Agile Project Management
If you’re a project manager or team leader looking to scale your IT organization, this Agile Project Management course will help your teams to succeed at a high velocity. Kane Tomlin, executive consultant at FDOT, offers you the best practices and hands-on techniques for executing Scrum methodologies.
In this Agile Project Management training course, learners will become familiar with the Agile methodology and how to use it to help their teams succeed. The course covers best practices and hands-on learning for executing Agile through the Scrum framework, and compares that approach to the more traditional Waterfall methodology.
What Is Agile Project Management?
Agile Project Management is a methodology used in project management to track roles, responsibilities, deadlines, and other activities related to a project. It is an iterative, adaptive, and introspective methodology that originated in the software development industry. Agile Project Management helped shorten software development cycles, which were often so long the software became obsolete before consumers could even use it, and allowed teams to get more regular and insightful feedback. With agile project management, organizations will save time, money, and frustration on certain projects.
Agile Project Management is an approach that provides value quicker than traditional project management methods, making it ideal for some organizations and projects. While traditional project management methodologies are typically linear and somewhat rigid, Agile Project Management is much more flexible. In practice, the Agile methodology takes into account that there will be unexpected issues that come up with the project. It allows for reassessments and adjustments throughout the project, embracing the unexpected instead of scrambling for solutions.
What is Involved in this Agile Project Management Training?
This course will cover the history of Agile Project Management and its philosophy, best practices, and current use. Upon completing the course, students will know the following:
- the history and philosophy of Agile project management
- the different types of Agile methodologies
- best practices for those methodologies
- how to select the best methodology for a specific project
- how to plan and execute projects using Agile project methodologies
While there aren’t set prerequisites for the Agile Project Management course, learners should have a couple of years of business management experience, basic knowledge of project management methodologies, and some IT and cybersecurity project experience.
Why Learn Agile Project Management?
Project managers and team members alike have found that the Agile approach to project management is far more than just a trend. The Agile methodology has proven itself over time to be beneficial to teams and organizations. It allows project teams to work iteratively and flexibly, giving them the power to adjust projects’ changing requirements and deliver an end result quicker. Additionally, project managers, team members, and organizations report the following benefits of the Agile approach:
Increased adaptability – One of the most beneficial aspects of the Agile methodology is its ability to quickly shift priorities as situations change. Agile’s iterative approach encourages almost continuous feedback, which means data can be evaluated and analyzed during the development process instead of after the project is completed. This allows project teams to make better, more impactful decisions that are based on real conditions, not predictions.
Reduced risk – With increased adaptability comes reduced risk. When there are shorter task cycles, clearer visibility, and continuous reporting and feedback, project teams can improve predictability which lowers risk.
Increased customer satisfaction – Customer collaboration is one of the guiding principles of Agile Project Management. Customers who are in the loop throughout the project process, providing their thoughts and feedback about the project in real-time, are more likely to be satisfied with the end results.
Happier team members – The Agile Project Methodology encourages team members to have more autonomy than traditional project management approaches. Members are frequently given the freedom to innovate, offer new ideas and perspectives, problem-solve, and troubleshoot issues during the project timeline. This is an aspect that is often lacking in or missing from more traditional project management methods.
The emphasis placed on communication and collaboration in Agile approaches encourages efficient, transparent, creative, and happier teams.
How to Learn Agile Project Management
Understanding the Agile Project Methodology and how to apply it to specific projects are important skills for project managers to have. Agile Project Management is an exciting and galvanizing approach for teams, which can create increased motivation, productivity, and flexibility among team members.
If you are a project manager or team member (or aspire to be), and want to explore how Agile Project Management can transform your projects, sign up for our Agile Project Management training course today. Like all Cybrary courses, it is facilitated by a subject matter expert, is self-paced, and accessible around the clock, making it easy for even the busiest learners to fit into their schedules. Enrollment is simple. Just click the Enroll Now button and you can start learning about Agile project management immediately.
Complete this entire course to earn a Agile Project Management Certificate of Completion