Agile Projects in Practice (PM4031)

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About this Course

Use the Agile Methodology to rethink your approach to software projects. Agile projects are causing quite a stir. People are often confused about the goals and practices of the Agile approaches. Is it something completely new? Is it repackaging the old principles? Is it something radical? Well! Perhaps yes to all three. Can it work in our culture? Yes it can work in almost any culture. Agile by definition has some flexibility and although it may upset the purists, can be adjusted to fit into most tolerance levels.

Audience Profile

Agile methodologies and eXtreme Programming work best when all stakeholders have some level of understanding of the principles and practices. Project managers, developers and project team members are obvious candidates, but everyone from customers to programmers can benefit from this material. This workshop is for project managers, developers, programmers, testers, system architects sponsors, program managers and customers.

At Course Completion

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify the reasons that Agile approaches and eXtreme Programming is causing so much excitement.
  • Present the values and benefits of an Agile approach to other stakeholders.
  • Show the customer the importance of involvement in an Agile project.
  • Manage or participate in an Agile team
  • Convert frm traditional to Agile practices without losing confidence or control.
  • Perform all the necessary project management and product development activities in an Agile environment.
  • Practice eXtreme programming as a programmer or team leader.
  • Facilitate the Agile interactive processes.

Course Outline

  • Along Comes Agile
  • The project Structure
  • Starting an Agile Project
  • Agile Planning
  • The Agile Cycle
  • Project Tracking and Reporting
  • Remaining Agile
  • Summary and Conclusion