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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 Planning $74.95
Engaging Agile Stakeholders and Leading Agile Teams $74.95
Agile Principles, Methodologies, and Mindset $74.95
Planning and Monitoring Iterations in Agile Projects $74.95

Bundle Price: $199.00
Total Savings: $175.75


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 Planning

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 focus of this course is on release planning which is the first of three Agile planning levels. 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 provides 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. 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 aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute®.
  • start the course
  • outline at a high level the features of Agile planning
  • describe Agile project scope and project roadmap
  • describe use cases and personas within the context of Agile software design
  • describe how to create user stories for an Agile project
  • describe how story maps can be used in an Agile project
  • describe how to estimate user story points for an Agile project
  • describe how to use relative sizing in an Agile project
  • describe how to use Wideband Delphi and planning poker in an Agile project
  • describe how to use affinity estimation in an Agile project
  • describe how to estimate using ideal days in an Agile project
  • describe how to estimate an Agile team's velocity
  • describe how to use value-based prioritization in an Agile project
  • describe how to prioritize Agile user stories with the MoSCoW model
  • describe the use of the Kano model for prioritizing requirements in Agile projects
  • describe how to use priority matrices in Agile projects
  • describe how split and combine user stories in an Agile project
  • describe how to assign user stories to iterations in an Agile project
  • practice identifying the considerations for creating and managing a product backlog in an Agile project

Engaging Agile Stakeholders and Leading Agile Teams

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. 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 Scrum Master or agile project leader must encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. Having a good team and quality leadership is key for the success of any project, but in agile development it is crucial. This course also 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. This course is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute®.
  • start the course
  • describe the types of stakeholders and strategies for engaging them
  • describe the phases of the agile project management model (APM) and the type of stakeholder engagement that should occur at each phase
  • describe the role of participatory decision making in agile projects
  • describe the use of a decision gradient in an agile project
  • use a case study to illustrate the use of a decision gradient in an agile project
  • contrast the role of traditional project manager with that of agile project leader
  • describe the characteristics of an agile project leader
  • describe the characteristics of an agile teams
  • describe the causes for problems within an agile team
  • describe how agile teams can be scaled
  • describe how Scrum can be scaled
  • describe how challenges of distributed agile teams can be overcome
  • describe the role of coaching in an agile project
  • describe the steps that can be taken to improve the performance of an agile team
  • describe the use of the developmental mastery model, Shu-Ha-Ri with an agile team
  • describe the user of the developmental mastery model, Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, with an agile team
  • describe how to apply Tuckman's model of group development with an agile team
  • describe how to support good communication and knowledge sharing with customers and within agile teams
  • describe agile communication tools
  • describe how games can be used to foster collaboration, communication and innovation in agile teams
  • identify how to engage with stakeholders and teams in an agile environment

Agile Principles, Methodologies, and Mindset

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, and discusses the considerations for adopting an Agile approach. It also covers the creation of an Agile product roadmap and it discusses contracts and documentation in the context of an Agile project. This course is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute®.
  • start the course
  • describe the evolution from waterfall to Agile development
  • describe the Agile Manifesto and identify Agile principles and values
  • contrast the characteristics of Agile project development with traditional project development
  • describe characteristics of the Agile project management model
  • describe the characteristics of the Scrum Agile project management methodology
  • describe the characteristics of the XP Agile development methodology
  • describe the characteristics of lean development
  • describe the characteristics of Kanban and its role in Agile development
  • describe Scrum-ban, the combination of Scrum and Kanban
  • describe the characteristics of the Crystal family of methodologies
  • describe the Agile feature-driven development (FDD) Agile methodology
  • describe the principles underlying the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) Agile project management and systems delivery framework
  • describe Agile modeling and its role in the Agile design and development process
  • describe disciplined Agile delivery (DAD) methodology and how it can be used to extend Scrum
  • describe the role of test-driven development (TDD) and behavior-driven development (BDD) in Agile projects
  • describe the role of behavior-driven development (BDD) in Agile projects
  • describe the considerations in moving to Agile
  • identify key Agile thinking tools that users transitioning to Agile should adopt
  • describe the considerations in selecting one or more Agile models
  • describe the considerations involved in initiating an Agile project
  • describe the steps in creating an Agile product vision or product roadmap
  • describe the concept of chartering an Agile project
  • contrast contracts that are suitable for Agile projects versus contracts that are suitable for traditional projects
  • describe the role of documentation in an Agile project
  • identify the considerations in selecting and adopting one or more Agile methodologies and strategies for engaging stakeholders in an Agile project.

Planning and Monitoring Iterations in Agile Projects

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. 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. This 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 course goes on to cover 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. It also covers Agile risk management, testing quality processes and continuous integration. This course is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute®.
  • start the course
  • identify the main considerations for Agile iteration planning
  • identify the main activities in Agile iteration planning
  • identify the steps in creating an iteration backlog
  • describe the process of breaking up Agile stories into tasks
  • describe the process of estimating the duration of Agile tasks
  • describe the use of work in progress (WIP) limits in an Agile project
  • identify the types of Agile scheduling buffers
  • describe how to calculate a buffer for an Agile project
  • describe the considerations for iteration planning for complex projects
  • describe how to monitor iteration progress with daily standups
  • describe the purpose of backlog grooming and the role of backlog grooming meetings
  • identify how Agile release plans may need to be updated during and after iterations
  • describe the tools that can be used to chart iteration and project release information
  • describe how to measure earned value management (EVM) and use Agile KPIs for an Agile project
  • describe the purpose of retrospective meetings at the end of iterations
  • describe how the five whys can be used for root cause analysis in retrospective and describe its limitations in Agile projects
  • describe the use of fishbone diagram analysis for root cause analysis in Agile projects
  • describe Agile product feedback loops
  • describe risk management in Agile iterations
  • describe the use of pre-mortems to avoid potential problems occurring in Agile projects
  • describe the use of variance and trend analysis to assess an iterations
  • describe how introspectives can be used periodically to assess current state and steps for improvement
  • describe the use of value stream mapping in Agile projects
  • identify the Agile quality processes used throughout development
  • describe how testing is incorporated into Agile development
  • describe how continuous integration is used in Agile projects
  • identify the considerations for planning and monitoring iterations in an Agile project
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Agile Project Management Fundamentals (PMI_ACP)® aligned e-learning bundle
  • Course ID:
    271296
  • Duration:
    n/a
  • Price:
    $199