Agile Project Management


Agile Project Management

As companies increasingly adopt the agile methodology to manage a wide spectrum of projects, project managers and team members at all levels must learn how to effectively apply this approach to maximize results. If your role involves managing or working on projects in an existing agile environment or if your company is planning to implement agile soon, then take this course to learn how to manage an agile project from inception to closeout.

This course provides a thorough understanding of the agile process and extensive opportunities to practice implementing agile best practices throughout a projects life cycle. You will learn about agile concepts such as the minimum viable product (MVP), project envisioning, team velocity, estimating and prioritizing user stories, how to manage risk, effective techniques to identify key stakeholders and their success criteria, and best practices for leading agile teams.

The course exercises provide hands-on experience in all areas of agile project management including developing an agile team, understanding client needs, creating user stories, estimating required resources, and prioritizing features. This course also covers how to coach and collaborate effectively, including integrating with teams using different methodologies. In addition, you will plan iterations, identify risk, modify stories in the backlog, and coordinate a release.

  • Define a projects vision and scope.
  • Identify stakeholders and success criteria
  • Identify users
  • Develop an agile team
  • Review, estimate, and prioritize user stories
  • Create an iteration and release plan
  • Identify and manage project risk
  • Plan communication
  • Plan and conclude an iteration
  • Add or modify stories in the backlog
  • Manage impediments
  • Interface with teams that use other development methodologies
  • Coordinate a release
  • Close out a project
  • Apply agile practices to your organization

  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • IT managers
  • Team leads

Some knowledge of projects or Agile methodology is recommended but not required.

Follow-on Courses:

Develop a Basic Understanding of Agile

Define the Project Vision and Scope

Identify Stakeholders and Success Criteria

Identify Users

Develop an Agile Team

Review and Estimate User Stories

Prioritize User Stories

Create an Iteration and Release Plan

Identify and Manage Project Risk

Plan Communication

Plan an Iteration

Conclude an Iteration

Add or Modify Stories in the Backlog

Manage Impediments

Interface with Teams that use Other Development Methodologies

Coordinate a Release

Close Out a Project

Apply Agile Practices to Your Organization

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Feb 27-Mar 1 (11:30am-7:30pm) EST
Apr 10-12 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST


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