Agile PM 202 - Introduction to Agile Project Management
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- 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
- Students should have some general familiarity with both traditional plan-driven project management and Agile methodologies.
- Students should have taken the previous three courses in this series of seven courses prior to taking this course
This course is part of an integrated, university-level curriculum of seven courses (See details below). This course is the fourth course in that series and should be taken in sequence. Please take the prerequisite courses before taking this course.
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Earn PDU's: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 5.0 PDU's in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU's are provided with the last lesson in the course.
Qualify for PMI-ACP Certification: Completion of all seven courses in this series will meet the requirement for 21 hours of training to qualify for PMI-ACP certification.
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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 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:
Agile PM 101 - Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
Agile PM 102 - What's the Future of Agile Project Management?
Agile PM 201 - Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
Agile PM 202 - Introduction to Agile Project Management
Agile PM 301 - Mastering Agile Project Management
Agile PM 401 - Advanced Agile Project Management
Agile PM 402 - Enterprise-level Agile Project Management
Students who complete the entire curriculum of all seven courses shown above will receive a signed certificate of completion from the Agile Project Management Academy. The complete set of seven courses will also meet the 21 hours of training required for PMI-ACP certification.
In addition, there are two optional courses that are designed to supplement the above curriculum:
How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification is intended for students who are interested in using this curriculum to prepare for PMI-ACP certification
Agile Project Management for Executives is designed to help business managers understand how to implement an Agile Project Management approach that is well-aligned with their business
- 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
In this lecture, we will do a brief recap of some key points from the "Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall" course that are essential to making further progress in this course and cover some of the key benefits of adopting a more Agile or adaptive project management approach.
Agile has huge potential benefits but it is not a solution to every problem. Learning to choose the right approach to fit a project can be a difficult decision and it is often not a simple, binary either-or decision between Agile and Waterfall. Many times it requires a blend of those two approaches to fit a given situation.
In this lecture, we'll discuss a couple of examples of why an Agile (or adaptive) approach makes the most sense in some situations and a Waterfall (or plan-driven) approach makes more sense in other situations. Many times it is not a binary choice between two extremes and requires blending an approach to fit the situation.
The key point is that rather than force-fitting a project to some kind of canned, “textbook” methodology, a better solution is to go in the other direction and fit the methodology (or combination of methodologies) to the project. It takes more skill to do that – it requires knowledge of a broader range of methodologies and a deeper understanding of the principles behind the methodologies to know how to blend them together to fit a given situation.
This lecture discusses how a Product Backlog is used to capture requirements in an Agile project and how a Product Backlog Grooming process works to continuously refine and further define the Product Backlog in a typical Agile project as the project is in progress.