Agile Project Management: The Fundamentals
Who Should Attend
This course is for staff members who are either leading projects or serving as project team members on traditional (waterfall) projects and would like to transition to the Agile project management approach. This course is also for those who are currently involved with Agile projects and seeking to develop and enhance their knowledge of Agile concepts, its approach, and the various roles involved.
Advanced Preparation: None
CPE Field of Study: Personal Development
Students will learn Agile’s history, foundational principles, and values when applied to project management. Throughout the course, students will have an opportunity to learn and demonstrate the processes of an Agile project while gaining an understanding of the key events and results associated with it.
Students will also learn the differences between Agile based projects and traditional waterfall projects while gaining an understanding of Agile’s benefits and limitations and where its approach is usually most effective. The course also illustrates how Agile and traditionally run projects often coexist and why in certain organizational environments the “blended approach” may be most appropriate.
The course is delivered in a lecture/class exercise format with a class project presented at the end of the final day.
Course topics include:
- Introduction to Agile
- Characteristics of Agile, incremental and iterative project life cycles
- Technical Agile approaches
- Mixing Agile approaches
- Agile team composition and leadership
- Scrum methodology
- Traditional versus Agile project management
- Delivering in an Agile environment
- Scaling Agile into an enterprise
- Course conclusion and summary