Planning and Managing Agile Projects

This 3-day course aims at introducing its attendees to the core values, principles, and practices of Agile. This course is a more elaborate version of the Certified Scrum Master training as it discusses how to plan and manage Agile practices, not only those in Scrum. The course also goes into greater depth about all the roles and responsibilities on the team and not just the ScrumMaster and Product Owner roles. The use of agile as an approach to managing projects has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Gartner predicts that by the end of 2012, agile development methods will be used on 80% of all software development projects. PMI's research has shown that the use of agile has tripled from December 2008 to May 2012. Therefore, PMI has developed a new certificate called the Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). The PMI-ACP is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important approach.The course outline is aligned with the new PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification credential that we anticipate will become a worldwide accepted standard for best practices for Agile PM like the PMBOK Guide and PMP recognition is for PM.Learn how to apply Agile to current projects: explore how your projects can easily and successfully make the transition to an effective Agile environment.
No prerequisites - This course is suitable for both novice and experienced professionals who need to manage and implement a project. It is recommended that participants have a basic understanding of project management and business processes and business analysis. Those interested in the PMI ACP certification should have at least 2000 hours Agile project experience and preferably be a certified PMP to qualify for the PMI-ACP exam.
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
It is appropriate for Managers, Executives, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Business and IT stakeholders working with analysts, Quality and process engineers, technicians, managers; supervisors, team leaders, and process operators.
Introduction - Fundamentals of Agility::Value Driven Delivery - Identify Case Study and Agile Team::Stakeholder Engagement - Envision the Product::The Agile Product Development Life Cycle - Release Planning::Coarse-Grain and Time-Boxed Iterations::Plan the Iteration (Part I)::Plan the Iteration (Part II)::Tools and Techniques for Managing Scrums::Running The Sprint - Discovering and Satisfying Requirements::Sprint Review and Retrospective::Issues with Introducing Agile, Scaling Projects and Boosting Performance::Wrap Up and Additional Information::Case Study #1 - Proposed Project Competition to Create a Universal Apple Application for the Ipad, Ipod, and Iphone

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