Who should attend
You will benefit most from this program if you are a:
- Project Manager
- Functional Manager
- Manager with cross-functional responsibility
- Team Leader or team member who is moving into a team leadership position
- Project Sponsor
About the course
Agile has quickly become the go-to project management approach for a wide range of industries. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI®), more than 90% of organizations are using Agile to some degree. More than three out of four organizations believe Agile will be preferred over the traditional “waterfall” approach by 2021.* If your business is not using Agile, it will be soon.
This live, online program covers the essentials of agile project management and contrasts traditional (or waterfall) project management practices to Agile and Iterative methods. You will learn how to initiate, plan, and schedule an Agile project; how to estimate using story points and ideal days; and how to monitor performance against the plan.
Introduce new habits into your culture by adopting an Agile mindset
Agile has quickly become the go-to project management approach for a wide range of industries. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI®), more than 90% of organizations are using Agile to some degree. According to PMI’s Pulse of the Profession* leading organizations are more likely than traditional enterprises to complete projects using agile or and hybrid approaches (52 percent versus 38 percent, combined). This isn’t as simple as eschewing waterfall, but rather ensures that teams use Agile to customize their approach for the project at hand.
This 8-hour program provides the essentials of agile project management and contrasts the traditional/waterfall project management practices to managing projects that employ Agile/Iterative methods, including Scrum and eXtreme Programming (XP). You will learn how to initiate, plan, and schedule an Agile project, how to estimate using story points and ideal days, and how to monitor performance against the plan.
You will leave this program understanding how best to apply Agile –in concert with or instead of traditional methods– for your organization’s projects. Throughout the 2 4-hour sessions, there will be interactive activities and a final simulation that works through an actual agile project management process where you will get to apply the tools, methodologies, and philosophy of Agile.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African proverb
Agile is as much a mindset as it is guiding principles and concepts. It is a smarter approach to the management of projects. It relies on motivated individuals supporting each other to reach a common aim, together as one.
KEY LEARNING OUTCOMES
In this program participants will learn how to:
- Initiate, plan, and schedule an Agile project
- Estimate using story points and ideal days
- Monitor performance against the plan
- Apply the tools, methods, and philosophies of Agile
- Determine the best application of Agile for your organization’s projects
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.