Description 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.