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Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice

Industry trends have shown Agile project management can increase project success rates. This is leading many organizations to integrate Agile into their predictive practices. This course will provide you with best practices and considerations for bringing Agile methodologies into your traditional project delivery environment. You'll learn how to create a strategy for setting goals and deciding on the appropriate Agile methods to integrate into your organization.

How You Will Benefit

You will be given a brief refresher on the different project management lifecycles, as well as the core concepts of Agile. Upon completion of these modules, you will be able to work with a PMO to create an appropriate strategy for the inclusion of Agile methodologies. Additionally, you'll be able to proactively manage projects during a transition from, in parallel with, or in a hybrid delivery approach with traditional delivery methods.

What You Will Learn

During this course, you will learn key concepts for the integration of Agile strategies and practices. Learning objectives include:

  • Reviewing core concepts of the various project life cycles
  • Learning the various Agile methodologies and the situations in which they are most valued
  • Creating the appropriate strategy for integrating Agile in your organization/tasks
  • Managing the scope, cost, and schedule in Agile or hybrid projects
  • Overseeing resources in Agile or hybrid projects
  • Understanding what tools can aid you in managing Agile or hybrid projects

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for anyone who has a desire to or is being asked to help in converting a traditional delivery approach to Agile or including Agile practices within their organization. However, the course assumes students have an existing foundation of Agile terms, concepts and methodologies.

Format

Video on Demand
Video-On-Demand: Includes 6-months digital access to all training materials.

Duration / PDU Value

This course is worth 8 PDU hours.

Outline

Introduction

  • Overview - Course Agenda and Learning Objectives

Core Concepts for Project Life Cycles

  • Key Topics - Project Life Cycles
  • Five Primary Project Life Cycles Review
  • Project Life Cycles Continuum and Characteristics
  • Controlling Change
  • Managing Change and Risk
  • Brief Agile Introduction
  • How is Agile Different?
  • What Does Agile Mean (or Not Mean)?

Understanding Agile Methodologies

  • Key Topics - Understanding Agile Methodologies
  • Agile Mindset
  • Agile Methods
  • Agile Terms
  • Team Methods in Delivery Approaches
  • Scaled Approaches
  • Agile Roles and Responsibilities
  • Self-Directed Team vs. Traditional Roles

Building Organizational Strategies for Agile

  • Key Topics - Building Organizational Strategies for Agile
  • Agile Strategy Components
    • Organizational Characters
    • Project Portfolio
    • Resource Commitment
    • Technology Profile
  • Agile Alongside Traditional Approaches
  • Agile Hybrid Models
  • Agile Replacing Traditional Approaches
  • Strategies for Agile Transformation
  • Managing with Agile KPIs
  • Assessing Organizational Readiness

Implementing Agile

  • Key Topics - Implementing Agile
  • Educating Your Organization
  • Preparing your Organization
  • Plan Your Agile Launch
  • Launch Your Implementation
  • Grow the Implementation

Tool Considerations for Agile and Hybrid Projects

  • Key Topics - Tool Considerations for Agile and Hybrid Projects
  • General Considerations for Tools
  • Requirements Management Tools
  • Cost Management Tools
  • Burn Rate Estimation Tool
  • Schedule Management Tools
  • Sprints in Traditional Scheduling Tools
  • Reporting Tools
  • Sprint Burn Down Charts
  • Cumulative Flow Diagrams (CFD)
  • Suitability for Agile Projects
  • Project Tools Checklist

Course Summary

Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice
Integrating Agile in a Waterfall Practice
Video on Demand
8 PDU hour
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