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Applied Scrum for Agile Project Management

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Sprint Planning for Faster Agile Team Delivery

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Agile Innovation and Problem Solving Skills

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Agile Leadership Principles and Practices

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Agile Process, Project, and Program Controls

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Program overview

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the mechanics of how to design and facilitate projects using “pure” Agile Scrum and Lean Kanban techniques. You will also learn the trade-offs of using hybrid techniques such as Lean Startup, Scaled Agile For the Enterprise (SAFe), and Disciplined Agile Development.

We will then go beyond these frameworks to the science and essential principles you’ll need to ensure you get the greatest benefits of Agile Project Management methods: Speed, Innovation, Leadership, and Kaizen (Change for the Better).

After completing this course series, you will be able to clearly explain how Agile techniques address faults in traditional project management techniques, the tradeoffs (benefits and risks) of these approaches, and when it’s best to apply them to maximize value to the organization.

Engineers, managers, designers, writers, creators, and executers of all types will benefit from learning these principles of Agile. Whether you’re delivering a small part of a project or portfolios of large multi-million-dollar government works; these principles scale and apply to all industries to achieve delivery success. This is why companies that are embracing these principles continue to set record earnings and stock prices (e.g. AMZN, APPL, TSLA); and those that ignore them find themselves unable to compete.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners can earn up to 50 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits, 10 PDU credits per course, which are recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI). PDU credits are essential to those looking to maintain certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).

 

What will you learn

  • Learn Scrum mechanics and how to translate other Agile frameworks such as SAFe, Disciplined, and LeSS
  • Gain a deep understanding of Agile principles and how to apply them in any industry, with case studies in Software, Aerospace, Finance, and Construction
  • Reduce risk of project failure by adopting agile results-based controls to close projects more effectively
  • Increase speed using lean/agile work management techniques proven to deliver faster
  • Improve project benefits with innovation and leadership approaches that unlock your team’s potential

Agile Project Management

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Applied Scrum for Agile Project Management

Course Details
Learn the project management processes, roles, mechanics, and philosophies behind Scrum, the simplest and most pure approach to managing work at the team level.

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Sprint Planning for Faster Agile Team Delivery

Course Details
Learn how to drive speed into any project by selecting and limiting work-in-progress through agile planning and task management.

3
Agile Innovation and Problem Solving Skills

Course Details
Learn how to deliver greater value through Agile solution targeting and theory of constraints that unleash your team’s innovative potential.

4
Agile Leadership Principles and Practices

Course Details
Accelerate and improve team decisions by learning Agile's facilitating leadership principles to unleash team productivity, motivation, and problem solving.

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Agile Process, Project, and Program Controls

Course Details
Learn Agile controls that get work done with confidence by using true transparency (actuals not estimates) and continuous improvement to ensure your people, process, and products deliver valuable, working solutions.

Meet Your Instructors

John Johnson

John Johnson

Adjunct Professor, Clarke School of Engineering, College Park; Chief Technology Officer, Softek Enterprises LLC at
Mr. Johnson, serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Softek Enterprises LLC, a minority-owned small business providing technology solutions to government clients since 2007. Softek specializes in evolving business systems using Agile, DevOps, and Cloud technologies to deliver working solutions faster for the government’s most critical IT challenges. He has 10 years of project management, systems engineering, and advanced analytics experience. Prior to joining Softek, Mr. Johnson co-founded Second Nature Software LLC, a data science products company focused on Life Science Research. He helped design and promote their product “Rocketfish,” a data management tool that simplifies preparing data for analysis while automating data tracking and organization. Rocketfish is currently in an organization-wide trial at NCI and NIAID, as well as major universities in the DC Metro Area. Previously, Mr. Johnson was a Senior Agile Project Manager with IBM, where he led multiple development teams building applications for the National Archives Records Administration (NARA). These applications were built on Amazon’s Gov Cloud (AWS) with cutting-edge cloud technologies to process, store, and search the hundreds of petabytes of government records expected at NARA by 2020. This project won “Project of the Year” across all of IBM globally for its success in project management innovation. He also worked as a Management Consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led projects for the Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy from optimizing site investments and posture for Reserve forces, to developing award-winning project analysis and portfolio management software to optimize billions in shore energy investments. Mr. Johnson holds a Masters in Systems Engineering and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland.
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Learning Partner

University of Maryland System

Program

Agile Project Management

Program Type

Professional Certificate

Subject

Philosophy & Ethics Project Management
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