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Essential Principles of Agile Management

Essential Principles of Agile Management

The first course of the Certificate in Agile Management, Essential Principles of Agile Management introduces you to the key doctrines, roles and terminology of an Agile environment during one eight-week online session. Essential Principles of Agile Management is also available as a standalone course, though you may find you'll bring the greatest value to your organization and career by completing the full three-course certificate.

Military Clock Hours: 112.

Essential Principles of Agile Management

This course is part of a Certificate Program



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What You'll Study

  • The 4 values of Agile
  • Who's who on a scrum team
  • The intent behind each type of scrum meeting
  • Defining what it means when a project is "done"
  • Planning for sprint success
  • Tracking project progress

Course Curriculum

Week 1

  • Agile Principles and Mindset (PMI-ACP® – Domain I)
  • Advocate for Agile – Why Agile?
  • Common Understanding – Agile Manifesto
  • The Agile Manifesto for Non-Software Products
  • Support Change
  • The Agile Frameworks
  • Visualization
  • Safe and Trustful
  • Enhance Creativity
  • Share Knowledge
  • Encourage Leadership
  • Servant Leadership

Week 2

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Define and Describe the 4 Values of Agile
  • Empirical and Defined Processes
  • Sprint – Iterative and Incremental
  • Sprint – Protected
  • Sprint – Timeboxed
  • The Significance of Done
  • The 5 Scrum Values
  • Applicability of Scrum
  • Other Agile Frameworks

Week 3

  • Scrum Team Roles
  • Identify the 3 Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Master
  • Product Owner
  • Authority
  • The Scrum Team

Week 4

  • Value Driven Delivery (PMI-ACP® – Domain II)
  • Define Deliverables
  • Refine Requirements
  • Select and Tailor Team Processes
  • Small Releases
  • Limit Increment Size
  • Solicit Customer and User Feedback
  • Prioritize the Units of Work
  • Perform Frequent Review
  • Improve Quality and Value of the Deliverables
  • Conduct Operational Reviews
  • Balance Development of Deliverable Units
  • Re-Prioritize Requirements Periodically
  • Conduct Frequent Reviews

Week 5

  • Scrum Meetings
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  • Release Planning Meeting
  • Techniques for Planning

Week 6

  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Product Backlog
  • Product Increment and Definition of Done
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Sprint Burndown Chart
  • Release Burndown Chart

Week 7

  • Agile Estimating and Planning
  • Planning Basics and Need
  • Story Points
  • Ideal Days
  • Planning Techniques
  • Planning Poker
  • Prioritizing
  • Splitting User Stories
  • Release Planning

Week 8

  • Stakeholder Engagement (PMI-ACP® Domain III)
  • Business Stakeholders
  • All Stakeholders
  • Establish Stakeholder Relationships
  • Maintain Stakeholder Involvement
  • Establish Collaborative Behaviors
  • Establish a Shared Vision
  • Establish and Maintain a Shared Understanding
  • Provide Transparency
  • Provide Forecasts

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