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Agile Project Management

 

Quickly responding to changing conditions is critical to success in today’s business climate. When properly executed, agile development rapidly generates the project outcomes and deliverables that your business requires to compete in today’s fast-paced marketplaces. Acquire an overview of the latest agile approaches and best practices, so you can determine when agile project management techniques fit your particular situation, and just as importantly, when they don’t.

Please note: The examples in this class refer to software development projects; however, agile methods are also used in content development and research and development projects, in various industries such as manufacturing and product development.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Successfully integrate agile methods into your organization, and how the organization must change
  • Use mainstream agile methods: Scrum, XP, UP/RUP
  • Focus on real-world scenarios and techniques
  • Network with others to collaborate on challenges/solutions
  • Manage where agile methods work, and where they don't or can't

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Course Outline/Topics

Agile Project Management

Seminar Overview

Introduction
Introduction to agile and iterative project management
Traditional, process-based project management Waterfall lifecycles and its problems
Why agility matters: The Agile Manifesto
What agile project management will do for your organization, and what it won't

Overview of Agile and Iterative Development
The facts of change on software development projects
Fundamental concepts of agile development
Problems, pitfalls, and hype surrounding agile development
Typical agile development lifecycles
Overview of types of agile development (XP, Scrum, Unified Process, DSDM, FDD)
Which methodology to choose? A comparison of development techniques

Scrum Development Methodology
Scrum overview and lifecycle
Work products, roles and practices
Common mistakes and misunderstandings
Sample projects
Adoption strategies
The facts versus the hype
Debrief and discussion

XP Development Methodology
XP overview and lifecycle
Work products, roles and practices
Common mistakes and misunderstandings
Sample projects
Adoption strategies
The facts versus the hype
Debrief and discussion

Unified Process Methodology
Unified process overview and lifecycle
Work products, roles and practices
Common mistakes and misunderstandings
Sample projects
Adoption strategies
The facts versus the hype

DSDM, FDD, and Other Agile Methodologies
DSDM and FDD overview and lifecycle
Work products, roles and practices
Common mistakes and misunderstandings
Adoption strategies
The facts versus the hype
Debrief and discussion

Agile Project Management Practice Tips
Relationships to traditional project management (PMBOK® Guide, etc.)
Business environment concerns - educating stakeholders and management

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"Relevant content. Good instructor! "
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"Mr. McIlree did a nice job setting up an environment where questions were encouraged and well-answered."
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  Sessions  
Thu.-Fri., Nov. 6-7
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Bob McIlree, PMP
$845
Discount Available CEUs: 14/PDUs: 1.4
Program No. 5025-7330
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Thu.-Fri., June 11-12, 2015
8:30am-4:30pm
Location: UWM School of Continuing Education (Click link for directions)
Instructor: Bob McIlree, PMP
$845
CEUs: 1.4/PDUs: 14
Program No. 5025-7396
Register Now
 
For more information, contact:
Maribeth Sacho, Program Associate, msacho@uwm.edu, 414-227-3337
Anne O'Meara, Program Director, aomeara@uwm.edu, 414-227-3311
 

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