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Course Description

The course aims to introduce stakeholders and project team members to the agile way of working using a common Scrum framework. Unlike typical Scrum-based training, however, this course expands the framework to include an overview of agile requirements management techniques and agile estimating and planning techniques that are used to set reasonable stakeholder expectations at the start of an agile project. 

The course continues the tradition of experiential learning, with hands-on exercises, in which participants will use "live" projects to create a schedule, update it, and track it. Participants will practice transferring project logic into a bar chart, which is best achieved using software. Overall, this course reinforces the theory learned in general project management courses with practical, hands-on exercises that illustrate the nuances and common exceptions to general practices. 

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Learning Outcomes

Learners will gain practical skills to:

  • Provide project stakeholders and project team members with a basic understanding of how agile projects are structured.
  • Introduce the common Scrum framework.
  • Describe how disciplined approaches to agile can be used to set (and manage) realistic stakeholder expectations.
  • Identify the role of a good schedule in projects.
  • Relate the Work Breakdown Structure to schedule detail.
  • Create a simple master schedule.
  • Create and analyze a logic diagram.
  • Create a simple bar chart.
  • Translate relationships into dependencies.
  • Identify the critical path.
  • Calculate total float and free float.
  • Create a schedule.
  • Use standard scheduling terminology.

Skills & Competencies

  • Agile philosophy
  • Overview of the SCRUM method
  • Agile requirements management
  • Rolling wave planning
  • The 3 Levels of Agile Planning
  • Day in the life of an agile team
  • Work breakdown structures
  • Creating master schedules
  • Creating and analyzing diagrams and charts
  • Translating relationships into dependencies
  • Identifying the critical path
  • Understanding float and free float
  • Using scheduling terminology
  • Tracking project schedules
  • Applying best practices in scheduling projects 

Summary

  • Number of hours: 3.5 hours/day x 4 days = 14 hours

  • Assessment: Attendance and participation are mandatory for all four sessions and are monitored by the facilitator. Lack of attendance and/or participation may affect the learner's successful completion of the course. Successful completion of the course involves achieving 80% on the Final Quiz.

  • Previous education required: The prerequisite for this course is Project Management Essentials. The remaining badges of the Project Management MicroCertificate can be taken in any order.

  • Delivery: Hybrid course with online modules and remote learning (Four half-day Zoom meetings).

  • Completion timeline: You will have access to the course for one week from the last scheduled course date.

FAQ's

Is this course for everyone?

  • Yes, this course is relevant to all people from all walks of life. The learners' life experiences will influence how they experience the course.

Some individuals and organizations may be GST-exempt.

  • First Nations University of Canada is situated on the Star Blanket First Nation and is exempt from Provincial Sales Tax (PST). If you or your organization are exempt from Government Sales Tax (GST), please contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca to ensure that your invoice is prepared accordingly.

I need financial support. What funding options does ICEC recommend?

  • Check out our Funding Opportunities here

I am interested in an in-person offering of this course. 

  • Please contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca to learn more about which courses can be offered in person and discuss the options. 

Who do I contact if I need help?

  • Check out ICEC's Learner Support page to see if your question is answered in the FAQs. If your question remains unresolved, feel free to complete the form with your question, or you may contact icec@firstnationsuniversity.ca for assistance with any questions you may have. We are here to help! Support requests are received during regular office hours. Please expect a response within 24-48 hours. 

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Section Title
Introduction to Agile Project Management & Project Scheduling Essentials
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
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Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
May 01, 2024
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
May 02, 2024
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
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Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Jun 18, 2024
Type
Online, fixed date
Days
W
Time
9:00AM to 12:30PM
Dates
Jun 19, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
14.0
Course Fee(s)
Introduction to Agile PM & Project Scheduling non-credit $750.00
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 24, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 24, 2024
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