Washington University in St. Louis

Agile Project Management


Although originally created for software development, the Agile approach to project management has become widely popular in executing many different types of projects. Unlike the traditional project management process that is more linear through planning and implementation, the Agile methodology centers around incremental steps in completing projects, carried out in short-term development cycles called sprints and scrums. Using Agile as your approach to project management allows teams to adapt more quickly to change, prioritize quicker deliveries and improve collaboration.

By applying Agile methodologies to work processes, organizations can shrink time to market and adapt to changes while making continuous improvements. Learn more about Agile and find out how sprints and scrums can propel your company's project planning and development process ahead of the competition. Skip to courses

Why Agile?

In today's fast-paced world, pressure to deliver products to market as quickly as possible can also create conflicts, mistakes and backlogs. Traditional project management has long been the standard but it lacks the tools and flexibility needed to meet today's stakeholder demands. 

Agile project management is popular with software developers because it allows team members to create in a more iterative manner, as opposed to the more traditional, linear approach, allowing for faster development and quicker prototyping and testing.

Agile methods are useful because the development processes can be applied across industries. So whether you're building airplanes or developing a new platform or structure, the agile approach provides the skills to meet company initiatives and exceed expectations of stakeholders.

Sprints and Scrums -
 The Foundation of Agile Methodology

Agile project management methodology rests on a few primary practices and concepts, most importantly scrum (Systematic Customer Resolution Unraveling Meeting) and sprints.

Daily scrum team meetings, led by a scrum master, allow team members to get together and discuss their various initiatives and assignments. They give everyone a chance to review any work in progress while also outlining a timeline for starting new assignments or progressing their current project. Scrum, in essence, allows people to continually readdress anything and everything, meaning all team members have access to real-time feedback from peers.


Courses Offered:
 Agile Certificates Offered:

Agile Coaching 

The Agile Coaching track explores the mindset, stances and skills needed for effective facilitation, coaching, mentoring and teaching in an agile team context. More importantly it emphasizes the self-awareness and self-management required to navigate among these stances in service of teams, and to serve as a role model of agile values and principals.

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Agile DevOps Certificate - Development process

Agile DevOps 

DevOps extends agile principles beyond software delivery to include operations from the beginning. This Track focuses on proven techniques for operating in today's rapidly changing technical environments. Explore leading-edge methods for continuous integration, continuous delivery, virtualization and cloud computing management methods. 

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IC Agile - international consortium for agile
Scaled Agile - iterative approach
Scrum Alliance - scrum master
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