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Tutorial 5: Agile Project Management


Target Audience:
Software practitioners interested in Agile development.

Level: Beginning, with regards to agile. Suitable for all levels of software process experience.

What will you learn :

  • Estimation
  • Release planning
  • Prioritization
  • The rhythm of iterative development and delivery
  • The flow of deliverables
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Communication on an agile team
  • Empirical process control
  • Agile metrics
  • Simple tools for managing agile projects

On a software project, uncertainty is certain. The customer will change their mind, a 'must have' feature will be discovered, deadlines will move, or an unexpected competitive threat will need to be countered. The agile approach to project management allows the team to easily adjust to these changing conditions in order to produce the most valuable software possible.

This workshop teaches the fundamentals of agile project management, and is recommended for everyone who will be involved in an agile project. We will explore the key roles, responsibilities, interactions, and processes that make a successful agile project happen.


  • The Self-Organizing Team
  • Agile Roles and Responsibilities
  • Agile Project Management Tools
    • Cards, Task-boards, Charts

  • Minimum Marketable Features (optional depending on available time)
  • Estimation
    • Story Points
    • Relative Sizing
    • Fibonacci numbers (optional depending on available time)
    • Planning Poker
  • Prioritization (dept of coverage varies depending on available time)
  • Velocity
  • Iteration Planning (dept of coverage varies depending on available time)
  • Release Planning (dept of coverage varies depending on available time)


Chris Sims
,  Founder
Technical Management Institute 

Chris Sims is a trainer, coach, facilitator, consultant, coder, agile evangelist, and all-around geek. He is the founder of the Technical Management Institute, facilitator of the Bay Area Engineering Managers Support Group, chair of the IEEE Technical Management Council of Silicon Valley, and is on the board of BayAPLN, the Bay Area chapter of the Agile Project Leadership Network..