PMI-ACP Certification: Value and Quality in Agile Projects
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Agile Certified Practitioner Certification Program - Course 8 of 8 - Value and Quality in Agile Projects
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Created by Sorin Dumitrascu
Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 44 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand and manage Agile processes supporting value driven delivery.
  • Understand and manage Agile processes supporting product quality.
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Requirements
  • Useful but not compulsory to study before - Course 1: Agile Project Management Essentials, Course 2 - Adopting an Agile Approach, Course 3 - The Scrum Development Process, Course 4 - Initiation and Requirements Gathering, Course 5 - Planning and Monitoring Iterations, Course 6 - Leading an Agile Team and Course 7 - Managing Stakeholder Engagement.
  • Courses under development - Course 9: Key Agile Exam Concepts.
  • This is course 8 of 8 from the Agile Project Management - The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program.
Description

Welcome to the eighth course and the last one of the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program

This course is focused on Ensuring Delivery of Value and Quality in Agile Projects and is structured around two main topics:

  • Processes Supporting Value Driven Delivery, and
  • Processes Supporting Product Quality.

After completing the first section of the course focused on Processes Supporting Value Driven Delivery you will be able to:

  • distinguish between valid and invalid reasons for documentation on an agile project,
  • determine whether a given document meets the criteria for agile documentation,
  • label examples of contracts according to their types,
  • explain why fixed-price contracts are not appropriate for agile projects,
  • recognize agile practices for managing project risk,
  • determine which risk management tool a team should use given its situation,
  • determine the health of an agile project using Earned Value Management calculations,
  • calculate the earned value for a given project, and
  • calculate cost and schedule performance indicators for a given project.

After completing the first section of the course focused on Processes Supporting Product Quality, you will be able to:

  • recognize agile practices that promote quality,
  • recognize strategies for ensuring quality on an agile project, and
  • recognize appropriate agile testing strategies.

Who is your instructor?

My name is Sorin, and I will be your instructor. I am a trainer and project manager with more than 10 years of experience. Before Udemy, I trained hundreds of people in a classroom environment – civil servants, managers, project workers, aid workers and many more. And I managed projects in the fields of justice, corrections, regional development and human resources development.

How will you benefit?

This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in agile projects. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.

Training videos, examples, exercices and quizzes will help you learn all about the Ensuring Delivery of Value and Quality in Agile Projects. And, if you take your time to go through all the learning materials this will entitle you to claim 5 PDU’s for the PMI certification exams and to maintain your PMI certification.

So, thank you for considering this course! Now, go ahead, and hit that "Take This Course" button. And, see you on the inside.

Who is the target audience?
  • Intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in agile projects.
  • Aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives
  • Will entitle you to claim 5 PDU’s for the PMI certification exams and to maintain your PMI certification
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
02:56:02
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Course Introduction
3 Lectures 20:04

Welcome to the eighth course and the last one of the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program.

Preview 07:20

This video will help you understand better the content of the other courses that will form this Agile Project Management - The PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Program.

Preview 09:28

You might know this. I’m adding it to any course in the introductory section. But, just in case, some suggestions to improve your learning.

Preview 03:16

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Course Introduction
3 questions
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Processes Supporting Value Driven Delivery
10 Lectures 01:38:53

Agile project management is driven by value. During planning and development, every decision is made with the customer in mind - hoping to provide customer value at every step. But one thing that can often undermine this ideal is excessive documentation.

Reasons for documentation
10:04

Documentation effort varies over the length of an agile project, but several documents are crucial to a project's success. Near the start of an agile project, an agile team invests effort in creating the vision statement, project overview, and important requirements documentation. 

Crucial documentation
05:54

For documentation to meet agile guidelines, the benefits of creating it have to outweigh the costs. The documentation also has to be focused, lean, and necessary

Guidelines for documentation
09:58

Contracts help organizations manage their risks and resources, by identifying limits on what they'll provide and specifying what they agree to accept in return. The contract between a customer and the organization performing a project is a formal, legally binding agreement that should protect both parties.

Fixed-price contracts
06:37

Although fixed-price contracts are problematic for an agile project, a number of other contract options do work well in an agile context. These include the use of a service contract with a series of fixed-price contracts, cost-reimbursable or time-and-materials contracts, not-to-exceed with fixed-fee contracts, and incentive contracts.

Other contract types
13:25

The goal of project risk management is to prevent or minimize the negative impact of risks on a project's success. In an agile context, it involves preventing risks from jeopardizing the delivery of value to the customer.

Risk management practices
11:28

Risk management tools
11:34

Many agile practitioners avoid EVM, considering it too "heavy" for an agile approach and too closely related to traditional project management.

However, with some modifications, EVM can be lightweight and highly effective in an agile context. It can show you how close a team is to meeting initial expectations and enable you to forecast the impact that changes will have.

Calculating earned value
04:25

EVM also uses several other variables and calculations. These include Actual Cost - or AC, Cost Variance - or CV, Schedule Variance - or SV, the Cost Performance Index - or CPI, and the Schedule Performance Index - or SPI.

AC is the total cost actually incurred up to a given point in a project. You obtain this figure by adding up all project spending incurred to date.

Calculating performance
09:33

In a traditional project, performance metrics may be reported in a chart that plots BAC, PV, EV, and AC.

In this chart, the PV - or baseline - is shown as an S curve. This is because money is spent at a faster rate during the production phase of a project than at the beginning or end of the project.

Determining project health
15:55

Understand and manage processes supporting value driven delivery

Processes Supporting Value Driven Delivery
10 questions
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Processes Supporting Product Quality
7 Lectures 47:21

If a project doesn't meet quality standards, the product it delivers may not be accepted by the customer, and customer satisfaction will suffer. The success, or quality, of a traditionally managed project is defined in terms of how well the project meets time, budget, and scope requirements. In an agile project, however, quality is judged in relation to meeting a customer's needs - and it is recognized that these needs may change over time.

Agile quality processes
08:49

Quality is important in an agile project, but what is it that quality standards should apply to - for example, just the product, or the team's testing methods? Does quality extend even to how team members communicate with one another?

Quality principles and practices
05:26

The term "technical debt" was coined in 1992 by Ward Cunningham, who saw parallels between financial debt and the consequences of taking technical shortcuts in projects.

For example, a team that misses steps or takes shortcuts during software design later has to pay "interest," in the form of extra time and effort spent getting the software to work properly.

Technical debt
05:40

Refactoring involves restructuring code, without changing its core functionality. An agile team is encouraged regularly to refactor the code it develops, to simplify it and make it easier to maintain and extend. For example, refactoring may involve removing duplication and reusing proven, optimized code instead of newly written code. This saves effort and reduces technical debt.

Refactoring
03:32

Prototyping involves creating an inexpensive model of a product or product feature, such as a user interface. A prototype enables a team to simulate how a product works, assess and experiment with a particular design, and obtain feedback from a customer before further time and effort is invested in product development. This can result in a better quality product, as well as saving time and money once development begins.

Prototyping
07:01

In a traditionally managed project, most testing occurs after development work finishes and a completed product is passed to testers or quality assurance staff. In an agile project, however, testing is fully integrated in the development process. Agile developers continually write small amounts of code, test it, and adapt their work based on the results.

Agile testing
10:54

In addition to ongoing testing, agile teams use various techniques to build quality into products and to achieve a close-to-zero defect rate. These include:

  • refactoring code,
  • fixing defects quickly,
  • testing and fixing process problems.
Improving agile quality
05:59

Understand and manage processes supporting product quality

Processes Supporting Product Quality
7 questions
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Value and Quality in Agile Projects
3 Lectures 10:16

Course project (optional)

Course project (optional)
00:21

This course was focused on Ensuring Delivery of Value and Quality in Agile Projects Agile Project Management and is structured around two main topics:

  • Processes Supporting Value Driven Delivery, and
  •  Processes Supporting Product Quality.
Ensuring delivery of value and quality in agile projects
07:13

Course optional project and wrap-up

Value and Quality in Agile Projects
1 question

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About the Instructor
Sorin Dumitrascu
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Management trainer

Before Udemy, Sorin developed and delivered on management, project management, computer literacy, human resources, career development, soft skills for employees and even corrections incidents management.

Currently working as a prison service consultant, he is a certified trainer and project manager, holding a master degree in International Relations and Policy Making and a bachelor degree in Law and Public Administration.

Sorin coordinated during the last 10 years projects in the areas of rule of law, regional development and human resources.

He has more than 10 years of middle/senior managerial experience within the civil service (justice, corrections, internal affairs, training), private sector (project management, consultancy, training) and NGO (industrial relations, rural development).

Sorin is also a certified International Computer Driving License (ICDL) tester and trainer for the United Nations Peacekeeping Missions, certified Human Resource Professional and a Public Manager (professional degree).