A central element in the dynamic capabilities of an organization is its ability to successfully transform existing assets and resources into new capabilities. Projects are key instruments to this rapid organizational change. However, the traditional ‘plan & control’ approach to project management does not fit the dynamic and flexible approach that successful organizational change requires. The solution to this problem can be found in ‘Agile project management’. This course covers the Agile approach to projects from its conceptual foundations to the different methodologies and practical applications. The course includes certification as Professional Scrum Master or as Product Owner.
One of the most important developments in project management is Agile. Almost without exception, agile projects are praised for delivering better products and a smoother project management process. Professional project management organizations, such as IPMA and PMI are all integrating agile into their standards. Also, organizations are embracing agile methodologies such as Scrum as the solution to various issues they experience with projects. However, agile is also overhyped and quickly misunderstood. An agile approach can, if the conditions are fitting, have great benefits, but it is not a recipe for success.
Organizations and project management professionals need to understand when and in what context agile approaches are effective and should be able to implement agility in their process when that makes sense. It is this competence that the course ‘Agility in Project Management’ addresses. In the course questions are discussed such as: What is agility? What are agile approaches? What is the difference between Agile, Scrum and other methodologies? What are success factors for an Agile approach? And what are the fail factors?. Also, the participants are equipped with the understanding of how to integrate agility in projects and project management.
In order to have a good understanding of the agile approach to projects, the course includes the ‘Professional Scrum Master’ (PSM-I) or ‘Professional Scrum Product Owner’ (PSPO-I) certification of Scrum.org.
Students that have passed the course B16 "Project Management in Theory and Practice" are very welcome to join this course as an add-on!
Gilbert Silvius PhD, MBA
Dagmar Zuchi PhD, MBA
This course is open to students and professionals with a good understanding of project management, showing from work experience or from a project management certification (PRINCE2® Foundation or IPMA-D level, our course B16 "Project Management in Theory and Practice" ). A good command of English is necessary.
After successful completion of this program, you will have a clear understanding of the Agile approach in projects, typical agile methods, the Scrum methodology and how these approaches can be integrated into projects and project management. If you successfully complete the Scrum PSM-I or PSPO-I examination, you will obtain the official certificate for this from Scrum.org. The specific learning outcomes of the program are:
55 hr(s) lectures/group assignments + exam preparation (self-study).
The course fee includes examination for the official certificate as Professional Scrum Master or as Product Owner.
If you are a student and enrolled as such at a university and you wish to continue with this course after course B16, please inform us so in your motivation. You will then receive a discount for this course of 60 Euros.
Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.