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Scrum and Agile Project Management
Innovation breakthroughs often demand fast action. So how do you create a workplace culture that can nimbly and efficiently respond to changes? Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that can help your team deliver products in short cycles, unleashing fast feedback, continual improvement and rapid adaptation to change.
In this intensive, interactive training, you’ll explore project management challenges and approaches within the Scrum and Agile framework and learn how to apply these strategies within your organization. Hands-on simulations will enhance your understanding of all facets of Scrum roles and benefits. You’ll leave ready to sprint toward success on your next project with insights on how to transform your organization.
Who Should Attend
Any individual or team interested in understanding how Scrum can improve workplace efficiency, including:
- Project managers
Immediate Takeaways & Benefits
- Learn the fundamentals of Scrum and how to apply them to your work
- Discover how to use Agile methodology in plan-driven projects to help manage uncertainty
- Gain insight into the tradeoffs of adopting Agile or Scrum processes
- Navigate the cultural changes necessary to implement Scrum
- Get hands-on experience participating in a Scrum team
- Learn how to customize Scrum for specific types of projects
About the Instructor
Derek Riley, Ph.D., is an associate professor in MSOE’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department and the director of MSOE’s new Computer Science program, which is focused on artificial intelligence. In addition to teaching at MSOE, he provides big data consulting services for companies, helping them turn the information they’re collecting into insight to enhance their bottom line. He is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education and the Association for Computing Machinery. His areas of expertise include big data, algorithms, process modeling and simulation, Scrum and Agile processes, and mobile computing/programming.
Date: January 22 and 29, 2019
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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“I found the Scrum and Agile Project Management course informative and helpful in addressing my own knowledge gaps on the subject. The course is ideal for those new to the Agile Scrum methodology but is also relevant to anyone looking to improve a recently adopted Agile development process.”
— Craig Odegaard, vice president of technology and operations at PayNet