Agile Fundamentals—Instructor-Led Virtual

Agile Fundamentals is designed for agile project team members, product owners, project leaders and senior managers looking to understand and apply the agile approach and practices to new product development. Understanding the importance of a strong agile team and servant leadership are key concepts included in the course. You will learn what is needed to be successful on Agile projects in your organization from initiation and release planning to iterative retrospectives. Application of the fundamental models of creating personas and user stories, sizing a story backlog, and creating a release plan are all topics you will experience in this course.

The flexible Agile methodology is ideal for many types of projects including new product development, software development, knowledge work projects and others. Agile concepts focus on attributes that exist in in every project. Even if you're currently using other project management methodologies, you will discover how Agile methods can make your projects more successful. Take our 2-day Agile Fundamentals class and see where Agile can benefit you and your organization.

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At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the agile and plan driven approaches to project management
  2. Use agile chartering and high-level estimating concepts to initiate a project
  3. Create personas and user stories
  4. Develop and manage a product backlog
  5. Apply Servant Leadership principles
  6. Plan and conduct a basic iteration review and iteration retrospective
  • Why Use Agile?
    • The Agile Manifesto
    • Unifying Themes
  • Agile Delivery Teams
  • The Agile Process
    • Feasibility and Initiation
    • Managing the Backlog
    • Creating User Stories
    • High-Level Estimation and the Product Roadmap
    • Building a High Performance Team
    • Servant Leadership
  • Release Planning
    • Mapping and Decomposing Stories
    • Story-Level Estimation
    • Prioritization
    • Creating a Release Plan
    • Preparing for the Upcoming Iteration
  • Inside the Iteration
    • Planning the Iteration
    • Communication and Team Space
    • How Teams Share Information
    • Agile Engineering Practices
    • Project Reporting
    • Inspect and Adapt

ARTICLE: 7 Reasons to Add Agile to Your Management Toolbox by Eric P. Rudolf

In addition to improving product development results, did you know Agile principles and practices can also improve your effectiveness as a day-to-day manger, and the performance of your departments as a whole?

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BOOK: Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World by Greg Smith and Ahmed Sidky

It's never easy to bring Agile into an existing organization with established people and practices. Learn practical techniques and strategies to move from your existing process to an Agile process—without starting from scratch!

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FREE RECORDED WEBINAR: An Overview of Agile by Sonja Almlie

Gain knowledge about the agile approach, and how incorporating agile techniques and tools into projects can improve product delivery, team productivity, and stakeholder satisfaction.

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BOOK: PM the Agile Way: Making it Work in the Enterprise by John C. Goodpasture

Written for experienced PMs, architects and systems analysts comfortable in traditional methods of PM, but required to learn agile for software projects. Also offers an understanding of making agile work in the enterprise.

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For Corporate Pricing or to Schedule a Training Needs Assessment, Please Contact:

Ken Mulcahy • Onsite Training Specialist • (952) 846-4484

* Discounts Available for Federal, State and Local Government Agencies

Register for this Course

Price: $749
PDUs: 12
Time: 1st Day: 9am to 4pm CST
2nd Day: 9am to 4pm CST

Mar. 6th - 7th, 2018 (Register)