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Shane Drumm started PM Training while studying for the PMP exam. It was essential in helping him pass the exam and learn about digital marketing. The blog is now available to help other IT professionals learn about Agile Project Management & Product Management. PM-Training will help you will learn get accredited with study guides and mock exams.

What is Agile PMP?

An Agile PMP is an certified by PMI (Project Management Institute) Agile Project Management Professional. Before 2021 the PMP was focused on traditional waterfall project management but now also covers Agile project management. Originally the PMI only had the PMI-ACP Exam which is solely focused on Agile which an excellent certification by itself. What it doesn’t cover though is the stakeholder management & contract management which I found very useful to understand in my day to day as a Agile project manager.

 

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Agile Story Mapping
Agile
Shane Drumm

Secret to Agile Story Mapping with 5 Examples

Story Mapping is an agile technique that finds itself applicable in the delivery of a new product or new feature in an already established product. Created by Jeff Patton, this method allows for a customer to visibly navigate through all of the user tasks it takes to utilize a product from the beginning till the

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Agile Personas
Agile
Shane Drumm

Easy to Use Agile Personas Templates (x2)

It’s probably a safe bet that you’ve heard the term ‘persona’ before. A customer persona represent fictional representations of individuals likely to use or buy a product. They help the product team understand the users needs and wants. We use agile personas whenever we write a user story, Agile user story always starts with AS

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Agile Metrics for leadership
Project Management
Shane Drumm

19 Need to Know Agile Metrics for Leadership!!!

Agile metrics for leadership team are just as important as they are to agile project managers. They primarily provide a way to monitor and provide status reports on the agile project team to stakeholders but also can help the team improve their performance. They are essential way of tracking the software development process outputs. There

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MoSCoW Prioritization in Agile from a Product Owner
Agile
Shane Drumm

Product Owners Perspective on MoSCoW Prioritization in Agile

The MoSCoW prioritization in Agile is a very simple and effective way of prioritizing product features. Working as a product owner prioritizing is hard at the best of times. It is no easy task trying to keep the team happy, mange stakeholders expectations and do the best for the product. The MoSCoW method is an

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17 agile retrospective templates
Agile
Shane Drumm

17 Sprint Retrospective Examples for Exciting End of Sprints

Keeping your agile team engaged is critical so trying a different using different end of sprint retrospective examples can spruce things up. You want to make it as fun as possible. We spend enough time being serious at work. Regardless if its XP, Scrum, Kanban, retrospection is one of the most important events in bringing

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Agile Team Charter Template and Examples
Agile
Shane Drumm

93 Agile Self-Assessment to Accompany Agile Team Charters

There are a number of charters in project management you can have team charter, project charter, agile charter, agile team charter. All slightly confusing. The big difference between those is a project charter which is in waterfall project management. The others are the same thing with different names. They simply are a high-level document that

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Project Management
Shane Drumm

15 Game Changing Agile Collaboration Team Techniques

Teams do not become self-organized in a day. They have to work towards self-organization. Agile collaboration doesn’t fix this but enables it. Traditional project teams would create a detailed plan outlining the steps from the first to the last. There was not much deviation from the steps and if changes were to occur, there were

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Templates
Shane Drumm

27 Free RACI Matrix Templates Google Sheets

The Responsibility Assignment Matrix, also known as the RACI Matrix, is considered one of the best ways to track roles and responsibilities within a project. In general to save time project managers use a RACI matrix template. I believe that it is important for anyone in the IT profession because it creates the opportunity for

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Project Management
Shane Drumm

When to Use Progressive Elaboration

The main aim of progressive elaboration is to enable a team to solicit and receive feedback from a range of stakeholders at each stage of a new project. This often leads to a modification of project requirements, and it gives the team the facts, insight, and knowledge it needs to see the project through to

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Project Lessons Learned Templates
Project Management
Shane Drumm

56 Time Saving Project Management Lessons Learned Templates

Maximize the effectiveness of your project management skills by using lessons learned templates. A lessons learned document is a simple breakdown, written by the project manager, of every potential and existing problem that has been found within a project. An effective lessons learned report will also have proposed solutions to these problems. Now, the reason

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39 WBS Template for Excel, Google Docs + Sheets

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in its literal meaning is making small pieces out of a bigger pieces. Work breakdown structure template is a method of breaking down work into small easily manageable bits which can then be scheduled and assigned. This helps enhance productivity and make work easier by making the work more visual for

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free capm practice exam questions and exams
CAPM
Shane Drumm

5,017 Free CAPM Test Questions + 19 CAMP Practice Test

Passing the CAPM with specific CAPM Practice Exams will triple any exam takers chances of passing the exam. We have gathered a list of 5,017 questions that you can practice for free. The more questions you review the better. What really helps though is practice exams so try to do as many as possible. What

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expert power and reward power 2021
Project Management
Shane Drumm

Why You need Expert Power + Reward Power in a 2021 Workplace

Power Dynamics in the workplace can be tricky grounds to navigate especially if you are lacking expert power as a project manager. The authority you will have as a project manager will be determined by the organization structure you are working within. The power you have will be determined by the characteristics you have as

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