Lean-Agile Project Management Course


Live On-line course on how to be an Agile PM


In this two-day online workshop with live instruction from one our Lean-Agile PM Consultants, participants go beyond the definitions and theory of Lean and Agile 101 classes and gain an understanding of the specific role, responsibilities and value a Project Manager can add being lean and agile. This is not a general introduction to agile or Scrum for Project Managers. This is a course specifically on Lean-Agile Project Management.

This course explores the role and responsibilities of a Lean-Agile PM and equips them with the essential skills to be successful on Agile projects. Participants will relate the values and principles of various agile frameworks to understand how they can contribute value.

Following the basis of the Agile Business Consortium’s Agile Project Framework–with extensions for Kanban, Scrum and SAFe, attendees will learn Lean-Agile PM practices and work products that they can use throughout the agile project and development lifecycle.

This is a practical course that explains how a Project Manager can support a Product Owner, Scrum Master, the Agile Team and their clients from inception through release planning, sprint planning, iterative development and deployment.

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Additional information


Lean-Agile, PPM


Project Managers, Program Managers, Portfolio Managers, Project Team Members, Scrum Masters

Credits Offered

14 PDUs/ CDUs

Delivery Method

In-class, Live Online


14 Hours (2-Days (9AM-5PM (ET))


Foundational, Intermediate


Public or Private

Vendor / Product Line


Course Outline

Day One: Agile Project Management Principles and Responsibilities

  • The Agile Manifesto and the PM
  • Agile Values and the PM
  • The Project Manager and Scrum, Kanban, and SAFe
  • The Agile Project Framework and the AgilePM
  • Eight Principles of Agile Project Management
  • The Agile Project Manager’s Roles and Responsibilities

Day Two: The Lean-Agile Project Management Framework

  • Pre-Project Activities
    • Strategic Themes and the Product Vision
  • Feasibility Assessment
    • Epics, Capabilities, and the Walking Skeleton Story Map
    • The Outline Business Case
  • Planning and Laying Foundations
    • Requirements, User Stories and prioritizing the Product Backlog
    • Kanban and the Agile Project Framework
    • The Lean-Agile Business Case
    • The Agile Delivery Plan of Program/Project Increments
    • The Development and Management Approach
  • Project Management through the Sprints
    • Iterative development
    • The Agile PM role through Evolutionary Development and Deployment
  • Summary and Wrap Up

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how the values and principles of agile and various lean-agile frameworks apply to project management and the Project Manager.
  • Learn how to apply a lean-agile mindset to project management activities.
  • Learn how to prepare a lean-agile business case and conduct a lean-agile feasibility assessment.
  • Understand what scope means (and doesn’t mean) and how much detail is needed (and not needed) for release planning.
  • Understand the role and value of a Lean-Agile

IAG Training Experience

Whether you are attending online or in person, in a public or a private in-house class, our courses are designed to provide an enjoyable, engaging and effective learning environment. Our instructors are all experienced practitioners and our courses all include demonstrations, examples, and exercises to make the content relevant and meaningful.

Participants receive a participant guide as well as access to our online class workspace for templates, handouts, samples and additional reference material

Who Should Attend

This workshop is intended for anyone in project, program or portfolio management, and in organizations at various stages of agile transformation–regardless of the framework or development environment. Some understanding of agile concepts is preferred but not mandatory.

For those interested in becoming a certified AgilePM®, this course is an ideal starting point. Following this we recommend taking the AgilePM Certification Preparation (to prepare for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner Exams.

The Agile Project Framework one-day course is similar to this class. This course covers much of the content of that course but offers additional material on other frameworks and focuses specifically on the role of the Project Manager. Due to the overlap, if you have already taken this class, we would recommend it only as a refresher.

Agile Certified Practitioner Training (based on the PMI-ACP® certification program) is recommended as a good introduction to Agile for practitioners in any agile role, whereas Lean-Agile Project Management is specific to the PM role.

PMs may also be interested in Scaled Agile Training which IAG offers with its SAFe® partners. Leading SAFe®, Implementing SAFe®, or in-house workshops for Lean Portfolio Management are excellent offerings. Contact IAG for scheduling and tailoring options


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