Project Management Training: Plan & Deliver with Agility


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

The course Plan & Deliver with Agility (Project Management Training) is a complete study of Agile project management from A to Z. The training discusses how to apply the concepts of evolving requirements, continuous stakeholder involvement and changing schedules & priorities to organizations that practice traditional project Management using PMBOK. The course covers product, time, risk & financial management using agile methods in a traditional PMO.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 13 - 16, 2018$2,775.00Dec 11 - 14, 2018$2,775.00Jan 22 - 25, 2019$2,775.00Feb 19 - 22, 2019$2,775.00Mar 19 - 22, 2019$2,775.00Apr 15 - 18, 2019$2,775.00

Course 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?

Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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