Agile Fundamentals

Brought to You By RMC Project Management Inc., USA

In Association with the Project Management Global Institute

Developed by a five-person team including four members of the Project Management Institute’s PMI-ACP® Steering Committee, this course is a winner and you will be too!  With this course you are steps ahead to earning an in-demand global credential that is cutting edge.

 

Agile Fundamentals

If you need to learn what is required to lead, or participate in an agile project within in your organization, this course covers Initiation to Iteration, and everything in between!

This course is designed specifically for Agile project team members, product owners, project leaders and senior managers, this course offers project managers a firm grasp of the Agile approach as it relates to new product development. In addition, students will apply the fundamental models of Iteration Review and Iteration Retrospectives, and learn to utilize the concepts of Inspect and Adapt, Self-Assessment, and Continuous Improvement.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Compare the Agile and Waterfall approaches
  2. Determine which method is best suited for their project
  3. Apply the basics of Agile Team Organization
  4. Use Agile Chartering and high-level estimating principles to initiate a project
  5. Create personas and user stories, and perform story-level estimation
  6. Develop and manage a product backlog
  7. Use low-tech, high touch team communication methods on projects
  8. Apply the principles of Servant Leadership
  9. Plan and conduct a basic iteration review and iteration retrospective

Class Materials

Students will receive a copy of the Agile Fundamentals Workbook, and supplemental materials that provide the exercises and case studies that are used and referenced throughout the class.

Course Outline

  • The Agile Value Proposition
    • What is Agile?
    • Comparison of agile and traditional approaches
    • Timeboxing and prioritization
    • Traditional & incremental delivery
    • Early delivery of value
    • Inspect and adapt
  • The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Agile Delivery Teams
    • Team environment
    • Team participants & roles
    • Self-organizing team principle
    • ScrumMaster/Team Facilitator
  • Building High Performance Teams
  • Project Initiation
    • Feasibility metrics
    • Project charter and vision
    • Personas
    • Requirements decomposition
    • Progressive elaboration
    • Managing the product backlog
    • Creating user stories
    • Types of estimation
    • High-level estimation
    • The product roadmap
  • Servant Leadership 
  • Release Planning
    • Story mapping
    • Decomposing stories
    • Story maps for releases
    • Story level estimation
    • Prioritization factors
    • Kano analysis
    • Pareto analysis
    • MoSCoW prioritization
    • Relative Ranking
    • Risk burndown graph
    • Risk adjusted backlog
    • Creating a release plan
    • Preparing for the upcoming iteration
  • Inside the Iteration
    • Tasks within an iteration
    • Roles within an iteration
    • Planning the iteration
    • Commitment reality check
    • Using Storyboards/Task Boards
    • Communication and team space
    • Daily stand-up meeting
    • Information radiators
    • Agile engineering practices
    • Burndown/burnup tracking
    • Tracking features delivered
    • Velocity per iteration
    • Escaped defects
    • The iteration review
    • The iteration retrospective
    • Self-assessment
  • Overview of Agile Methodologies
    • Scrum core concepts
    • XP core concepts
    • Kanban core principles
    • Lean core concepts
    • Crystal family of methodologies
    • FDD 5-step process core concepts
    • DSDM core principles
  • Your Action Plan

 

Discounted Books/ & Software Will Be Available

 The following items will be available at a discounted rated. Limited amount of items will be in stock. Pre-order to secure your copies:

 The PMI-ACP® Exam Prep System (includes book, flash card & software)

Published by RMC Publications, Inc.

*To receive this discounted, books must be pre-ordered during course registration.

 VISIT BOOKSTORE

 

Awards & Accolades

We are the proud recipients of:

  • Sterling Contribution to Project Management
  • Smart and Savvy Entrepreneur

 We are the creators of:

  • Project Manager of the Year Awards - Jamaica
  • Young Project Manager of the Year Awards - Jamaica

Get in Touch

Address: 14 Ruthven Road, Kingston 10
Telephone: (876) 754-3764
Telephone: (876) 354-0705

Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed