Mastering Agile Project Management (Course #5 of 7)
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Mastering Agile Project Management (Course #5 of 7)

Learn How to Blend Agile and Traditional Project Management to Create an Adaptive Approach to Project Management
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Created by Chuck Cobb
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 80 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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
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  • Over 30,000 students in my courses!
  • Over 1,500 5-star reviews in my courses!
  • This course updated in May 2017

Earn PDU's: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 8.0 PDU's in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU's are provided with the last lesson in the course.

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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.

Special Note:

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:

  1. Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
  2. How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification
  3. Agile Principles: Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
  4. Introduction to Agile Project Management
  5. Mastering Agile Project Management
  6. Advanced Agile Project Management


Who 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 For This Course
73 Lectures
07:44:42
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 07:02

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

Preview 07:02
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Agile Estimation and Time-boxing
9 Lectures 59:46

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

Project Estimation Best Practices
11:50

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

Time-boxing and Time-boxing Advantages
04:48

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

Agile Time-boxing Quiz
3 questions

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

General Agile Estimation Approach
07:50

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

Story Points and Velocity
04:55

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

Definition of Done and Definition of Ready
05:30

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

Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker
04:48

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

Estimation by Analogy and Relative Sizing
09:16

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

Agile Estimation Example
04:59

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

Agile Estimation Quiz
12 questions
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Agile Risk Management
7 Lectures 50:44

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

Overview of Project Risk Management
10:18

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

Agile Risk Identification Part 1
08:31

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

Agle Risk Identification Part 2
08:33

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

Project Risk Analysis
07:56

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

Project Risk Response
06:56

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

Monitoring and Controlling Risks
05:30

This lecture provides an overall summary of Agile Risk Management.

Agile Risk Management Summary
03:00

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

Agile Risk Management Quiz
13 questions
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Agile Metrics
11 Lectures 01:15:15
Overview of Project Management Metrics
05:50

This lecture discusses how metrics are different in an Agile environment

How Are Agile Metrics Different?
07:12

This lecture is focused on project progress metrics

Project Progress Metrics
06:27

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

Baseline Metrics and Project Scope
02:11

This lecture is focused on metrics related to risk management

Risk Management Metrics
01:49

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Project Profitability

Project Profitability Metrics
11:23

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

Earned Value Metrics Part 1
06:38

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

Earned Value Metrics Part 2
11:00

This lecture is focused on metrics related to Team Productivity

Team Productivity Metrics
10:33

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

Quality and Customer Satisfaction Metrics
06:07

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

Agile Metrics Summary and Best Practices
06:05

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

Agile Metrics Quiz
20 questions
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Agile Communications Practices
6 Lectures 33:40

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

Overview of Agile Communications
08:56

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

Effective Communications Traits and Skills
06:23

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

Information Radiators
04:57

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

Agile Team Space
04:41

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

Face-to-Face Communications
05:30

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

Collocated and Distributed Teams and Daily Standups
03:13

Agile Communications Practices Quiz
14 questions
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Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools
6 Lectures 31:43
The Importance of Collaboration
03:46

Types of Communication and Collaboration Tools
05:01

Wiki's and Document Sharing Tools
07:50

The Influence of Social Media
05:34

An Example of a Communication and Collaboration Tool
05:29

How to Use Communication and Collaboration Tools
04:03

This quiz is a quick review of some selected practices related to Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools

Agile Communications and Collaboration Tools Quiz
9 questions
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Agile Project Management Tools
6 Lectures 45:03
Overview of Agile Project Management Tools
10:21

Capabilities of Team-level Agile Project Management Tools
03:33

Team-level Tool Demo
11:37

Capabilities of Enterprise-level Agile Project Management Tools
08:50

Enterprise-level Tool Planning Demo
06:37

Enterprise-level Tool Tracking Demo
04:05

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

Agile Project Management Tools Quiz
14 questions
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Agile Development Practices
7 Lectures 39:11
Overview of Agile Development Practices
04:18

Agile Architecture
09:26

Code Refactoring
06:52

Continuous Integration
05:21

Pair Programming
03:42

Test-driven Development
02:21

Agile Prototyping
07:11

Agile Development Practices Quiz
27 questions
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Agile Quality and Testing Practices
7 Lectures 35:03
Overview of Agile Quality and Testing Practices
04:32

Definition of "Done" and Definition of "Ready"
07:33

The Role of QA Testing in an Agile Project
04:58

Types of Testing
08:30

Acceptance Test-driven Development
04:14

Repeatable Tests and Automated Regression Testing
03:37

Value-based and Risk-based Testing
01:39

Agile Quality and Testing Practices Quiz
25 questions
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Agile and PMBOK
2 Lectures 22:55

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

Agile and PMBOK Part 1
09:57

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

Agile and PMBOK Part 2
12:58

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

Agile and PMBOK Quiz
10 questions
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Chuck Cobb
4.4 Average rating
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34,532 Students
7 Courses
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 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.