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Agile Project Management with Microsoft Project

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Overview

Learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage agile projects including traditionally scheduled tasks and agile work.

Learn how to use Microsoft Project to manage agile projects. Bonnie Biafore covers setting up agile projects for success, creating custom fields to track elements unique to the agile project method, such as features and sprints, and managing and updating agile task lists as work is completed. She also shows how to manage traditionally scheduled tasks and agile work side by side, track agile project progress, generate burndown reports, and determine your team's velocity. Plus, learn about the agile tools that are built into the Project Online desktop client.

Syllabus

Introduction
  • Welcome
  • A quick review of agile project management
  • What you need to know
  • Using the exercise files
1. Setting Up Project for Agile Project Management
  • Setting Project options
  • Defining working time
  • Creating custom fields to manage features
  • Creating custom fields to track velocity
  • Setting up a view for the product backlog
  • Setting up a view to see features assigned to releases and sprints
2. Building an Agile Task List
  • Setting up tasks for project initiation and releases
  • Creating nonfeature tasks for sprints
  • Managing the product backlog
  • Assigning features to a sprint
  • Assigning resources to features
3. Tracking Agile Progress
  • Updating feature progress
  • Handling incomplete features
  • Generating a burndown report
4. Agile with the Project Online Desktop Client
  • Understand the built-in agile tools in Project
  • Set up agile in a project
  • Add tasks to the backlog
  • Assign tasks to sprints in a Scrum project
  • Record progress
  • View agile tasks in a hybrid project
  • An overview of built-in agile reports
Conclusion
  • Next steps

Taught by

Bonnie Biafore

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