Project Management Institute

Planning and Monitoring Iterations on an Agile Project


This course focuses on the activities performed during the planning and execution of a project iteration, or sprint. During release planning - the previous phase in the overall agile planning process - the team creates an ordered list of project features in the form of the product backlog. Iteration planning is the process of creating an iteration (sprint) backlog that contains more specific detail regarding work items that have been assigned to the upcoming iteration. The first part of the course provides a look at the iteration planning process and the creation of the iteration backlog. It also explores how to create a schedule and use principles of buffering. The second section of the course covers key tools and methods used by agile teams to monitor and report project progress, both at the iteration level and at the overall project or release level. 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

  • describe activities that take place during an iteration planning meeting
  • identify the outputs of the iteration planning meeting
  • recognize the steps for creating an iteration backlog
  • calculate the buffer for a given set of project tasks
  • identify appropriate actions to take when planning iterations for a complex project
  • create an iteration backlog for a given project
  • create an iteration schedule that includes appropriate buffers
  • recognize how tools are used to monitor progress during an iteration
  • identify project information that should be updated in a release plan
  • interpret project release information using various types of charts
  • use charts to monitor and report progress during an iteration
  • use charts to report release status

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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