who are preparing for the the PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifiation

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Course objectives

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Examine the differences between Agile project management and typical project management
  • Describe the philosophy and framework of Agile development
  • Examine the principles and practices using Scrum as a primary Agile project management process
  • Review the unique characteristics of implementing Agile within an organization
  • Discover what is needed to initiate an Agile project
  • Demonstrate what is involved in planning an Agile project
  • Examine what is involved when executing an Agile project
  • Practice approaches for monitoring and controlling an Agile project
  • Explain the steps involved in closing out an Agile project
  • Discuss how to implement Agile project management in any organization

Next steps

Advanced Project Management topics leading to recognition of your knowledge and skill in PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certifiation appropriate to your country or region.

Benefits to you

  • World-class project management training based on the PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Project management is an HP core competency, with 3500 experienced project managers in 160 countries
  • Increased confidence in the management of your projects leading to professional recognition and increased levels of responsibility
  • Better project performance and increased satisfaction among your project team

Course outline

Why Agile?

  • Agile popularity and success
  • Typical project failures and risks
  • Development approaches; incremental and iterative
  • Predictive vs. adaptive and where the different development approaches fall on the continuum

Agile Development

  • History of Agile and Scrum
  • Agile Manifesto; 12 principles and four key values for software development
  • Agile development methodologies used for Agile project management
  • Acquisition using Agile and implementing projects in iterations

Applying Scrum

  • Scrum life cycle/framework
  • Core principles of Scrum
  • Scrum roles and descriptions
  • Characteristics of high-performing teams and their importance
  • Characteristics of self-organizing teams

Initiating in Agile

  • Typical initiation goals
  • Initiating process in Agile projects
  • Stakeholders and their involvement in the initiation
  • Initiating lifecycle deliverables
  • Product vision and aligning it with mission statement and strategic objectives
  • How to develop a Release Plan
  • Develop an Agile project charter

Planning in Agile

  • The universal applicability of planning goals
  • Planning process in Agile projects
  • Comparing typical versus Agile planning
  • Planning lifecycle deliverables
  • Requirements definition in Agile
  • Developing a Product Backlog and User Stories
  • Determining User Story prioritization based on value, cost, and risk
  • Sprint Planning including requirements writing, estimating, velocity, and definition of done

Executing an Agile Project

  • The executing process in Agile projects
  • Performing a Scrum meeting
  • Scaling techniques for team size
  • Selecting team and roles
  • Characteristics of teams and boosting team performance
  • Communication techniques for an Agile team

Monitoring & Controlling an Agile Project

  • Monitoring & controlling in Agile projects
  • Monitoring & controlling lifecycle deliverables and how/when they are used
  • How to develop change request strategies on an Agile project
  • How to use risk response strategies on an Agile project

Closing an Agile Project

  • Closing process in Agile projects
  • How to conduct Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective meetings
  • Comparing typical and Agile closeout activities
  • Challenges to implementing Agile in an organization

Implementing Agile

  • Organizational need for change to Agile
  • Forces of change and using a force field analysis
  • Understanding the change process in order to embrace successful change
  • How to develop a successful implementation strategy

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