This Agile Project Management (online) course is for anyone with an interest in completing projects quickly and efficiently.
It will provide you with a clear understanding of the leading Agile method (Scrum) and the key ideas, techniques, tools, behaviours and ways of thinking that can make it work for you.
Our tutor Dr Rob Collins in a screen shot from a recent presentation of Agile Project Management (online) course.
Each session in this interactive project management course includes opportunities to practice the practical tools of Agile, using our recommended team collaboration environments.
You will also learn how to leverage those same tools to support your own projects with geographically dispersed teams.
The course features an extended, interactive case study which will help you practice with typical Agile scenarios in a practical and useful way.
Agile is effective because it focusses on continual learning and adaptation - it is an evolutionary approach to getting things done.
Traditional projects depend on a definition of requirements – a clear statement of each aspect of the work that needs to be done.
However, Agile’s approach accepts that you can't know all of those requirements until you start work, and start to learn about the problem.
Where traditional project management puts a significant emphasis on management of risk, Agile avoids such risks by reacting quickly, efficiently and in a controlled manner to deal with problems and issues as they arise.
Agile is not just 'free-form' or 'random', it has a well-developed discipline of tools, techniques, behaviours and thinking that drive progress towards a successful project conclusion
Dates, Times and Delivery
This course will be delivered live from our purpose-built broadcast studio, with opportunities to ask questions during the sessions, as well as via the online collaboration environments throughout the course.
There will be five 90-minute tutorials, delivered on weekdays from 09:30 - 11:00 (UK time).
The course sessions take place on:
- Monday 3
- Tuesday 4
- Wednesday 5
- Wednesday 12 and
- Thursday 13 April
All times listed are UK times. A world clock and time zone converter can be found here: https://bit.ly/3bSPu6D
This is a ‘virtual classroom’ course. To replicate the experience of a classroom, the sessions are ‘live’ and are not recorded.
During the course you will have access to an online collaboration website. This can be used to interact with the course tutor, and will also be used to support learning activities during the course.