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Intended Audience: There are three potential audiences for this course:
- Senior-level Executives - The first audience is senior-level executives who are interested in making their business more agile and want to develop a well-integrated approach to fit an Agile development process to their business
- Business Sponsors - The next audience is Business Sponsors of an Agile initiative who want to learn more about Agile Project Management in order to provide more effective leadership for the initiatives that they are responsible for
- Product Owners - The final audience is for Agile Product Owners who need to better understand how to effectively perform the Agile Product Owner role. The Product Owner role in Agile is not well-understood and most of the people who might be selected to perform that role are not well-prepared for what it requires
In many areas, “Agile" is becoming a hot new buzz word and everyone wants to jump on the “Agile bandwagon" without necessarily fully understanding why they're getting into it and exactly what they expect to get out of it. Many companies also make the mistake of assuming that whatever is good for the development process is good for the business as a whole and that is not necessarily the case.
While Agile has huge potential benefits for a business, it's important to not get carried away with some of the hype that exists about Agile and develop an objective understanding of its benefits and limitations to know how and when to apply it successfully. The right approach is to not necessarily to just implement Agile for the sake of becoming Agile; but figure out how it's going to help your business and what problems it will solve. The typical questions and challenges this poses for business managers and executives are:
- How do I reconcile an Agile development approach with my existing business management and project management processes?
- Do I need to unravel all of my existing management processes in order to adopt an Agile development approach?
This course will help you answer those questions and includes assessment tools and planning tools to help you develop a very effective Agile Project Management approach that is very well-aligned with your business.
What Students Are Saying About This Course:
- "As a senior project manager that deals with executives and their project management "likes and dislikes" on a daily basis I found this overview spot-on. From lecture 1 through 7 Chuck addresses most of the issues that I quite often experience in getting executive to understand the "symbiotic" relationship between Agile and Plan-driven project management. This course is for project managers and executives alike, and after completion you'll have a clear understanding of how Agile and traditional plan-driven approaches can be complementary rather than competitive."
- "Chuck Cobb's presentation Agile Project Management Overview for Executives was informative. I found the course helped reveal misconceptions and stereotypes regarding Agile Project Management. In his instructional course, he helps break down key differences between agile and waterfall project management. He outlines the benefits of agile project management. He once again clearly and concisely communicates in a way that is easy to follow. I look forward to following additional courses in the future."
"Chuck provides a solid understanding of the potential relationship between diametrically opposed project management/development methodologies, and seeks to convince people that a binary choice of methodology is not necessary."
- "Introducing or integrating Agile within an established enterprise can be challenging on many fronts. This course provides a clear, well organized and engaging discussion of some alternative approaches to integrating Agile, including case studies on what does and does not work!"
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.
- "Presents business side of agile transformation clearly"
- "Chuck provides a solid understanding of the potential relationship between diametrically opposed project management/development methodologies, and seeks to convince people that a binary choice of methodology is not necessary."