Agile Project Management

IC Agile, USA (ICP – APM)

Public Class

Live Virtual Class

Private Class

In-House Class

Key points about this course

Duration: 3 Days
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Public Class: RM 4,400.00
Live Virtual Class: RM 3,520.00
HRDF Claimable

Course Overview

This 3-day will help participants understand advanced techniques for product and iteration planning, project management and collaboration.

The agile project management approach is targeted at projects where fast responsiveness to changing market demands is important and for organizations with innovative cultures.

An agile project management approach will help dramatically improve a project team’s ability to cope with change and will improve project success rate.

Target Audience
Traditional Project Managers making the transition to agile environments, and agile team members interested in taking on servant leadership roles are the primary audience for this certification. Relevant roles include Project Managers, ScrumMasters, Business Analysts, Product Managers or other team members interested in Agile Project Management.
Course Outline

Day 1

The Vision of Agile Project Management

 

  • Agile principles
  • Lean software development principles
  • The power of feedback

 

Understanding the key roles and artifacts of Scrum

 

Scrum master (Agile project manager)

 

Product owner

 

Team members

 

Product backlog

 

Sprint planning

 

Sprint backlog

 

Tracking board

 

Sprint demo

 

Retrospectives

 

Agile Practices – an overview from Management perspective

 

  • Identifying agile stakeholders and their roles
  • Focus on Scrum and ScrumMaster
  • Principles, practices, roles, challenges

 

Understanding user stories

 

The anatomy of a user story

 

User story development techniques

 

Story points

 

Ideal time

 

Wide band Delphi

 

Playing poker

 

Agile Customer/Product Owner Practices

 

  • What product will we deliver
  • Product vision and product datasheet
  • Gathering requirements and building feature backlog
  • Writing and improving stories
  • Prioritizing features
  • Exploration spikes
  • Creating release plans
  • Iteration zero work

Day 2

Agile Development Practices

  • How do we approach the project
  • Deciding on good technical practices
  • Quality and Risk
  • Planning for collaboration, communication and decision making

The sprint planning meeting

The sprint planning meeting time box

Feature prioritization

The tracking board       

Definition of done

Load balancing

Agile and Traditional Management

  • Traditional and agile planning – similarities
  • Agile projects and certification (CMM ea.)

Sprinting

Self organized teams

Work volunteering

Daily stand up meetings

Burn down chart updation

Sprint demo meetings Continuous improvement process

Velocity

Sprint retrospectives

Scaling scrum

Co-located and distributed teams

Agile Estimation and Planning

  • Conducting daily meetings
  • Working with customers representatives
  • Sharing key project information
  • Release and Iteration Planning and Reporting

Best practices and concepts

Agile tooling

Osmotic communications for co-located and distributed teams

WIP limits

Cumulative flow diagram

Process tailoring

Affinity estimating

Product road map

Story maps

Wire frames

Chartering

Frequent verification and validation

Test driven development / test first development

Continuous integration

Project charter for an agile project

Participatory decision models

Process analysis techniques

Self-assessment

Value based assessment

Collaboration

Adaptive leadership

Conflict resolution

Servant leadership

Building high performance teams

Value based prioritization

Return on investment (ROI)

Net present value (NPV)

Internal rate of return (IRR)

Compliance

Customer valued prioritization

Minimally marketable feature (MMF)

Relative prioritization / ranking

Business case development

Day 3

The power of feedback — tracking progress and adapting

  • Running project retrospectives
  • Conducting technical reviews
  • Collecting and presenting project status information
  • Determining adaptation needs

 

Soft skills

Negotiation

Emotional intelligence

Collaboration

Adaptive leadership

Conflict resolution

Servant leadership

Building high performance teams

Value based prioritization

Return on investment (ROI)

Net present value (NPV)

Internal rate of return (IRR)

Compliance

Customer valued prioritization

Minimally marketable feature (MMF)

Relative prioritization / ranking

Business case development

Agile implementation

Agile contracting methods

Agile project accounting principles

Applying new agile practices

Compliance (Organization)

Control limits for agile projects

Failure modes and alternatives

Globalization, Culture and team diversity

Innovation games

Principles of systems thinking (complex, adaptive, chaoes)

Regulatory compliance

Variance and trend analysis

Vendor management

Agile and large projects

  • Teamwork
  • Forming a team
  • Contributing to a team – preferences and strength
  • Peer-to-peer collaboration — Group-to-group collaboration
  • Running effective meetings
  • Communities of practice and tools for knowledge sharing
  • Leadership and empowerment
  • Dialogue
  • Learning organization
  • Change and Transition
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