Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management

Duration:
2 Days
Aims:

Delivering projects in today’s dynamic environment can be very challenging. Organizations are facing greater uncertainty and constantly changing customer and business requirements. More traditional project management approaches struggle to manage in these conditions: project plans are quickly out of date and their processes and documents slow down the delivery of initiatives. Agile project management is the answer. Agile approaches are light and adaptable, they help the project manager work effectively with multiple project teams and collaborate with customers and they help projects deliver business value quickly to the organization.

Objectives:

By the end of the course, delegates will have understood the key principles of agile project management, have a range of agile tools which they can take away and apply to their projects and have a clear overview of key agile approaches.

Who should attend:

This course is designed for managers new to project management, project managers with no formal training or new project managers with no practical experience. It is also ideal for experienced project managers who are looking for a solid understanding of the fundamentals of agile project management.

Related Courses:

The Foundations of Project Management. Effective Project Management.

What will I learn?
Communication Styles
  • - How to communicate effectively with different styles
What is a project?
  • - What are the characteristics of a project?
  • - What does a project manager do?
  • - What are projects trying to achieve?
An introduction to agile project management
  • - What is traditional project management?
  • - What are the benefits and weaknesses of traditional project management?
  • - The agile manifesto
  • - What are the characteristics of agile projects?
  • - What are the benefits and weaknesses of agile project management?
The principles of agile project management
  • - Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
  • - Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
  • - orking products over comprehensive documentation
  • - Responding to change over following a plan
The agile project manager’s tool box
  • - Product and sprint backlogs
  • - Epics and user stories
  • - Sprint planning and planning poker
  • - Stand-up meetings
  • - Kanban boards
  • - Information radiators and big visual charts
  • - The scrum master
  • - The product owner
An overview of agile methodologies
  • - Scrum
  • - DSDM
  • - PRINCE2 Agile
  • - PMI Agile Approach
  • - Kanban
Taking the next step
  • - Measuring the agility of your projects
  • - Creating a roadmap for implementing agile approaches
  • - Post course action plans
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