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Project Management / Business Analysis

Managing Agile Projects | PM036

Date:December 5, 6, 12 & 13, 2022. See schedule for all dates and times.
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Course Length:  16 hours
Course Fee: $1,150 

This class will be held  synchronously online. The required technology is a computer that is running Windows 7 or later, with a webcam and microphone.


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Agile projects cope with a business environment filled with constant change through enhanced communication, close collaboration between project stakeholders, iterative development, adaptive planning, and teams that are largely self-organizing.  In projects with an in creased degree of uncertaintly, Agile project teams gather requirements effectively,  manage risk, reduce waste, and ultimately deliver products and services that meet customer expectations, on time, on budget, and according to customer specification. The value of Agile principles and practices is further evident in the increasing adoption of hybrid methodologies, even in environments or projects previously managed in a predictive/traditional life cycle.  

This workshop enables participants to learn and practice Agile project management methods and to adapt them to individual business environments.  Emphasis is placed on how Agile projects handle Business Requirements since good requirements are the foundation of any successful project.

This course is for anyone who is interested and might be involved in Agile projects, as Project Manager, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Team Leader, Business Representative, developer or project team member.  It will also be very useful to Project Managers, Business Analysts, Project Team members or anyone else working with predominantly predictive life cycles and is looking to add “Agility” to their toolkit. 

Upon completion, participants involved with PMI® and the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) program, are awarded 16 PDUs or “Contact Hours;"(Code:  TSE036A-P6).   The workshop follows, reinforces, and is compliant with the IIBA® BABOK® (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge).

  • Introduction and Course Objectives
  • When to use an Agile approach to managing projects
  • The Roots of Agile (Lean, Value, Stream mapping, Process Control)
  • Agile Foundations (Agile Mindset, Values, Principles, Sustainable Pace, Agile Communications)
  • Agile Practices (SCRUM (and SCRUM framework, pillars, project roles, SCRUM events), KANBAN)
  • Eliciting Business Requirements in Agile projects (iterative planning, product roadmap, user stories, the product backlog, Agile Estimating)
  • Overview of Tracking and Control in Agile projects (definition of “Done”, burnup and burndown charts, detecting problems in the workflow)

Upon completion of this workshop, each participant will be able to:

  • Understand the origins of Agile and the needs it was born to fulfill.
  • Determine the right project management approach for the right project (Predictive, Agile, Hybrid).
  • Understand the value and influence of the origins of Agile methodologies.
  • Understand process control and the important difference between Defined and Empirical Process Control.
  • Apply Agile Values and Principles to project management.
  • Understand the framework of the popular Agile practices of Scrum and Kanban.
  • Apply Agile methodologies to gathering Business Requirements that express the real needs of the customer (iterative planning, user stories, Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog).
  • Apply Agile methodologies to estimate the project work with accuracy, while managing risk and focusing on quality.
  • Understand the principles of tracking and control in Agile projects.

Total Systems Education is renowned for working closely with clients, all over the world, to design and deliver training that exactly fits their specific needs. They don’t believe in “cookie-cutter” training! Their philosophy is that training must be current and real-world; delivering a skill-set that encompasses world-class best practices but is also immediately transferrable to the workplace. Total Systems Education is proud to be a PMI Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and a recipient of the  “Best of the Best” Continuing Education Provider of the Year.   For Business Analysts, Total Systems is also an EEP, Endorsed Education Provider, of the IIBA. These endorsements and certifications allow us to have our courses reviewed by the IIBA and PMI for relevancy, quality, and adherence to the best practices supported by both of these prestigious global organizations. These certifications also allow us to award PDUs and CDUs to participants involved in the professional credentialing processes for PMP, CAPM, CBAP, and the newly developed CCBA.

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