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Introduction to Agile PM

Course Description

Agile has caught the attention of business leaders globally as a means of managing change, reducing time to market, eliminating waste and attracting and retaining customers. The question is – what is Agile Project Management and how does it differ from traditional waterfall? What are the roles, skills and competencies required? How can Agile work with your existing governance frameworks like PMBOK?

We explore the drivers and business value of Agile, introduce valuable practices into the core DNA of your business and highlight cultural and operational changes required to deliver successful Agile projects. This two-day course provides an introduction to Agile and the leading Agile methods; Scrum and Lean Development, using practical exercises to demonstrate the roles and skills required to manage a Scrum based Agile project.

Course Objective:

  • Know where Agile fits into the Project Lifecycle from idea to implementation
  • Roles and responsibilities and how they are different to traditional Project Management
  • Interpersonal skills and culture necessary to support an Agile Project
  • Practical experience in running an Agile Project in a controlled environment
  • Introduction for PMI-ACP

Who should attend

  • Project managers
  • Project support managers
  • Team members
  • Product managers
  • Product or service owners
  • Delivery managers
  • Business analysts
  • QA
  • Business leads
  • Stakeholders

Prerequisites:

No Prerequisites but Some on-the-job experience in participating in managed projects
would be preferable.

What you will learn

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Relationship to traditional projects.
  • Principles of Agile, Agile Manifesto, DSDM Atern, DSDM Agile PM handbook.
  • Principles of Scrum.
  • Managing requirements and User stories.
  • Estimating User Stories.
  • MoSCoW prioritisation.
  • Project Managerm ScrumMaster, Owner and Agile Coach.
  • Stakeholder management and engagement.

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of Scrumaster for dealing with uncertainty and risk
  • Planning an Agile Project
  • Fostering Self-management within the development team
  • Managing Change
  • Applying Agile throughout your organization
  • Establishing momentum for successful adoption of Agile