Agile BM 201 Mastering Agile Business Management
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Agile BM 201 Mastering Agile Business Management

Learn to how to blend Agile and traditional project management to make Agile work for your business
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Last updated 5/2020
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  • 59 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to effectively lead Agile/Scrum projects in a Product Owner role or an equivalent level of business responsibility.
  • Learn how to effectively perform a Business Analysis role in an Agile environment
Requirements
  • All students should take the "Agile BM 101 Hybrid Agile Project Management" course prior to taking this course
Description

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Intended Audience: The primary audience for this course is Agile/Scrum Product Owners who are responsible for leading Agile Projects from a business perspective. The Product Owner role in Agile is a very demanding role. The Product Owner in Agile is the role primarily responsible for the success or failure of the project from a business perspective and is often known as "The CEO of the project". Many existting courses for Product Owners such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) are primarily focused on the basic "mechanics" of how to do Scrum. This course goes well beyond that to provide a much deeper understanding of how to be an effective Agile Product Owner.

In addition to the Product Owner role, this course will also appeal to:

  1. Business Analysts - who work in an Agile environment and need to optimize their skills to provide a high level of value in that environment

  2. Business Sponsors - who want to learn more about Agile Project Management in order to provide more effective leadership for the initiatives that they are responsible for

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Course Summary:

This course is designed to provide a much deeper understanding of how to effectively lead Agile/Scrum projects for anyone in a Product Owner role or in an equivalent level of business responsibility. The Product Owner role in Agile is not well understood and many business managers who are assigned to perform that role are not well-prepared for it. This course includes material on:

  • Agile Values and Principles

  • Design Thinking, Systems Thinking, and Complex Adaptive Systems

  • Kanban and Managing Flow in Agile Projects

  • Lean Software Development, Value Stream Analysis, and Value-driven Delivery

  • Adaptive Planning and Agile Requirements Definition Practices

  • Agile Risk Management, Metrcis, and Stakeholder Management

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Overall Agile Business Management Curriculum:

This course is part of an overall curriculum designed for business people to effectively participate and lead in an Agile environment. Agile significantly changes the role of business people in leading and managing projects and requires a much more active business leadership role to guide the direction of projects that are in progress. The overall curriculum consists of three primary courses:​

1. Agile BM 101 - Hybrid Agile Project Management

This course povides a solid foundation for the other courses in this overall curriculum and helps all business personnel develop a solid understanding of how to implement a hybrid approach that blends the two approaches in the right proportions to fit any given situation

2. Agile BM 201 - Mastering Agile Business Management (this course)

This course is designed to provide a much deeper understanding of how to effectively lead Agile/Scrum projects for anyone in a Product Owner role or in an equivalent level of business responsibility. The Product Owner role in Agile is not well understood and many business managers who are assigned to perform that role are not well-prepared for it.

3. Agile BM 301 - Enterprise-level Agile Business Management

The final course in this series is focused on advanced topics related to applying Agile to a business at an enterprise level including

  • Alignment and Value Disciplines

  • Enterprise-level frameworks (SAFe and DAD)

  • Enterprise-level Agile Transformations

  • Organizational Culture and Change Management

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Why Is This Curriculum Important?

In a traditional, plan-driven project management environment,

  • A large part of the management of a project can be delegated to a project manager, and

  • Once the business requirements for the project are documented and approved by the business, the business role in providing leadership and management of the project can be limited.

In an Agile environment,

  • The requirements and the design of the solution evolve and are further refined as the project progresses

  • For that reason, it is essential that the business is much more directly involved in providing leadership and direction to the project as it progresses

In order to provide effective leadership and direction to projects, the business people who are either directly or indirectly involved in Agile projects need to fully understand how the process works in order to participate collaboratively in the process with the project teams who are responsible for developing the solution.

Many existing courses for business people in an Agile environment such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) are limited to the "mechanics" of how to do Agile and are limited to a pure Agile approach. This course goes into much more depth to give business people a very solid and deeper understanding of both Agile/Scrum as well as traditional plan-driven project management and how to successfully apply it in a business environment.​

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Important Note: This course is a condensed version of some of the material in our 7-course curriculum for Agile Project Managers and there is no need for anyone to take both sets of courses.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone in an Agile/Scrum Product Owner role or equivalent level of business responsibility
  • Business Analysts who work in an Agile environment and need to optimize their skills to provide a high level of value in that environment
  • Business Sponsors who want to learn more about Agile Project Management in order to provide more effective leadership for the initiatives that they are responsible for
Course content
Expand all 53 lectures 05:59:51
+ Agile Values and Principles
5 lectures 28:41
Agile Manifesto Values Quiz
10 questions
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 2
04:17
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 3
04:06
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 4
03:30
Agile Manifesto Principles Quiz
15 questions
+ Learning to See the Big Picture
2 lectures 25:57
Systems Thinking
11:38
Complex Adaptive Systems
14:19
Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Systems Quiz
7 questions
+ Design Thinking
5 lectures 25:53
What Is Design Thinking?
04:01
Stages of Design Thinking
02:59
How Does Design Thinking Relate to Agile?
05:27
Successful Design Thinking Examples
10:39
Design Thinking Summary
02:47
+ Managing Flow in Agile Projects
5 lectures 38:34
Kanban Overview and Examples
10:40
Kanban Boards
07:07
Kanban Quiz
11 questions
Principles of Product Development Flow
07:07
The Theory of Constraints
05:38
Flow and Theory of Constraints Quiz
9 questions
Cumulative Flow Diagrams
08:02
+ Lean Software Development and Value Stream Analysis
3 lectures 19:16
Lean Software Development Methodology
01:59
Lean Software Development Principles
11:03
Value Stream Analysis
06:14
Lean and Value Stream Analysis Quiz
10 questions
+ Value-driven Delivery
7 lectures 41:59
Value-driven Delivery Overview
06:53
Principles of Value-driven Delivery
07:50
Customer-value Prioritization Part 1 (Overview)
06:00
Customer-value Prioritization Part 2 (Pareto, Moscow)
07:07
Customer-value Prioritization Part 3 (Kano)
05:56
Customer-value Prioritization Part 4 (Relative Weighting)
03:03
Business Case Development
05:10
Value-driven Delivery Quiz
28 questions
+ Adaptive Planning
7 lectures 53:28
Rolling Wave Planning
09:47
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 1 (Product/Project Vision)
10:45
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 2 (Product Road Map)
08:24
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 3 (Exploratory 360 Assessment)
03:58
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 4 (Functional Decomposition)
08:39
Agile Planning Practices and Tools Part 5 (Agile Project Charter)
03:17
Progressive Elaboration and Multi-level Planning
08:38
Adaptive Planning Quiz
20 questions
+ Agile Requirements Definition Practices
7 lectures 59:56
Agile Requirements Best Practices
12:35
The Role of a Business Analyst in an Agile Project
08:05
User Personas
04:55
User Stories and User Story Examples
07:52
Requirements Hierarchy, Epics, and Themes
06:02
Product Backlog and Product Backlog Grooming
12:03
Story Mapping
08:24
Agile Requirements Definition Practices Quiz
23 questions
+ Agile Risk Management
2 lectures 12:50
Overview of Project Risk Management
09:50
Agile Risk Management Summary
03:00