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Complete Agile Project Management Course Online

Learn Agile Project Management online and prepare for your PMI-ACP® certification, on your own schedule. Get 14 PDUs and aquire the skills that are key to working more cohesively, communicating more effectively, and supporting your team by being a better leader.

Learn New Techniques

Gain a deep understanding of the principles and practices of agile project management.

Apply Sophisticated Tools

Learn to coordinate all aspects of the agile development process by using the latest agile tools.
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Increase Team Effectiveness

Understand how to run development sprints, manage teams, and foster a culture of continuous improvement.

Course Overview

Agile has gone mainstream and the movement towards agile adoption shows no signs of slowing down. Organizations worldwide continue to advocate for the the adoption of agile techniques in order to deal with rapid organizational and technology changes. Although traditional project management methodologies have been the standard for many years, the continued pace of change means that project managers and organizations alike need to adopt new ways of developing and implementing projects.
Effectively implementing agile practices requires a paradigm shift including a new mindset and new techniques. This course covers all the major topics needed to understand and master agile project management. The course begins by providing key foundational knowledge and then gradually builds on this knowledge to delve into core agile techniques and practices.

It also covers all the topics needed to pass the PMI-ACP Certification with over 250 knowledge and practice questions.

What You Will Learn

  • Comprehensive understanding of best practices for working in agile teams and leading agile teams
  • Understanding of how to develop an agile mindset and the benefits of a collective mindset as part of an embedded team
  • In depth understanding of various agile frameworks and various techniques and practices of different frameworks
  • Understanding of agile management vs. waterfall management
  • Understanding of Minimum Viable Products and how to bring value to the customer through continuous improvement
  • Understanding of how to utilize agile techniques to manage a project’s scope, timeline and budget
  • Understanding of the role of iterations and how to develop in iterations
  • Understanding of velocity and how to utilize real metrics to ensure continuous development and delivery
  • Knowledge of in depth strategies for responding to change and delivering success even on difficult projects
  • Knowledge of key mistakes to avoid when transitioning to agile

Course Outline (13 Modules)

Module 1 – What is Agile Project Management

  1. History of Agile
  2. Agile Project Management
  3. Iterations
  4. Agile Values
  5. Agile Principles

Module 2 – Agile Teams

  1. 4 Stages of group development
  2. Knowledge sharing
  3. Two-way communication
  4. Participatory decision models
  5. Physical and virtual co-location
  6. Virtual co-location tools
  7. Distributed teams
  8. Global, cultural, and team diversity
  9. Osmotic communication
  10. Information radiator
  11. Task board
  12. Embedded teams
  13. Autonomous teams
  14. Self organizing & empowered teams
  15. Conflict resolution
  16. Negotiation

Module 3 – Agile Leadership

  1. Servant Leadership
  2. Adaptive Leadership
  3. Agile Managers/Leaders Don’t
  4. Agile Managers/Leaders Do
  5. Kaizen

Module 4 – Waterfall Methodology & Agile Framework

  1. Waterfall Project Management
  2. Steps in Waterfall Project Management
  3. Waterfall Process Groups
  4. Agile Management vs. Waterfall Management
  5. Agile Continuous Planning
  6. Principles of Systems Thinking

Module 5 – User Stories

  1. User stories
  2. I.N.V.E.S.T.
  3. Personas
  4. Acceptance criteria
  5. Definition of ready
  6. Definition of done
  7. Story splitting
  8. Story points
  9. Story sizing
  10. Relative estimation
  11. T-Shirt sizing
  12. MoSCoW
  13. Spikes
  14. Slacks
  15. Story cycle time

Module 6 – Scrum

  1. Product vision
  2. Minimal viable product (MVP)
  3. Product backlog
  4. Scrum roles
  5. Sprints
  6. Sprint backlog
  7. Sprint planning
  8. Daily stand-up
  9. Backlog refinement/grooming
  10. Iteration review
  11. Retrospective
  12. Velocity

Module 7 – Kanban

  1. Kanban
  2. Kanban board
  3. Kanban – short history
  4. Core principles of Kanban
  5. Kanban values
  6. Kanban practices
  7. Work In Progress (WIP) limits
  8. Classes of service
  9. Scrum vs. Kanban

Module 8 – Agile Frameworks

  1. Pair Programming
  2. Pair Programming Benefits
  3. Extreme Programming
  4. Extreme Programming Values
  5. Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM)
  6. Feature Driven Development
  7. Adaptive Software Development (ASD)
  8. Lean
  9. The 3 Ms of Lean
  10. Crystal
  11. Test Driven Development

Module 9 – Risk Management

  1. Risk management
  2. Traditional risk management process
  3. How agile addresses core risks
  4. Managing risk via product backlog
  5. Risk-adjusted backlog
  6. Risk register
  7. Risk burn-down chart
  8. Risk-based spikes
  9. Architecture
  10. Architecture spike
  11. Pre-mortem
  12. Earned value management (EVM) for agile projects
  13. Variance and trend analysis
  14. Control charts
  15. Control limits

Module 10 – Agile Planning

  1. Agile planning
  2. Emergent design
  3. Traditional planning
  4. Six levels of agile planning
  5. Product roadmap
  6. Story mapping
  7. Brainstorming
  8. Agile charter
  9. Project charter
  10. Wireframes
  11. Burndown chart
  12. Burnup chart
  13. Cumulative flow diagrams
  14. Planning horizon
  15. Rolling-wave planning
  16. Progressive elaboration
  17. Just barely good enough
  18. Last responsible moment
  19. Kaizen
  20. Kaizen cycle

Module 11 – Agile Estimation

  1. Top down estimation
  2. Bottom up estimation
  3. Ideal time
  4. Agile estimation
  5. Empirical process control
  6. Cone of uncertainty and variance
  7. Story points – a review
  8. Affinity estimation
  9. Planning poker
  10. Wideband delphi technique
  11. Delphi technique
  12. Value stream mapping
  13. Voice of the customer
  14. Kano model
  15. Five categories of the kano model
  16. Kano graph

Module 12 – Testing in Agile

  1. Traditional testing
  2. Challenges with traditional testing
  3. Agile testing
  4. Agile vs. traditional testing
  5. Test driven development
  6. Acceptance test driven development
  7. Exploratory testing
  8. Scripted testing
  9. Exploratory vs. scripted testing
  10. Defect
  11. Defect rate
  12. Feedback methods
  13. The five whys
  14. Fish bone diagram
  15. Acceptance testing

Module 13 – Other Exam Topics

  1. Traditional contracts
  2. Agile contracts
  3. Traditional budgeting
  4. Agile budgeting
  5. Managing with agile KPIs
  6. Process tailoring and hybrid strategies
  7. Present value
  8. Future value
  9. Net present value
  10. Internal rate of return
  11. Payback period
  12. Return on investment
  13. Intrinsic value
  14. Law of diminishing returns

FAQ

Prerequirements

  • Some understanding of agile techniques and practices may be advantageous but is not mandatory.
  • If you wish to qualify for the certification, you must meet the minimum requirements to take the PMI-ACP Exam

Who should enroll?

  • Project managers
  • Program managers
  • Agile Practitioners
  • Business Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Quality Assurance/Testers
  • IT managers/directors
  • Business leaders (including team leads, managers, directors)
  • Software architects

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How do I get PMI PDUs for this course?

This course qualifies for 14 PDUs. Upon successful completion you can submit your certificate of completion to the PMI in order to claim your PDUs.

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It is great to learn from instructors with real life practical experience. The course was easy to follow along and gave me in depth understanding of agile. I look forward to sharing my knowledge with others on my team and to using this to advance my career.Joe Feller

I wanted to do one course that gave me all the key agile knowledge I needed instead of doing 3 or 4 courses. This course is really comprehensive. It starts  with the simple stuff first and then goes to more advanced topics. I highly recommend it.Renate Williams

“I have taken other agile courses before and this is by far one of the best. The instructor is great and explains the concepts clearly. I am new to agile and was worried that I would get lost. After taking this course I feel very confident that I can now start using agile techniques at work.” Ben Jones

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