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Agile PM 202 – Introduction to Agile Project Management

Learn How to Apply Project Management Practices in an Agile Environment
Develop an objective understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both an Agile and traditional plan-driven approach to project management and how they can be combined in the right proportions to fit any given situation in an integrated approach to Agile Project Management
Learn what's fundamentally different about Agile Project Management and the shifts in thinking that project managers might need to make to operate successfully in an Agile environment
Better understand the impact of Agile on the project management profession, the new challenges that Agile creates for project managers, and the potential roles that an Agile Project Manager can play

Important:
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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Earn PDU’s: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 5.0 PDU’s in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU’s are provided with the last lesson in the course.

Qualify for PMI-ACP Certification:  Completion of all seven courses in this series will meet the requirement for 21 hours of training to qualify for PMI-ACP certification.

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Course Summary:

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.

Special Note:

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:

  1. Agile PM 101 – Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall

  2. Agile PM 102 – What’s the Future of Agile Project Management?

  3. Agile PM 201 – Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level

  4. Agile PM 202 – Introduction to Agile Project Management

  5. Agile PM 301 – Mastering Agile Project Management

  6. Agile PM 401 – Advanced Agile Project Management

  7. 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


Course Introduction

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Introduction

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

Background Material

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Agile versus Waterfall Recap

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.

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Agile versus Waterfall Recap Quiz

Brief review of topics related to the lecture on "Agile versus Waterfall Recap"

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Choosing the Right Approach

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.

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Choosing the Right Approach Quiz

This quiz is based on choosing the best approach for some selected project scenarios

Value-driven Delivery

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Value-driven Delivery Overview

This lecture provides an overview of what "value-driven delivery" is and why it is important.

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Priinciples of Value-driven Delivery

This lecture provides an overview of the key principles behind value-driven delivery.

3
Customer-value Prioritization Part 1

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.

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Customer-value Prioritization Part 2

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

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Customer-value Prioritization Part 3

This lecture is part 3 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on the Kano Model

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Customer-value Prioritization Part 4

This lecture is part 4 of 4 parts on Customer-value Prioritization. This lecture is focused on the Relative Weighing Model

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Agile Business Case Development

This lecture provides an overview of Agile Business Case Development and how it is different from a traditional plan-driven environment.

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Value-driven Delivery Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to "Value-driven Delivery"

Adaptive Planning

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Rolling Wave Planning

This lecture provides an overview of "Rolling Wave Planning"

2
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 1 (Product/Project Vision)

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.

3
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 2 (Product Road Map)

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.

4
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 3 (Exploratory 360 Assessment)

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".

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Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 4 (Functional Decomposition)

This lecture is part 4 of 5 parts on "Agile Planning Practices and Tools".  This particular lecture is focused on "Functional Decomposition".

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Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 5 (Agile Project Charter)

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.

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Progressive Elaboration and Multi-level Planning

This lecture provides an overview of how "Progressive Elaboration" and "Multi-level Planning" are implemented in an Agile environment.


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Adaptive Planning Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics from the section on "Adaptive Planning"

Agile Requirements Definition Practices

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Agile Requirements Best Practices

This lecture discusses best practices for Agile Requirements

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The Role of a Business Analyst in an Agile Project

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.

3
User Personas

This lecture discusses the concept of "User Personas" in Agile.

4
User Stories and User Story Examples

This lecture discusses user stories, the characteristics of well-written user stories, and provides some examples of typical Agile user stories.

5
Requirements Hierarchy, Epics, and Themes

This lecture is focused on how to develop a very well-organized and hierarchical structure of requirements using epics and themes.

6
Product Backlog and Product Backlog Grooming

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.

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Story Mapping

This lecture discusses "Story Mapping" and how it can be used to plan and organize project requirements for an Agile project.

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Agile Requirements Definition Practices Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Requirements Definition Practices Lecture

Agile Stakeholder Management and Agile Contracts

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Why Is Stakeholder Management Important?
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What Is Stakeholder Management?
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Stakeholder Management Process
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What's Different About Agile Stakeholder Management?
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Agile Contracts
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Agile Stakeholder Management Quiz

Distributed Project Management in an Agile Environment

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Distributed Project Management
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The Role of a Developer in an Agile Environment
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The Role of the Product Owner in an Agile Environment
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The Role of the Scrum Master in an Agile Environment

Non-Software Case Studies

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Agile Home Remodeling
2
Agile Book Publishing

Overall Summary and Resources to Help

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Example Case Study

This lecture provides an example of a real-world case study that illustrates the value of an Agile Project Management approach.

2
Overall Summary and Resources to Help

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

3
Course Evaluation
4
How to Claim PDU's

Please download the attached document on "Instructions for Claiming PDU's" for instructions on how to claim PDU's for this course.

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