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.

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Instructor

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins 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 ... 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 PMP® certification holders 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

"The instructor was very knowledgeable to teach this topic."  —  Denise Tweedale

Date: Thu-Fri, Jun 20-21 and 27-28, 2024

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

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

Fee: $895

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-15555

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: June 20, 2024

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Date: Wed-Thu, Sept. 18-19 and 25-26

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm CT

Platform: Zoom

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

Fee:

$845 by Sept 4, 2024
$895 after Sept 4, 2024

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16349

Note: Participants will receive instructions for logging into Canvas to access course materials and Zoom links approximately one week prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

Registration Deadline: Sept 18, 2024

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Date: Mon-Tue, May 19-20, 2025

Delivery Method: In-person

Time: 8:30am-4:30pm CT

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

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

Fee:

$845 by May 5, 2025
$895 after May 5, 2025

CEUs: 1.4, PDUs: 14.0

Enrollment Limit: 20

Program Number: 5025-16365

Note: This class is in-person at UWM SCE, 161 W. Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Participants will also receive an email invitation to log into the course on Canvas, UWM’s learning management system, to access additional course materials and resources prior to the course start date.

Full payment or arrangement for payment (i.e. purchase order or payment plan) must be made before the first day of class.

 

Registration Deadline: May 19, 2025

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