This course is part of an integrated curriculum of seven courses (See details below). This course is the second course in that series and should be taken in sequence. Please take the prerequisite courses before taking this course.
Earn PDU's: Students who complete this course are eligible to receive 2.0 PDU's in PMI continuing education credits. Instructions for claiming PDU's are provided with the last lesson in the course.
Accelerate Your Career: Agile and Lean are having a profound impact on redefining "project management" as we have known it since the 1950's and 1960's. A lot of project managers are confused about what this means to their careers. This course is designed to help project managers better understand the impact of these changes and re-orient their careers as needed to become a very high impact Agile Project Manager..
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The use of Agile methodologies is growing at an incredible rate, the basic way we do traditional plan-driven project management hasn't changed significantly since the 1950's and 1960's and the rate of technology change today is making a pure plan-driven approach very cumbersome and impractical to implement in many real-world situations. That doesn't mean that traditional plan-driven project methodologies are obsolete and no longer useful; however, within a relatively short amount of time, a project manager who only knows how to use traditional plan-driven methodologies will be at a serious disadvantage in the job market.
That's a big challenge for many project managers who have been schooled and indoctrinated in a plan-driven project management approach because Agile changes the very nature of how we do project management in many environments. This course will help you understand the impact of these changes and learn how to adapt your career to move into a high-impact Agile Project Management role.
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:
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.
In addition, there are two optional courses that are designed to supplement the above curriculum:
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.