Course Summary

Agile For Practitioners is a hands-on training course that provides participants with a deep understanding of Agile frameworks, practices, and techniques. Participants will also learn about the culture that supports the principles and values of Agile.  

This is a highly interactive course that leverages real world examples from Scrum, Lean, Kanban and other Agile methods. Participants will work in teams to experience and apply Agile through the course exercises to plan, organize Agile teams, create backlogs, and develop solutions using Agile and Scrum. This course meets the PMI-ACP® education requirements.


Who Should Attend

This course is intended for agile team members, PMO leaders, project managers and leaders who need an in-depth understanding of Agile frameworks and practices or who are seeking the PMI-ACP® certification. 


Course Outline
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Overview of Agile Methods
  • Value Driven Development
  • Planning Agile Projects
  • Scrum
  • Leading Agile Teams
  • Leading Beyond the Team
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Overview
  • PMI-ACP® Certification - Practice Exam


Key Learning Outcomes
Following this training, participants will be able to:
  • Explain various Agile frameworks and why they are used—including Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban
  • Apply Scrum to your projects
  • Create a product backlog and user stories
  • Explain what leadership looks like in an Agile environment
  • Comprehend various Agile concepts including Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Team Performance, Adaptive Planning and Continuous Improvement
  • Gain insight on how to create transparency using Agile communications tools
  • Become a better Agile project practitioner
  • Understand how to establish an Agile team and help encourage high-performance
  • Learn to effectively manage project scope, schedule, budget and quality through the use of Agile controls
  • Learn how to apply servant leadership
  • Understand the knowledge and experience requirements necessary to apply for and pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam
  • Gain insights, techniques and skills to successfully coach and mentor agile teams


  • This course is hosted at Northwestern University in Chicago IL
  • This 4-Day course includes numerous hands-on exercises and workshops

"I recommend the Agile for Practitioners course and even mentioned to my manager that this course would be great for our team. I really enjoyed the varying teaching methods, interactive discussion, and activities to demonstrate key points. I love the emphasis on real world application, drawing from both Anthony's experiences, and those of the students. What I think will be most useful is the constant reminder that agile is a set of principles, and even when you aren't in a position to drastically change your organization, you can still change your own work by focusing on those values." 

— Reece Q. (February 2017)