Advanced Agile Techniques

  • Four 3-hour sessionsDuration
  • 1.2 CEUs / 12 PDUsCredits/Units
  • MDV1487Course Code

Course description

This comprehensive course teaches participants various techniques that can be leveraged in the context of agile project management frameworks. From initiating volume of work and iteration durations, clearly defining “minimal viable product” or “minimal marketable product” to conducting effective retrospectives that result in tangible improvements from one iteration to the next, participants will learn systematic techniques to add rigor and effectiveness to their agile projects.

Who should attend

Individuals who will benefit from this course project team members and facilitators, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about agile project management techniques.

Course Objectives

  • Learning and applying proven agile estimating and risk management techniques.
  • Various techniques in conducting efficient agile retrospectives.

Course Outline

Module 1: Agile Project Management Challenges
  • Workshop: Common Challenges in Managing Projects Using Agile Methods
  • Estimating Challenges
  • Managing and Anticipating Risks
  • Managing Unknown Work
Module 2: Agile Estimation in Practice
  • Agile Planning Onion
  • Product Vision and Roadmap
  • Definition and Findings
  • Relative Sizing and “Story Points”
  • Workshop: Using Estimating Techniques
Module 3: Agile Risk Practices
  • Risk Concepts and Factors
  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Impediments List
  • Risk Register and Risk Census
  • Risk Matrix and Burndown Chart
  • Minimal Viable Product (MVP) vs Minimal Marketable Product (MMP)
  • Workshop: Using Estimating Techniques
Module 4: Conducting Effective Retrospectives
  • Definitions and Perspective
  • Prime Directive
  • Differences to Other Project Closing Activities
Retrospective Framework and Steps