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Agile Project Management


This course teaches Agile principles and practices used in project management to best handle change. Flexibility, adaptation and direct communications are encouraged. Recurring opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout its life cycle are provided using rolling wave planning, interactive and incremental delivery methods. During this 2-day course participants develop and employ an Agile design with Sprint Planning and Scrums. Each day participants are provided the opportunity to practice project execution and control of an Agile project in a dynamic real-time environment.

Learning 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
  • Articulate the Agile Manifesto
  • Define the 6 domains which characterize the Agile methodology
  • Apply methods for determining and delivering stakeholder value
  • List the components of a good Agile team
  • Employ incremental development methodologies
  • Apply Agile measurment tools: Team Velocity, Burn Down charts, and Agile estimates

Topics & Content

  • Agile principles, practices and misconceptions
  • Impact of Agile on traditional project management approaches
  • 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 project with Agile methodologies
  • Agile Background and Definitions
  • Delivering Customer Value
  • Stakeholder Engagement and The Agile Team
  • Planning and Problem Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • The SCRUM Process/Putting it all together
  • Case Study

Course Information

Course Code: PM301
Duration: 2 days
Targeted Audience: Project managers

  • CBRN - 14 CEU(s)
  • OPM - 14 CLP(s)
  • PMI - 14 PDU(s)

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