Engaging Agile Stakeholders and Leading Agile Teams

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


Expected Duration
126 minutes

Agile projects are characterized by the use of short work iterations and incremental development of products, made possible by focusing on business priorities and customer value. This course highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement, collaboration, and communication during agile planning and development projects. It discusses the role of stakeholders and how the Scrum Master or agile project leader must encourage active involvement to ensure the team has a clear understanding of the project requirements and stakeholder expectations. Having a good team and quality leadership is key for the success of any project, but in agile development it is crucial. This course also takes a close look at agile teams and team leadership, including the unique skills and roles of the agile project leader and the characteristics of the team as a whole. You will see how traditional project managers can adopt a new mindset that allows them to thrive in the agile environment, and to take on a coaching, leading, and facilitating role. This course is aligned with the Agile Certified Practitioner exam objectives developed by the Project Management Institute®.


Managing Stakeholders

  • start the course
  • describe the types of stakeholders and strategies for engaging them
  • describe the phases of the agile project management model (APM) and the type of stakeholder engagement that should occur at each phase

Tools for Stakeholder Engagement

  • describe the role of participatory decision making in agile projects
  • describe the use of a decision gradient in an agile project
  • use a case study to illustrate the use of a decision gradient in an agile project
  • contrast the role of traditional project manager with that of agile project leader

Agile Teams

  • describe the characteristics of an agile project leader
  • describe the characteristics of an agile teams
  • describe the causes for problems within an agile team
  • describe how agile teams can be scaled
  • describe how Scrum can be scaled
  • describe how challenges of distributed agile teams can be overcome

Team Development

  • describe the role of coaching in an agile project
  • describe the steps that can be taken to improve the performance of an agile team

Developmental Mastery Models

  • describe the use of the developmental mastery model, Shu-Ha-Ri with an agile team
  • describe the user of the developmental mastery model, Dreyfus model of skill acquisition, with an agile team
  • describe how to apply Tuckman’s model of group development with an agile team


  • describe how to support good communication and knowledge sharing with customers and within agile teams
  • describe agile communication tools
  • describe how games can be used to foster collaboration, communication and innovation in agile teams

Practice: Stakeholders and Teams

  • identify how to engage with stakeholders and teams in an agile environment





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