An agile approach to project management is being adopted by more and more organizations to gain a competitive advantage and accelerate the delivery and visibility of business values while significantly reducing project risks and delays. This new course will discuss the application of agile concepts, principles, and methodologies to projects which will help organizations and project teams to adapt promptly to constantly changing market demands and client requirements.
Tuesdays: September 13 - December 6, 2016
Wednesdays: September 14 - December 7, 2016
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: McGill downtown campus
Alumni fee: $1,101
Course Number: CENG 224
Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 4
PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs): 39.00 (18.00 Technical, 15.00 Leadership, 6.00 Strategic) PMP®/PgMP® | PMI-ACP®
This course is part of the Professional Development Certificate in Project Management. For more information, click here.
If you wish to register for an individual course without being admitted to a certificate program, please click here for registration instructions.
This course covers the application of Agile concepts, principles, and methodologies in project management, largely developed and tested on software development projects, and being successfully applied to projects of all sizes and types in other various industries.
The course topics are aligned with the established Agile manifesto and principles supporting the Agile Certified Practitioner certification offered and administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI-ACP®).
Who Should Attend
Project/Product Managers, System Architects, Team Leaders/Members, Portfolio/Program Managers, Project Managers/ScrumMasters, PMO, Business Sponsors and Product Managers/Owners, System Architects, Team/Technical Leaders, Executives, and Managers interested in learning more about Agile Project Management.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Apply best-practiced Agile frameworks and methodologies
- Articulate established Agile concepts, manifesto, principles, processes, events, artifacts, roles, and responsibilities
- Plan using adaptive, relative, iterative, and time-boxed Agile estimating tools and techniques
- Mitigate risk through organic/overt Agile team practices
- Manage and deliver innovative projects leveraging Agile communication, cooperation, and team coaching
- Improve project performance via effective Agile meetings, reviews, and retrospectives
- Agile Project Management Introduction
- Agile Scrum Framework
- Agile XP Methodology
- Agile Processes
- Agile Lean and Kanban Practices
- Agile Requirements and User Stories
- Agile Planning and Estimating
- Agile Risk Management
- Agile Scalability
- Agile Team Coaching
- Agile Communication and Cooperation
- Agile Retrospectives
Michael Delis PMI-ACP®, PMP®, CSP, CSM, PRINCE2, B.Eng.
Michael Delis is a senior project management consultant, Agile coach/practitioner, portfolio/project manager, and certified project management instructor with over two decades of diversified global consulting, training, project management, IT, and engineering experience. He has received the Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certifications from the Scrum Alliance, the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications from the Association of Project Managers Group (APMG), along with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering.
For information regarding tuition payment please refer to: Student Accounts
Third Party Billing
If you have an agreement with your employer whereby the company should be billed directly for your course fees, please refer here for instructions on initiating a Third Party Sponsorship.
One week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class.
If you miss the registration deadline, please contact 514-398-5454 or pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca
All cancellation & section change requests must be made in writing to Pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca
Receive a full refund if your cancellation request is received prior the registration deadline - one week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class.
Receive a refund minus $100 cancellation fee if your cancellation request is received after the registration deadline - within one week (7 calendar days) prior to the first class.
No refunds are issued after the first class of the course, however suitable participation substitution will be permitted.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I obtain an attestation of completion?
This course will appear on your official McGill transcript. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive an Attestation from McGill University. This attestation will indicate the number of CEUs and PDs earned.
What are CEUs?
CEUs are Continuing Education Units. A Continuing Education Unit is a measure of the number of hours of participation - contact and/or study - in an organized Continuing Education activity. One CEU represents ten hours of participation. Participants who successfully complete the Agile Project Management course earn 4 CEUs.
Can I take this course without being evaluated?
If you do not wish to be evaluated, you can fill out a Request for Non-Evaluation form at the Department prior to the second class. Your McGill transcript will show a grade of NE (Not evaluated). You will find the Request for Non-Evaluation form here. Note that students who request non-evaluation will not receive an Attestation of successful completion from McGill University, nor will they be granted CEU's.
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca