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Agile Project Management

Learn how to successfully navigate unpredictable scenarios within the context of product development.

Agile Project Management
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    8 hours

Develop your ability to react swiftly to potential threats to your project

Master core concepts pertaining to agility and agile project management. Agility refers to the ability of an organisation to rapidly react to unpredictable scenarios, and within the context of product development, respond to unclear requirements.

You will learn the principles and values of agile project management, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of the agile approach.

During the course, you will develop a workable approach that includes the typical steps, activities and participant roles for an agile project, and how to engage the appropriate resources and tools for the task.

What topics will you cover?

  • The history, principles and values of agile project management and the Agile Manifesto
  • Understanding agile project management: general practices
  • How agile project management is similar and how it is different from traditional project management life cycles
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the agile approach
  • Agile frameworks
  • Working with a framework
  • Managing agile projects
  • Key metrics and resources for agile project management
  • Hybrid life cycles: designing and customising agile and traditional life cycles

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Compare the approaches, advantages, and disadvantages of both classic and agile project methodologies
  • Develop a workable project management approach that includes the typical steps, activities, and participant roles for an agile project
  • Evaluate how and when these agile characteristics can be integrated with steps from a traditional project management life cycle to achieve an effective hybrid approach
  • Apply appropriate tools and resources for agile projects, including specific or adapted metrics

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone wishing to learn how to deliver strategic change through project management in business.

Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Dr Dennis Chapman is a Lecturer in Project Management and Deputy Course Director for the BA in Business Management at Coventry University’s School of Strategy and Leadership (SSL).

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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