Essential Principles of Agile Management

Villanova University

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Villanova University

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Who should attend

If you’re a professional working in any level of government or in healthcare, finance or other business sectors, you can benefit greatly from earning a Certificate in Agile Management and the Professional Certification in Agile & Scrum (PCAS) designation. The program also helps you prepare for certifications including PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® from PMI and Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) from Scrum.org. Any organization aiming to increase teamwork and improve overall results is also encouraged to consider this process improvement training for its workforce.

About the course

The first course of the Certificate in Agile Management program, Essential Principles of Agile Management introduces you to the key doctrines, roles and terminology of the Agile methodology and Scrum framework during an eight-week online course. Essential Principles of Agile Management is also available as a standalone course, though you may find you’ll bring the greatest value to your organization and career by completing the full three-course certificate.

What You’ll Study

  • Explaining the importance of integrating Agile Principles with an Agile mind-set
  • Discovering how the Agile Manifesto can be applied to non-software projects
  • Discovering the importance of being a servant leader
  • Learning the roles and responsibilities of each member of the Scrum Team
  • Learn the objectives and goals for each Scrum event
    • Defining what it means when a project is “done”
    • Planning for sprint success
    • Tracking project progress
    • Applying various estimation methods for planning and executing your project deliverables
    • Learn how to establish a clear vision for your project that can be shared with all stakeholders

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Agile Principles and Mindset

  • Explain the importance of integrating Agile principles with an Agile mindset
  • Explore a step-by-step approach to visualization
  • Develop teams to become self-directed by creating an atmosphere of personal safety
  • Determine how to use continuous improvement to support an environment of creativity
  • Create effective knowledge sharing during Agile development
  • Discover the importance of being a servant leader

The Scrum Framework

  • Determine how each of the Scrum values relate to the Scrum team roles and the Scrum process
  • Illustrate examples of defined and empirical processes
  • Determine when Scrum is applicable and when it is not applicable
  • Discuss the Scrum events at a high level
  • Explain the differences between iterative and incremental processes
  • Defend why a sprint is timeboxed
  • Defend why a sprint is protected
  • Explain why teams must determine the definition of done

Essential Principles of Agile Management at Villanova University

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