Mastering Agile Project Management for Project Managers

Learn How to Blend Agile and Traditional Project Management to Create an Adaptive Approach to Project Management
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Published 9/2014 English

Course Description

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Course Summary:

Learn how to blend Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices in the right proportions to fit any situation!

The concept of Agile Project Management is very rapidly evolving and will have a significant impact on the project management profession; however, we are in the early stages of that transformation and there is a lot of confusion about what impact it has on project managers. This course will help you unravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally new perspective to see both Agile and traditional project management principles and practices in a new light as complementary to each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop an adaptive approach to project management to blend those principles and practices together in the right proportions to fit any situation.

This course is part of a sequence of courses that are designed to cover most of the knowledge required for PMI-ACP® certification but the courses present that knowledge in a very practical, real-world context to provide a much deeper understanding of the principles behind it.  The course also includes a number of case studies to show how to apply this knowledge in a typical real-world situation.


What are the requirements?

  • Students should have some general familiarity with both traditional plan-driven project management and Agile methodologies.
  • It is highly recommended that students take my Udemy course "Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level'" before taking this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Develop an objective understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of both an Agile and traditional plan-driven approach to project management and how they can be combined in the right proportions to fit any given situation in an integrated approach to Agile Project Management
  • Learn what's fundamentally different about Agile Project Management and the shifts in thinking that project managers might need to make to operate successfully in an Agile environment
  • Better understand the impact of Agile on the project management profession, the new challenges that Agile creates for project managers, and the potential roles that an Agile Project Manager can play

What is the target audience?

  • Anyone who is interested in developing a well-integrated Agile Project Management strategy for their organization to align an Agile development approach with the company's business
  • Project Managers who want to learn how Agile impacts the project management profession and want to develop a more adaptive approach to project management to enhance their project management skills and develop new opportunities for career growth

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Curriculum

Section 1: Course Introduction
07:02

This lecture provides an introduction to the course and goes over the course objectives

Section 2: Agile Estimation and Time-boxing
Review of Traditional Project Management Estimation Practices
Preview
04:54
11:50

This lecture discusses project estimation best practices and how they're different between an Agile environment and a traditional, plan-driven environment

04:48

This lecture explains why time-boxing makes sense in an Agile environment and explains the advantages of a  time-boxing approach

3 questions

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Time-boxing lecture

08:09

This lecture discusses the essential differences of a general Agile estimation approach

04:53

This lecture explains how story points and velocity are used in Agile as part of an estimation process

05:30

This lecture explains the concept of the "Definition of Done" and the "Definition of Ready" and why they are important in an Agile estimation process

04:48

This lecture discusses the Wideband Delphi method and Planning Poker which is a very popular Agile estimation method

09:13

This lecture discusses the Estimation by Analogy method and the Relative Sizing estimation method

04:59

This lecture discusses a complete example of a small-scale Agile estimation exercise

12 questions

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Estimation lecture

Section 3: Agile Risk Management
10:18

This lecture provides an overview of project risk management and how it is different in an Agile environment.

08:31

This lecture is the first of two parts on Agile Risk Identification.  Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

08:33

This lecture is part 2 of two parts on Agile Risk Identification.  Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

07:56

This lecture is focused on Project Risk Analysis which is the second phased of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

06:56

This lecture is focused on Project Risk Response which is the third phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

05:30

This lecture is focused on monitoring and controlling risks which is the fourth and last phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.

03:00

This lecture provides an overall summary of Agile Risk Management.

13 questions

This quiz provides a brief review of some important topics related to Agile Risk Management

Section 4: Agile Metrics
Overview of Project Management Metrics
05:50
07:12

This lecture discusses how metrics are different in an Agile environment

06:27

This lecture is focused on project progress metrics

02:11

This lecture is focused on metrics related to project baseline and project scope management

01:49

This lecture is focused on metrics related to risk management

11:21

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Project Profitability

06:37

This lecture is part 1 of two parts on Earned Value Metrics

11:00

This lecture is part two of two parts on Earned Value Metrics

10:33

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Team Productivity

06:05

This lecture is focused on metrics related to quality and customer satisfaction

06:05

This lecture provides a summary of the topics in this section as well as a discussion of best practices related to Agile metrics

20 questions

This quiz provides a brief review of topics related to Agile Metrics

Section 5: Agile Communications Practices
08:56

This lecture provides an overview of Agile Communications Practices and how they are different

06:23

This lecture provides a summary of traits and skills that are essential for effective communications

04:57

This lecture provides a summary of Information Radiators and how they are used in an Agile Communications strategy

04:41

This lecture provides an overview of Agile Team space and how it is used in a typical Agile project environment

05:30

This lecture is on Face-to-Face communications and the role it plays in an Agile project

03:11

This lecture is on collocated and distributed teams and how it impacts an Agile Communications strategy as well as Daily Standups

Agile Communications Practices Quiz
5 questions
Section 6: Critical Agile Project Management Knowledge and Skills
11:13

In an Agile environment, a Project Manager needs to be a strong cross-functional leader and that requires at least a basic understanding of development and testing practices. This lecture is focused on some development practices that are somewhat unique to an Agile environment.

Agile Development Practices Quiz
15 questions
15:05

In an Agile environment, a Project Manager needs to be a strong cross-functional leader and that requires at least a basic understanding of development and testing practices. This lecture is focused on some quality and testing practices that are somewhat unique to an Agile environment.

Agile Quality and Testing Practices Quiz
10 questions
09:01

This lecture provides a brief overview of Agile Project Management tools

6 questions

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Project Management Tools lecture

09:57

This lecture is part 1 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile

12:58

This lecture is part 2 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile

10 questions

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile and PMBOK lecture

Section 7: Agile Project Management Roles and Case Studies
08:31

In this lecture, we will discuss some of the roles an Agile Project Manager can play at the team level in an Agile project

6 questions

Brief review of topics related to "Agile Project Management Roles - Team Level"

12:14

This lecture discusses a case study that illustrates the role an Agile Project Manager can play at the team level in an Agile Project.

Team-level Agile Project Mgt Case Study Quiz
10 questions
10:02

In this lecture, we will discuss the role of an Agile Project Manager in a Hybrid project that requires a blend of Agile and traditional plan-driven approaches and we will discuss some examples and case studies of actual hybrid Agile projects. We will also discuss how a project manager can improve his/her effectiveness in any project by developing a more adaptive approach to fit each situation.

5 questions

Brief review of topics related to "Hybrid Agile Project Role"

07:33

This lecture discusses a case study that illustrates the role an Agile Project Manager can play in a Hybrid Agile Project.

Hybrid Agile Project Management Case Study Quiz
5 questions
09:45

In this lecture, we will discuss the role of an enterprise-level project/program manager in an Agile project and we will discuss some examples and case studies of actual enterprise-level Agile Project/Program Manager roles.

5 questions

Brief review of topics related to Agile Project Management - Enterprise Role

06:16

This lecture discusses a case study that illustrates the role an Agile Project Manager can play at the enterprise level in an Agile Project.

5 questions

This quiz is based on the Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare enterprise-level case study

Article

This lecture contains an optional homework assignment to do a case study on a project from your own experience.

Section 8: Overall Summary and Resources to Help
09:10

In this lecture we will provide a wrap-up of the major points that have been covered in this course. We will also discuss some of the resources that are available for further developing and implementing the ideas in this course

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Instructor Biography

Chuck Cobb, Author of The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent, best-selling book "The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile" as well as four other books on Agile Project Management and Business Excellence and he is one of the most popular instructors on Udemy with over 18,000 students and over 400 5-star reviews and he has been a featured speaker at a number of PMI Chapter events, agile groups, universities, and PMO workshops throughout the US.

He has a very pragmatic, "real world" approach to Agile that is based on over 20 years of hands-on program/project management experience in a broad range of industries and application areas and he is passionate about helping project managers understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.

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