Agile PM 201 - Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
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Agile PM 201 - Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level

Develop an Adaptive, High-Performance Agile Approach Based on a Deeper Understanding of Agile Principles and Values
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Last updated 6/2020
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  • 53 downloadable resources
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What you'll learn
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the principles and values behind Agile and Scrum to create high performance Agile teams and to apply Agile more effectively to a much broader range of projects and business environments
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to lead, mentor, and coach Agile project teams based on an in-depth understanding of understanding of Agile and Scrum values, principles, and practices
Requirements
  • All students should take my Udemy course "Learn the Truth About 'Agile versus Waterfall'" before taking this course
Description

Important:
This course is part of an integrated, university-level curriculum of seven courses (See details below).  This course is the third course in that series and should be taken in sequence.  Please take the prerequisite courses before taking this course.

Course Statistics:

  • Over 100,000 students in my courses!

  • Over 5,000 5-star reviews in my courses!

  • This course updated in June 2020

Earn PDU's: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 3.75 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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Course Summary:  Develop a very high-impact and adaptive approach to implementing Agile and Scrum projects based on a deeper understanding of Agile/Scrum principles and values that can be adapted to any project and business environment!

Agile training is often limited to the "mechanics" of how to implement Agile and Scrum and that can often lead to weak and ineffective implementation.  An adaptive approach that is based on fitting the approach to the nature of the project and to the business environment requires a deeper understanding of the principles behind Agile and Scrum.

This course is designed to provide Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Teams with a deeper understanding of principles and values behind Agile and Scrum and how they can be applied in real-world project situations to develop a high performance Agile approach that is adaptive to any project and business environment.

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. Agile PM 101 - Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall

  2. Agile PM 102 - What's the Future of Agile Project Management?

  3. Agile PM 201 - Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level

  4. Agile PM 202 - Introduction to Agile Project Management

  5. Agile PM 301 - Mastering Agile Project Management

  6. Agile PM 401 - Advanced Agile Project Management

  7. 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.

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PMI-ACP Certification Course

In addition, there are one optional courses that is designed to supplement the above curriculum for students who are interested in PMI-ACP certification:

  • How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification is intended for students who are interested in using this curriculum to prepare for PMI-ACP certification

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Agile Business Management Curriculum

There is also a condensed version of this curriculum that is designed for any business people who are involved in Agile projects including Product Owners, Business Sponsors, and Business Analysts

  1. Introduction to Agile Business Management

  2. Mastering Agile Business Management

  3. Enterprise-level Agile Business Management


Note: These courses for Agile Business Management are an abridged version of the Agile Project Management courses and there is no need to take both


Who this course is for:
  • Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Teams who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of the principles and values behind Agile and Scrum to enable them to optimize the execution of an Agile/Scrum process in a given project
Course content
Expand all 46 lectures 05:01:18
+ Introduction and Course Overview
1 lecture 06:24

In this lecture, I want to provide an overview of the material to be covered in the course and why it is essential to help project managers develop a highly adaptive approach to project management

Preview 06:24
+ Agile Fundamentals
6 lectures 34:21

This lecture is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of how the history of Agile evolved and some of the forces and factors that contributed to that history and led to the evolution of the Agile Manifesto Values in 2001.

Preview 05:10
Agile Manifesto Values
13:12

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the history of Agile and Agile values.

Agile History and Agile Values Quiz
13 questions

This lecture is designed to provide an in-depth discussion of the Agile Manifesto Principles and how they're applied in a typical real world project

Agile Manifesto Principles Part 1
04:08
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 2
04:17
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 3
04:07
Agile Manifesto Principles Part 4
03:27

This quiz is a brief review of topics related to the Agile Manifesto principles

Agile Manifesto Principles Quiz
15 questions
+ Scrum
4 lectures 30:10

This lecture is designed to provide an overview of Scrum as well as an understanding of the responsibilities of the roles in a Scrum project to provide a foundation for understanding the methodology in more detail in the next lecture.

Scrum Overview
07:29
Scrum Roles
09:04

This quiz is a brief review of topics from the "Scrum Overview and Scrum Roles" lecture

Scrum Overview and Scrum Roles Quiz
18 questions

This lecture is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the Scrum methodology and practices to enable an Agile Project Manager to effectively design and manage highly effective projects based on Scrum.

Scrum Methodology
08:30

This quiz is a brief review of topics from the "Scrum Methodology" lecture

Scrum Methodology Quiz
20 questions

One of the most important factors in enabling high-performance teams is that everyone on the team commits to a set of values that guide the way they work. This lecture is focused on understanding the values behind Scrum that are essential to enable high-performance teams

Scrum Values
05:07

This quiz is a brief review of the topics related to the lecture on "Scrum Values"

Scrum Values Quiz
6 questions
+ General Comparison of Agile and Plan-Driven Methodologies
3 lectures 21:44

One of the most fundamental differences between an Agile approach and a plan-driven approach is the difference between a plan-driven approach is the difference between a defined process control model and an empirical process control model. An understanding of this difference provides a new perspective to objectively understand "Agile versus Waterfall". The difference between a defined process control model and an empirical process control model is very much related to the management of uncertainty and this lesson also includes some material on that topic as well.

Empirical versus Defined Process Models
05:11
Management of Uncertainty
08:59

The "Iron Triangle" has been a core concept of traditional plan-driven project management practice for as long as I can remember. It is based on managing the scope of a project and the fundamental relationships between cost, schedule, and scope. Those fundamental relationships are still useful to understand but Agile has turned that triangle upside down to put a much higher level of focus on customer value. An understanding o this difference is critical to understand the fundamental differences between an Agile and plan-driven approach.

Iron Triangle versus Agile Triangle
07:34

This quiz is a brief recap of topics related to "Empirical and Defined Processes and Management of Uncertainty"

Empirical and Defined Processes and Management of Uncertainty Quiz
7 questions
+ Learning to See the "Big Picture"
2 lectures 26:26

This lecture is designed to provide an understanding of “Systems Thinking” which is essential to see beyond the “mechanics” of an Agile Project Management process and see how the process fits together and fits with the business environment it is part of

Systems Thinking
11:35

I have to admit that I didn't know much about "Complex Adaptive Systems" until several years ago when I saw a question on the PMI-ACP exam; but once I learned about it, it was an "aha" moment for me. When I understood Complex Adaptive Systems, my reaction was that "these systems have been right in front us since the beginning of time yet we are only beginning to learn how to mimic the simple, yet highly-effective behavior they embody. Complex Adaptive Systems are all around us in the real world in things as simple and commonplace as an anthill and we can learn a lot from the way they operate that is directly applicable to an Agile Project Management approach.

Complex Adaptive Systems
14:51
Systems Thinking and Complex Adaptive Systems Quiz
7 questions
+ The Roots of Agile - TQM and Lean Manufacturing
7 lectures 43:18

Many of the Agile principles related to quality have their roots in the philosophy of Total Quality Management (TQM). The TQM philosophy originated from the ideas of W. Edwards Deming and others. Dr. Deming was an American statistician who was credited with the rise of Japan as a manufacturing nation. His principles transformed the Japanese automotive industry into developing very high quality products that gained significant market share against American automotive manufacturers in the 1970's and 1980's

Total Quality Management (TQM) Overview
03:34
Dr Deming's Original Fourteen Points
03:29
The Influence of TQM Part 1
07:00
The Influence of TQM Part 2
04:35
The Influence of TQM Part 3
07:11

This quiz is a brief review of topics associated with the lecture on "The Influence of Total Quality Management"

Total Quality Management Quiz
7 questions

Where TQM provides a foundation of how to integrate quality into the design of products, lean manufacturing principles complement and go beyond that by developing a stronger focus on maximizing customer value and providing guidance on how to improve and streamline processes to eliminate wasteful inefficiencies

The Influence of Lean Manufacturing
07:46
Lean Systems Engineering
09:43

This quiz is a brief review of topics associated with the lecture on "The Influence of Lean Manufacturing"

Lean Manufacturing Quiz
5 questions
+ Managing Flow in Agile Projects
5 lectures 34:36
Kanban Overview and Examples
10:41
Kanban Boards
03:05
Kanban Quiz
11 questions
Principles of Product Development Flow
07:08
The Theory of Constraints
05:39
Flow and Theory of Constraints Quiz
9 questions
Cumulative Flow Diagrams
08:03
+ Lean Software Development and Value Stream Analysis
3 lectures 19:24
Lean Software Development Methodology
02:00
Lean Software Development Principles
11:04
Value Stream Analysis
06:20
Lean and Value Stream Analysis Quiz
10 questions
+ Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles
6 lectures 26:50

This lecture is the first in a series of three lectures based on Advanced Agile/Scrum principles as identified by Ken Rubin. This particular lecture will discuss principles related to the areas of “Variability and Uncertainty” and “Prediction and Adaptation”

Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 1
06:16

This lecture is the second in a series of three lectures based on Advanced Agile/Scrum principles as identified by Ken Rubin. This particular lecture will discuss principles related to the areas of “Variability and Uncertainty” and “Prediction and Adaptation”

Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 2
05:03

This lecture is the third in a series of three lectures based on Advanced Agile/Scrum principles as identified by Ken Rubin. This particular lecture will discuss principles related to the areas of “Variability and Uncertainty” and “Prediction and Adaptation”

Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 3
03:31
Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 4
04:34
Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 5
03:37
Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles Part 6
03:49

This quiz is a brief recall of some of the major topics addressed in the three lectures on Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles

Advanced Scrum Principles Quiz
16 questions
+ Example Scrum Project
2 lectures 22:42

This is part 1 of a two part lesson on an example Scrum project

Example Scrum Project Part 1
11:20
This is part 2 of a two part lesson on an example Scrum project
Example Scrum Project Part 2
11:22