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Agile Project Management

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.

Dates: TBA
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: 688 Sherbrooke Street West
Fee: $1,295

Course Number: CENG 224
Credit Weight: 4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs): 39.00 PMP®/PgMP®  |  39.00 PMI-ACP®

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Description

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.


Objectives

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

Topics Covered

  • Agile Project Management Introduction
  • Agile Scrum Framework
  • Agile Scaling
  • Agile XP Methodology
  • Agile Lean Techniques
  • Agile Processes
  • Agile Requirements and User Stories
  • Agile Planning and Estimating
  • Agile Risk Management
  • Agile Team Coaching
  • Agile Communication and Cooperation
  • Agile Retrospectives

Instructor

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.


How to register:

Please take a moment to carefully read the registration instructions below:

1. Print and complete the Agile Project Management (CENG 224) Registration Form [.pdf]
Before submitting your registration please verify that all information is legible, that you have signed both forms and that the supporting documents have been photocopied correctly.

2. How to submit your registration:
- By email to pdregistrations [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca (please scan and attach clear copy of documents)
- By mail or in person to:
Department of Career and Professional Development
McGill University School of Continuing Studies
688 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 1199
Montreal, Quebec  H3A 3R1
Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm, Fridays: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Should you have any questions or concerns about your registration, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at 514-398-6200 or by email

Payment:

Fees may be paid by Visa, Mastercard or AMEX. We also accept payment by personal cheque.

For all other inquiries, please contact 514-398-5454 or pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca.


Registration Deadline:

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


Cancellation Policy:

Transcript Courses
All cancellation & section change requests must be made in writing to Pdregistrations [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.


Contact Information

Telephone: 514-398-5454
E-mail: pd [dot] conted [at] mcgill [dot] ca

PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.