AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Duration:  2 Days

PDU: 16

This training program is created for those who believe in and want to know more about applying agile principles and practices on projects. It highlights Agile approaches such as SCRUM, XP, LEAN and KANBAN. In this course, participants will learn the generally recognized practices of Agile Project Management. It will focus on the essential knowledge necessary to understand Agile or SCRUM and to decide how applicable it is to the projects the participants are involved in.

This Agile Project Management program can serve as a pre-program for certifications such as SCRUM Master or PMI-ACP.

Target Audience

This 2-day course is designed for persons who have on the job project experience and are keen to learn how to apply agile principles, tools and techniques to their projects. The course is appropriate for these persons if they wish to develop professionally, increase their agile management skills or apply a formalized and standards-based approach to agile project management.

Course Outline

The program will focus on the following domains:

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles and Mind-set
  • SCRUM as part of the Agile Eco-system
  • Value Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Agile Teams
  • User Stories
  • Backlogs and Prioritization
  • Sprints
  • Sprint Planning, Daily meetings and Retrospectives
  • Lean and Kanban Tools and Techniques
  • Team Performance
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Other Agile Techniques

Learning Outcome

  • Being able to apply the principles of Agile
  • Being able to decide where to apply Agile and where not to
  • Understand the main concepts of Agile and SCRUM
  • Ability to work with the different techniques under Agile
  • Ability to analyze and define important Stakeholders
  • Ability to identify how teams work in Agile
  • Ability to apply the scrum tools and techniques
  • Having a working knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts with Agile
  • Ability to apply other Agile methodologies such as Kanban and Lean

PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®)

PMI AGILE CERTIFIED PRACTITIONER (PMI-ACP®)

Duration:  4 Days

PDU: 28

If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand. The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) formally recognises your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.

The PMI-ACP® spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

Agile is a topic of growing importance in project management. The marketplace reflects this importance, as project management practitioners increasingly embrace agile as a technique for managing successful projects. The PMI-ACP® certification recognizes an individual’s expertise in using agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through agile tools and techniques. In addition, the PMI-ACP® certification carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects, and examination on agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques.

This global certification also supports individuals in meeting the needs of organisations that rely on project practitioners to apply a diversity of methods to their project management.

 

Target Audience

If you work on agile teams or if your organisation is adopting agile practices, the PMI-ACP® is a good choice for you. Compared with other Agile certifications based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP® is evidence of your real-world, hands-on experience and skill.

PRE-REQUISITE

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. (A current PMP®or PgMP® certification will satisfy this requirement)
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies.

(This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.)

  • Minimum 21 contact hours of training in Agile practices

Course Outline

  • Agile values and principles; what are the values and principles that the Agile methodology is based on?
  • Agile frameworks and terminology; the explanation of the framework of the methodology and the terminology used in Agile
  • Agile methods and approaches; The different methodologies that make up the Agile framework
  • Stakeholder management; who are the stakeholders in an Agile environment and how are they managed?
  • Communication management; How is communication done in Agile?
  • Facilitation methods; How is facilitation approached in an Agile environment?
  • Building agile teams; what are the roles in an Agile team?
  • Team motivation; how to motivate self-organizing Agile teams?
  • Physical and virtual co-location; How to best locate Agile teams
  • Global, cultural, and team diversity; How to deal with diversity in the team
  • Participatory decision models (for example, convergent, shared collaboration); the advantages and disadvantages of different decision models
  • Principles of systems thinking (for example, complex adaptive, chaos); how does system thinking work in practice?
  • Incremental delivery; what is incremental delivery of value on an Agile project?
  • Agile discovery; what is Agile discovery?
  • Agile sizing and estimation; How do we estimate work in an Agile environment?
  • Value based analysis and decomposition; How do we apply Value based analysis in Agile?
  • Continuous improvement; what is continuous improvement and how does it apply to Agile?
  • Agile hybrid models; what are the different forms of hybrid models using Agile?
  • Agile contracting; how do we work with 3rd parties in an Agile environment?
  • Regulatory compliance; What are the challenges with Agile and regulatory compliance?

Learning Outcome

  • Understand the contents of the PMI Agile Practice Guide
  • Know the way PMI-ACP® exam questions are asked and how to answer these questions
  • Understand the topics that will be asked on the PMI-ACP® exam
  • Know how to apply for the PMI-ACP® examination