Course Description

Traditional project management methodology has been standard for many years. In today's fast-paced, ever-changing approach to business, project managers and organizations have adopted other ways of developing and implementing projects. More and more organizations are implementing agile principles to increase project and business satisfaction in higher-quality systems.

Learn about the Agile Project Management Methodology, and explore its application in the context of project management. Examine the practices that differentiate this methodology from other methods of project management.

You will discover ways in which agile projects are planned, staffed, and managed, and obtain practical results with adaptive approaches to projects. Apply commonly used project-based approach with the Agile methodology.

Create and coach strong collaborative teams who embrace changing requirements while quickly building solutions using agile estimating and planning tools

Course Details

By the completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify the core elements and foundations of Agile methodology, and its application in the context of project management
  • Explain how Agile methodology complements traditional project delivery and practices that differentiate this methodology from other methods of project management
  • Describe how utilizing Agile tools speeds up project delivery, improves quality, increases stakeholder satisfaction, and reduces project risk
  • Analyze the outcome of applying Agile PM to your project and examine sample Agile methodology project plans
  • Examine the application of Agile methodology in different organizations using sample projects, case studies, and experiential projects
  • Use metrics and controls for managing requirements, estimating and planning, and documentation based on current best practice

Topics of Instruction

  • Agile methodology, its application in the context of project management
  • Compare agile methodology to traditional project delivery
  • Agile tools

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Synchronous
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5:30PM to 9:00PM
Nov 01, 2023 to Nov 17, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $599.00
Reading List / Textbook

Title: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the Standard for Project Management
Edition: 7 (August 2021)
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN-10: 1628256648
ISBN-13: 978-1628256642

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

Students will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Zoom web conferencing software. The instructor will post the course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students registered on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students unfamiliar with online learning are encouraged to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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