BP141 Adaptive Project Management
About This Course
Organizations are increasingly using Agile (Scrum) and Lean (Kanban) methodologies to make projects more adaptable to address expanding uncertainty, complexity, and need for iterative development and implementation. These methodologies and the practices they include provide new opportunities by making work visible and focusing on what individuals and teams need to be sustainably more effective and efficient.
A shift to Agile and Lean means learning how change-driven projects differ from plan-driven projects, how to apply familiar project management skills in new ways, and learning how to capture the benefits and real-world results that these methods can deliver. This course covers the basic concepts of Agile and Lean as applied to projects. Students will explore the knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to transition to change-driven project management within an organization.
Projects are everywhere — in healthcare, IT, government, nonprofits, retail, construction, education, banking, and more. With a projected 6.2 million project management roles added in the U.S. by 2020, the field of project management continues to be a top career choice. The ability to create and lead...
What You’ll Learn
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained the knowledge to:
- Compare and contrast the principles of plan-driven project management to change-driven project management;
- Understand the roots of Lean and Agile in the project world;
- Design a Scrum or Kanban board;
- Apply the ceremonies and artifacts from Scrum and Kanban;
- Understand the roles of team participant, Scrum Master, and Product Owner on the Scrum team;
- Understand ScrumBan and other emerging change driven project management variants;
- Know when to apply each of the project management methodologies;
- Help the organization transition from a change driven project management environment by understanding the most significant challenges.
The Learning Environment
This course is delivered in a virtual format and combines lectures, discussions, and group activities.
Courses in the Project Management Certificate Track
Enrolling in the full certificate program provides students with a comprehensive overview of all aspects of project management.
- BP111: Project Planning and Organization
- BP110: Project Management Communications and Teamwork
- BP113: Project Execution and Management
- BP115: Project Leadership and Conflict Management
Courses may be taken individually and in any order unless otherwise noted. Four courses are required to complete the certificate. If pursuing the certificate, all courses in the certificate program must be completed within three years. Visit the program page for a recommended sequence.
Ron Sarazin, president of Olympic Performance, Inc., specializes in project management, business analysis, visual management, customer service, and strategic planning training and consulting. He has worked for PACCAR, Portland General Electric, and Mutual Health Systems. Ron earned a BS in Industrial Engineering at Oregon State University and completed specialized training at the University of Idaho and Stanford University.