Project Management

Agile Project Management
We all have heard of Project Management, but what is Agile Project Management? This course is designed to provide beginners across all industries with a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management using the Scrum framework. We will delve into the core principles, methodologies, and practices of Scrum, equipping you with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively manage projects in today's dynamic and fast-paced environments. Through a combination of interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world case studies, you will gain practical insights into the key roles of Scrum Master and Product Owner, and how they collaborate to drive project success. From sprint planning to retrospective meetings, you will learn the entire Scrum lifecycle and how to apply its principles. No Pre-req. (14 contact hours). The 14 hours counts towards the 35 course required hours for PMP. $525.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding of Agile principles and values, and how they differ from traditional project management approaches.
  2. Proficiency in the Scrum framework, including its roles, events, artifacts, and rules.
  3. Ability to facilitate Scrum ceremonies such as sprint planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, and retrospectives.
  4. Skills to create and prioritize product backlogs, and effectively manage stakeholder expectations.
  5. Knowledge of techniques for managing impediments and fostering continuous improvement within Scrum teams.
  6. Practical experience in applying Scrum practices through hands-on exercises and simulations.

Choose from 2 sections:

Friday and Saturday, September 27 and 28, 2024 from 8:30a – 4:30p
Bedford, MA campus, North Academic Hall, Room NA 109
Course Number CAR 508-30 CRN 18474

Wednesday, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Online via Zoom from 6p – 9p
Course Number CAR 508-75  CRN 18475

Project Risk Management
This class will introduce the project risk management discipline and the risk management lifecycle involving identification, analysis, evaluation, and response treatment. Differentiating the various terminologies used in many industries describing risk, the characteristics of risk management will be discussed along with applicable standards and regulations in using risk management effectively. (3 contact hours or 3 PDUs). $99 You walk away with:

  1. An understanding of risk management discipline.
  2. Understand the stages of risk management life cycle.
  3. Differentiate risk management from risk response strategies.
  4. Build an effective risk register.
  5. Understand various standards and regulations related to risk management

Tuesday, October 1, 2024 from 6p – 9p
Online via Zoom
Course Number CAR 741-75  CRN 18476

Project Schedule Management
This class introduces the project schedule management discussing the planning, development, and control of the project schedule. The discussion will involve building a project schedule in plan-driven development and adaptive projects. We will focus on the estimation techniques, networking diagram, critical path and schedule compression techniques and iteration planning. The discussion will continue with the use of earned value management techniques, velocity, and burn rate to monitor project progress. ( 3 contact hours, 3 PDUs). $99. You will walk away with:

  1. An understanding of schedule management discipline.
  2. Understand the schedule estimation techniques.
  3. Differentiate schedule management in plan-driven and adaptive projects.
  4. Understand the impact of the schedule compression techniques.
  5. Distinguish earned value management and its role in project health monitoring.

Tuesday, October 22, 2024 from 6p – 9p
Online via Zoom
Course Number CAR 509-75  CRN 18477

Professor:  Dr. Sriram Rajagopalan is the global lead on agile transformation and learning services at Inflectra and has worked as the Vice President of PMO delivering many programs and projects. He is a published author and speaker and has received PMI Eric Jenett Project Management Excellence Award and has also been nominated for the Kerzer Process Excellence Award. He holds numerous certifications, teaches at Northeastern University, and trains professional exam preparation courses. 

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Last Modified: 7/16/24