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RPJM 130

Demystifying Agile Project Management

Agile project management techniques are being applied within a growing number of companies of various sizes and industries, from the entrepreneurial to the conservative. This course covers characteristics and delivery frameworks for agile project management. The course also explores how agile methods differ from traditional project management, along with how to recognize projects that may be suitable for agile techniques. Additional topics include the values, roles, deliverables, and practices of Scrum; additional agile and iterative methods; scalability and enterprise-wide considerations.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Prepare and/or analyze agile project management deliverables including a vision statement, product backlog with user stories, release plan reflecting estimated team velocity, iteration plan, burn-down chart, and task board.

Compare/contrast agile and traditional project management methods and assess the applicability and effectiveness of related practices.

Compare/contrast agile and iterative approaches including Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Unified Process.

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