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Project Management: From Traditional to Agile

March 9, 2011
9 am - 4 pm; 6 PDU; $349; Baldwin Wallace, Berea
Instructor: Brian Levy

Today, business processes and projects are more complex, interconnected, and customized to meet various customer demands.  The decision between traditional versus agile project management are now being considered during planning, even for projects outside of software development.  The basic phases of agile development are not drastically different, but the manner in which they are accomplished does require a new way of thinking. 

This course provides an overview of Agile methodology, skills required to work in an agile environment, and actionable audits that you can complete to prepare for running projects in an agile environment. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify activities involved with Agile PMs
  • Apply techniques used in agile projects
  • Understand the different time allocations between agile and traditional methods
  • Learn the skills sets required to manage in an agile environment
  • Compile a list of online resources to support new agile project managers
  • Create an assessment tool to determine which method should be used

Target Audience: Project Managers and managers who wish to transition to Agile; individuals new to Agile with less than 5 years experience.

Course Outline: 
 Introductions

  • Identify the activities involved with Agile PMs
    • Learn the % of time spent on those activities
    • Understand how those %ís contrast with traditional projects
    • Practice these new activities to gain comfort 
  • Identify the skill sets involved with Agile PMs
    • Learn the % of time spent on those activities
    • Understand how those %ís contrast with traditional projects
    • Gain insight into why the differences exists
  • Learn about online resources which aid new Agile PMs
    • Understand what the tools are and how to use them
    • Practice using these new tools
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