PMC’s Agile Project Management training courses target participants seeking to develop their skills and competency levels in Agile Project Management; adaptive value-driven approaches to deliver projects in an iterative, incremental, and interactive manner.

Our courses cover a wide range of Agile practices, tools and techniques including Agile Introduction, Scrum, Lean, Kanban, XP, SAFe®, prioritization, planning, estimating, and coaching techniques.

ADAPT TO INNOVATION WITH AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

1 DAY

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants in the application of Agile Project Management in innovative, complex, and high uncertainty projects. Agile values and comparisons to traditional project management practices are defined as well as key factors influencing the successful adoption of Agile Project Management.

Course Code: AK401

Duration: 1 day

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about Agile Project Management.

  • Introduce Agile concepts, values and principles.
  • Differentiate between traditional and Agile project management approaches and adoption factors.
  • Learn to leverage Agile project management techniques and practices.

Module 1: Introduction to Agile Project Management

  • PM history and evolution
  • Traditional Project Management
  • Agile Project Management
  • Agile PM vs. Traditional PM
  • Exercise: Demonstration comparing traditional and Agile PM

Module 4: Agile Techniques

  • Timebox
  • Iteration
  • Daily Stand-up Meeting
  • Backlogs/Task Board
  • Retrospective
  • Exercise: Class workshop on applying Agile techniques

Module 2: Agile Values

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Declaration of Interdependence
  • Exercise: Group discussion on Agile values influencing project success

Module 5: Agile Practices (non-Scrum)

  • Lean Project Management
  • Kanban
  • Feature Driven Development (FDD)
  • Exercise: Demonstration on applying Agile practices

Module 3: Agile PM Adoption

  • Overview
  • Drivers
  • Concerns
  • Failure Causes
  • Exercise: Group discussion on organizational perception of Agile PM adoption

SPRINT TO PROJECT SUCCESS WITH AGILE SCRUM

1 DAY

This comprehensive two-day course guides participants in the application of the best-practiced Agile framework and practice of Scrum to increase project performance and success. Participants will learn and apply key Scrum roles, artifacts, and events in interactive class discussions and group workshops.

Course Code: AA402

Duration: 1 day

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leveraging and applying Agile Scrum.

  • Introduce the Scrum framework including key Scrum roles, artifacts, and events.
  • Get hands-on experience in applying the Scrum framework in a team environment.

Module 1: Scrum Introduction

  • Scrum Definitions
  • Scrum History
  • Scrum Framework
  • Product Backlog Grooming
  • Exercise: Group discussion on applying Scrum in projects

Module 4: Sprint Closure

  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective
  • Exercise: Group workshops on Sprint review/retrospective

Module 2: Sprint Preparation

  • Sprint Definition and Perception
  • Sprint Guidelines
  • Sprint Workflow
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Sprint Planning
  • Exercise: Group workshops on Sprint planning

Module 3: Sprint Execution

  • Sprint Swarming
  • Daily Scrum
  • Team Velocity and Burndown Chart
  • Sprint Cancellation
  • Scrum of Scrums
  • Exercise: Group workshops on Sprint execution

START AND FINISH ON TARGET WITH AGILE USER STORIES AND RETROSPECTIVES

1 DAY

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants on how to effectively initiate and complete projects by applying Agile best-practices to manage project requirements and lessons learned.

Course Code: AK403

Duration: 1 day

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leveraging best practiced Agile user story and retrospectives techniques.

  • Agile requirements management, types, perception and challenges
  • Agile user story definitions, benefits, roles, and personas
  • Applying user story best practices to achieve smart requirements
  • Definition, benefits, and challenges involved in conducting Agile retrospectives
  • Key steps and tips involved in an Agile Retrospective framework
  • Various techniques in conducting efficient Agile Retrospectives

Module 1: Agile Requirements Overview

  • User Stories
  • Features
  • Enhancements
  • Defects and Errors
  • Non-Functional Requirements
  • Technical Debt
  • Exercise: Class discussion on how effective agile requirements promote project success

Module 4: Agile Retrospective Framework

  • Planning and Logistics
  • Setting the Stage
  • Gathering Data
  • Generating Insights

Module 2: User Story Best Practices

  • Definitions and Benefits
  • Roles and Personas
  • Components and Lifecycle
  • Requirements Gathering Techniques and Prioritization
  • User Story Format and Acceptance Criteria
  • INVEST Model and the Definition of Done
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying user-story best practices

Module 3: Retrospective Introduction

  • Definitions and Perspective
  • Prime Directive
  • Benefits and Supporting Agile Principles
  • Differences to Other Project Closing Activities
  • Exercise: Learning from project mistakes

OPTIMIZE PROJECT SCHEDULE AND RISK WITH AGILE ESTIMATION

1 DAY

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants on how to create optimal iterative risk tolerant project schedules by applying the learned best-practiced Agile estimating and risk management techniques.

Course Code: AK404

Duration: 1 day

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leveraging best-practiced Agile estimating and risk management techniques.

  • Defining Agile project planning concepts
  • Learning and applying proven Agile estimating and risk management techniques

Module 1: Agile Project Planning

  • Product Vision and Roadmap
  • Releases, Themes, and Epics
  • Iteration Planning with User Stories
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile planning best practices

Module 4: Agile Risk Practices

  • Risk Practices Overview
  • Impediments List
  • Risk Register and Risk Matrix
  • Risk Census and Burn-down chart
  • Risks in Agile project initiation/closure
  • Minimal Viable Product (MVP)
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile risk practices

Module 2: Agile Estimation in Practice

  • Agile Estimation Techniques
  • Relative Sizing and Story Points
  • Planning Poker
  • Exercise: Group workshop on applying agile planning best practices

Module 3: Risk Introduction

  • Risk concepts and factors
  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Organic and Overt Risk Management
  • Exercise: Class discussion on risk factors that threaten project success

CREATE HIGH PERFORMING TEAMS WITH THE AGILE 3Cs

1 DAY

This comprehensive one-day course guides participants on how to maximize Agile team performance in complex innovative project environments by leveraging the Agile 3 Cs: communication, collaboration and coaching.

Course Code: AH405

Duration: 1 day

Credits: 7 CEUs / 7 PDUs

Individuals who will benefit from this course include executives, business sponsors, portfolio managers, program managers, product managers, project managers, project team leaders, project team members, project subject matter experts, project management office staff, and anyone interested in learning more about leveraging best practiced Agile communication, collaboration, and coaching techniques.

  • Agile communication and collaboration concepts in Agile
  • Best practiced visual controls used in Agile
  • Agile Coaching roles and techniques

Module 1: Agile Communication

  • Agile Communication Values and Principles
  • Communication Models and Channels
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Caves and commons
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Active Listening
  • Exercise: Individual exercise self-assessing active listening

Module 2: Agile Collaboration

  • Agile Collaboration Values and Principles
  • Agile Practices and Roles
  • Agile Meetings and Information
  • Team Velocity and Capacity
  • Information Radiators
  • Exercise: Group workshop on interpreting information radiators

Module 3: Agile Coaching

  • Agile Coaching Values and Principles
  • Servant Leadership
  • Agile Coaching Competency Framework
  • Agile-Lean Practitioner
  • Teaching/Mentoring
  • Professional Coaching/Facilitating
  • Mastery (Technical/Business/Transformation)
  • Exercise: Live coaching session

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