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1. Title

  • Agile Project Management for Professionals: Planning and Delivering with Agility (PMAGI, 4 days)
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2. Course Pre-requisites

  • Previous experience in project management

3. Target Audience

  • Project managers who want to learn how to apply Agile tools and techniques to project management activities

4. Dates and Pricing

Sep 19 to Sep 22, 2017$2,775.00/person
Nov 21 to Nov 24, 2017$2,775.00/person

5. Outline

Module 1: Why Agile Project Management?

Topic 1: Benefits of the Agile Method for Project Management

Topic 2: About the Agile Team

Topic 3: Using Agile for Process Development

Topic 4: The Elimination of Waste: Time and Money

Topic 5: Improving Control and Quality Assurance

Topic 6: Maintaining the Schedule

Topic 7: Maintaining the Budget

Topic 8: Managing Changing Requirements

Topic 9: Integrating Agile with Current Project Methodologies

Topic 10: The Added Value of an Agile Method

Module 2: Working with Requirements the Agile Way

Topic 1: Overview of Agile Project Management and Requirements

Topic 2: Defining Requirements and their Forms

Topic 3: Use Cases and their Use

Topic 4: User Stories and their Use

Topic 5: The Benefits of Story Boards

Topic 6: Dealing with lack of Customer Participation

Topic 7: The Essential Checklist for Requirements

Module 3: Building Teams

Topic 1: Getting Invested: About the Pig and the Chicken

Topic 2: Agile Project Management Roles and Responsibilities

Topic 3: About the Project Master

Topic 4: Choosing Team Members

Topic 5: Documenting Roles and Responsibilities

Module 4: Backlogs, Planning and Estimation

Topic 1: About Backlogs and their Maintenance

Topic 2: Dealing with Historical Information

Topic 3: Making use of PERT

Topic 4: Making use of Story Points

Topic 5: The Art of Time Estimation

Topic 6: The Art of Financial Estimation

Topic 7: About Payback Periods, ROI, Internal Rate of Return and Sunk Costs

Module 5: The Art of the Sprint

Topic 1: What is and is not a Sprint

Topic 2: Managing the Sprint Speed

Topic 3: Managing the Sprint Backlog

Topic 4: Managing Documentation

Topic 5: About the Burndown Chart

Topic 6: Managing the Budget

Topic 7: An Introduction to Sprint Kanban

Module 6: Agile and Conventional Project Management

Topic 1: Project Management Activities and Agile Methods

Topic 2: Adopting a Project Burndown Chart

Topic 3: Modifying the WBS as a Function of Changing Requirements

Topic 4: Decomposing Tasks to the Atomic Level?

Topic 5: Writing a WBS in a Practical Context for an Agile Project

Topic 6: About Sprints and Project Velocity

Topic 7: Mastering Command and Control

Module 7: Adapting Project Management Tools to Agile

Topic 1: Using Earned Value Management

Topic 2: The Critical Path Method

Topic 3: PERT

Topic 4: Using Gantt Charts

Topic 5: Risk Management and the Agile Method

Module 8: Managing Meetings

Topic 1: Types of Meetings, Frequency and Goals

Topic 2: Identifying Meeting Participants

Topic 3: How to Achieve Effective and Efficient Meetings

Topic 4: The Anatomy of an Agile Meeting

Topic 5: Documentation: Meetings and Projects

Topic 6: Overcoming Typical Meeting Pitfalls: Attendance, Poor Backlog and Sprint Documentation, Lack of Reviews, Atomization and Dependencies

Module 9: Agile Methods and the Modern Enterprise

Topic 1: Overview of the Major Challenges in Modern Workplaces

Topic 2: Dealing with a Continuous Availability Environment

Topic 3: About Management

Topic 4: Qualifying Projects that are Good Candidates for Agile Management

Topic 5: Qualifying Projects that are Poor Candidates for Agile Management

Module 10: Best Practices and Common Mistakes

Topic 1: Why organizations choose Agile

Topic 2: Preparing for the Introduction of Agile: Values and Culture

Topic 3: Starting the Introduction of Agile Project Management

Topic 4: Maintaining Agile from Beginning to End

Topic 5: Common Mistakes made during the Implementation of APM

Topic 6: Implementing Metrics to Ensure Proper Follow-Up

Topic 7: Other Considerations

Module 11: An Agile Discussion – Afternoon of the Last Day

Topic 1: What does it take to make a Merged Approach Work?

Topic 2: Does the Integration add Value?

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