Agile Fundamentals: Backlog, Impediments, Releases, and Agile in the Organization

Agile    |    Beginner
  • 22 videos | 23m 56s
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When tackling an Agile project, you need to consider key elements of your organization and its readiness for Agile. This course introduces you to the importance of change management in Agile environments, key differentiators between Agile and Waterfall, and how backlog management relates to change. Then you'll explore the basic process for managing change, how to identify and remove impediments, approaches to take in addressing impediments, and the process for managing impediments. Then you'll learn why vendor management is an important competency for all project managers, considerations for collaborating and integrating with vendors in an Agile environment, increment delivery, release planning, and release iteration. Finally, you'll discover project closeout tasks and how to transition a product to operations, benefits realization, and the organizational approach to Agile. This course was originally created by Global Knowledge (GK).

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discuss the importance of change management in Agile environments
    describe key differentiators between Agile and Waterfall as they relate to the concept of change
    discuss how backlog management relates to change in an Agile environment
    describe the impact of backlog management in a given scenario
    discuss the basic four-step process for managing change
    describe the concept of impediments and what to do about them
    discuss the process for identifying and removing impediments
    describe different approaches you can take in addressing impediments
    describe vendor management and why it's an important competency for all project managers
    discuss potential disconnects when integrating between an Agile project team and a Waterfall project team or vendor
    describe considerations for collaborating with vendors in an Agile environment
  • discuss considerations for integrating with a Waterfall vendor
    describe the basic process of increment delivery
    discuss the differences between Agile and Waterfall when working on releases and release planning
    describe the purpose of the release iteration, also known as a hardening sprint
    discuss defects and how they should be handled in an Agile environment
    identify tasks to keep in mind when closing out an Agile project
    describe considerations for ensuring that your operations team is fully ready to support a solution
    discuss benefits realization as it relates to the end of a project
    describe considerations for bringing the Agile approach to an organization
    discuss considerations for defining Agile roles in a team
    describe the key impacts of the project manager role in an Agile environment

IN THIS COURSE

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  • 1m 48s
    In this video, you will learn how to describe key differences between Agile and Waterfall as they relate to the concept of change. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Backlog Management
    1m 10s
    During this video, you will discover how backlog management relates to change in an Agile environment. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Backlog Management Impact
    1m 7s
    In this video, you will learn how to describe the impact of backlog management in a given scenario. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  The Change Management Process
    40s
    Discover how to discuss the basic four-step process for managing change. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Impediments
    2m 9s
    In this video, you will discover the concept of impediments and what to do about them. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Identifying and Removing Impediments
    1m 9s
    After completing this video, you will be able to discuss the process for identifying and removing obstacles. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Impediment Resolution Approaches
    1m 8s
    In this video, find out how to describe different approaches you can take in addressing obstacles. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Vendor Management
    37s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe vendor management and why it is an important competency for all project managers. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Agile vs. Waterfall: Potential Disconnects
    1m 44s
    During this video, you will learn how to discuss potential disconnects when integrating between an Agile project team and a Waterfall project team or vendor. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Agile and Vendors
    1m 16s
    Find out how to describe considerations for collaborating with vendors in an Agile environment. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Integrating with a Waterfall Vendor
    52s
    Learn how to discuss considerations for integrating with a vendor who uses the Waterfall method. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Increment Delivery
    32s
    In this video, you will learn how to describe the basic process of delivering increments. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Release Planning
    1m 58s
    During this video, you will learn how to discuss the differences between Agile and Waterfall when working on releases and release planning. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Release Iteration
    56s
    In this video, discover the purpose of the release iteration, also known as a hardening sprint. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Defects
    43s
    Discover how to discuss defects and how they should be handled in an Agile environment. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Team Project Closeout Tasks
    1m 14s
    In this video, you will identify tasks to keep in mind when finishing an Agile project. FREE ACCESS
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    18.  Transition to Operations
    45s
    After completing this video, you will be able to describe considerations for ensuring that your operations team is ready to support a solution. FREE ACCESS
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    19.  Benefits Realization
    1m 13s
    In this video, find out how to discuss benefits realization as it relates to the end of a project. FREE ACCESS
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    20.  Agile Organizational Approach
    38s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe considerations for bringing the Agile approach to your organization. FREE ACCESS
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    21.  Agile Team Approach
    39s
    During this video, you will learn how to discuss considerations for defining roles in an Agile team. FREE ACCESS
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    22.  Impact of the Project Manager Role
    1m 6s
    What are the key impacts of the project manager role in an Agile environment? FREE ACCESS

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