Agile Project Management for Professionals: Planning and Delivering with Agility
(PMAGI, 4 days)


Dates and Pricing


Nov 21 to Nov 24, 2017$2,775/person Jan 9 to Jan 12, 2018$2,775/person Feb 6 to Feb 9, 2018$2,775/person Mar 6 to Mar 9, 2018$2,775/person

Outline

Why Agile Project Management?
Benefits of the Agile Method for Project Management
About the Agile Team
Using Agile for Process Development
The Elimination of Waste: Time and Money
Improving Control and Quality Assurance
Maintaining the Schedule
Maintaining the Budget
Managing Changing Requirements
Integrating Agile with Current Project Methodologies
The Added Value of an Agile Method
Working with Requirements the Agile Way
Overview of Agile Project Management and Requirements
Defining Requirements and their Forms
Use Cases and their Use
User Stories and their Use
The Benefits of Story Boards
Dealing with lack of Customer Participation
The Essential Checklist for Requirements
Building Teams
Getting Invested: About the Pig and the Chicken
Agile Project Management Roles and Responsibilities
About the Project Master
Choosing Team Members
Documenting Roles and Responsibilities
Backlogs, Planning and Estimation
About Backlogs and their Maintenance
Dealing with Historical Information
Making use of PERT
Making use of Story Points
The Art of Time Estimation
The Art of Financial Estimation
About Payback Periods, ROI, Internal Rate of Return and Sunk Costs
The Art of the Sprint
What is and is not a Sprint
Managing the Sprint Speed
Managing the Sprint Backlog
Managing Documentation
About the Burndown Chart
Managing the Budget
An Introduction to Sprint Kanban
Agile and Conventional Project Management
Project Management Activities and Agile Methods
Adopting a Project Burndown Chart
Modifying the WBS as a Function of Changing Requirements
Decomposing Tasks to the Atomic Level?
Writing a WBS in a Practical Context for an Agile Project
About Sprints and Project Velocity
Mastering Command and Control
Adapting Project Management Tools to Agile
Using Earned Value Management
The Critical Path Method
PERT
Using Gantt Charts
Risk Management and the Agile Method
Managing Meetings
Types of Meetings, Frequency and Goals
Identifying Meeting Participants
How to Achieve Effective and Efficient Meetings
The Anatomy of an Agile Meeting
Documentation: Meetings and Projects
Overcoming Typical Meeting Pitfalls: Attendance, Poor Backlog and Sprint Documentation, Lack of Reviews, Atomization and Dependencies
Agile Methods and the Modern Enterprise
Overview of the Major Challenges in Modern Workplaces
Dealing with a Continuous Availability Environment
About Management
Qualifying Projects that are Good Candidates for Agile Management
Qualifying Projects that are Poor Candidates for Agile Management
Best Practices and Common Mistakes
Why organizations choose Agile
Preparing for the Introduction of Agile: Values and Culture
Starting the Introduction of Agile Project Management
Maintaining Agile from Beginning to End
Common Mistakes made during the Implementation of APM
Implementing Metrics to Ensure Proper Follow-Up
Other Considerations
An Agile Discussion – Afternoon of the Last Day
What does it take to make a Merged Approach Work?
Does the Integration add Value?