Managing Agile Projects

Managing Agile Projects

Why Attend

The overall aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills needed to plan, manage, and control agile projects. Participants in this interactive course will also learn all the critical tools and techniques required to manage projects using agile best practices.

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Course Methodology

This course relies on the use of individual and team exercises aimed at helping participants learn all key activities for agile project management. The course also relies on the use of case studies and presentations by participants followed by group discussions. In addition, this course incorporates pre and post testing.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define agile project management life cycle and understand the agile mindset.
  • Explain the important concepts in agile project management and identify the differences between agile and non-agile projects.
  • Identify agile planning techniques and implement adaptive planning on the agile projects.
  • Identify techniques used to control agile projects to ensure successful implementation. 
Target Audience

Personnel who have fundamental knowledge of agile project management. The course is also designed to provide basic understanding of the practices, tools, and techniques used to effectively manage agile projects. Meirc has been reviewed and approved by the PMI® Authorized Training Partner Program. This course is worth 18 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Target Competencies
  • Project management
  • Agile project management
  • Team performance
  • Value-added delivery
  • Adaptive planning
Course Outline
  • Agile principles and mindset
    • The agile manifesto - the four values
    • Traditional versus agile project management
    • Agile methodologies:
      • Scrum
      • Extreme Programming (XP)
    • Agile leadership
  • Basic concepts of agile projects
    • Business case development
    • Project charter
    • Agile modeling
    • Value-driven delivery
    • Minimal value product
    • Timeboxing
    • Daily Scrums (standups)
  • Agile planning
    • Adaptive planning
    • Progressive elaboration
    • High level planning
    • Feature workshop
    • Creating user stories
    • Prioritizing Schemes
    • Sizing and Estimating Tools 
    • Story maps
    • Product roadmaps
    • Release planning
    • Iteration planning
  • Agile managing and controlling
    • Building agile team
    • Co-location
    • Distributed team
    • Information radiators
    • Earned value metrics
    • Burn-down chart
    • Burnup charts
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