Agile Project Management

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.

This course provides an overview of Agile from the Agile Manifesto to how it is being used today.

Instructor

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management and ... read more

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those individuals interested in learning specific techniques and principles associated with lean thinking and problem-solving: business managers, operations team members, manufacturing team members, contract administrators, product managers, product designers, engineers, project stakeholders, team leads, project leaders, project managers, and PMPs (certified Project Management Professionals) who need to take training/education seminars for re-certification.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

Value to the Organization

  • Establish a standard approach to Agile Project Management
  • Apply continuous improvement processes and practices to maximize the agile iterations

Each participant will be able to:

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

Course Outline/Topics

INTRODUCTION

  • Introduction to Agile and Iterative Project Management

OVERVIEW OF ADAPTIVE / ITERATIVE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Traditional, process-based project management
  • Waterfall life cycles and its challenges
  • Fundamental concepts of adaptive development

FUNDAMENTALS OF AGILE

  • Problems, pitfalls, and hype surrounding agile development
  • Typical agile development life cycles
  • Overview of types of agile development
  • Which methodology to use? A comparison of development techniques.
  • Why agility matters: The Agile Manifesto
  • What Agile project management will do for your organization and what it won’t

SCRUM

  • Overview and life cycle
  • Minimum Viable Work Products
  • Roles and Relationships
  • Making Scrum Work
  • Case Study, Debrief and Discussion

KANBAN

  • Kanban and its benefit
  • Application and how to make Kanban work for the team
  • Applying Kanban in a team environment
  • Case Study, Debrief and Discussion

SCRUMBAN

  • Integrating Scrum and Kanban principles
  • How to make Scrumban work for the team and the project
  • Applying Scrumban in real time
  • Case Study, Debrief and Discussion

WATER-SCRUM-FALL

  • Using Water-Scrum-Fall to get started
  • Why starting small matters
  • Integrating the predictive and adaptive models
  • Why Water-Scrum-Fall works when launching Agile
  • Case Study, Debrief and Discussion

OTHER AGILE METHODOLOGIES

  • Agile Business Analysis
  • XP
  • UP
  • DSDM
  • FDD

Agile Project Management Practice Tips

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

Testimonials

"I learned specific approaches and skills in this class that can be applied on the job."  —  Joseph Kennedy, ATI Forged Products

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

Date: Wed.-Thu., Mar 13-14, 2019

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Fee: $845

CEUs: 1.4, CDUs: 14, PD Hours: 14

Enrollment Limit: 24

Program Number: 5025-11233

Registration Deadline: Wed., Mar. 13, 2019

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