Agile PM 101 - Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
Learn to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management in a fresh new perspective
as complementary rather than competitive
This course is part of an integrated, university-level curriculum of seven courses (See details below). This course is the first course in that series and is a prerequisite for the other six courses.
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Earn PDU's: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 0.75 PDU's in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU's are provided with the last lesson in the course.
Qualify for PMI-ACP Certification: Completion of all seven courses in this series will meet the requirement for 21 hours of training to qualify for PMI-ACP certification.
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Learn to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices in a fresh new perspective as complementary to each other rather than competitive in order to get the best of these two worlds!
Many businesses and project managers are faced with a choice of choosing a traditional plan-driven approach (or what is sometimes called “Waterfall") or a more Agile approach for critical projects which can be a very important decision with significant business impact but there are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist about both “Agile" and “Waterfall" that can be very confusing and misleading. Many people see this as a binary and mutually-exclusive choice between two extremes and attempt to force-fit projects to one of these two approaches when the right solution is to go in the other direction and fit the approach to the project.
Since this is such a critical decision that has such a big impact, it's very important to get past these stereotypes and misconceptions, develop a clear objective understanding of what it means (or doesn't mean) when people talk about "Agile versus Waterfall".
This course is part of an overall curriculum that is designed around helping students develop the skills required for a high-impact Agile Project Management role. Most students will want to take the complete curriculum rather than individual courses. The complete curriculum should be taken in the following order:
- Agile PM 101 - Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
- Agile PM 102 - What's the Future of Agile Project Management?
- Agile PM 201 - Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
- Agile PM 202 - Introduction to Agile Project Management
- Agile PM 301 - Mastering Agile Project Management
- Agile PM 401 - Advanced Agile Project Management
- Agile PM 402 - Enterprise-level Agile Project Management
Students who complete the entire curriculum of all seven courses shown above will receive a signed certificate of completion from the Agile Project Management Academy:
Enroll in a special bundled package consisting of all of the above courses:
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The complete set of seven courses will also meet the 21 hours of training required for PMI-ACP certification.
PMI-ACP Certification Course
In addition, there are one optional courses that is designed to supplement the above curriculum for students who are interested in PMI-ACP certification:
- How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification is intended for students who are interested in using this curriculum to prepare for PMI-ACP certification
Agile Business Management Curriculum
There is also a condensed version of this curriculum that is designed for any business people who are involved in Agile projects including Product Owners, Business Sponsors, and Business Analysts
- Introduction to Agile Business Management
- Mastering Agile Business Management
- Enterprise-level Agile Business Management
Note: These courses for Agile Business Management are an abridged version of the Agile Project Management courses and there is no need to take both
What Students Are Saying About the Course:"I enjoyed the course very much. I am currently working as a Scrum Master on a hybrid (agile-waterfall) project for a big multinational company. This presentation made it clear how to distinguish the two approaches and what are the main differences."
"There aren't a lot of in-depth information, only basics of agile and plan-based approaches, so there were not a lot of new info for me, but this is a great presentation for a beginner. I've bought other trainings of Chuck. Looking forward to learn more in-depth stuff."
"Great content and concepts are adequately explained, setting a solid foundation to understand the topics further"
- "I think this is a great course! It gives you a big panorama about the differences between waterfall and agile, and how both can be combined to be used in complex projects. I learned a lot with this course. Totally recommended"
- "This course is well-organized and provides the basics for understanding the difference between Agile and Waterfall. You will receive valuable information!"
- "Excellent content. Excellent Facilitator Excellent Excellent. I will sit in your lectures any day. Thank you!"
Chuck Cobb is the author of the best-selling book "The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile" as well as four other books on Agile Project Management and Business Excellence and he is one of the most popular and well-known instructors in the area of Agile Project Management with over 90,000 students and over 5,000 5-star reviews. He has been a featured speaker at a number of PMI Chapter events, agile groups universities, and PMO workshops throughout the US.
He has a very pragmatic, "real world" approach to Agile that is based on over 20 years of hands-on program/project management experience in a broad range of industries and application areas and he is passionate about helping Project Managers and Business Managers understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.
He has been an Adjunct Professor at Boston University and many of his courses originated from a graduate-level Agile Project Management curriculum he originally developed for Boston University.
- "Easy to understand and good description of the topics"
- "Very concise, direct, and clear presentation of useful material and ideas"
- "Great Lecture.. Very informative.. Thank you!!"
- "Simply brilliant! Well detailed and very good examples and explanations between both methodologies"
- "Well explained in nice simple steps"