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Agile Training Courses

Course: Agile Project Management, Planning & Facilitation — with PM AGILIST Certification · 2 days [G1]


Course: Agile Project Management, Planning & Facilitation — with PM AGILIST Certification · 2 days [G1]

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Learn how to strategise, plan and facilitate at release/project and team/iteration level including release forecasting, story point sizing, task estimating and progress tracking.

Duration: 2 days / 4 evenings / 14 hours
Audience: Non-Agile/Agile Project Managers, Scrum Masters, Development Managers & Leads, QA/Test Managers & Leads
Certification: PM AGILIST
Courseware licensing: 3 month or perpetual

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✓ Agile project management
✓ Set up a planning process and tools with product and team backlogs
✓ Create a cadence for iterations, backlog grooming and integrations
✓ Set up Scrum iterations or Kanban cycles with goals and events
✓ Perform planning poker and size story with story points
✓ Handle complexity and uncertainty at story and task level
✓ Estimate story task efforts
✓ Integrate collaborative testing activities
✓ Plan legacy bug fixing
✓ Enable real-time tracking with taskboards and burndown charts
✓ Deal with late tasks and drive recovery



1 · Agile/Scrum Framework

  • Agile principles and planning strategies
  • Backlogs, stories, tasks, bugs and more
  • Scrum planning levels: release, iteration and daily
  • Lessons learnt from industry experiences

2 · Release Planning and Estimating

  • Release estimating steps
  • Product backlog management and forecasting
  • Iteration sequencing strategies and iteration length
  • Calculating team velocity
  • Story sizing techniques: triangulating, planning poker, and others
  • Anticipating changes, large or complex stories, and uncertainties

3 · Iteration/Sprint Planning and Estimating

  • Iteration planning meeting: steps and proven practices
  • Breaking down stories to tasks
  • Team versus individual estimates and commitments
  • Combined task estimation techniques to maximize accuracy
  • Dealing with uncertain tasks
  • Estimating bug fixes and special tasks

4 · Agile Scheduling

  • Integrating all cross-functional team tasks
  • Iteration patterns to help stay on track
  • When to fix defects?
  • Incorporating dependencies, risks and uncertainties
  • Agile endgame best practices

5 · Agile Tracking

  • Agile tracking strategies - real-time and automation
  • Scrum meetings and other driving mechanism
  • Burndown, velocity and essential metrics to track
  • Early delay detection and recovery tactics
  • Tracking and managing changes
  • How to use retrospectives to improve estimation performance

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