Agile Project Management Training Course

Agile teams are self-organizing, right? What do we need project managers for? While some organizations using Agile development do not use the title of “Project Manager” and put a strong emphasis on self-organizing teams, it is nonetheless beneficial for one or more people on the team to have skills in helping the team work more cohesively, communicate more effectively with their stakeholders and support the team with an appropriate level and combination of leadership and guidance, coordination and facilitation.

Whether you call the role Scrum Master, Iteration Manager or Project Manager, this role is as important in agile environments as more traditional ones! Agile project management is a skill that needs to be developed and learned, which is why Seilevel is offering an opportunity to expand those skills.

This 2 day curriculum teaches project management techniques and tools to develop and grow project managers that are effective in the agile space. The content focuses on encouraging and promoting self-organizing teams and keeping the team focused on continuous improvement while delivering working software into the customer’s hands.

The project management training is outlined below and includes what you will be learning, some minor pre-requisites, project management teaching topics, and what’s included!

Pre-requisites:

If you would like to learn more about the basics of agile practices, we have a ½ day Agile Fundamentals Course Outline (or email training@seilevel.com for more

What You’ll Learn:

  • Understand the background to and the driving forces for taking an Agile approach to software development
  • Understand the core practices and philosophies behind a number of specific Agile methodologies
  • Confidently apply a number of tools and techniques to develop the project community, from structuring and coordinating self-organizing teams to ensuring continuous feedback across all layers of the organization
  • Understand how to use Agile techniques to plan, track and monitor Agile projects, programs and portfolios
  • Understand the importance of value-driven delivery and continuous customer and user feedback in increasing team effectiveness
  • Apply a variety of Agile tools and techniques to provide a guidance and decision making framework for self-organizing Agile teams to ensure their continuous alignment to organizational goals
  • Teaching Topics:

  • Projects, programs and portfolios in agile
  • Estimation and velocity
  • Benefits of agile project management
  • Release and iteration planning
  • Teams and teamwork
  • Team and project metrics
  • Facilitating self-organization in teams
  • Building team trust
  • Understanding flow
  • Scaling teams
  • Team and project charters
  • Stakeholder communication
  • Project Leadership and Servant Leadership
  • Agile requirements
  • Continuous improvement and feedback loop
  • Identifying and mitigating risks in an agile framework
  • What’s Included in Training:

  • Two full days of training
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • A hard copy of the course materials
  • A Certificate of Completion