MBA Series Business Management Curriculum: The Adaptive Project Management Approaches of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban

MBA Series Business Management Curriculum: The Adaptive Project Management Approaches of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban
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Genre: eLearning | Language: English

Follow along with Scrum Master Maria Elena Opiniano and master the adaptive project management approaches of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban. Develop an Agile mindset through the Agile Manifesto, values, and principles.

Learn how organizations have evolved from predictive to more adaptive methodologies through the years and how they have benefited from the shift. Dive into the most popular Agile methodologies today. Know how Scrum and Kanban can turn your complex projects into winning projects. This course is packed with tips, techniques, and frameworks you can put to action right away.
The Adaptive Project Management Approaches of Agile, Scrum, and Kanban course contains 29 topics:
Changing from Predictive to Adaptive. This first topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course introduces you to adaptive methodologies. Become equipped to transition from predictive to adaptive methodologies. Get to know the pain points in the traditional processes and why there’s a clamor for change in the software development process.
Introducing Agile. This second topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course defines Agile. Be able to explain the Agile Manifesto, values, and principles. For better and easier understanding, the 12 Agile principles have been categorized into four main focus areas which will make it more apparent what you need to strive for with your development approach. Get to know how leadership affects the success of Agile adoption in the organization.
Agile Benefits. This third topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course focuses on the benefits of using Agile approaches to software development. Be able to explain how motivation, inspection, adaptation, and a process focused on value and delivery play a big role in the success of your development projects. Ultimately, you will get to know what’s in store for your organizations once you go Agile.
Introducing Scrum. This fourth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course discusses the concept of Scrum – what inspired it and why it is needed to succeed in business today. Become equipped to explain the connection of Scrum with Agile and how you need to understand Agile first before diving into Scrum. Apply the details of the framework which are the Scrum roles, events, and artifacts.
Scrum Roles. This fifth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course presents the key Scrum roles. Be able to answer some of the most common questions raised for the roles of Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development Team.
Scrum Activities. This sixth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course focuses on Scrum ceremonies or events. Know how teams plan, inspect, and adapt throughout their project with the injection of these Scrum events. Be able to explain important terms encountered in Scrum and how they are used. Techniques and tips are also provided to enhance the way you conduct these ceremonies.
Scrum Artifacts. This seventh topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course tackles Scrum artifacts and information radiators. Apply effective tools and data you can use for your Scrum practice that will help you track your progress towards your project goals. Some examples for these artifacts are also provided for better appreciation and understanding.
About Stakeholders. This eighth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course defines the stakeholders in software development projects. Be able to explain the pain points in traditional software development experienced by the business. This gives context to why there is a need for a new and more innovative approach to developing products and prepares the thinking of the audience on the change in mindset that lies ahead.
More on Agile and Scrum. This ninth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course defines Agile and Scrum in ways that are more relevant and relatable to business stakeholders. Learn how Agile combats the most common problems experienced in Waterfall approaches. We also discuss a comprehensive version of the Agile values.
Stakeholders and Scrum. This tenth topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course opens with the discussion of Scrum and the roles – with an emphasis on the stakeholder role. Become equipped to explain how the stakeholder interacts with the Scrum team on a high-level perspective. Specific stakeholder responsibilities are also discussed.
Fulfilling Scrum Roles. This 11th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course aims to educate how stakeholders can fulfill the roles specified in the previous segment and the changes they can expect by being more involved in development projects. Be able to outline specific Scrum events and avenues where they can exercise their obligations. Tips on how to maximize stakeholder feedback and participation are provided.
Stakeholder Partnerships. This 12th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers techniques for effective stakeholder partnerships. Apply techniques for technology professionals, Scrum Teams, most especially Product Owners, who will be reaching out to stakeholders for their involvement. Agile and Scrum adoption success stories are also discussed; with a focus on how stakeholder involvement contributes to success in projects.
Planning in Agile. This 13th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course explains the importance of planning. Those who are new to Agile might say, planning does not equate to agility. Although we don’t perform thorough and rigorous planning in an Agile environment, we still need some planning to have a view of what we are trying to achieve and have a way to gauge if we are progressing towards those goals. Be able to explain what planning means in an Agile setup. Being Agile does not mean "anything goes" or anti-planning. Planning helps us understand what value means to the business.
Visioning in Agile. This 14th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course highlights why having a vision is key to any project and it should be the start of any Agile project planning exercise. Know the characteristics of an effective vision and the techniques required to perform vision planning effectively such as story boards and prototypes.
Developing a Product Roadmap. This 15th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course explains the product roadmap. Equipped with the project’s vision, we now need to dive into what that vision means for us and define how that is to be achieved in the business perspective. We will discuss techniques in crafting the Product Roadmap prior to Agile development. This includes epics, metrics, story points, and user stories which will be the input to release planning.
Developing a Release Plan. This 16th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course explains the release plan. Armed with the Product Roadmap, we are now ready to conduct a release planning activity with the development team. Apply a recommended step-by-step guide in performing such activity. Know the main actors in Agile release planning and their responsibilities, including the product manager, product owner, project manager, and scrum master. We will also get to discuss story sizing in a more detailed manner.
Scrum Key Messages. This 17th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course provides the key concepts to help you successfully perform Agile release planning on your projects. Become equipped to explain the entire Agile Scrum Project Planning Model at a high level.
Scrum Master Role. This 18th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course describes the Scrum Master’s role in software development, including Telling, Selling, Participating, and Delegating. Be able to explain the characteristics of an enabling Scrum Master and tailor-fit your coaching style to your teams to transform into an effective Scrum Master.
Scrum Ceremonies. This 19th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course deep dives into Scrum ceremonies and what Scrum Masters need to focus on during these events. Uncover common problems encountered during these ceremonies and how best to address them. This section will help you be more aware of what’s happening during your scrum meetings and be able to make it more productive for your teams.
Scrum Artifacts. This 20th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course explores the Scrum artifacts and how you can use them to signal progress of your teams. A highlight of this section is a closer discussion on burndown charts and how to interpret them, which will make you a more analytical Scrum Master. Apply the techniques and tips in this session to guide your teams towards continuous improvement.
The Human Element. This 21st topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers how to forge strong bonds with your Product Owner, Development Team, project stakeholders, and the organization as a whole. Coach these entities and establish yourself as a Scrum champion.
Becoming a Scrum Master. This 22nd topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers how to transition to a Scrum Master role. Become equipped to explain why Scrum Masters fail and how to avoid it. You will also be provided with tips on how to transition smoothly into your role.
Scrum Master Checklist. This 23rd topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course introduces you to the Scrum Master Checklist. Make this your own and use it to assess your and your team’s Scrum adoption. Regularly assess the three areas and what questions you need to answer.
Introducing Kanban. This 24th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers the roots of Kanban in the manufacturing industry, popularized by Toyota. Knowing the origins of Kanban allows us to better visualize how it is then applied to software project management.
Kanban Principles. This 25th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers Kanban’s distinct characteristics which make it very effective with an Agile methodology. Apply principles such as flexibility-in-planning, pull approach, and continuous delivery.
Project Management Benefits of using Kanban. This 26th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers Kanban’s continuous quest to eliminate waste. Be equipped to explain the concept of Value Stream Mapping and how software development projects can use this to eliminate wastage throughout the process of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
Kanban and Agile. This 27th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course contrasts Kanban with Agile. Explain how Kanban’s value-centric approach aligns closely with Agile. Agile’s iterative and incremental approach coupled with Kanban’s value-focused methods is a perfect recipe for project management success.
Kanban and Scrum. This 28th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course contrasts Kanban with Scrum. Explore how teams can use Scrum and Kanban for their projects (ScrumBan).
Kanban Tools. This 29th topic in the Adaptive Project Management Approaches course covers several popular and effective tools you can use for your Kanban adoption. Although Maria recommends going traditional (pen, paper, board) in terms of tools, it’s also efficient to make use of online apps for ease of communication, tracking, and analytics. Explore how a mix of physical and online tools can aid Kanban teams.

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