AGILE Practice Guide
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AGILE PRACTICE GUIDE SYLLABUS
AGILE PRACTICE GUIDE SYLLABUS
2. INTRODUCTION TO AGILE
2.1 Definable Work vs. High-Uncertainty Work
2.2 The Agile Manifesto and Mindset
2.3 Lean and the Kanban Method
2.4 Uncertainty, Risk, and Life Cycle Selection
3. LIFE CYCLE SELECTION
3.1 Characteristics of Project Life Cycles
3.1.1 Characteristics of Predictive Life
3.1.2 Characteristics of Iterative Life Cycles
3.1.3 Characteristics of Incremental Life Cycles
3.1.4 Characteristics of Agile Life Cycles
3.1.5 Agile Suitability Filters
3.1.6 Characteristics of Hybrid Life Cycles
3.1.7 Combined Agile and Predictive Approaches
3.1.8 Predominantly Predictive Approach with Some Agile Components
3.1.9 A Largely Agile Approach with a Predictive Component
3.1.10 Hybrid Life Cycles as Fit-For-Purpose
3.1.11 Hybrid Life Cycles as Transition Strategy
3.2 Mixing Agile Approaches
3.3 Project Factors That Influence Tailoring
4. IMPLEMENTING AGILE: CREATING AN AGILE ENVIRONMENT
4.1 Start with an Agile Mindset
4.2 Servant Leadership Empowers the Team
4.2.1 Servant Leader Responsibilities
4.2.2 Role of the Project Manager in an Agile Environment
4.2.3 Project Managers Use Servant Leadership
4.3 Team Composition
4.3.1 Agile Teams
4.3.2 Agile Roles
4.3.3 Generalizing Specialists
4.3.4 Team Structures
4.3.5 Dedicated Team Members
4.3.6 Team Workspaces
4.3.7 Overcoming Organizational Silos
5. IMPLEMENTING AGILE: DELIVERING IN AN AGILE ENVIRONMENT
5.1 Charter the Project and the Team
5.2 Common Agile Practices
5.2.2 Backlog Preparation
5.2.3 Backlog Refinement
5.2.4 Daily Standups
5.2.6 Planning for Iteration-Based Agile
5.2.7 Execution Practices that Help Teams Deliver Value
5.2.8 How Iterations and Increments Help Deliver Working Product
5.3 Troubleshooting Agile Project Challenges
5.4 Measurements in Agile Projects
5.4.1 Agile Teams Measure Results
6. ORGANIZATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PROJECT AGILITY
6.1 Organizational Change Management
6.1.1 Drivers for Change Management
6.1.2 Readiness for Change
6.2 Organizational Culture
6.2.1 Creating an Environment of Safety
6.2.2 Assessing Culture
6.3 Procurement and Contracts
6.4 Business Practices
6.5 Multiteam Coordination and Dependencies (Scaling)
6.6 Agile and the Project Management Office (PMO)
6.6.1 An Agile PMO is Value-Driven
6.6.2 An Agile PMO is Invitation-Oriented
6.6.3 An Agile PMO is Multidisciplinary
6.7 Organizational Structure
6.8 Evolving the Organization
7. A Call to Action
7. A CALL TO ACTION
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