Agile Projects as Dynamic Capability

Organizing institution
HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht - Economics and Management
Course code
B18
Course fee (excl. housing)
€ 695.00
Level
Advanced Bachelor
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A central element in the dynamic capabilities of an organization, lies within its ability to successfully transform existing assets and resources into new capabilities. Projects are key to this rapid organizational change. However, the traditional ‘plan & control’ approach to project management does not fit the dynamic and flexible approach that successful organizational change requires. The solution to this problem can be found in ‘Agile project management’. The course ‘Agile projects as Dynamic Capability’ covers the Agile approach to projects from its conceptual foundations to the different methodologies and practical applications. The course includes certification as Professional Scrum Master.

One of the most important developments in project management is Agile. Almost without exception, agile projects are praised for delivering better products and a smoother project management process. Professional project management organizations, such as IPMA and PMI are all integrating agile into their standards and also organizations are embracing agile methodologies such as Scrum as the solution to various issues they experience with project. However, agile is also overhyped and quickly misunderstood. An agile approach can, if the conditions are fitting, have great benefits, but it is not a recipe for success.

Organizations and project management professionals need to understand when and in what context agile approaches are effective and should be able to implement agility in their process when that makes sense.


It is this competence that the course ‘Agility in Project Management’ addresses. In the course, questions such as What is agility? What are agile approaches? What is the difference between Agile, Scrum and other methodologies? What are success factors for an Agile approach? And what are the fail factors? are discussed and the participants are equipped with the understanding of how to integrate agility in projects and project management.


In order to have a good understanding of the agile approach to projects, the course includes the ‘Professional Scrum Master’ (PSM-I) or ‘Professional Scrum Product Owner’ (PSPO-I) certification of Scrum.org.



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Course director

Gilbert Silvius PhD, MBA

Lecturers

Gilbert Silvius PhD, MBA

Target audience

This 5-days’ course is aimed at students and (young) professionals in the domain of business, project management, information technology and engineering, that are interested in understanding the qualities and limitations of Agile project approaches.
Participants should have a foundation-level knowledge of projects and project management, obtained through either:
- The Summerschool program B16: Project Management in Theory and Practice.
- At least 5 EC of project management education on post-graduate level.
- A formal project management certification, for example PRINCE2, PMI (CAPM or PMP), IPMA.
- At least 3 years of work experience in the role of project manager or project leader.

Course aim

The course covers the Agile approach to projects from its conceptual foundations to the methodologies and practical applications.
After completion of the course, the participant:
- Has consummate knowledge and understanding of the Agile approach to projects.
- Knows the most used Agile methodologies and has in-depth knowledge of Scrum.
- Can develop a project plan that reflects an Agile approach.
- Understands the success and fail factors for an Agile approach to projects and can assess the suitability of this approach in an organizational context.

Topics to be covered are:
- Why Agile projects?
- The Agile principles
- Agile project methodologies
- Scrum
- Managing Agile projects
- Success and fail factors of Agile projects
- Agile maturity
- Agile/Scrum certifications

The course includes one of the certifications ‘Professional Scrum Master’ (PSM-I) or ‘Professional Scrum Product Owner’ (PSPO-I) by the ‘founding fathers’ of Scrum: Scrum.org.

Study load

50 hr(s) lectures/field excursions + assignments (self-study)

Costs

Course fee
€ 695.00
Housing fee
€ 200.00

Housing through Utrecht Summer School

More information

summerschool.business@hu.nl

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Registration

Application deadline: 26 June 2019