Agile Project Management

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About the courses in Agile Project Management

The inevitable changes in functional requirements during development make system development inherently unpredictable. Agile development methods were designed to counteract this through iterative deliveries aimed at meeting stakeholders’ requirements.

Agile project management provides organisations with a flexible approach to project management. It enables them to respond quickly to change and provides a way to implement high-priority initiatives. To remain effective, businesses need to be able to change quickly. However, the core focus of traditional project management methodologies is to thoroughly understand the reasons for change before the change can be enabled. For some types of project, a more flexible approach is needed.

Agile project management is a set of frameworks that covers the people, products and practices (techniques) required to successfully implement projects. Agile is not only suitable for software/systems development – it can also be used to help manage any form of business change.

Learning objectives

  • Prioritising change around business benefits
  • Prioritising the implementation of change within releases
  • Regular reviews of prioritisation and re-planning
  • Ensuring that all relevant stakeholders are identified, involved and informed throughout the project’s lifecycle
  • Self-directed and empowered teams of change and business personnel
  • Project managers facilitate teams and do not direct them
  • Fixed timescales and resource budgets

Topics

  • Agile project implementation and the relationship to overall project management principles
  • The SCRUM approach
  • Business case – implementation and maintenance
  • Contracts with target prices and risk-sharing mechanisms
  • Designing needs and requirements to form the basis of work packages and components in a product range
  • Estimation and cost control
  • Team organisation, communication, defining roles of SCRUM Masters and project managers
  • Risk-management – comparing agile and traditional risk-management methods
  • Development, testing and quality control

Delivery

The course is 100% online. When you enrol, you get access to a unique learning platform with a highly intuitive user-interface. The amount of time required to complete the course will vary depending on your existing project knowledge and experience. Allow at least 15-20 hours to complete the course.

Metier programmes and Executive MBA at SKEMA Business School

The course can form part of the Diploma in Project Management and the Advanced Certificate in Project Management, which can in turn become part of the Executive MBA in Project Management delivered by SKEMA Business School and Metier.