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Agile PM 301 – Mastering Agile Project Management

Learn How to Blend Agile and Traditional Project Management to Create an Adaptive Approach to Project Management
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 fifth 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 7.0 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  blend Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit any situation!

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 a sequence of courses that are designed to cover most of the knowledge required for PMI-ACP® certification but the courses present that knowledge in a very practical, real-world context to provide a much deeper understanding of the principles behind it.  The course also includes a number of case studies to show how to apply this knowledge in a typical real-world 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

1
Introduction

This lecture provides an introduction to the course and goes over the course objectives

Agile Estimation and Time-boxing

1
Review of Traditional Project Management Estimation Practices
2
Project Estimation Best Practices

This lecture discusses project estimation best practices and how they're different between an Agile environment and a traditional, plan-driven environment

3
Time-boxing and Time-boxing Advantages

This lecture explains why time-boxing makes sense in an Agile environment and explains the advantages of a  time-boxing approach

4
Agile Time-boxing Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Time-boxing lecture

5
General Agile Estimation Approach

This lecture discusses the essential differences of a general Agile estimation approach

6
Story Points and Velocity

This lecture explains how story points and velocity are used in Agile as part of an estimation process

7
Definition of Done and Definition of Ready

This lecture explains the concept of the "Definition of Done" and the "Definition of Ready" and why they are important in an Agile estimation process

8
Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker

This lecture discusses the Wideband Delphi method and Planning Poker which is a very popular Agile estimation method

9
Estimation by Analogy and Relative Sizing

This lecture discusses the Estimation by Analogy method and the Relative Sizing estimation method

10
Agile Estimation Example

This lecture discusses a complete example of a small-scale Agile estimation exercise

11
Agile Estimation Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Estimation lecture

Agile Risk Management

1
Overview of Project Risk Management

This lecture provides an overview of project risk management and how it is different in an Agile environment.

2
Agile Risk Identification Part 1

This lecture is the first of two parts on Agile Risk Identification.  Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

3
Agle Risk Identification Part 2

This lecture is part 2 of two parts on Agile Risk Identification.  Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

4
Project Risk Analysis

This lecture is focused on Project Risk Analysis which is the second phased of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

5
Project Risk Response

This lecture is focused on Project Risk Response which is the third phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

6
Monitoring and Controlling Risks

This lecture is focused on monitoring and controlling risks which is the fourth and last phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

7
Agile Risk Management Summary

This lecture provides an overall summary of Agile Risk Management.

8
Agile Risk Management Quiz

This quiz provides a brief review of some important topics related to Agile Risk Management

Agile Metrics

1
Overview of Project Management Metrics
2
How Are Agile Metrics Different?

This lecture discusses how metrics are different in an Agile environment

3
Project Progress Metrics

This lecture is focused on project progress metrics

4
Baseline Metrics and Project Scope

This lecture is focused on metrics related to project baseline and project scope management

5
Risk Management Metrics

This lecture is focused on metrics related to risk management

6
Project Profitability Metrics

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Project Profitability

7
Earned Value Metrics Part 1

This lecture is part 1 of two parts on Earned Value Metrics

8
Earned Value Metrics Part 2

This lecture is part two of two parts on Earned Value Metrics

9
Team Productivity Metrics

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Team Productivity

10
Quality and Customer Satisfaction Metrics

This lecture is focused on metrics related to quality and customer satisfaction

11
Agile Metrics Summary and Best Practices

This lecture provides a summary of the topics in this section as well as a discussion of best practices related to Agile metrics

12
Agile Metrics Quiz

This quiz provides a brief review of topics related to Agile Metrics

Agile Communications Practices

1
Overview of Agile Communications

This lecture provides an overview of Agile Communications Practices and how they are different

2
Effective Communications Traits and Skills

This lecture provides a summary of traits and skills that are essential for effective communications

3
Information Radiators

This lecture provides a summary of Information Radiators and how they are used in an Agile Communications strategy

4
Agile Team Space

This lecture provides an overview of Agile Team space and how it is used in a typical Agile project environment

5
Face-to-Face Communications

This lecture is on Face-to-Face communications and the role it plays in an Agile project

6
Collocated and Distributed Teams and Daily Standups

This lecture is on collocated and distributed teams and how it impacts an Agile Communications strategy as well as Daily Standups

7
Agile Communications Practices Quiz

Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools

1
The Importance of Collaboration
2
Types of Communication and Collaboration Tools
3
Wiki's and Document Sharing Tools
4
The Influence of Social Media
5
An Example of a Communication and Collaboration Tool
6
How to Use Communication and Collaboration Tools
7
Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools Quiz

This quiz is a quick review of some selected practices related to Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools

Agile Project Management Tools

1
Overview of Agile Project Management Tools
2
Capabilities of Team-level Agile Project Management Tools
3
Team-level Tool Demo
4
Capabilities of Enterprise-level Agile Project Management Tools
5
Enterprise-level Tool Planning Demo
6
Enterprise-level Tool Tracking Demo
7
Agile Project Management Tools Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Project Management Tools lecture

Agile Development Practices

1
Overview of Agile Development Practices
2
Agile Architecture
3
Code Refactoring
4
Continuous Integration
5
Pair Programming
6
Test-driven Development
7
Agile Prototyping
8
Agile Development Practices Quiz

Agile Quality and Testing Practices

1
Overview of Agile Quality and Testing Practices
2
Definition of "Done" and Definition of "Ready"
3
The Role of QA Testing in an Agile Project
4
Types of Testing
5
Acceptance Test-driven Development
6
Repeatable Tests and Automated Regression Testing
7
Value-based and Risk-based Testing
8
Agile Quality and Testing Practices Quiz

Agile and PMBOK

1
Agile and PMBOK Part 1

This lecture is part 1 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile

2
Agile and PMBOK Part 2

This lecture is part 2 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile

3
Agile and PMBOK Quiz

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile and PMBOK lecture

Overall Summary and Resources to Help

1
Student Case Study

This lecture contains an optional homework assignment to do a case study on a project from your own experience.

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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