Agile Project Management: Applying Basic Agile Principles for Project Success with Lisa Hammer and David Newman
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:
- Describe agile processes and the agile mindset from the perspective of the Agile Practice Guide.
- Identify various life cycle development models and determine which method or combination of methods should be applied to a project in the initiation and planning phases.
- Apply various agile principles to resolve common project management challenges during project execution.
Agile. A buzzword? An approach? A way of thinking? Yes. It’s all of these things—and more—and you may have even heard it enough that you’re starting to think it is yesterday’s fad. Think again! Agile development simply means operating successfully within a change-driven environment. The agile mindset has come of age as demonstrated by the acceptance of agile methods in both the private and public sectors. Originally documented as a set of software-development methodologies, the project management industry has come to accept the reality that we are all working within a change-driven environment.
Project development life cycles—from predictive (waterfall) through iterative to adaptive (agile)—have a doctrine for dealing with change. They vary from resistance to open acceptance, but the one constant is change. How we deal with dynamic inputs and moving targets often marks the difference between success and failure.
In this training, we will explore the Agile Practice Guide (PMI, 2017). This revolutionary work is the result of the first collaboration between Agile Alliance and PMI. It’s an exciting time in the evolution of project management practices. Whether you are at the beginning of your project management journey or an experienced practitioner thinking about “going agile,” this training will help you apply flexibility through the values and principles of agile to a wide spectrum of project management challenges.
- An Overview of Project Management Using an Agile Approach
- Agility: What it means to us as project managers
- The founding principles
- Your manifesto
- Process and Methodologies
- The Scrum process
- The development life cycle: Scrum versus traditional
- The concept of continuous development
- Agile Communications
- Standard project communications
- The communications formula
- Planning your communications
- Driving empowerment downward
- Work-stopping decisions
- Continuous process improvement
- An Abbreviated Project Management Process
- Getting team buy-in
- Predicting and preventing problems
- The cyclic, linear process
- The Agile Stakeholder
- Interpersonal skills toolbox
- Management skills toolbox
- The communications planner
- Employee Engagement
- The Engagement Matrix©
- Creating the environment
- Happiness in the workplace
PDU Allocation Table
|Ways of Working||Power Skills||Business Acumen||Total|
|CAPM® / PMP® / PgMP®||14||0||0||14.00|
|PMI-ACP® / Agile*||14||0||0||14.00|