Project Management Institute

Leading an Agile Team

Description

Having a good team and quality leadership is key for the success of any project, but in Agile development it is crucial. This course takes a close look at agile teams and team leadership, including the unique skills and roles of the agile project leader and the characteristics of the team as a whole. You will see how traditional project managers can adopt a new mindset that allows them to thrive in the agile environment, and to take on a coaching, leading, and facilitating role. Leaders must empower their teams to organize themselves, collaborate, and solve problems. This course provides guidance on how to lead a colocated cross-functional team, as well as a distributed team, and how to boost team performance. 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.

What You Will Learn

  • indicate how the role of project manager differs between traditional and agile project management
  • recognize practices that reflect the mindset of an agile project leader
  • recognize the characteristics of an Agile team
  • identify causes of problems on agile teams
  • assess the agility of members of an agile project team
  • recommend strategies for overcoming challenges faced by dispersed agile teams
  • match iteration phases with corresponding coaching activities
  • recognize strategies for boosting team performance
  • coach an agile team that is exhibiting signs of poor performance

Who Should Take This Course

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

Course Information

PDUs
2
CEUs
0.2
Level
Intermediate
Member Price
US$90.00
Non-Member Price
US$130.00

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