Agile PM Essentials


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Key points about this course

Duration: 2 Days
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Course Fee: RM 2,600.00
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Course Overview

Agile Project Management offers you the power of adaptability. As the world of software development and IT projects rapidly evolves, traditional linear project management models can’t always keep up.

This Agile PM Essentials course is designed specifically for professionals like you who understand that the secret to successful project management lies in adaptive, iterative methodologies.


This Agile PM Essentials training is strongly emphasis on:

  • Collaboration: Learn how to harness the collective strength of your team.
  • Customer Feedback: Grasp the art of iterative feedback loops to create products that truly resonate with users.
  • Rapid Response to Change: Dive deep into agile methods that prioritize continuous evaluation and nimble adjustments.


This course will equip you with the skills to deliver functional increments at regular intervals, ensuring your product or service evolves in tandem with your customer’s ever-changing needs.


By joining the Agile PM Essentials course, you will learn how to:

  • Enhanced flexibility in project execution
  • Accelerated product delivery times
  • Improved stakeholder collaboration


Stay ahead of the curve, cater to evolving customer demands, and lead your projects to success.

Target Audience

This Agile PM Essentials course is designed for anyone involved in product development or project management specifically, the following individuals may find it particularly beneficial:

  • Project Managers: Especially those from traditional project management backgrounds looking to expand their skills in today’s dynamic project environments.
  • Software Developers: As many Agile practices originated in software development, developers can benefit by understanding the methodologies and practices that shape their work.
  • Product Managers & Product Owners: Agile emphasizes collaboration between development teams and product stakeholders. Product managers and owners play a crucial role in defining and prioritizing requirements in Agile projects.
    Team Leaders & Managers: Even if not directly involved in project management, understanding Agile can help leaders and managers foster an environment conducive to Agile principles.
    QA Engineers & Testers: Quality assurance in Agile involves regular and continuous testing; thus, testers can benefit from understanding the Agile approach.
  • Stakeholders: Anyone invested in the outcome of a project, including clients or upper management, may find it useful to understand the Agile processes that guide project development.
  • Individuals Seeking a Career Change: Those considering moving into project management roles or software development areas can benefit from an understanding of Agile, as it is widely adopted in many industries.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • History and Evolution of Agile
  • Traditional Project Management vs. Agile
  • Core Values and Principles of Agile
Module 2: Key Agile Frameworks and Approaches
  • Overview of Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP
  • Role of Scrum Master, Product Owner, and Development Team
  • Agile Ceremonies: Sprint Planning, Daily Stand-up, Sprint Review, and Retrospective
Module 3: Agile Planning and Estimation
  • Measuring Team Performance
  • Team Productivity Metrics
  • Determining the Health of the Project
Module 4: Implementing Agile Iteratively and Incrementally
  • Understanding Sprints/Iterations
  • Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
  • Working with Minimum Viable Products (MVP)
Module 5: Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement
  • Importance of Collaboration and Communication
  • Tools and Techniques for Stakeholder Engagement
  • Handling Feedback and Change Requests
Module 6: Quality Assurance in Agile
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Behavioral Driven Development (BDD)
  • Continuous Testing and Integration
Module 7: Agile Metrics and Monitoring
  • Monitoring Progress with Burndown and Burnup Charts
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Agile
  • Evaluating Project Velocity
Module 8: Challenges and Best Practices in Agile
  • Common Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
  • Best Practices for Successful Agile Implementation
  • Case Studies of Successful Agile Projects
Supplementary Activities (Throughout the Course)
  • Group Discussions and Reflections
  • Hands-on Exercises with Agile Tools
  • Interactive Quizzes for Self-Assessment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Agile Project Management?

Agile project management is a flexible way of running projects in short cycles called “sprints,” focusing on teamwork, regular feedback, and adapting to changes.

What is a sprint in Agile?

A sprint is a set time period, usually two to four weeks, during which specific work is completed and made ready for review.

Who are the key roles in Agile projects?

The key roles are Product Owner (sets priorities), Scrum Master (facilitates the process), and the Development Team (completes the work).

What is a Scrum board?

A Scrum board is a visual tool displaying the progress of tasks, typically divided into columns like “To Do,” “In Progress,” and “Done.”

How does Agile handle changes?

Agile welcomes changes, even late in development, to provide customers with the most valuable product.

What is a product backlog?

A product backlog is a prioritized list of features, enhancements, and fixes for the product, maintained by the Product Owner.

What is a retrospective in Agile?

A retrospective is a meeting after a sprint’s end where the team reflects on the sprint to improve for the next one.

Why choose Agile over traditional methods?

Agile offers more flexibility, frequent feedback, and focuses on delivering the most valuable product features first.

What's the difference between Scrum and Kanban?

Scrum organizes work in time-boxed sprints with set roles, while Kanban focuses on visualizing and managing work flow without fixed time frames.

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