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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.
This course is part of an overall curriculum that is designed around helping students develop the skills required for a high-impact Agile Project Management role. Most students will want to take the complete curriculum rather than individual courses. The complete curriculum should be taken in the following order:
This lecture discusses project estimation best practices and how they're different between an Agile environment and a traditional, plan-driven environment
This lecture explains why time-boxing makes sense in an Agile environment and explains the advantages of a time-boxing approach
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Time-boxing lecture
This lecture discusses the essential differences of a general Agile estimation approach
This lecture explains how story points and velocity are used in Agile as part of an estimation process
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
This lecture discusses the Wideband Delphi method and Planning Poker which is a very popular Agile estimation method
This lecture discusses the Estimation by Analogy method and the Relative Sizing estimation method
This lecture discusses a complete example of a small-scale Agile estimation exercise
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Estimation lecture
This lecture provides an overview of project risk management and how it is different in an Agile environment.
This lecture is the first of two parts on Agile Risk Identification. Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.
This lecture is part 2 of two parts on Agile Risk Identification. Risk Identification is the first phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.
This lecture is focused on Project Risk Analysis which is the second phased of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.
This lecture is focused on Project Risk Response which is the third phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.
This lecture is focused on monitoring and controlling risks which is the fourth and last phase of the overall Risk Management lifecycle.
This lecture provides an overall summary of Agile Risk Management.
This quiz provides a brief review of some important topics related to Agile Risk Management
This lecture discusses how metrics are different in an Agile environment
This lecture is focused on project progress metrics
This lecture is focused on metrics related to project baseline and project scope management
This lecture is focused on metrics related to risk management
This lecture is focused on metrics related to Project Profitability
This lecture is part 1 of two parts on Earned Value Metrics
This lecture is part two of two parts on Earned Value Metrics
This lecture is focused on metrics related to Team Productivity
This lecture is focused on metrics related to quality and customer satisfaction
This lecture provides a summary of the topics in this section as well as a discussion of best practices related to Agile metrics
This quiz provides a brief review of topics related to Agile Metrics
This lecture provides an overview of Agile Communications Practices and how they are different
This lecture provides a summary of traits and skills that are essential for effective communications
This lecture provides a summary of Information Radiators and how they are used in an Agile Communications strategy
This lecture provides an overview of Agile Team space and how it is used in a typical Agile project environment
This lecture is on Face-to-Face communications and the role it plays in an Agile project
This lecture is on collocated and distributed teams and how it impacts an Agile Communications strategy as well as Daily Standups
This quiz is a quick review of some selected practices related to Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Project Management Tools lecture
This lecture is part 1 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile
This lecture is part 2 of 2 parts that provide a high-level comparison of PMBOK knowledge areas to Agile
This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile and PMBOK lecture
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 30,000 students and over 1,500 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.