What you’ll learn
Develop a deeper understanding of the principles and values behind Agile and Scrum to create high performance Agile teams and to apply Agile more effectively to a much broader range of projects and business environments
Develop the knowledge and skills to lead, mentor, and coach Agile project teams based on an in-depth understanding of understanding of Agile and Scrum values, principles, and practices
This course is part of an integrated, university-level curriculum of seven courses (See details below). This course is the third course in that series and should be taken in sequence. Please take the prerequisite courses before taking this course.
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Earn PDU’s: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 3.75 PDU’s in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU’s are provided with the last lesson in the course.
Qualify for PMI-ACP Certification: Completion of all seven courses in this series will meet the requirement for 21 hours of training to qualify for PMI-ACP certification.
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Course Summary: Develop a very high-impact and adaptive approach to implementing Agile and Scrum projects based on a deeper understanding of Agile/Scrum principles and values that can be adapted to any project and business environment!
Agile training is often limited to the “mechanics” of how to implement Agile and Scrum and that can often lead to weak and ineffective implementation. An adaptive approach that is based on fitting the approach to the nature of the project and to the business environment requires a deeper understanding of the principles behind Agile and Scrum.
This course is designed to provide Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Teams with a deeper understanding of principles and values behind Agile and Scrum and how they can be applied in real-world project situations to develop a high performance Agile approach that is adaptive to any project and business environment.
This course is part of an overall curriculum that is designed around helping students develop the skills required for a high-impact Agile Project Management role. Most students will want to take the complete curriculum rather than individual courses. The complete curriculum should be taken in the following order:
Agile PM 101 – Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
Agile PM 102 – What’s the Future of Agile Project Management?
Agile PM 201 – Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
Agile PM 202 – Introduction to Agile Project Management
Agile PM 301 – Mastering Agile Project Management
Agile PM 401 – Advanced Agile Project Management
Agile PM 402 – Enterprise-level Agile Project Management
Students who complete the entire curriculum of all seven courses shown above will receive a signed certificate of completion from the Agile Project Management Academy. The complete set of seven courses will also meet the 21 hours of training required for PMI-ACP certification.
PMI-ACP Certification Course
In addition, there are one optional courses that is designed to supplement the above curriculum for students who are interested in PMI-ACP certification:
How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification is intended for students who are interested in using this curriculum to prepare for PMI-ACP certification
Agile Business Management Curriculum
There is also a condensed version of this curriculum that is designed for any business people who are involved in Agile projects including Product Owners, Business Sponsors, and Business Analysts
Introduction to Agile Business Management
Mastering Agile Business Management
Enterprise-level Agile Business Management
Note: These courses for Agile Business Management are an abridged version of the Agile Project Management courses and there is no need to take both
Who this course is for:
- Project Managers, Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and Agile Teams who are interested in developing a deeper understanding of the principles and values behind Agile and Scrum to enable them to optimize the execution of an Agile/Scrum process in a given project
- Introduction and Course Overview
- Agile Fundamentals
- General Comparison of Agile and Plan-Driven Methodologies
- Learning to See the “Big Picture”
- The Roots of Agile – TQM and Lean Manufacturing
- Managing Flow in Agile Projects
- Lean Software Development and Value Stream Analysis
- Advanced Agile/Scrum Principles
- Example Scrum Project