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Fundamentals of Agile Project Management

In many industries, such as Information Technology, Product Development, and Manufacturing, project managers are often faced with complex projects that call for a great deal of vision, innovation and creativity – requiring a delicate balance of flexibility and compliance. Agile project management offers managers and leaders the skills, tools and techniques to effectively manage the planning, execution, and delivery of challenging projects in an Agile or hybrid environment.

In this program, participants will be introduced to the most popular agile frameworks, including SCRUM, and learn how they align with traditional PMBOK-based project management. They will learn the pros and cons of agile techniques, and how to manage the system and create the right environment for creative, self-organizing, self-managing teams to flourish.

This course is a lead-in for individuals considering pursuing PMI®’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)SM certification and can be applied toward the 21 hours of education in the specialized area of Agile Project Management set forth by PMI and required for all (PMI-ACP)SM credential candidates. The course also offers 14 Scrum Alliance SEUs (Scrum Education Units) in category C.

For more information on PMI’s requirements, please visit www.PMI.org.

 Program Outline

  • Agile Methodologies, Practices and Principles
    • Comparison to Waterfall Practices and Principles
    • Why and Where can Agile Benefit Projects
    • Value Proposition for the Organization
    • Barriers and Challenges of using Agile
      • Overview of Agile Tools and Techniques
      • Agile and the PMBOK® Guide Framework
  • Agile Team Roles & Responsibilities:
    • New Individual Roles with Familiar Responsibilities
      • ScrumMaster and Product Owners
      • Adapting to Change and Overcoming Resistance
    • Agile Team Structure
    • Managing Self-Organized / Self-Disciplined Teams
    • Communications in an Agile Environment
  • Agile Planning
    • Value-driven Delivery through Sprints
    • Agile Analysis and Design
      • User Stories, Product Backlogs, Agile Estimation and Release Planning
    • Agile Monitoring and Adapting
    • Value-based Prioritization
    • Risk Management – Agile Tools & Techniques
    • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)
      • Value Stream Mapping, Analysis and Metrics
    • Agile and the PMO
    • PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP )SM Credentials Overview

 

Instructional Method and Format

A mixture of lectures, discussions, individual- and group exercises, this class is designed to create a solid knowledge foundation for students planning to move into a  (PMI-ACP)® prep class as a follow-up.

 

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Florida Atlantic University is a Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.)®, approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.

PMP®, CAPM®, PMI-SP®, PMI-RMP®, PMI-PBA and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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