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Description

Agile teams are meant to be self-organizing and empowered to make their own decisions. Structure also needs to be in place to ensure the team is on target to meet the business objectives and deliver the project according to timelines. The Agile Project Manager plays an important role in providing the right level of structure to enable the team to be successful. This session will review the responsibilities of Agile Project Managers and give the participants important tools to enable them to effectively manage the team deliverables.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities within Agile teams
  • Understand how to create and manage meaningful metrics
  • Understand how to utilize Agile metrics in communicating project progress to executive sponsors
  • Know how to create and manage an Agile release plan and backlog
  • Hands on experience with an Agile task management tool (VersionOne)

Audience

Project Managers who are currently or will be leading Agile teams

Course Outline

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Chartering
  • Story Maps
  • Release and iteration planning
  • Retrospectives
  • Daily Stand-ups

Making sense of metrics

  • Burn-up vs. burn-down charts
  • Velocity
  • Release Forecasting
  • Trends

Managing the backlog

  • Prioritization with the business
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Epic breakdown
  • Estimates

Managing dependencies

  • Within the team
  • With external agile teams
  • With external non-agile teams

Free Resources from Intertech

Free eBook: The 5 “T’s” of Agile Team Startups

Free Whitepaper: Using Scrum to Lead a Business

Free eBook: Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Software Estimation

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