Agile Project Management Crash Course

Learn the fundamentals in agile project delivery | taught by Rob Johnson, PMP, B.Comm

Course description

  • Learn the basics of agile
  • Agile planning
  • Product Owner/Scrum Master
  • Estimation
  • Lean/Kanban
  • Improve your leadership
  • Product backlog development
  • Iteration planning
  • Waterfall vs. Agile
  • Agile Examples
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Advance your career

Being a agile project manager/scrum master is one of the most recognized professions in North America. It is also one of the most demanding with tight deadlines, changing scope, large teams, demanding stakeholders and difficult sponsors. The rewards are worth it, if you are managing agile projects - your earning potential will be higher, work experiences are much more diverse and career advancement increases.

If you want to be a agile scrum master, this course will improve your knowledge, leadership and charisma to deliver your next agile project. At PM Academy, we will provide you with industry leading courses to be a better agile project manager/scrum master.

Course Details

Agile Project Management Crash Course is specifically designed to get you started with your next agile project. We will not only help you be a better project manager/scrum manager, we will make you a better leader, providing the latest thought leadership and lasting insights into how to deliver agile projects that create lasting value. Our blueprint is built upon the following essential capabilities and strategies:

  • Understanding why agile methodology is so important
  • Explaining what agile is
  • History of agile and waterfall software development in the 60's, 70's, 80's
  • Agile planning
  • Iteration planning
  • Estimating agile projects
  • Agile tools to use
  • Agile vs. waterfall
  • Kanban, Lean development
  • Agile & The PMI

Outcomes

With this course , you will be able to take the learnings on your future agile projects to:

  • Manage agile projects better. You will understand how to initiate and plan a project, use a product backlog, plan iterations, run scrum meetings, track progress and work on priority items
  • Be an effective leader. Lead teams by outlining the goals and visions of the project, delegation, inspiring others to follow, communicating effectively, setting ground rules, being confident and being honest and humble
  • Be aware of differences between waterfall vs. agile. Understand how waterfall is a predictive process vs. agile is an adaptive process
  • Estimate with story points. Know how to estimate agile projects using the point system and understand the relativity between story sizes
  • Plan backlogs & iterations. Develop a product backlog at the beginning of the project and plan iterations
  • Track project progress. Know how to track velocity of each sprint and estimate when the project can be delivered
  • Use the proper agile tools. Be aware of online agile planning tools that are available to plan an agile project, run iterations and manage a team

Who should register for this course?

  • Anyone who is managing or on an agile project
  • Agile project managers
  • Individuals who are new to agile project delivery
  • People who want to understand the evolution of waterfall and agile methodologies
  • If you are interested in knowing the differences between waterfall vs. agile
  • Require more knowledge planning and executing iterations
  • Would like to become a more engaging and inspirational leader: increase confidence, drive and gravitas