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If you need to bring values to customers or users during a significant change in an organization, Agile is definitely a good choice.

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This class provides an overview of Agile mindset and common methodologies for Agile project team and stakeholders. Participants will know the Agile approach to new product development. They will apply the basic knowledge of Iteration Review and Iteration Retrospectives, and learn to utilize the concepts of Inspection, Adaptation, and Continuous Improvement.

If you need to bring values to customers or users during a significant change in an organization, Agile is definitely a good choice. There include strong communication skills during project initiation, planning, review and especially change requests.

Course Outline

What is Agile?

  • The Agile Value Proposition
  • Comparison of agile and traditional approaches
  • The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles

Overview Agile methodologies and themes

  • Scrum overview
  • XP overview
  • Value driven delivery
  • Time boxes and prioritization

Project Initiation

  • Project vision and initiation
  • High level estimation
  • Product backlog
  • Story maps and the product roadmap

Release Planning

  • Minimally marketing feature
  • Decomposing stories
  • Story maps for releases
  • Prioritization methods
  • Story points and velocity
  • Creating a release plan

During the Iterations

  • Agile process overview
  • Types of iterations
  • Spikes and related roles
  • Planning meeting
  • Communication and team space
  • Daily stand-up meeting
  • Information radiators
  • Burndown/burnup charts
  • Escaped defects
  • The iteration retrospective

Agile teams

  • Tasks, roles
  • Leadership

Reviews and retrospectives

  • Continuous improvement
  • Iteration reviews, retrospectives

Learning Objectives

At the end of the class, students will be able to:

  1. Compare the Agile and Waterfall approaches
  2. Know the basics of Agile Team Organization
  3. Apply Agile project charter and high-level estimating principles
  4. Create personas and user stories and requirements decomposition
  5. Develop and manage a product backlog
  6. Use information radiator on project communications
  7. Manage iteration review and iteration retrospective

Target audience

For Agile project stakeholders,

  • refresh their knowledge, tools and techniques about Agile
  • prepare and participate Agile projects

Instructor’s Profile

Mr. Alex Sin, Vice President, PMI HK


Alex Sin is an independent consultant with more than 30 years of IT experience with expertise in Consulting, Project Management and Training. He is a certified instructor in a few areas including IT, Consulting and Management Development. Alex is well equipped with Methodology to deliver IT Consulting. He is also a practitioner of PDI, MBTI and DISC well-known consulting tools.

Alex enriched his Project Management experience from large scaled projects like Libraries, Electrical and Mechanical Services Department and Companies Registry. He recently completed a virtualization project for a local telecommunication company.

Alex is currently a VP Volunteer at Project Management Institute Hong Kong Chapter. Alex graduated from The University of Toronto with major in Computer Sciences and Mathematics.

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Contact us:

Address: Room 403, 4/F, Park Tower, 15 Austin Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2784 1880

Fax: +852 2784 1616


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