Agile projects cope with a business environment filled with constant change through enhanced communication, close collaboration between project stakeholders, iterative development, adaptive planning and teams that are largely self-organizing. Scrum is the most widely approach for conducting agile projects.
This workshop enables participants to learn and practice Agile Project Management principles and methods and to adapt them to individual business environments. Scrum practices are discussed in detail, including the concept of self-organizing teams, Scrum roles (including Scrum Master and Project Owner) sprint planning tracking, and tools for defining and measuring progress (the definition of “done”). The skills needed to build and foster effective communication, collaboration and accountability, within cross-functional teams are stressed.
Participants involved with PMI® and the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional, PMP program, are awarded 8 PDUs or “Contact Hours”. PDU’s earned here are also approved by PMI to be used towards the PMI-ACP®, Agile Certified Practitioner, credential. The workshop also reinforces and complies with the IIBA® BABOK®, Business Analysis Body of Knowledge.
Instructional methods for this one-day course are lecture, discussion, detailed case study workshops and presentations. Upon request, discussion of the PMBOK, BABOK and in-house Standards and Policies can be included in the program.