Introduction to Agile Project Management

Duration: 2 Days

This two day course introduces the fundamentals of Agile and the way in which it differs from a traditional, waterfall approach to product development.

It explores the implications for an organisation thinking of introducing Agile Project Management, including where an existing project management method is already in use.

This course is designed for Project Managers, who require an understanding of the agile approach and/or who are intending to run projects using the DSDM® framework.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Have a detailed, practical knowledge of Agile Project Management, based upon the DSDM framework and be equipped with the ability to apply the agile approach in the workplace.
  • Be able to describe how the agile way of working can sit alongside more traditional project management frameworks, such as PRINCE2®
  • Be able to explain how to plan, organise and control Agile projects.
  • Agile defined
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Choosing an appropriate Agile approach
  • Philosophy, Principles and Project Variables
  • Preparing for Success
  • The 5 Instrumental Success Factors
  • Roles and Responsibilities and the Project Manager view
  • Project
  • Team
  • Supporting Roles
  • Business, Solution and Management Interests
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Key Practices
  • The DSDM Process and Project Management through the Lifecycle
  • The 6 Phases
  • Configuring the Process
  • The DSDM Products and their Effective Use
  • Evolving and Milestone Products
  • Delivering on Time
  • Combining MoSCoW Prioritisation and Timeboxing
  • Practical Application of MoSCoW
  • Structured and Free-format Timeboxes
  • Epics and Elaboration
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements
  • The 3 ‘C’s
  • The INVEST Model
  • Planning Horizons
  • Tracking
  • Quality
  • Testing
If you would like to gain an Agile accreditation why not look at attending our Agile PM® Foundation and Practitioner course.
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