Agile project management allows you to produce smaller deliverables more frequently and efficiently, making it an excellent choice for teams that work in product development, programming, business analysis, and other collaborative areas. But it's a fragile process that requires the right scope, goals, and management. In this course, we show you the tools and techniques you need to successfully manage a project through the agile life cycle. Learn how to use agile for the right projects and then walk through the four major phases in the cycle, from scoping the work and designing your sprint structure to collecting requirements, managing the project without interfering in the rapid build process, adapting to feedback, and closing the project. Topics include: What is agile project management? Selecting an agile project Scoping the project Designing your sprint structure Collecting requirements Running stand-up meetings Managing issues and risks Tracking lessons learned Responding to change requests Closing the project Spotting signs of trouble
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