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Top Agile Project Management Activities

Are you a user of Project Online desktop client (subscription version) and wondering how to best manage an Agile project in Microsoft Project? I’ve written an entire chapter on Agile features in my latest Microsoft Project Step by Step book (just published in April) and spent months testing and evaluating various features for this purpose. I’ve shared feedback (both good and bad) through multiple channels at Microsoft, and have boiled it down to my top takeaways, which address the following activities of managing an Agile project:

  • Apply the features of the Sprints Project template
  • Use Excel for specific Agile needs
  • Create the product backlog
  • Build and assign an Agile team
  • Plan a sprint
  • Configure task boards
  • Record progress from daily scrum meetings
  • Implement the scrum framework and Agile best practices of priorities and acceptance criteria

I’d like to share my methods for addressing these Agile project management activities with you in my upcoming session covering both how to use all the built-in features and how to adapt key features to address what an Agile practitioner really needs. Please join my colleague, James Mills, Jr., and I as we present this and more in our webinar, Use Agile Project Management with MS.

Written by Cindy M. Lewis

Cindy Lewis is an awarded Microsoft Project MVP and an expert in scheduling with a long history in project management. She holds numerous credentials in the field including: PMP, PMI-SP, MS, MOS, and MCT. She serves on the board of the MPUG Detroit chapter and is a frequent speaker at conferences and events across the country . Cindy’s personal passion is sharing knowledge with others and helping them grow and achieve personal success. Her training philosophy is known as the 4 Pillars of Success® which is also the name of her company. Feel free to connect with Cindy on social media or contact her directly through her website www.4pillarsofsuccess.com.

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