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Agile Project Management Certificate Program

Modern organizations are searching for lean and agile approaches for meeting changing customer needs and expectations, and for efficiently producing high-quality products, services, and solutions. The need to be agile and cost-effective is intensified by growing global competition, continuous innovation in technology, and incredibly short time-to-market requirements. Like any change, the transition to agile is hard and requires not only organizational and personal commitment but also people with knowledge and experience in agile methods.

This 5-day program provides agile tools and techniques for effectively and efficiently planning and managing knowledge-based projects. The focus is on agile, Scrum, and Kanban methodologies, and on how to apply them to both software and non-software projects. Participants will learn how to help teams respond to unpredictability through incremental, iterative work cadences and empirical feedback.

Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  • Describe agile project management processes
  • Explain the key differences between agile and traditional project management
  • Identify project management scenarios well-suited for application of agile and lean methods
  • Differentiate between agile frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean, and select the most appropriate for a project
  • Apply the Scrum and Kanban methods
  • Effectively manage changing customer requirements
  • Lead agile project planning and estimating activities
  • Track agile project progress
  • Improve agile processes continuously during the project
  • Implement the Project Close process

Topics

  • Agile Methodologies and Practices
  • Agile Estimating and Requirements Gathering Procedures
  • Agile Design and Testing Procedures
  • Agile Release and Iteration Planning Strategies
  • Agile and Scrum Methodologies and Practices
  • Agile Leadership Styles for Agile Projects
  • Scaling Agile for Large Agile Projects
  • Agile Implementation Strategies

Who should attend

This program is for professionals seeking to optimize business performance in high-tech companies. Applications include business intelligence, data mining/warehousing, service delivery, product development, marketing, and process mprovement.

Schedule

  Fall 2017 Add To Cart
Agile Project Management September 9, 23, October 7, 21, November 4 Register

Fee: $2600 for the 5 day program. Payment is due 2 weeks prior to the first day of the program. You may pay the entire program fee of $2600 in one payment, or you may pay the program fee in five increments of $520 corresponding to each of the 5 class days.

Hours and Credits: Participants will earn 40 Professional Development Units (PDUs) or 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

The PDUs may be applied by PMI® Project Management Professionals (PMP®) towards their maintenance of certification under the PMI® Continuing Certification Requirements Program.

Instructors

Nate Crews

PMI and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.