Agile Project Management: Comparing Agile Tools

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  • Course details

    Agile is an exciting way to quickly deliver higher-quality products to your customer. New agile tools are emerging every day. This course helps you compare the strengths and capabilities of several different agile software tools, including Microsoft Excel, Atlassian's JIRA, VersionOne, Microsoft's Team Foundation Server (TFS), CA Agile Central (formerly Rally), and Agility Health. You'll see the advantages of simple tools like spreadsheets versus more complex solutions like complete product management packages. This course helps project managers, software developers, and other professionals determine which tool is the best fit for their team. Agile expert Doug Rose provides a fast-paced tour and an unvarnished look at what some of the tools get right and what some get wrong. Doug concludes each section with suggested strategies for selecting the right tool for your team—always remembering that no tool should ever overshadow the core values outlined in the agile manifesto.

    Instructor

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      Doug Rose

      Data Science | Artificial Intelligence | Data Ethics | Author

      • Doug Rose teaches Fortune 500s and next-gen project management professionals how to be agile and lead change.

        Doug Rose specializes in organizational coaching, training, and change management. He's worked for more than 20 years transforming organizations with technology and training. He's helped several Fortune 500 clients optimize their business processes and improve productivity and delivery. His most recent book is Leading Agile Teams. He also teaches several lively and engaging courses at the University of Chicago, Syracuse University, Emory University, and the University of Virginia.

        Doug has a master's degree in information management and a juris doctor (JD) degree. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP), Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), as well as a Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCHD).

        You can visit him online at Doug Enterprises.

    Skills covered in this course

  • Explore agile tool options for your projects

    - Part of the Agile mindset is encouraging individuals and interactions over processes and tools. So right from the beginning, your Agile team is going to have a very different way of looking at their tool set. Due to the increasing popularity of Agile, there are many new software products. They've been grouped into types so that you can see samples of how each tool wants to improve your delivery. We'll start the course by seeing how to use a simple spreadsheet editor, like Microsoft Excel. Next, we'll see product management packages, such as VersionOne. These packages offer an increased feature set and with it, increased complexity. We'll also go over how to use Agile plugins for tools, such as Jira, to leverage your team's existing development environment. Finally, we'll see how a new breed of software tools are designed to scale and help you see the health of your Agile teams. This course is more than just a survey…

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