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Overview

Agile Project Management & PMI-ACP® Prep

If you are seeking an in-depth course on the whats, whys, and hows of Agile project management, this course is for you. You will learn, through a mix of discussion and hands-on activities, what Agile project management is (and isn't), and will leave with practical, real-world tools for transitioning to agile management practices, planning an agile project, and managing the project to completion. This course covers the tools, techniques, knowledge, skills, domains, and tasks listed in the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline, and may be used to satisfy the 21 contact hours of Agile Project Management education required for initial agile certification.

Course Information

Who Should Attend

Project managers, program managers, ScrumMasters and product owners

Duration

Three Days

Where

Your Location

Two day minimum and discounts apply for onsite training. Up to 25 students can attend this course.

Overview

If you are seeking an in-depth course on the whats, whys, and hows of Agile project management, this course is for you. You will learn, through a mix of discussion and hands-on activities, what Agile project management is (and isn’t), and will leave with practical, real-world tools for transitioning to agile management practices, planning an agile project, and managing the project to completion.

This is an in-person, highly interactive, three-day (21 contact hours) course led by an instructor with years of real-world experience in both traditional and Agile project management, and who is actively engaged in helping organizations transition to Agile. So come with your questions, expecting to receive solid answers In addition, you will receive a training guide, which will be yours to keep as a reference.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

This course covers the tools, techniques, knowledge, skills, domains, and tasks listed in the PMI-ACP® Examination Content Outline, and may be used to satisfy the 21 contact hours of Agile Project Management education required for initial certification.

Project Management Institute PDUs

If you already hold a certification with the Project Management Institute, this course may be used to satisfy up to 21 PDUs. Be sure to consult pmi.org for specific applicability.

Detailed Course Guide

  1. Introduction to Agile
    1. History of Agile
    2. Understanding the Agile Manifesto
    3. Complexity and Empirical Process Control
    4. How Agile methods are different
  1. Agile Frameworks and Terminology
  1. Overview of Agile Roles
  1. Agile Teams
    1. Key Concept: Self Organizing Teams
    2. Creating Effective and Empowered Teams
    3. Team Dynamics: What to expect when forming teams
    4. Communication
    5. Collaboration and Negotiation
    6. Meeting Rules and Team Charters
  1. Agile Leadership
    1. Servant Leadership
    2. Emotional Intelligence
    3. Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation
    4. Conflict Resolution
    5. Facilitation Techniques
  1. Strategic Agile Planning
    1. Vision and the Business Case
    2. Roadmapping
    3. Chartering
  1. The Product Backlog
    1. What is a Backlog?
    2. Prioritization
  1. Agile Requirements and Analysis
    1. Agile approach compared to traditional approaches
    2. User Stories
      1. Why User Stories?
      2. Types of User Stories
      3. Gathering User Stories
      4. The 3 parts of the User Story
      5. User Roles
      6. Acceptance Criteria
      7. Writing good User Stories
  1. Agile Design
    1. Horizontal and Vertical Slicing
    2. Epic
    3. Progressive Elaboration and Emergent Design
  1. Agile Estimation
    1. Issues with Conventional Estimation
    2. How Agile Estimation differs
    3. Estimation Units
    4. Planning Poker
    5. Affinity Estimation
  1. Release Planning
    1. What is a Release?
    2. Key Concept: Velocity
    3. Estimating Dates using Velocity
    4. Projecting Cost using Velocity
    5. Overview of the Release Planning process
    6. Elements of a Release Plan
    7. Schedule-based Release Planning
    8. Scope-based Release Planning
    9. Maintaining the Release Plan
    10. Story Mapping
  1. Iteration Planning
    1. The Importance of Defining Done
    2. Who participates in Iteration Planning?
    3. Capacity Planning
    4. Iteration Planning/Scheduling
    5. Iteration Planning/Detail Planning
  1. Iteration Execution and Review
    1. The 3 Themes of Iteration Execution
    2. Focus on Throughput
    3. Team Space
    4. Information Radiators
    5. Conducting Daily Standups
    6. Signs of a dysfunctional team
    7. Iteration Review
      1. Purpose
      2. How to conduct
  1. Agile Metrics and Reporting
    1. The cost of Metrics
    2. Troubles with Traditional Metrics
    3. Understanding Agile Metrics
    4. Common Agile Metrics
    5. EVM on Agile projects
    6. Agile tooling
  1. Retrospectives
    1. Purpose
    2. Conducting an effective retrospective
    3. What to do with the outcome of the retrospective
  1. Quality Management on Agile Project
    1. QA or QC?
    2. How agile organizations view Testing
    3. Assuring quality through process
    4. Assuring quality through engineering practices
  1. Risk Management on Agile Projects
  1. Distributed Teams
    1. Common Obstacles
    2. Tools and techniques for success
  1. Contracts on Agile Projects
  1. Agile and audit compliance

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