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Certified Agile Project Management

Upcoming Courses

April 8-10, 2019
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Whether in government or private industry, project managers face a huge challenge when confronted with continually changing requirements. How can you plan when the things keep changing? Traditional project management approaches suggest that we take a snapshot of the requirements as a baseline, and then use change control in an attempt to minimize the impact of any shifting requirements. Sometimes, however, these changes are a reality that the project sponsor has to accommodate. The new Agile Project Management methods help deal with these situations.

Participants in this 3-day session will learn the techniques of Agile Project Management through simulations and examples from real-world projects that used these methods to control changing requirements.

Objectives

To provide experienced project managers with advanced understanding of the principles and techniques of agile project management, so that they will be able to identify situations where agile techniques may add value and begin to apply the techniques to reduce overall project risk on high change projects.

Who Should Attend

The Agile Project Management course introduces some advanced variations on basic project management practices. While anyone can attend, project managers with some experience managing IT projects or new product development projects will find the material more applicable to their day-to-day work.

Prerequisites

6-day The Comprehensive Project Management Seminar (or its equivalent):

or

You work in a project management environment that manages project scope, cost, time, quality, etc.

You Will Receive

You will receive the course binder containing course handouts and presentations and a copy of Kevin Aguanno's best-selling book “Managing Agile Projects.”

You Will Learn

The Evolution of Systems Development Lifecycles (SDLCs)
Iterative and Incremental Development
The Agile Philosophy
Agile Team and Project Characteristics
Scrum Overview
Lean Development Overview
Feature-Driven Development Overview
Extreme Programming Overview
Agile Requirements Management
Agile Modeling
Agile Model-Driven Development
Agile Documentation
Agile Planning & Estimating
Agile Change Management
Negotiating with Stakeholders
Metrics and Project Control
Test-Driven Development

Certification

On the afternoon of the third day of the course participants are eligible to immediately write the exam for the Project Management Association of Canada’s Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM) designation. The administration and fee for the Cert.APM exam are included in the course fee.

This course also satisfies the educational requirement for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP).

Instructor

Kevin Aguanno, CSPM (IPMA-B), PMP, Cert.APM, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, FPMAC, FAPM

Kevin Aguanno

With over 25 years of managing complex systems integration and software development projects, Kevin Aguanno is known in the industry for his innova­tive approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on three project management specialty areas: agile project management, troubled project recovery, and project methodology consulting.

As a well-known keynote speaker, trainer, and executive coach in agile management meth­ods, Aguanno has taught thousands of people how to better manage high-change projects by using techniques from Scrum, Extreme Programming, Feature-Driven Development, OpenUP and other agile methods. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and private corporate events where he delights audiences with practical advice peppered with fascinating stories from his own experiences in the trenches practicing agile project management.

He has taught for several years at the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto where he won the coveted SCS Excellence in Teaching Award, and is a regular guest lecturer in software engineering and project management classes at several other universities.

Kevin Aguanno holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master's in Project Management from the School of Business and Public Management at George Washington University.

He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and his competency is certified by IBM as a Certified Executive Project Manager and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Senior Project Man­ager (IPMA Level B). He is also certified by the Scrum Alliance as both a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). He is also certified by the Project Management Association of Canada as a Certified Agile Project Manager (Cert.APM), and holds the PMI Agile-Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) designation from the Project Management Institute.

Aguanno is an active member of the Project Management Institute (U.S.A.) including the Information Systems SIG, the Association for Project Management (U.K.), the Project Management Association of Canada where he is a founding director and the current President, the Agile Alliance, and the Scrum Alliance.

He is accredited by the International Project Management Association (founded in Switzerland) as a project management competency assessor, and he performs IPMA assessments for the ASAPM in the U.S.A. and the PMAC in Canada, for both of which the IPMA awarded him the honorary designation of First Assessor.

In 2013, the PMAC formally recognized Aguanno with its highest honor by naming him a Fellow of the Project Managment Association of Canada (FPMAC) and in 2015, the UK's Association for Project Management honoured Aguanno by naming him a Fellow  (FAPM).

Kevin Aguanno is the author of over thirty books, audiobooks, and DVDs in addition to a number of articles published in magazines and journals worldwide.