Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Agile Project Management can be defined as a continual process that does not follow a traditional prescriptive plan. Instead, it focuses on prioritizing customer value, team collaboration over tasks, and adapting to practical business scenarios. It is based upon the principles found in the Agile Manifesto.

The Agile Project Management training course at NetCom Learning trains participants in how to use Agile principles for developing the entire business environment. The main focus of the Agile project management training online and ILT is to build skills for enhancing product development, programming, business analysis, and other collaborative areas.

The Agile PM online training course and ILT classes focus on improving the managerial skills of candidates to seamlessly produce smaller deliverables more frequently. Aspirants develop their professional skills for ensuring Agile success through interactive Agile Project Management classes.

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Intended Audience for this Agile Project Management Course

  • » Project Managers
  • » Team Leaders
  • » IT Managers / Directors
  • » Software Engineers
  • » Software Architects
  • » Software Architects
  • » Developers
  • » Programmers
  • » Analysts
  • » Testers
  • » Testing Managers

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Course Prerequisites for Agile Project Management

  • » Basic project management skills
  • » Basic understanding of business development

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Agile Project Management Course Objectives

  • » Learn to implement an iterative planning model instead of simply following a plan
  • » Empower the overall management scenario to inspire the teams
  • » Learn to eliminate process disruptions by incorporating team cadence, thereby boosting efficiency
  • » Learn to create transparency in communication across the teams
  • » Understand how to use Agile estimating techniques for defining sincere and realizable estimates
  • » Learn to build an effective collaboration platform with customers and develop a trustworthy relationship

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Agile Project Management Course Outline

      1. Understanding Agile
        1. What is Agile?
        2. Why Agile?
        3. Agile Manifesto
        4. Agile Principles
        5. Agile Methodologies
        6. Agile Benefits
      2. Forming the Agile Team
        1. Team Roles and Responsibilities
        2. Expectations
        3. Self Organization
        4. Communication
      3. The Agile Coach
        1. Role of the Agile PM or Coach
        2. Agile Project Management
        3. Tips for Working with Agile Teams
        4. Communication
      4. Agile Planning
        1. Project Planning
        2. 5 Levels of Planning
        3. Product Vision
      5. Focus on the Customer
        1. Customer Involvement
        2. User Roles
        3. Creating and Using Personas
        4. Constraints
      6. Creating the Product Backlog
        1. The Product Backlog
        2. User Stories
        3. INVEST Model (Bill Wake, 2003)
        4. Acceptance Criteria
        5. Foundational Stories
      7. Prioritizing the Product Backlog
        1. Prioritization Themes
        2. Decision Matrix
        3. Kano Analysis
        4. Preventing Fire Alarms
        5. Continuous Prioritization
      8. Estimating
        1. Relative vs. Actual Estimating
        2. Introduction to Story Points
        3. Using Story Points
        4. Planning Poker (Grenning 2002)
      9. Release Planning
        1. Velocity
        2. What is a Release?
        3. Schedule Based vs. Feature Based Planning
        4. Building the Release Plan
        5. Communication
      10. Building Cadence
        1. Getting to the Details
        2. Building Trust
        3. Best Practices
      11. Iteration Planning and Execution
        1. Capacity
        2. Engaging the Team
        3. Planning the Iteration
        4. Executing the Iteration
        5. Daily Scrum/Stand-Up
        6. Scrum of Scrums
        7. Iteration Review
        8. Demonstrating Working Software
      12. Measuring and Communicating Progress
        1. Taskboards
        2. Story/Task cards
        3. Metrics
        4. Burndown Charts
        5. Agile Tools
      13. Retrospectives.
        1. Elements of the Retrospective
        2. Facilitating Retrospectives
        3. Tips for effective Retrospectives
      14. Adopting Agile Project Management
        1. Agile Process Overview
        2. Overcoming Resistance and Getting Started
        3. Agile Calendar of Events
        4. Challenges to Adoption
        5. Team Roadmap Exercise
      15. Class Exercises:
        1. Exercise 1: Working in small teams, you will "design the box" in order to establish a vision for a sample project. You may choose to utilize a project from your work as well. You will participate in identifying key selling points, features, operating requirements, etc.
        2. Exercise 2: Within your teams you will brainstorm some customer roles for your project. From the brainstorming, you will consolidate the larger list of roles into key roles that will be the focus of your sample project.
        3. Exercise 3: In small teams identified previously, you will engage in a story-writing workshop as a means of building a product backlog for your project.
        4. Exercise 4: Utilizing the prioritization techniques discussed, you will prioritize the Product Backlog for your sample project taking into account the dependencies, risk, and impact of your user stories.
        5. Exercise 5: Using the estimating techniques of story points, enjoy a few rounds of Planning Poker, a fun and very effective method of relative estimating to establish estimates for your highest priority stories.
        6. Exercise 6: Each team will establish a release plan for their sample project incorporating priority, estimates, and velocity as appropriate. We'll discuss how real experiences of fixed time and fixed feature projects can work with an Agile release plan.
        7. Exercise 7: The instructor will facilitate a Retrospective for the class allowing you to provide feedback for the course in addition to demonstrating how a Retrospective should be run.

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Do you have the right background for Agile Project Management?

Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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