Full course description
The Foundation of Agile Concepts
An increasing number of teams and companies are realizing the potential of Agile to improve communication and workflow procedures. This course can help you adapt to these changes and learn Agile methodology. From theory to workflow, this course covers all the important fundamentals of Agile project management.
The course starts with Agile basics and covers important terms unique to the Agile method. You’ll also learn the principles of Agile and discover different methodologies you can use to adapt to an Agile system. The course goes beyond theories to also provide pragmatic strategies that can help you better lead and work with Agile teams.
The Agile basics in this course provide an introduction to the more advanced Agile concepts on the Project Management Institute's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam.
Learn Agile methodology
This course will help you learn essential Agile basics. You’ll master important Agile concepts that will help you ensure each project is a success.
In this course, you’ll also learn how to:
- Apply best practices from organizations that have successfully incorporated Agile methodologies into their business activities.
- Define Agile development and differentiate it from traditional Waterfall practices.
- Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success.
- Identify the similarities and differences among several Agile methodologies.
- Understand the nuances of leading and working with Agile teams.
This course is self-paced and includes games, flashcards and interactive exercises. Videos from Agile experts are also included to help you become a more proficient Agile professional. These engaging learning formats will help improve your understanding and retention of Agile concepts.
Who this Agile basics course is designed for:
This is an introductory-level course for people new to Agile concepts. This course can help both team members and project managers new to Agile learn important fundamentals.
What you'll receive in this Agile concepts course:
You'll earn a Certificate of Completion stating the title of the course and the number of hours to complete.
Meet the instructor
Susan Wynn has spent her 20+ year career in administration and information systems working within academic, government and nonprofit entities. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)®. She practices project management skills as a senior data analyst and technical program manager at Arizona State University's Office of Planning and Budget. She also regularly instructs on project management topics both in the community and at ASU.
Susan is involved with the ASU Project Management Network as a staff advisor after having co-founded the employee-led initiative and served as its inaugural president in 2014. She also volunteers as the assistant vice president of membership with the Project Management Institute (PMI) Phoenix Chapter after having served in past roles with PMI Phoenix as a board member, financial director and member ambassador director.
Susan is a project management evangelist who enthusiastically enjoys presenting workshops to help people live and work more effectively through project management.