An Overview of Agile Methodologies

Managers and members of project teams who currently use or plan to adopt agile techniques

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Expected Duration
90 minutes

This course provides learners with an overview of some of the key methodologies that have contributed to the range of tools and practices available to agile practitioners. Included is a discussion of Extreme Programming (XP), the methods of Lean Software Development, and an introduction to the Crystal methodologies. The course highlights key distinguishing features of these methodologies and important agile principles and practices they employ. Also covered are some of the core process-based methodologies, including a look at Feature Driven Development (FDD), the Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM), and the Agile Unified Process (AUP).
This course is intended for project managers, program managers, or anyone who wants to efficiently participate in projects that experience frequent change in the project requirements. It is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute® and Certified ScrumMaster learning objectives.


Agile Methods

  • recognize the principles of XP
  • match XP practices with corresponding descriptions
  • recognize the principles of lean development
  • identify the purpose of tools that are used in Lean software development
  • recognize activities that are carried out in the Crystal development process
  • recognize principles and tools of the Crystal method
  • sequence the steps of the FDD process
  • identify the tools used during Feature Driven Development
  • recognize the characteristics of the Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • identify the activities that take place during the phases of the Agile Unified Process methodology
  • compare principles and tools of XP, Lean, and Crystal methodologies
  • distinguish between the FDD, DSDM, and AUP methodologies




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