Agile Project Management

 

The foundation of Agile is the Agile Manifesto for Software Development. Agile has been used for software development for a number of years, even prior to the creation of the Agile Manifesto in 2001. The success of Agile for software development projects has piqued interest in successfully employing Agile in many other fields. How can Agile practices be used for projects which are not software or IT in nature?   

Agile Project Management allows for and embraces change throughout the project, breaking down the project into small and manageable two to four week cycles. This allows for much more flexibility and the ability to adapt and change to the new requirements. It is beneficial for the customer, giving them much more involvement in the final product, for your organisation, as it allows for more accurate timescales and expected project costs – as well as for the team, who have much more responsibility and flexibility over their workload.

This course provides practical skills, concepts, and principles you can take back to the job and use to implement Agile practices in projects, as applicable. The goal of this course is to acquaint participants with the concepts of agile development methods and the specifics of the Scrum management framework.

In this one-day course, you will:

  • Learn the benefits of using Agile
  • Learn when it is best to use Agile
  • The history and context of Agile project management
  • Develop your own personal project plan to take away, so you can start implementing Agile in your workplace as soon as you’re back in the office

At the end of this course you will understand:

  • Agile Practices – what makes Agile projects “agile”
  • Scrum and how Scrum applies to the Agile Practices
  • Specific Agile practices which you can use to improve the execution of your projects
  • Practices which can be used in conjunction with Scrum for Non-IT projects

 

Who should Attend:

This course is for people responsible for managing, leading, coordinating, and working on projects who have limited experience or knowledge of practical, formal Agile project management methods. Among those who can benefit from this course are:  Project Managers (particularly the non-software project PM),  Business planning coordinators, Technical service and support staff,   Administrators and managers responsible for coordinating, facilitating or managing Agile projects, General managers responsible for projects.