Corporate Education Group - Agile and Scrum

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Agile and Scrum

Agile 101

  • Traditional Classroom: 1-day
  • Virtual Instructor-led: Two 3-3.5 hour sessions; Three 2-hour sessions

Having a basic understanding of the terminology, events, and methodology of agile project management is becoming more important. More projects are being managed using an agile methodology, especially when the final outcome tends to be innovative, complex, or has a level of uncertainty. Traditional project management is not always the most effective approach when flexibility and a nimble process are required to successfully deliver project outcomes in a volatile or rapidly changing environment. In this virtual instructor-led course participants will be introduced to essential tools and techniques practiced in agile.

Target Audience

Individuals who will benefit from this course include those who work on projects but have no formal training in agile project management processes.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how agile project management techniques can help to ensure project success.
  • Discern when agile is a good fit and when it is still appropriate to use a traditional waterfall approach.
  • Define the events and terminology of agile project management.
  • Use methods to start introducing agile project management into your project management activities.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management
  • Exercise: Introductions
  • Project Management History and Evolution
  • Key Differences Between Iterative and Waterfall
    • Demonstration: Agile vs. Waterfall Project Management
  • When to Use Agile, Waterfall, or Hybrid
  • Agile Manifesto, Values, and Principles
  • Discussion: Project Success Reviewed
  • Exercise: Introductions
Module 2: Agile Tools and Techniques
  • Timebox
  • Iterations
  • Daily Stand-Up Meetings
  • Backlog
  • Task Boards (aka Kanban)
  • Retrospectives
  • Discussion: Retrospective
Module 3: Agile Simulation
  • Iteration Planning
    • Iteration Definition
    • Iteration Perception
    • Iteration Guidelines
    • Backlogs
    • Team Workshop: Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Execution
    • Daily Meeting — Backlog Update
    • Team Velocity
    • Burndown Chart
    • Individual Exercise: Burndown Chart Interpretation
  • Iteration Retrospective
    • Team Workshop: Iteration Retrospective
Module 4: Conclusion
  • Identifying Agile Opportunities
  • Back-on-the-Job Implementation
  • Action Planning

MDV1542 Course Code

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