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Pragmatic Approach

This course provides a quick start into Agile Project Management. You
will learn Agile principles and practices within the context of a real
world project. You will also learn how real companies are using agile,
versus the idealistic scenarios discussed in many publications.

We will discuss using the Scrum framework, then enhancing it and

customizing it to meet the unique needs of your company or team.

This training is intended for experienced Project Managers who wants

to shift in using Scrum Framework. PMP attendees could attain a PDU
of Seven (7) points.
Day One:

 Morning – Why Agile?

o Comparison of Iterative Methods
o Why Things Go Wrong
o The Agile Approach
o What is Scrum
o Pigs and Chicken
 Afternoon – Is Agile and Scrum for you?
o Review of Scrum Process
o Comparison with other Methodologies
o Benefits of Pair Programming

Day Two

 Morning – Scrum Master

o Implementing Scrum
o Ensuring Proper Practices
o Maintaining Documentation
o Standup Meetings
o When to pair program
 Afternoon – Product Owner
o The Customer Representative
o Prioritizing Product Requirements
o Writing Effective Stories
o Acceptance Criteria

Day Three

 Morning- The Sprint

o Sprint Backlog
o Sprint Planning: What to Do
o Sprint Planning: How to do it
o What Happens during a Sprint
o Burn Down Charts
 Afternoon – Finishing a Sprint
o Scrum Review Meeting
o Scrum Retrospective Meeting
o Releasing an Iteration
9:00 Why Agile? Scrum Master The Sprint
9:30 Comparison of Iterative Implementing Scrum Sprint Backlog

10:00 Why Things Go Wrong Ensuring Proper Practices Sprint Planning: What to Do

10:30 The Agile Approach Maintaining Sprint Planning: How to do it

11:00 What is Scrum Standup Meetings What Happens during a
11:30 Pigs and Chicken When to pair program Burn Down Charts

13:00 Is Agile and Product Owner Finishing a Sprint
Scrum for you?

13:30 Review of Scrum Processes The Customer Scrum Review Meeting

14:00 Comparison with other Prioritizing Product
Methodologies Requirements

14:30 Scrum Retrospective

15:00 Writing Effective Stories
15:30 Benefits of Pair

16:00 Releasing an Iteration

16:30 Acceptance Criteria
Workbook Materials:

 Understand your role in an agile team

 Learn how to use agile within your company
 Learn techniques for prioritizing features
 Minimize waste by delivering functionality that is used
 Improve team buy-in for project objectives
 Adapt to discoveries during a project
 Plan and deliver value driven iterations
 Improve project delivery by increasing customer interaction
 Minimize project risk through status transparency
 Obtain templates and guides that you can use with your projects
 Determine which Agile practices your company/team is ready for