AgilePM® Project Management

AgilePM® project management certification aims to address those who want to be agile in a project management environment. This course will enable learners to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment.
Course info
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(56)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 11, 2016
Duration
2h 27m
Table of contents
Introduction to Agile
Agile Project Management - The Basics
Roles and Responsibilities
Preparing for Agile Project Management
The Pre-project and Foundation Processes and Products
Evolutionary Development, Deployment
Techniques and Practices
Agile Control
Agile Planning
AgilePM® Exam Preparation
Description
Course info
Rating
(56)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 11, 2016
Duration
2h 27m
Description

AgilePM® project management Combines flexibility with proven process for successful agile project delivery. The focus of agile project management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership. In this course, AgilePM® Project Management, you'll learn about the Agile way of thinking and working, with simple concise communication without excessive documentation. You'll learn the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches, which typically operate at the solution delivery (or 'work package') level and the greater holistic AgilePM® view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. This AgilePM® Project Management course is aimed at those wishing to expand their knowledge of traditional project management methods or who are operating in an agile environment running more complex and scalable projects.

About the author
About the author

Paul Bradley is a Subject Matter Expert and a prominent figure in the Best Management Practice industry. He is also the Managing Director of SPOCE Project Management Ltd. SPOCE is an accredited training organization (ATO) for best management practice training in Project, Programme, Risk, and Service Management.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction to Agile
This module explains the background to Agile Project Management, and presents an overview of different Agile approaches. It explains how Agile Project Management based on DSDM is positioned within different Agile approaches. It also gives you a chance to capture your concerns, if indeed you have any, about choosing an Agile approach.

Agile Project Management - The Basics
This module will outline the basic components of Agile Project Management to provide you with a framework to help with your understanding of the approach. The philosophy of Agile Project Management will be explained, and each of the principles investigated, and how they support the Agile Project Management philosophy.

Roles and Responsibilities
This module will look at the roles defined within Agile Project Management and identify the roles included in each of the project, solution, and supporting categories. It will also look at the key responsibilities of each role.

Preparing for Agile Project Management
This module looks at the style of project management required for Agile Project Management. It confirms the constraints that need to be managed, what is seen as the main factors that are instrumental to delivering successful Agile projects, use of the Project Approach Questionnaire, determining risks that a project is investigating. This module also looks at how testing and configuration management are applied to Agile Project Management.

The Pre-project and Foundation Processes and Products
This module introduces the Agile Project Management lifecycle, and the products produced over the lifecycle. It then looks at the first three phases, Pre-Project, Feasibility, and Foundations phases, and the products that can be produced within these phases in more detail. These first three phases are completed sequentially. There needs to be a good understanding of the scope of work, how it will be carried out, and by whom, before moving on to developing a solution. There also needs to be some documentation to support this. We will look at what is done in each phase and how these phases and products can be adapted in different sizes of projects.

Evolutionary Development, Deployment
The purpose of this module is to explain the Evolutionary Developments, Deployments, and Post-Project phases. As you've seen in the previous module, the Feasibility and Foundations phases are completed sequentially and set the ground rules for iterative and incremental developments. In this module, you'll look at how the Evolutionary Developments can be configured and combined in many different ways to suit the development of the solution. The Agile Project Management products created, used, and modified in each of these phases are also investigated.

Techniques and Practices
This module will look at each of the five techniques used in Agile Project Management, and especially the daily stand-up to show how they all contribute to ensuring communication is effective. Each technique plays a part, but when combined in a project, ensure that the communicate continuously and clearly principle is applied to great value.

Agile Control
This module will look at the many controls that are available to Agile Project Management, and how each of the five techniques contribute to exercising an appropriate level of control over the project. It will look at risk, and how the use of Agile Project Management itself introduces risk to the project, and how this is dealt with. The module will look at what requirements are in more detail, and the difference between a functional and non-functional requirement. It will also look at how estimating and how estimates become more accurate throughout the lifecycle of an Agile project. This module will also cover how to capture progress and help with estimating further iterations and increments of the project.

Agile Planning
This module will concentrate on the style of planning and the maintainability objectives that need to be considered when planning. It will also consider how the two quality drivers of process quality and solution quality need to be addressed. And each of the planning products created through the lifecycle will be looked at in more detail.

AgilePM® Exam Preparation
This module will look at the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams and qualifications. You will learn the format of each exam, the styles and types of questions for each exam, and the best way to prepare for and approach the exams.