Agile Essentials

 2 Days, PDU Hours: 16

(Strategic – 3 hours, Leadership - 4 hours, Technical – 9 hours)

Why Understand Agile Concepts?

If you use agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting agile approaches to project management, it is important to understand how these impact your current project activities.

Among the top reasons for project failures were various aspects of the predictive or waterfall method utilized by many projects. Research indicated that smaller time frames, with delivery of components early and often, lead to an increased success rate. Projects utilizing agile techniques provide a shortened delivery time frame, along with continued prioritization of features, to ensure that the changing organizational environment can be supported.

PMI® recognizes that knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools to support the development of applications has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research also demonstrates the value that agile methods can have in increasing delivery of business value and agility, improving team productivity and decreasing product defects. This is reflected in the Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments section that has been included for each knowledge area in the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

Course Purpose:

Since many may be familiar with a single agile method, this course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools and techniques associated with major agile methods that can be successfully utilized on project efforts to support an adaptive project approach.  

The target audience for this class includes project managers and individuals who want to learn more about various agile methods or have only recently been exposed to or involved in agile projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the agile mindset and principles
  • Understand the major agile methods
  • Understand team roles and responsibilities associated with various agile methods
  • Understand the various tools and techniques associated with different agile methods
  • Understand the various knowledge and skills that support an adaptive approach
  • Identify where agile practices can be incorporated into various project approaches

Course Topics:

  • Agile Mindset and Principles
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Agile Essentials

Instructor-Led via Internet,
May 14 - 15, 2019 S
Time: 9:00 - 5:00 pm Pacific Time


Enter Attendee's Name
Greta Blash, PgMP. PMI-ACP, PMI-PMP, PMI-PBAFounder, course developer and senior instructor
Greta has extensive experience developing and teaching Agile, PMI-ACP certifications class, Project Management, MS Project, and Business Analysis courses
Steve Blash, PMI-ACP, PMPFounder
Experience with IT agile, project management, PMO and aligning business strategies with project objectives

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