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Agile in Action

With its focus on iterative and incremental approach to project development, Agile is becoming the preferred project management methodology in many industries. While our PMI-ACP® course will help you pass the Agile certification exam, our Agile in Action course focuses on applying Agile principles in your every day work, to help you be better prepared to use these concepts to improve project success and efficiency.

How You Will Benefit

This course will focus on critical components of Agile project management and will go beyond PMI-ACP® content by addressing areas most important for project managers to get right. Learners will gain an understanding of best practices, discuss project issues incurred and identify potential solutions. This is an interactive course where participants will provide insight on best practices and learn from each other.

What You Will Learn

In this course you will learn how to effectively use Agile methodologies to manage a project, including:

  • When is Agile appropriate
  • Roles and responsibilities of Agile team members
  • Refining the product backlog
  • Agile estimating
  • Solving team challenges
  • Soft skills and the Agile team
  • Understanding organizational change

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for Project Managers who want to learn and share best practices to effectively manage a project using the Agile methodology.

Format

Virtual PM in Practice
Virtual Classroom: Live, virtual instructor-led presentation

Duration / PDU Value

This course is 5 hours long with a 30 minute break. It is worth 4.5 PDUs.

Outline

    When is Agile Appropriate

  • Principles of Systems Thinking
  • Organizational Traits

    Roles and Responsibilities of Agile Team Members

  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Development Team

    Refining the Product Backlog

  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • MoSCoW
  • Kano Analysis

    Agile Estimating

  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Ideal Time

    Solving Team Challenges

  • Team Chartering
  • Co-located Agile vs. Distributed Teams
  • Agile Failure Modes

    Soft Skills of the Agile Team

  • Leadership Theories
  • Consensus Building
  • Brainstorming
  • Knowledge Sharing

    Understanding Organizational Change

  • Types of Change
  • Top 3 Challenges of Implementing Agile
  • Evolutionary Change
  • Revolutionary Change
  • Steps to Transitioning

    Best Practices to Implement Agile

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