Course Description

Agile methodology has shown very high potential and has become more commonplace. As companies continue to adopt agile methodology to manage projects, project managers and team members at all levels need to learn to effectively implement agile approaches. Agile development requires more than changes to project management techniques, the entire project team needs to change their approaches and methodologies.  In this interactive course, students participate in a series of simulations, providing an understanding of the agile process and practice implementing agile practices throughout a project life cycle. Topics also include adopting an agile mindset, and agile concepts like the minimum viable product (MVP), project envisioning, team velocity, estimating and prioritizing user stories, backlog and release, how to manage risk, effective techniques to identify key stakeholders and their success criteria, and best practices for leading agile teams.

Course Outline

  • Develop a Basic Understanding of Agile
  • The Agile Mindset
  • The Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Activities and Artifacts
  • Exploring Agile Methods and Frameworks
  • Forming Agile Teams
  • Define the Project Vision and Scope
  • Identify Stakeholders and Success Criteria
  • Developing an Agile Team
  • Create an Iteration and Release Plan
  • Requirements and Estimate User Stories
  • Prioritize User Stories
  • Product Backlog
  • Product Road Map
  • Prioritization
  • Estimation and Velocity
  • Release Planning
  • Story Review
  • Iteration Planning, Execution and Review
  • Retrospectives
  • Identify and Manage Project Risk
  • Plan Communication
  • Add or Modify Stories in the Backlog
  • Manage Impediments
  • Interface with Teams that use Other Development Methodologies
  • Close Out a Project


There are no prerequisites for this class although we recommend PMM100 Project Management Essentials or equivalent experience. Students in this course will be most successful if they have a foundational understanding of traditional project management tools and processes including project networks, budgets and schedules.


18 Hours | 3 Days or 6 Nights

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Agile Project Management Essentials
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5:30PM to 8:30PM
Mar 01, 2022 to Mar 17, 2022
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