IL - Agile Project Manager

Course Overview

This instructor-led agile project management training will prepare you for real world challenges with the skills and the mindset needed to overcome these issues and manage projects effectively using an Agile approach. You will finish the course ready to get back to work and take action with the agile techniques you’ve learned from real world examples.

Course Details
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Level: 300
Who this course is designed for
  • Project Managers
  • Application Owners

Course Objectives

What You Will Learn
  • Apply a number of tools and techniques to develop the project community, from structuring and coordinating self-organizing teams to ensuring continuous feedback across all layers of the organization
  • Use Agile techniques to plan, track, and monitor Agile projects, programs, and portfolios
  • Increase team effectiveness by focusing on value-driven delivery and continuous customer and user feedback
  • Utilize Agile tools and techniques to provide a guidance and decision making framework for self-organizing Agile teams to ensure their continuous alignment with organizational goals

Course Pre-Requisites

Prerequisites:
  • This course is advanced in the sense that it is designed for those who already understand project management, and basic Agile principles, and would like to apply Agile principles to the role of the PM.

Course Modules

Course Outline

Module 1: Agile Foundation

  • Agile Development Overview
  • When is Agile Appropriate?
  • Agile Manifesto

Module 2: Agile Fundamentals

  • Agile Environment
  • Workshops
  • Project Charter
  • Agile Release
  • Product Backlog
  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • User Stories
  • INVEST
  • Story Maps
  • Epics

Module 3: Agile Methodologies

  • Agile Methodologies Overview
  • Scrum Introduction
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Sprint Goal
  • Modeling
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Definition of Done (DoD)
  • Abnormal Sprint Termination
  • Retrospective
  • The Scrum Team

Module 4: Agile Communications

  • Team Chartering
  • Stages of Team Development
  • Communications Management
  • Social Media-based Communications
  • Agile Tooling
  • Information Radiators
  • Task/Kanban Board
  • Work in Progress (WIP) Limits
  • Sprint Burndown Chart
  • Release Burnup Chart

Module 5: Agile Estimating

  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Wideband Delphi Technique
  • Planning Poker
  • Consensus Building
  • Velocity

Module 6: Agile Metrics & Product Quality

  • Cause and Effect
  • Managing with Agile KPI's
  • Test Driven Development (TDD)
  • Unit Testing
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Escaped Defects

Module 7: Agile Leadership

  • Leadership Theories
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Active Listening
  • Brainstorming
  • Negotiation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Coaching and Mentoring

Module 8: Agile Contracts and Accounting Principles

  • Agile Contracts and Accounting Principles
  • Burn Rate
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