PJMN055 Agile Project Management


Course Description

This course is designed for new and experienced project managers who are looking to leverage best practices in agile project management. Agile Project Management describes a disciplined process for managing projects using various agile methods such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD). This training will significantly increase your overall versatility as a project manager, improve collaboration skills, and develop your ability to manage complexity and change.


Course Outline

This course is aligned with the Project Management Institute’s (PMI®) standards for Agile Certified Practitioners (ACP) while weaving in concrete real-world examples faced by organizations today. According to the PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession report, organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics are more successful 75 to 56 percent. This two-day course is directed to those who are responsible for planning and leading projects and who are looking to adopt agile methodologies, as well as those involved in PMOs and managers responsible for agile project teams.

Agile Project Management is an introductory course, and although prior training as a project manager is not required, current projects managers will greatly benefit from learning and developing an agile mindset within their organizations.

Purpose: As more and more organizations are adopting agile teams and practices, the training provided by this course will provide real-world, hands-on experience and skills required to lead and manage complex “knowledge” projects, such as software development.

Despite a widespread appreciation of the importance of agile, most project managers have yet to embrace or fully understand the power of agile methods.

Topics Covered: We will focus on the key domains of Agile Project Management:

  • Agile principles and mindset

  • Value-Driven Delivery

  • Stakeholder Engagement

  • Team Performance

  • Adaptive Planning

  • Problems, Issues, Detection, and Resolutions

  • Continuous Improvement

Simulation: A case study will be leveraged over the course of the two days for practitioners to entirely leave the course with the ability to manage their projects using agile methods effectively.


Learner Outcomes

  • Understand the importance of adopting an agile mindset

  • Increase the overall value of projects

  • Manage stakeholders in a changing environment Improve the performance of agile teams

  • Apply adaptive planning techniques leveraging

  • Releases and Iterations

  • Reduce the risks in agile projects

  • Continuously improve the overall all effectiveness of agile projects and teams


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