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Agile Project Management

Acquire an overview of the latest agile business approaches and best practices, so you can determine when agile project management techniques fit your particular situation and, just as importantly, when they don’t.

Quickly responding to changing conditions is critical to success in today’s business climate. When properly executed, agile development rapidly generates the project outcomes and deliverables that your business requires to compete in fast-paced marketplaces.

Please note: The examples in this class refer to software development projects; agile methods are also used in content development and research and development projects, in  industries such as manufacturing and product development.

This course can be applied to the following certificates:
Project Management Certificate
Project Management Certificate – Advanced

Instructor

Bob McIlree, PMP

Bob McIlree, PMP

Robert McIlree has over 30 years of experience as an enterprise/data/system architect and project manager, with focus primarily in the healthcare sector including health insurers and healthcare provider organizations. His primary areas of expertise are in information systems, project management ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Successfully integrate agile methods into your organization, and determine how the organization must change
  • Use mainstream agile methods: Scrum, XP, UP/RUP
  • Focus on real-world scenarios and techniques
  • Network with others to collaborate on challenges/solutions
  • Manage where agile methods work, and where they don’t or can’t

Course Outline/Topics

Agile Project Management

Seminar Overview

Introduction

  • Introduction to agile and iterative project management
  • Traditional, process-based project management Waterfall lifecycles and its problems
  • Why agility matters: The Agile Manifesto
  • What agile project management can do for your organization, and what it won’t

Overview of Agile and Iterative Development

  • The facts of change on software development projects
  • Fundamental concepts of agile development
  • Problems, pitfalls, and hype surrounding agile development
  • Typical agile development life cycles
  • Overview of types of agile development (XP, Scrum, Unified Process, DSDM, FDD)
  • Which methodology to choose? A comparison of development techniques

Scrum Development Methodology

  • Scrum overview and life cycle
  • Work products, roles and practices
  • Common mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Sample projects
  • Adoption strategies
  • The facts versus the hype
  • Debrief and discussion

XP Development Methodology

  • XP overview and life cycle
  • Work products, roles and practices
  • Common mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Sample projects
  • Adoption strategies
  • The facts versus the hype
  • Debrief and discussion

Unified Process Methodology

  • Unified process overview and life cycle
  • Work products, roles and practices
  • Common mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Sample projects
  • Adoption strategies
  • The facts versus the hype

DSDM, FDD, and Other Agile Methodologies

  • DSDM and FDD overview and life cycle
  • Work products, roles and practices
  • Common mistakes and misunderstandings
  • Adoption strategies
  • The facts versus the hype
  • Debrief and discussion

Agile Project Management Practice Tips

  • Relationships to traditional project management (such as PMBOK® Guide)
  • Business environment concerns – educating stakeholders and management

Testimonials

"Very robust education on agile methodologies."  —  Abigail Reagan, 2015 participant

"Content and pace was good. The interaction with others at my table was also very valuable."  —  Participant, 2015

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Thu.-Fri., June 8-9

8:30am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Bob McIlree PMP

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-9353

Registration Deadline: Thu., June 8

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