Project Management Institute

Agile Planning: Project Initiating and Requirements Gathering


This course provides a look at the agile approach to planning and tasks that agile teams have adopted from methodologies such as Scrum and XP. The focus is on release planning which is the first of three agile planning levels. It emphasizes the importance of a properly established product vision, developed by the product owner and stakeholders prior to developing the project backlog. During release planning, this product vision is shared with the development team and discussed in detail to ensure the proper requirements, conditions of satisfaction, and priorities are established. The course then moves into the requirements gathering and analysis phase, with the use of high-level use case scenarios. It finishes with instruction and practice on developing user stories, which have become the choice method for many agile teams for clearly defining customer-centric requirements or features. 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 Project Management Institute and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.

What You Will Learn

  • recognize the levels of agile planning
  • recognize the benefits of having a plan for an agile project
  • recognize activities that take place during the different phases of agile planning
  • recognize the essential elements of a business case
  • identify the elements of product vision
  • recognize an example of a use case
  • recognize examples of user stories
  • initiate an agile project; gather requirements for an agile project

Who Should Take This Course

Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt agile techniques

Course Information

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