Agile for Waterfall and Operational Work March 30 in San Diego

March 30, 2019

Both Waterfall and Agile methodologies have pros and cons and can be effectively used to deliver successful projects and improve operational efficiency. Teams that are practicing Waterfall, or performing operational work, can benefit from Agile by implementing selected Agile practices iteratively.

In this course, attendees will learn strategies to incorporate Agile practices for their projects or operational work. The instructor will share the real-world experiences to allow attendees to relate to their current projects.

The key takeaways from this course are: a) better understanding of Agile practices and b) learning how to use these practices in their real world.

PMP Exam Prep March 26-29 in San Diego

March 26, 2019

RefineM’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® Exam Prep Course not only covers A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), it incorporates real-life examples from project experience as well as practice tests. You will learn the most critical parts of each knowledge area, understand where your own knowledge gaps lie, and receive the individual attention you need to close these gaps. You will also receive PMP® exam test-taking tips and tricks to improve your confidence heading into your test day.

In addition to preparing you for the exam, you will learn how to implement the project management processes that will help you stand out as a PMP®-certified project manager, further increasing your competitive advantage. For example, you will learn how to develop a WBS to perform Scope Management and use stakeholder analysis tools to perform Stakeholder Management. We offer multiple practice exams throughout the course, and a full-length practice exam at the end of the course.

Agile Fundamentals March 26-27 in San Diego

March 26, 2019

Are you looking for a way to deliver value and customer satisfaction? Are you seeking to implement Agile and unsure where to start? This course can address these problems, providing a stepping stone to take Agile practices to the next level.

RefineM’s Agile Fundamentals course is a training that introduces you to the basics of Agile. Agile has been successfully used to deliver high value to customers within a fixed scope and time frame. This course will provide an overview of Agile concepts, various Agile methodologies, Agile teams, planning for Agile projects, and executing Agile projects.

As an attendee, you will learn more about the foundations of Agile, including the Agile manifesto, guiding principles, and a comparison to waterfall-style development. You will learn more about Agile methodologies, basic roles, and ceremonies and artifacts. You will leave this course ready to implement Agile on your teams.

PMI-ACP Exam Prep March 26-28 in San Diego

March 26, 2019

Are you looking for an Agile certification that shows your ability to lead Agile projects using a variety of methodologies? PMI’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification demonstrates this ability by requiring certification holders to demonstrate knowledge of a wide variety of methodologies and proven experience on Agile projects. If you want to obtain your PMI-ACP® certification but need help with contact hours or preparing for the exam, then this course is for you.

RefineM’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam Prep Course includes the key skills and knowledge areas of Agile to help you prepare for the exam. This course is also useful if you want to learn about Agile methodologies, even if you are not planning to take the PMI-ACP® exam. The course covers Agile concepts such as Scrum, XP and Kanban, and includes a number of individual/group exercises to reinforce concepts.

Recipe to Deliver Projects Successfully March 9 in San Diego

March 9, 2019

Even though A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) Sixth edition describes 49 project management processes across 10 knowledge areas, have you seen anyone using all of them? What is the recipe for successful project delivery? It takes just the right ingredients and the proper amount of time to prepare a successful project, and managing all the cooks in the kitchen is a key part of it also. If you are skipping over crucial project management processes, your project is likely to hit unanticipated roadblocks and dead ends. On the flip side, overly complex or unnecessary project management processes waste time, annoy teammates, and clog the works. So, where is the sweet spot?

In this course, you will learn how to utilize the key project management processes for project delivery success.

Backlog Grooming for Agile Requirements March 8 in San Diego

March 8, 2019

Have you or your Agile teams had trouble refining requirements on an Agile project? Are your teams struggling with user stories and tasks that are too large for them to handle well? If so, you and your teams need more guidance to implement backlog / user story grooming.

Backlog grooming is a step-by-step process of taking high-level (“coarse-grained”) requirements and refining them to lower-level user stories and tasks (“fine-grained”) that are ready to put into a sprint. Backlog grooming is typically a product owner rule that requires skill in prioritizing requirements and breaking down requirements with the help of the customer and development team.

In this course, attendees will learn how to work the process to achieve fine-grained requirements that are ready just in time. The key to success is leveraging tools and techniques as well as the expertise of your team to refine requirements iteratively.

Business Requirements for Agile Projects March 7 in San Diego

March 7, 2019

In Agile projects, requirements are more susceptible to change. This difference between Agile and traditional project management can help increase customer satisfaction, but also presents many challenges including identifying all stakeholders, setting up frequent meetings, and many more.

In RefineM’s course, attendees will learn how to effectively gather business requirements on Agile projects. They will be exposed to techniques including brainstorming, focus group techniques, and many other. They will leave the course ready to gather business requirements for Agile projects.

PMI, PMP, CAPM, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, and PMBOK are all registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.