About this course
Agile project management is an iterative approach to project management which allows you to break large projects down into more manageable tasks tackled in short iterations or sprints. This enables your team to adapt to change quickly and deliver work fast.
What you'll learn
- Agile Series Overview
- Traditional vs. Agile Project Management
- Agile Manifesto Principles 1 - 6
- Agile Manifesto Principles 7-12
- Value Driven Project Management
- Setting Vision and Prioritization in Agile Projects
- Scrum and Extreme Programming (XP) Methodologies
- Other Less-Common Agile Methodologies
- Planning Agile Projects
- Estimating Agile Projects
- Implementing Agile Projects
- Team Formation and Creating an Agile Environment
- Communication in Agile Projects
- Increasing Agile Stakeholder Engagement
- Soft Skills and Servant Leadership in Agile Projects
- Testing and Risk Management in Agile Projects
- Problem Detection, Metrics, and Resolution in Agile Projects
- Quality and Earned Value Management in Agile Projects
- Continuous Improvement for Management and Project Agility
- PMI Code of Conduct in Agile Management
60 Total Hours = 12 hours of class time + 48 hours of independent study
Kinetic Potential University
- Participant: Raggie Foster
About this course
Project Management : Fundamental To Project Management: Introduction course is one of the initial steps to a career in project management or program governance. It provides an overview of the key concepts and an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge in project-based settings. The course is designed to prepare participants for the Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM) exam. The cost for the exam is included with course registration.
What you'll learn
- Planning for Success--It's Not Just Happenstance
- Building Your Gameplan-- What's Your Strategy?
- Executing Your Gameplan--Let's Play Ball!
Initiation: Initiation represents the very beginning of a project where an idea or concept progresses into an actual project. The goals, objectives and desired outcomes are defined along with the project scope. A project or program manager is selected and assigned to lead the effort. Several deliverables are produced during this phase: Project Charter, Business Plan, Project Framework, Business Case Justification and Milestone Reviews.
Planning: Planning happens next and during this phase the project components are identified and broken into smaller more manageable activities—this is called the work break down structure (WBS). The WBS is further broken down into the specific tasks that must be completed to deliver upon the project goals and objectives and each tasks is assigned to a specific team or team member. Identification of stakeholders, risks and implementation of communication/reporting practices are accomplished during this phase as well
Project scope is defined as the work that needs to be accomplished to deliver a product, service, or result with the specified features and functions. During this phase the project or program manager is responsible for controlling and tracking the progress of the project
The project schedule places the work break down structure and associated tasks into a timeline which also highlights interdependencies. The scheduling process is very details and allows the project manager to commit to specific milestones and deliverable dates.
The project budget reflects the total financial commitment that is required to deliver upon the project goals and objectives as identified during the initiation phase. The project or program manager is responsible for tracking the financial health of the project as a complementary activity of the scheduling process.
During this phase the quality standards for the program are defined and documented. Acceptable thresholds for acceptance and rejection are clearly articulated for each deliverable to be produced for the program. Controlling and managing quality standards is the responsibility of all project team members
Strong communication is critical for the success in any collaborative activity but particularly for project management. Establishing strong processes for updates at each project layer—Executive Leadership, Core Team and Project Team. The frequency of communications, mode of communications (i.e., video conferences, face to face meetings, status reports, etc) are all defined. The preparation of communication requires a commitment from all stakeholders and proper planning will ensure that the project is managed efficiently and effectively.
The purpose of Project Risk Management is to identify project risks and develop strategies to prevent them from occurring or minimize their impact to the project if they do occur. Project risks exist because of uncertainty. There is always the possibility that something known or unknown could impact the achievement of your project's goals. Risk management is about being prepared to handle these risks. As the project manager, there are four basics of risk management that you can use to manage your project's risks... • Identify Risks • Risk Assessment • Risk Response Development • Monitor and Control Risks
Stakeholder Engagement is the heart of the change management process—identifying the impacted stakeholders, their interests / expectations of the project, desired engagement level and forum are addressed early in the process. Maintaining engagement with all stakeholders and preparing them for the coming change is closely related to the communication processes.
Many projects require resources, services or products that are external to the organization—identifying these needs and accurately communicating them to potential suppliers is an important part of building the project team. Collaborating with the purchasing / acquisitions department on the process, timing and management of this activity is one of the functions that project or program managers support
The distinguishing factor that separates KP’s courses from other organizations is our focus on helping the participants in our program prepare for a career in industry. The program is structured to provide an opportunity for you to focus on the following skills: Presentation Skills, Leadership Skills, Customer Service, Interviewing Techniques, Dressing for Success, Business Etiquette and Career Planning
1 week to 3 Weeks
61 Total Hours
Kinetic Potential University
Project Management : Fundamental To Project Management