Agile PM 202 – Introduction to Agile Project Management
This course is part of an integrated, university-level curriculum of seven courses (See details below). This course is the fourth course in that series and should be taken in sequence. Please take the prerequisite courses before taking this course.
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Learn how to apply project management practices in an Agile environment!
The concept of Agile Project Management is very rapidly evolving and will have a significant impact on the project management profession; however, we are in the early stages of that transformation and there is a lot of confusion about what impact it has on project managers. This course will help you unravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally new perspective to see both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices in a new light as complementary to each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop an adaptive approach to project management to blend those principles and practices together in the right proportions to fit any situation.
This course is part of an overall curriculum that is designed around helping students develop the skills required for a high-impact Agile Project Management role. Most students will want to take the complete curriculum rather than individual courses. The complete curriculum should be taken in the following order:
Agile PM 101 – Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
Agile PM 102 – What’s the Future of Agile Project Management?
Agile PM 201 – Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
Agile PM 202 – Introduction to Agile Project Management
Agile PM 301 – Mastering Agile Project Management
Agile PM 401 – Advanced Agile Project Management
Agile PM 402 – Enterprise-level Agile Project Management
Students who complete the entire curriculum of all seven courses shown above will receive a signed certificate of completion from the Agile Project Management Academy. The complete set of seven courses will also meet the 21 hours of training required for PMI-ACP certification.
In addition, there are two optional courses that are designed to supplement the above curriculum:
How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification is intended for students who are interested in using this curriculum to prepare for PMI-ACP certification
Agile Project Management for Executives is designed to help business managers understand how to implement an Agile Project Management approach that is well-aligned with their business
In this lecture, I want to introduce myself to you and provide a summary of the goals and objectives to be achieved in the course
In this lecture, we will do a brief recap of some key points from the "Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall" course that are essential to making further progress in this course and cover some of the key benefits of adopting a more Agile or adaptive project management approach.
Brief review of topics related to the lecture on "Agile versus Waterfall Recap"
Agile has huge potential benefits but it is not a solution to every problem. Learning to choose the right approach to fit a project can be a difficult decision and it is often not a simple, binary either-or decision between Agile and Waterfall. Many times it requires a blend of those two approaches to fit a given situation.
In this lecture, we'll discuss a couple of examples of why an Agile (or adaptive) approach makes the most sense in some situations and a Waterfall (or plan-driven) approach makes more sense in other situations. Many times it is not a binary choice between two extremes and requires blending an approach to fit the situation.
The key point is that rather than force-fitting a project to some kind of canned, “textbook” methodology, a better solution is to go in the other direction and fit the methodology (or combination of methodologies) to the project. It takes more skill to do that – it requires knowledge of a broader range of methodologies and a deeper understanding of the principles behind the methodologies to know how to blend them together to fit a given situation.
This quiz is based on choosing the best approach for some selected project scenarios
This lecture provides an overview of what "value-driven delivery" is and why it is important.
This lecture provides an overview of the key principles behind value-driven delivery.
This lecture is part 1 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on providing an overview of what customer-value prioritization is, why it is so difficult, and some of the factors to consider in customer-value prioritization.
This lecture is part 2 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on Pareto Rule, Pareto Analysis, Minimum Viable Product, Minimum Marketable Feature, and MoSCoW prioritization
This lecture is part 3 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on the Kano Model
This lecture is part 4 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on the Relative Weighing Model
This lecture provides an overview of Agile Business Case Development and how it is different from a traditional plan-driven environment.
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to "Value-driven Delivery"
This lecture provides an overview of "Rolling Wave Planning"
This lecture is part 1 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools". This particular lecture is focused on developing a Product/Project Vision.
This lecture is part 2 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools". This particcular lecture is focused on developing a Product/Project Vision.
This lecture is part 3 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools". This particcular lecture is focused on doing an "Exploratory 360 Assessment".
This lecture is part 4 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools". This particular lecture is focused on "Functional Decomposition".
This lecture is part 5 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools". This particular lecture is focused on developing a Project Charter for an Agile project.
This lecture provides an overview of how "Progressive Elaboration" and "Multi-level Planning" are implemented in an Agile environment.
This quiz is a brief review of topics from the section on "Adaptive Planning"
Agile Requirements Definition Practices
This lecture discusses best practices for Agile Requirements
This lecture discusses the normal Business Analysis functions in a typical plan-driven project and the potential roles that aa Business Analyst might play in an Agile environment.
This lecture discusses the concept of "User Personas" in Agile.
This lecture discusses user stories, the characteristics of well-written user stories, and provides some examples of typical Agile user stories.
This lecture is focused on how to develop a very well-organized and hierarchical structure of requirements using epics and themes.
This lecture discusses how a Product Backlog is used to capture requirements in an Agile project and how a Product Backlog Grooming process works to continuously refine and further define the Product Backlog in a typical Agile project as the project is in progress.
This lecture discusses "Story Mapping" and how it can be used to plan and organize project requirements for an Agile project.
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Requirements Definition Practices Lecture
Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts
Distributed Project Management in an Agile Environment
Non-Software Case Studies
Overall Summary and Resources to Help
This lecture provides an example of a real-world case study that illustrates the value of an Agile Project Management approach.
In this lecture we will provide a wrap-up of the major points that have been covered in this course. We will also discuss some of the resources that are available for further developing and implementing the ideas in this course
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