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

Course Price
Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards $74.95
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
Agile Planning: Doing Estimates and Completing the Release Plan $74.95
Planning and Monitoring Iterations on an Agile Project $74.95
Leading an Agile Team $74.95
Managing Stakeholder Engagement on an Agile Project $74.95
Ensuring Delivery of Value and Quality in Agile Projects $74.95

Bundle Price: $379.00
Total Savings: $445.45


Core PMI® Values and Ethical Standards

As a project manager, you will inevitably be called upon to address ethical dilemmas. The type and complexity of these dilemmas can vary significantly from balancing the competing interests of stakeholders to adhering to conflicting legal, multi-cultural, and multi-national rules, regulations, and requirements. Addressing these issues is much more complex than simply deciding what is right and what is wrong. In an increasingly global network, project managers must proactively seek to understand cultural diversity, and how to work successfully with multi-national teams. Sensitivity to other groups, their social customs, and their means of doing business is key to success. Often, project managers will need to weigh all competing interests fairly and objectively in order to make the ethical decision that will have the most far-reaching benefits. In this course, learners will explore the values underlying ethical decisions and behaviors as outlined in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. For each value, learners will be introduced to the integrity aspired to, as well as the mandatory conduct demanded of project managers to effectively manage projects and further promote project management as a profession. Topics covered include the behaviors that align with the core values of responsibility, respect, honesty, and fairness; how to integrate ethics into your project environments; and how to resolve ethical dilemmas. The course provides a foundational knowledge base reflecting the most up-to-date project management information so learners can effectively put principles to work at their own organizations. This course will assist in preparing the learner for the PMI® certification exam. This course is aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Fifth Edition, published by PMI®, Inc., 2013. Copyright and all rights reserved. Material from this publication has been reproduced with the permission of PMI®.
  • distinguish between mandatory and aspirational standards
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with responsibility
  • classify standards related to the core value of responsibility as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with respect
  • classify standards related to the core value of respect as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with fairness
  • classify standards related to the core value of fairness as being aspirational or mandatory
  • recognize the types of actions a project manager might take that uphold the aspirational or mandatory standards associated with honesty
  • classify standards related to the core value of honesty as being aspirational or mandatory
  • identify ways a project manager can integrate ethical standards into a project
  • identify ways to create an ethical environment in multicultural contexts
  • identify steps to take when addressing ethical dilemmas
  • make ethical decisions based on the values and standards in the PMI® Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct

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

Agile Planning: Doing Estimates and Completing the Release Plan

Preparing estimates is not an area of project planning that many people really enjoy. That is, until they learn to do it the agile way. This course focuses on the heart of release planning: creating estimates and prioritizing requirements. You will learn common agile methods for estimating the size of user stories, such as planning poker, and guidelines for splitting and combining user stories. Along with estimating, another key task during release planning is prioritizing user stories to create the project backlog. You will learn the MoSCoW technique for prioritizing user stories, as well as the more sophisticated prioritization tools: the priority matrix and the Kano model of customer satisfaction. You will also learn about a visual approach some agile teams use to create a backlog story map. Finally, the course provides information on how initial team velocity may be determined and used to distribute the user stories among iterations as the final step in release planning. 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 activities carried out when using the planning poker technique
  • describe the ideal days estimation technique
  • estimate velocity for a given team
  • identify factors that can negatively impact the velocity of an agile team
  • use the MoSCoW model to create a prioritized user story backlog
  • recognize how various factors influence the prioritization of user stories
  • recognize the guidelines for splitting and combining user stories
  • plan iterations based on calculations using velocity and iteration length
  • estimate user story size and velocity for a given project
  • assign prioritized user stories to iterations for a given project
  • analyze survey data using the Kano model
  • plot examples of features on a graph using the Kano model
  • prioritize user stories using cost, value, and risk information
  • recognize the priority level of user stories in a priority matrix

Planning and Monitoring Iterations on an Agile Project

This course focuses on the activities performed during the planning and execution of a project iteration, or sprint. During release planning - the previous phase in the overall agile planning process - the team creates an ordered list of project features in the form of the product backlog. Iteration planning is the process of creating an iteration (sprint) backlog that contains more specific detail regarding work items that have been assigned to the upcoming iteration. The first part of the course provides a look at the iteration planning process and the creation of the iteration backlog. It also explores how to create a schedule and use principles of buffering. The second section of the course covers key tools and methods used by agile teams to monitor and report project progress, both at the iteration level and at the overall project or release level. 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.
  • describe activities that take place during an iteration planning meeting
  • identify the outputs of the iteration planning meeting
  • recognize the steps for creating an iteration backlog
  • calculate the buffer for a given set of project tasks
  • identify appropriate actions to take when planning iterations for a complex project
  • create an iteration backlog for a given project
  • create an iteration schedule that includes appropriate buffers
  • recognize how tools are used to monitor progress during an iteration
  • identify project information that should be updated in a release plan
  • interpret project release information using various types of charts
  • use charts to monitor and report progress during an iteration
  • use charts to report release status

Leading an Agile Team

Having a good team and quality leadership is key for the success of any project, but in Agile development it is crucial. This course takes a close look at agile teams and team leadership, including the unique skills and roles of the agile project leader and the characteristics of the team as a whole. You will see how traditional project managers can adopt a new mindset that allows them to thrive in the agile environment, and to take on a coaching, leading, and facilitating role. Leaders must empower their teams to organize themselves, collaborate, and solve problems. This course provides guidance on how to lead a colocated cross-functional team, as well as a distributed team, and how to boost team performance. 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.
  • indicate how the role of project manager differs between traditional and agile project management
  • recognize practices that reflect the mindset of an agile project leader
  • recognize the characteristics of an Agile team
  • identify causes of problems on agile teams
  • assess the agility of members of an agile project team
  • recommend strategies for overcoming challenges faced by dispersed agile teams
  • match iteration phases with corresponding coaching activities
  • recognize strategies for boosting team performance
  • coach an agile team that is exhibiting signs of poor performance

Managing Stakeholder Engagement on an Agile Project

This course highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and communication during agile planning and development projects. It discusses the role of stakeholders and how the ScrumMaster or agile project leader must encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. Also addressed are common tools used for knowledge sharing throughout the course of the project, which is essential in order to deliver value and keep everyone informed on the status of the project. This course also covers techniques that encourage participation in the feedback and decision-making cycle of release, iteration, and project closing processes. 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.
  • categorize members of a project community according to stakeholder types
  • recognize strategies for ensuring stakeholder engagement
  • recognize the activities that engage stakeholders throughout the phases of an agile project
  • assess the level of stakeholder engagement on a given project and make recommendations for improvement
  • explain the concept of decision framing
  • use a decision gradient to lead a group in making a decision
  • recognize an appropriate level of knowledge sharing on an agile project
  • recognize strategies for gathering stakeholder feedback
  • use tools and strategies to actively involve stakeholders during the life of a project

Ensuring Delivery of Value and Quality in Agile Projects

This course covers agile techniques and practices that deal with achieving product value and quality, beginning with agile documentation practices and key points to understand about contract types that are most suitable to the agile environment. It proceeds with an overview of agile risk management and the basics of agile Earned Value Management. Also covered are factors affecting product quality, including agile strategies that promote quality throughout development, and the incorporation of continuous testing as a practice for improving and verifying the expected level of customer value. 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.
  • distinguish between valid and invalid reasons for documentation on an agile project
  • determine whether a given document meets the criteria for agile documentation
  • label examples of contracts according to their types
  • explain why fixed-price contracts are not appropriate for agile projects
  • recognize agile practices for managing project risk
  • determine which risk management tool a team should use given its situation
  • determine the health of an agile project using Earned Value Management calculations
  • calculate the earned value for a given project
  • calculate cost and schedule performance indicators for a given project
  • determine the appropriate documentation and contract for a given agile project
  • report earned value information for a given agile project
  • recognize agile practices that promote quality
  • recognize strategies for ensuring quality on an agile project
  • recognize appropriate agile testing strategies
  • apply agile quality practices to a given project
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Agile Practitioner - (PMI-ACP & ScrumMaster aligned) e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271295
  • Duration:
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  • Price:
    $379