• Supporting an Agile Transformation (2 Days), Northwestern University

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    Agile methods and tools are growing in popularity – Computer Economics estimated in 2014 that 83% of businesses have future plans to implement Agile.  The purpose of this course is to provide managers, project managers, and other leaders an understanding of agile methods, what an agile culture means, and how to support an organization contemplating a transformation from traditional development to agile development. 

    Whether you are an agile novice, or an experienced agile practitioner, this course will provide you with a basic understanding of Agile and what constitutes a transformation.  An organization cultural assessment will be used to gauge the receptiveness of your organization to Agile, and to identify some potential risks.  Various methods of organizational change will be discussed in the context of an agile adoption.

    This course qualifies as education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam.  Note that in order to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam, students must meet additional requirements set forth by PMI that can be found on their website.

    At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to: 

    • Explain various Agile methodologies, and why they are used—including Scrum, Kanban and eXtreme Programming
    • Determine the culture of an organization using and assessment tool, and to determine the receptiveness to agile methods
    • Describe agile adoption patterns, and why agile adoptions have failed
    • Successfully lead or support an agile transformation

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