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This is a bundled training package. It contains training for each of the bundled items below:

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Agile Project Management Essentials $74.95
Adopting an Agile Approach to Project Management $74.95
An Overview of Agile Methodologies $74.95
Overview of the Scrum Development Process $74.95
Agile Planning: Project Initiating and Requirements Gathering $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


Agile Project Management Essentials

If you have followed a traditional project management approach and find yourself spending a lot of time fine tuning the design to accommodate changing requirements, you may want to consider a different approach. In this course, you will be introduced to agile project management, including the core values and principles outlined by the Agile Manifesto. Agile projects are characterized by the use of short work iterations and incremental development of products, made possible by focusing on business priorities and customer value. The course provides an introduction to common agile methodologies, describes the relationship between defined and empirical processes, and highlights the key difference in regards to the triangle of constraints of agile versus traditional methods. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects that experience frequent change in the project requirements. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.
  • identify the characteristics of agile project management
  • distinguish between primary and secondary agile values
  • recognize agile principles
  • recognize the differences between defined and empirical methodologies
  • compare the agile triangle of constraints with that of traditional project management
  • compare Agile to the traditional approach of project management
  • compare the phases of traditional project management with those of the agile framework
  • determine how a project manager's responsibilities will change on an agile project
  • distinguish between common agile methodologies
  • determine how the agile project management approach manifests itself in the common agile methodologies

Adopting an Agile Approach to Project Management

Would you like to adopt a more agile approach to project management in your company, only you think the change would be too disruptive? Perhaps you believe that Agile is all or nothing, but that's not true. Wise project leaders are able to examine their own situations and determine which agile practices to adopt given the nature of their projects, organizations, and teams. This course provides guidance on how to take steps towards adopting an agile project management approach for those who currently use a traditional, plan-driven methodology. It discusses some common myths and misconceptions about agile development approaches, identifies factors to consider when deciding whether to adopt agile practices, and explains the general agile practices that a company may want to adopt. The course provides project leaders with general guidelines on how to develop an agile way of thinking, one of the first steps in transitioning a team. The course also looks at some guidelines for obtaining buy-in from organizational stakeholders so they also embrace agile practices. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects that experience frequent change in the project requirements. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.
  • correct common misconceptions about agile project management
  • determine whether your organization should adopt agile practices
  • identify factors to consider when deciding whether to adopt agile practices
  • recognize the key principles of agile practices
  • determine the best approach to take in adopting agile practices for a project
  • recognize the principles behind an agile mindset
  • recognize steps for obtaining buy-in from stakeholders to implement agile practices
  • communicate with members of a project team that they will be adopting agile practices

An Overview of Agile Methodologies

This course provides learners with an overview of some of the key methodologies that have contributed to the range of tools and practices available to agile practitioners. Included is a discussion of Extreme Programming (XP), the methods of Lean Software Development, and an introduction to the Crystal methodologies. The course highlights key distinguishing features of these methodologies and important agile principles and practices they employ. Also covered are some of the core process-based methodologies, including a look at Feature Driven Development (FDD), the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), and the Agile Unified Process (AUP). This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects that experience frequent change in the project requirements. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.
  • recognize the principles of XP
  • match XP practices with corresponding descriptions
  • recognize the principles of lean development
  • identify the purpose of tools that are used in Lean software development
  • recognize activities that are carried out in the Crystal development process
  • recognize principles and tools of the Crystal method
  • sequence the steps of the FDD process
  • identify the tools used during Feature Driven Development
  • recognize the characteristics of the Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • identify the activities that take place during the phases of the Agile Unified Process methodology
  • compare principles and tools of XP, Lean, and Crystal methodologies
  • distinguish between the FDD, DSDM, and AUP methodologies

Overview of the Scrum Development Process

Scrum is one of the most popular agile methodologies to date, with tools and techniques applicable to more than just software development projects. This course will assist prospective Scrum masters, product owners, and team members with understanding of core Scrum practices. This includes an outline of the roles and responsibilities of members of the Scrum team, the importance of good communication, and the role of project stakeholders. The course divides the Scrum development process into three major phases: pre-game, game, and post-game. It describes the activities performed in each phase, but particularly examines the activities and tools of the game phase. Scrum basics covered include the use of product and sprint backlogs, the use of iterative development in the form of sprints, performing daily stand-up meetings, the use of sprint reviews and retrospectives, and using Scrum task boards and burndown charts for monitoring and reporting project progress. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects using Scrum practices. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.
  • match Scrum team roles with their corresponding responsibilities
  • identify guidelines for effective stakeholder communication
  • match project activities with their corresponding phases in the Scrum development process
  • recognize the various members of a Scrum team, given a scenario
  • recognize the activities that various Scrum team members will carry out during a given project
  • recognize activities that take place during the pre-game phase of a Scrum project
  • describe the activities that take place during a sprint
  • identify the characteristics of the charts used in Scrum to track progress
  • match Scrum tracking metrics with corresponding descriptions
  • carry out pre-game activities given a project scenario
  • carry out activities related to an initial sprint, given a project scenario
  • use metrics to track progress on a Scrum project

Agile Planning: Project Initiating and Requirements Gathering

This course provides a look at the agile approach to planning and tasks that agile teams have adopted from methodologies such as Scrum and XP. The focus is on release planning which is the first of three agile planning levels. It emphasizes the importance of a properly established product vision, developed by the product owner and stakeholders prior to developing the project backlog. During release planning, this product vision is shared with the development team and discussed in detail to ensure the proper requirements, conditions of satisfaction, and priorities are established. The course then moves into the requirements gathering and analysis phase, with the use of high-level use case scenarios. It finishes with instruction and practice on developing user stories, which have become the choice method for many agile teams for clearly defining customer-centric requirements or features. This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in agile projects. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.
  • recognize the levels of agile planning
  • recognize the benefits of having a plan for an agile project
  • recognize activities that take place during the different phases of agile planning
  • recognize the essential elements of a business case
  • identify the elements of product vision
  • recognize an example of a use case
  • recognize examples of user stories
  • initiate an agile project
  • gather requirements for an agile project
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Agile Practitioner - (PMI-ACP & ScrumMaster) Part 1 e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    252824
  • Duration:
    9 hours
  • Price:
    $199