Learn to successfully navigate unpredictable scenarios within the context of product development using agile vs scrum methodology.
Understand the agile methodology
Agility refers to the ability of an organisation to rapidly react to unpredictable scenarios and respond to unclear requirements within the context of product development.
On this course, you’ll have the chance to learn how to implement the principles and values of agile to project management by examining agile fundamentals, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of the agile approach.
You’ll also have the opportunity to develop a workable approach that includes the typical steps, activities and participant roles for an agile project, and find out how to engage the appropriate resources and tools for the task.
Discover the pros and cons of agile vs waterfall
Waterfall project management represents a linear life cycle, whereas agile is a continuous iteration of development and testing.
You’ll explore both styles of project management and learn how to measure uncertainty and risk in the context of these methodologies.
Learn how to put scrum methodology into action
Scrum is a specific agile methodology that’s used to facilitate a project and help teams work together. This methodology encourages learning through experience, self-organisation and the continuous reflection on wins and losses in order to evolve and improve.
You’ll cover the role of scrum in project management, carrying out exercises, events and quizzes to help you master this way of working, and look at how timeboxing (allocating a specific timeframe) can be put to use in a scrum environment.
Who this course is suitable for
This course is designed for anyone interested who wants to understand the fundamentals of project management in the context of an organisation.
What you’ll achieve
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
- Compare the approaches, advantages, and disadvantages of both classic and agile project methodologies
- Evaluate how and when these agile characteristics can be integrated with steps from a traditional project management life cycle to achieve an effective hybrid approach
- Develop a workable project management approach that includes the typical steps, activities, and participant roles for an agile project
- Apply appropriate tools and resources for agile projects, including specific or adapted metrics
Who developed this course
Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.