Agile in Action


Agile in Action

With its focus on iterative and incremental approach to project development, Agile is becoming the preferred project management methodology in many industries. While our PMI-ACP® course will help you pass the Agile certification exam, our Agile in Action course focuses on applying Agile principles in your every day work, to help you be better prepared to use these concepts to improve project success and efficiency. This course will focus on critical components of Agile project management and will go beyond PMI-ACP® content by addressing areas most important for project managers to get right. Learners will gain an understanding of best practices, discuss project issues incurred and identify potential solutions. This is an interactive course where participants will provide insight on best practices and learn from each other. Note: This course has been approved by PMI for 5 PDUs.


Agile in Action

Learning objectives, at the end of the course you will be able to:

  • When is Agile appropriate
  • Roles and responsibilities of Agile team members
  • Refining the product backlog
  • Agile estimating
  • Solving team challenges
  • Soft skills and the Agile team
  • Understanding organizational change

Course Outline:

Agile in Action

When is Agile Appropriate

  • Principles of Systems Thinking
  • Organizational Traits

Roles and Responsibilities of Agile Team Members

  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Development Team

Refining the Product Backlog

  • Value-Based Prioritization
  • MoSCoW
  • Kano Analysis

Agile Estimating

  • Relative Sizing
  • Story Points
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Ideal Time

Solving Team Challenges

  • Team Chartering
  • Co-located Agile vs. Distributed Teams
  • Agile Failure Modes

Soft Skills of the Agile Team

  • Leadership Theories
  • Consensus Building
  • Brainstorming
  • Knowledge Sharing

Understanding Organizational Change

  • Types of Change
  • Top 3 Challenges of Implementing Agile
  • Evolutionary Change
  • Revolutionary Change
  • Steps to Transitioning

Best Practices to Implement Agile

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