This video will take you through the DSDM AgilePM methodology via its LifeCycle and includes the documentation advised, the roles as applicable and the techniques used at various timeframes, like Timeboxing, Iterative Development, Estimating and of course Prioritization (MoSCoW) to name just a few.
If you are planning to follow the full accredited course of AgilePM, then this will give you a really good grounding.
I know as I deliver this course and..and I run it like this, and its almost the 2nd morning session in a nutshell!
The video first looks at getting the project started with the activities and any documents recommended and take you up to the point at the end of Initiating a Project and being ready (hopefully) to kick the deliver part of the project off in earnest. Run the plan!
The message is that we need to start with a broad yet formal understanding of the “Why, What and How” of the project in “Feasibility” having ensured that the project has clear objectives and relevance to organization portfolio strategy in PreProject.
“Step at a time” – “Detail builds with each step” so we can keep in control and by that I mean from a “Governance” perspective, so we do NOT have a “run-away train”
Then the video takes you through the “Foundations” phase.Here we look at Planning as this is really the key activity here. We need to understand the products (product breakdown) so then we can prioritize, estimate and then plan. This helps us update all the project documents we started in “Feasibility” in order to provide the business with the best information they need to make an “informed decision” as to whether the project is worth the investment or not. If yes, we move to the “Evolutionary Development”
Should we get the “Green Light” at the end of “Foundations” we then move into the “Delivery” part, “Evolutionary Development” and commence deploying, where practical in “Deployment”. This is where techniques like Iterative Development, the core of how we evlove the requirements and hence solution, is employed and we look at how it works. Control ID with “Timeboxes” (Solution Development Timeboxes DSDM term) and use Prioritization to plan the timeboxes with contigency and order of build, ensuring that we focus on the Timebox objective and more importantly, the Project Objective, reflected with the “MUST HAVE” requirements.
Now for the product build part, there are some separate videos that that you through “Scrum” and how the core of the “Product Delivery” approach, Iterative Development, and using “Timeboxes” (Sprints in Scrum) are used to control Iterative Development. This is the core of the activity in ED, building the functional and non-functional requirements. We also look at handling Risk and Issues, with escalation and the “Exception” route. There is a separate video, in Tutorials, if you enroll for that, that will give you a deeper view of building the “Delivery Plan” and running it, as here we give detail but not so deep.
As you go through this part of the project, Deployment is explained and then look at the activity in PostProject
Please note: this is not a course in itself, its a “walkthrough” to provide you with a good and reasonably detailed understanding of the approach.
AgilePM is a guidance and a framework to guide you through the project.
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