Introduction to Agile Project Management

Agile methodologies are employed globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste, and attracting and retaining customers. Agile methodologies empower the team to create an evolving solution which means that the role of the Project Manager becomes that of the leader rather than manager.

During this one-day course, we explore the drivers and business value of Agile, introduce valuable practices into the core practices of your business, and highlight cultural and operational changes required to deliver successful Agile projects. This course provides the background information needed for anyone considering moving to Agile development or may already be involved in Agile development. Participants engage in practical exercises to demonstrate the skills required to manage an Agile project.

This course focuses on bringing non-traditional methods to bear within your projects. It’s clear that traditional techniques aren’t working all that well, and the course explores how to blend traditional and non-traditional PM techniques to enhance project success and delivery of real business value. Introduction to Agile Project Management is suitable for Project Managers, Project Support Managers and Team members intending to deliver Agile projects.

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Key Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Introduce agile project management topic
  • Discuss selecting project leaders
  • Overview criteria for project selection
  • Explain available agile software development methodologies
  • Describe the end-to-end Scrum process
  • Carry agile project management into the future

Course Outline

Agile Project Management — What is it all about?

  • Describe what is Agile Software Development
  • Discuss Agile values and manifesto
  • Explain the Agile practices and terminology
  • Go over common Agile project roles
  • Discuss what is Agile Project Management
  • Key drivers and concepts in Agile Project Management

Pre-project Considerations

  • Make an Agile Project Manager Selection
  • Choose the appropriate agile projects
  • Plan agile activities through the Project Management process groups

Agile Methodology Selection

  • Make an Agile Project Manager Selection
  • Choose the appropriate agile projects
  • Plan agile activities through the Project Management process groups

End-to-End Agile — Scrum

  • Outline the Scrum approach to Agile
  • Identify the key roles in a Scrum team
  • Identify the artifacts that are created in a Scrum project
  • Identify the ceremonies that drive a Scrum team’s work
  • Understand how a product backlog feeds into individual sprint backlogs

The Agile Future

  • Discuss the challenge of scalability
  • Outline the Scrum of Scrum approach to scalability
  • Outline the steps of the Scaled Agile framework
  • Possibly think outside the box to implement agile in other business areas