Organizations are under pressure to respond rapidly to change, meet customer needs and maximize resources. Project Managers help organizations meet these challenges by establishing consistent, repeatable methodologies that reduce risk, cut waste and provide a competitive advantage.
As companies increasingly adopt the agile methodology to manage a wide spectrum of projects, project managers and team members at all levels must learn how to effectively apply this approach to maximize results.
Agile Project Management provides a thorough understanding of the agile process and extensive opportunities to practice implementing agile best practices throughout a project’s life cycle. You will learn about agile concepts such as the minimum viable product (MVP), project envisioning, team velocity, estimating and prioritizing user stories, how to manage risk, effective techniques to identify key stakeholders and their success criteria, and best practices for leading agile teams.
This course provides hands-on experience in all areas of agile project management including developing an agile team, understanding client needs, creating user stories, estimating required resources, and prioritizing features.
It also covers how to coach and collaborate effectively, including integrating with teams using different methodologies. In addition, you will plan iterations, identify risk, modify stories in the backlog, and coordinate a release.
Training follows the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), by the Project Management Institute, and is taught by experienced PMP®-certified instructors. Offered in partnership with Global Knowledge.
Agile Project Management can be taken individually or as part of the Associate Certificate in Project Management as offered by UNBC Continuing Studies.
- Define a project’s vision and scope
- Identify stakeholders and success criteria
- Develop an agile team
- Identify users
- Review, estimate, and prioritize user stories
- Create an iteration and release plan
- Identify and manage project risk
- Plan communication
- Plan and conclude an iteration
- Add or modify stories in the backlog
- Manage impediments
- Interface with teams that use other development methodologies
- Coordinate a release
- Close out a project
- Apply agile practices to your organization
- March 31, April 1, April 7, 8, 12:00pm - 6:00pm