Distinguish the characteristics and benefits of agile and traditional methods to managing projects
Describe Scrum and Kanban as the two key agile/lean methods for schedule management
Define the key roles, responsibilities, processes, and artifacts associated with agile methods
Understand how agile methods can help organizations adapt to changing conditions and meet business needs
About this course:
The use of Agile is quickly becoming the new norm. This course covers SCRUM and Kanban as the most popular agile and lean processes for enabling fast delivery of projects while shifting culture to teamwork, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Students will gain the skills to apply the agile steps to their projects by practicing with iterative and incremental scheduling techniques and SPRINTS. Students explore how agile trends and emerging practices are different than predictive, waterfall scheduling models and traditional life cycle development approaches. This course meets the education training hours for and helps students gain knowledge towards the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. It also provides foundational knowledge for the Certified Scrum Professional–ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)® and Professional Scrum Master (PSM)® certifications. In addition, this course helps students gain knowledge towards the PMP® Exam by PMI® and qualifies for the required 35 Contact Hours or PDU’s to apply for or maintain an existing PMP® certification.
UCLA Extension is a Premier Authorized Training Partner (ATP) and is approved by PMI to issue professional development units (PDUs).