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Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall (Course #1 of 7)

Learn to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management in a fresh new perspective
as complementary rather than competitive

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  • Over 1,500 5-star reviews in my courses!
  • This course updated in January 2018

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.

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Course Summary:

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".

Special Note:

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:

  1. Learn the Truth About Agile versus Waterfall
  2. What's the Future of Agile Project Management?
  3. Agile Principles: Understanding Agile at a Deeper Level
  4. Introduction to Agile Project Management
  5. Mastering Agile Project Management
  6. Advanced Agile Project Management
  7. 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:
Complete Agile Project Management Curriculum - Save $400!

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."

Customer Testimonials:

  • "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!"

Your Instructor

Chuck Cobb
Chuck Cobb

Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent, 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 30,000 students and over 500 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 understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.

Student Comments:

  • "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"

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
Does this course qualify for PDU's from PMI?
Yes. Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 0.75 PDU's in PMI continuing education credits.
How Do I Claim PDU's for Completing the Course?
Instructions for claiming PDU's are provided with the last lesson in the course..

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