Project Management Training: Agile Project Management


Course Delivery

Live Instructor-Led Training

Course Description

What’s the buzz? How does Agile differ from traditional project management? Why change the way you do business? Can you apply Agile to non-IT fields? For many organizations, a move to an Agile, customer-centric, employee-driven approach resulted in greater team performance, innovative solutions and increased customer satisfaction. Is Agile for you? This 4-day Agile Project Management (AGIPM) course provides a thorough exploration of Agile principles, philosophy and methodologies. Balanced with a strong foundation of Agile theory, and the use of real-world case studies, tools, exercises, and activities, participants will come away with practical tools and insights, ready to manage their projects in an Agile way.

Course Dates and Pricing


Nov 26 - 29, 2019$2,775.00Dec 10 - 13, 2019$2,775.00Jan 21 - 24, 2020$2,775.00Feb 18 - 21, 2020$2,775.00Mar 17 - 20, 2020$2,775.00

Course Outline

Introduction

Recap of Traditional Project Management
Strengths and Limitations of a Traditional Approach
Why Change?

Understanding Agile

What is Agile?
Understanding Agile Principles
Developing an Agile Mindset
Managing Risk
Being Efficient – Wise Use of Resources
Being Effective – Delivering Results
Being innovative – Right Solution at The Right Time
Agile for Projects
Agile for Process Improvement
Agile Methodologies – Lean, Scrum, XP, TPS, Kanban, and More
Strengths and Limitations of an Agile Approach

The Agile Project Lifecycle

The Agile Project Management Lifecycle
What are Iterations?
What is Timeboxing?
Agile Planning
What About Requirements?
Working in Sprints
Ongoing Stakeholder Engagement
Inspect, Adapt, Improve
Using Metrics That Matter

Agile Project Management – Roles and Responsibilities

Project Manager
Project Team – Structure and Characteristics
Senior Management
Sponsors, Clients, Customers, Users and More

Agile Project Management – Planning

Start With the Why
Project Planning – Vision and Scope
A Customer-Centric Approach
Building Relationships: Identifying Stakeholders and Users
Clarifying Stakeholder Wants and Needs
What are User Stories?
Iterative Approach to Product Delivery
The Central Importance of Quality
Building Your Team

Agile Project Management – Delivering Results

What Is a Product Backlog?
Building, Prioritizing and Estimating Your Product Backlog Items
Anticipating, Prioritizing and Managing Project Risks
Ongoing Stakeholder Communication and Feedback
Using Visual Management tools
Scheduling Work, Iterations and Releases
Planning an Iteration: Focus and Flow
Accepting Deliverables: Quality
Adding, Changing, and Re-Prioritizing Product Backlog Items
Maintaining Control
Project Close-Out
Improving the Process
Improving the Team

Agile Project Management – The Agile Team

Team Attributes
Fostering Team-Building, Team Work and Team Skills
Building Trust
Design-Thinking and Innovative Problem-Solving Approaches and Tools
Fostering a Growth Mindset: Setback as Opportunities for Learning

Agile Project Management – The Agile Leader

Leadership Philosophy: Coach Not Commander
Leadership Role: Support, Sponsorship and Protection
Leadership Characteristics and Competencies
Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty and A Reactive Corporate Culture
Coaching Teams to Success
Setting Collective Goals and Rewards
Agile Meetings
Agile Processes

Adopting Agile in The Workplace

Why Agile Projects Fail
Pitfalls to Avoid
Tips for Managing Change

Conclusion and Wrap Up


Course Locations

  • Ottawa

  • Montreal

  • Toronto

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