Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tool Training

Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tool Training

ALM Tool Training in GreenHopper (JIRA), VersionOne, & Rally

“Agile” has been one of the hottest buzzwords in project management for the past 10 years. Professionals who are already working on Agile projects, or working towards adopting Agile practices, need solid Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools to help them plan, execute and track their product releases and sprints. Challenges that Agile professionals often face include learning best practices to get the most mileage out of their Agile tool. This class uses both group discussion and hands on exercises to train students in how to use the Agile tools, such as GreenHopper (JIRA), VersionOne, or Rally. It guides Agile practitioner through effective patterns and strategies for using an Agile tool. Unlike conventional feature-based training, students will work through real-life scenarios to define requirements, plan work, and track progress, across all roles in the project.Students will also learn new ideas to help them evolve their current Agile project planning and tracking. The class highlights the responsibilities and related activities of the various roles found in an Agile Scrum project, including working with a product backlog, multi-level planning, managing and tracking a product lifecycle. These activities can easily be translated to other Agile practices, such as eXtreme Programming.
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What you will get from our ALM Tool Training

  • 7 PDUs for this one-day course
  • Knowledge of how to use the ALM to plan and track your Agile projects
  • Course documentation to take home


1 day.


Project Managers, Product Managers, Engineers, QA specialists, Product Owners, ScrumMasters, and anyone else who expects to have a hands-on role in planning, executing, or tracking Agile project work

Prerequisites for ALM Tool Training

The course participant should already have knowledge of at least one Agile method or practice and have selected on of the three described tools, or be considering one of these tools for your organization. Some of the activities and practices covered are listed below categorized by the related roles focused on such activities.


  • Executives & Stakeholders
    • Viewing reports, including interpretation of various metrics.
    • Risk analysis
    • Market timing and Release strategies
  • Product Owners
    • Recording product requirements as user stories
    • Customizing story templates
    • Product Lifecycle
      • Roadmap
      • Release Planning
      • Release management and tracking
    • Story and Defect prioritization to maximize delivered business value.
    • Linking stories (child stories of epics)
  • Scrum Masters
    • Managing Sprint Backlogs
      • Creating a sprint
      • Assigning Stories to a Sprint
      • Moving stories between sprints
      • Split, dupe or move an incomplete story?
    • Backlog Grooming
    • Sprint and Release Metrics
    • Data mining
  • Developers
    • Updating estimates to complete
    • Defining Tasks
    • IDE integration
  • QA
    • How to Create and Manage Defects
    • How to Create and Manage Acceptance Tests
    • How to Create and Manage Regression Tests
    • How to Create Test Plans
    • Scheduling Tests with Test Sets
    • How to Track Test Progress
    • Dashboard Panels for Testers
    • Connect Defect Tools to Rally
  • General
    • Listing, filtering stories by owner, team, sprin, release or completion
    • Editing Stories
    • Adding comments to tasks.
  • System Administrator
    • Setting up a project
    • Adding users and teams
    • Assigning user and group permissions.
    • Tool Extensions and Integrations
    • Automated Notifications
    • Dashboards and Information radiators