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Agile Project Management For Business Managers

Learn how to develop and implement a high-impact Agile Project Management approach that is well-integrated with your business environment!

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Course Statistics:

  • Over 80,000 students in my courses!
  • Over 3,800 5-star reviews in my courses!
  • This course updated in September 2019

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Intended Audience: The potential audiences for this course is anyone who needs a solid understanding of how to develop and apply an Agile Project Management approach from a business perspective. That audience includes:

  1. Agile Product Owners or Product Managers - 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
  2. Business Analysts - who work in an Agile environment and need to optimize their skills to provide a high level of value in that environment
  3. Business Sponsors - who want to learn more about Agile Project Management in order to provide more effective leadership for the initiatives that they are responsible for
  4. 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

Course Summary:

Successful implementation of Agile requires a collaborative relationship between the project team and business managers based on a mutual understanding of the Agile process. This course is designed to help develop that collaborative relationship. It is also designed to help Business Managers and Business Executives understand how to align an enterprise-level Agile implementation with their business.

Many existing courses for business people in an Agile environment such as Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) are limited to the "mechanics" of how to do Agile. This course goes into much more depth to give business people a very solid and deeper understanding of Agile and Scrum and how to successfully apply it in a business environment. It is basically a condensed version of the very successful seven courses in my Agile Project Management for Project Managers curriculum.

Successful implementation of Agile requires a collaborative partnership between business people and the project team where both have a strong and deep mutual understanding of Agile. The course is designed to help develop that collaborative partnership between:

  • Business people taking this course and
  • Project Managers taking the complete 7-course Agile Project Management curriculum

This course is a condensed version of the 7-course curriculum for Agile Project Managers. There is no need for anyone to take both sets of courses.

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."

Customer Testimonials:

  • "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!"

Your Instructor

Chuck Cobb
Chuck Cobb

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.

Course Curriculum

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  Agile Risk Management
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  Final Case Studies
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Student Comments:

  • "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."

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 3.5 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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