Agile Essentials Course - Santa Clarita (May 14th - 15th, 2019)

2 Days, PDU Hours: 16

(Strategic:3, Leadership:4, Technical:9)

Why Understand Agile Concepts?

If you use agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting agile approaches to project management, it is important to understand how these impact your current project activities.

Among the top reasons for project failures were various aspects of the predictive or waterfall method utilized by many projects. Research indicated that smaller time frames, with delivery of components early and often, lead to an increased success rate. Projects utilizing agile techniques provide a shortened delivery time frame, along with continued prioritization of features, to ensure that the changing organizational environment can be supported.

PMI® recognizes that knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools to support the development of applications has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research also demonstrates the value that agile methods can have in increasing delivery of business value and agility, improving team productivity and decreasing product defects. This is reflected in the Considerations for Agile/Adaptive Environments section that has been included for each knowledge area in the 6th edition of the PMBOK® Guide.

Course Purpose:

Since many may be familiar with a single agile method, this course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools and techniques associated with major agile methods that can be successfully utilized on project efforts to support an adaptive project approach.  

The target audience for this class includes project managers and individuals who want to learn more about various agile methods or have only recently been exposed to or involved in agile projects.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the agile mindset and principles
  • Understand the major agile methods
  • Understand team roles and responsibilities associated with various agile methods
  • Understand the various tools and techniques associated with different agile methods
  • Understand the various knowledge and skills that support an adaptive approach
  • Identify where agile practices can be incorporated into various project approaches

Course Topics:

  • Agile Mindset and Principles
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

Event Properties

Event Date 05-14-2019
Event End Date 05-15-2019
Registration Start Date 04-11-2019
Cut off date 05-13-2019
Individual Price $1,095.00
No. of Strategic PDUs 3
No. of Technical PDUs 9
No. of Leadership PDUs 4
Location Master's University


Geta Blash

Author, Educator

Greta Blash has extensive experience as an executive and consulting IT professional, both domestically and internationally. Her areas of experience include business analysis, project management, product management, agile development, customer relationship management, and business intelligence. Greta has taught project management, business analysis and agile essential and certification courses worldwide for the last ten years. She taught the entire Master of Project Management program for DeVry/Keller in Las Vegas. She is a frequent speaker on the topics of business analysis, agile and project management, using a blended approach. She is the co-author of Basics of Good Project Management, in addition to a number of videos on YouTube. In addition to her CSM and PMP certification, she also holds agile (PMI-ACP), business analysis (PMI-PBA) and program management (PgMP) certifications from Project Management Institute (PMI).

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