Today organizations are scrambling to become lean and agile 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 has been intensified further by growing global competition, continuous innovation in technology, and by 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. In this course participants explore how agile and lean methods are different than traditional techniques of managing projects through an introduction of essential concepts of Agile Project Management and software development to effectively manage project activities.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Define agile methodologies and practices, estimating and planning procedures, design and testing procedures, and agile release management strategies.
- Contrast Scrum, Kanban, and other agile methodologies and practices.
- Lead an Agile project estimating activity and track Agile project progress.
- Apply Agile Implementation Strategies as a project manager.