Agile Project Management Certificate Program
Modern organizations are searching for lean and agile approaches for meeting changing customer needs and expectations, and for efficiently producing high-quality products, services, and solutions. The need to be agile and cost-effective is intensified by growing global competition, continuous innovation in technology, and incredibly short time-to-market requirements. Like any change, the transition to agile is hard and requires not only organizational and personal commitment but also people with knowledge and experience in agile methods.
This 5-day program provides agile tools and techniques for effectively and efficiently planning and managing knowledge-based projects. The focus is on agile, Scrum, and Kanban methodologies, and on how to apply them to both software and non-software projects. Participants will learn how to help teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and empirical feedback.
Participants will learn how to:
- Describe agile project management processes
- Explain the key differences between agile and traditional project management
- Identify project management scenarios well-suited for application of agile and lean methods
- Differentiate between agile frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean, and select the most appropriate for a project
- Apply the Scrum and Kanban methods
- Effectively manage changing customer requirements
- Lead agile project planning and estimating activities
- Track agile project progress
- Improve agile processes continuously during the project
- Implement the Project Close process
- Agile Methodologies and Practices
- Agile Estimating and Requirements Gathering Procedures
- Agile Design and Testing Procedures
- Agile Release and Iteration Planning Strategies
- Agile and Scrum Methodologies and Practices
- Agile Leadership Styles for Agile Projects
- Scaling Agile for Large Agile Projects
- Agile Implementation Strategies
Who should attend
This program is for professionals seeking to optimize business performance in high-tech companies. Applications include business intelligence, data mining/warehousing, service delivery, product development, marketing, and process mprovement.