Is your organization having trouble making the transition from Waterfall to Agile Project Management/Product Development? There is an answer for this-it’s called “Hybrid” Project Management. There is a way to utilize the best Agile processes have to offer with minimal impact on the culture of the organization.
This two-day hands-on Certification class teaches students the concepts and intentions of Agile methods and how to maintain the value-adding parts of Waterfall or traditional Project Management practices.
This energetic and interactive course explores the many ways to blend the best of both, but WGA’s recommendation is to apply Agile thinking at the onset of the project as requirements are gathered and validated, and to apply Waterfall planning in generating project plans. Agile techniques can then be folded into the execution of projects.
Participants will apply principles taught in a class project thus bringing the Hybrid approach to life. Teams will report on their class projects so all can benefit.
Certificate enrollment fee includes the course textbook, certification exam fee, and a set of Hybrid Project Management templates.
No prerequisites necessary.
Hybrid Approach Project Management Certificate students are eligible for 12 PDUs for Project Management Institute (PMI) certification.
2 Day Hybrid PM Certification Course Curriculum
• Course Introduction
• The objectives of Waterfall
• The objectives of Scrum
• The objectives of Hybrid
• Hybrid Team Roles (TPM, PM, PMT, Team members (hardware and software)
• Team Formation
• Release Planning
• Product Owner development of Vision and initial Requirements
This speaks to the need for DFQ(Quality), DFC(change), DFM(mfg), DFI (integration) Design for field upgrades/retrofits
• Selection of sprint/iteration tactics
• Hybrid User Story creation (custom AR process)- “As a…I want…So that…” seemed monotonous to some in the Agile class.
• Backlog Grooming
• Sprint Planning
Team building activity-
• Hybrid Day to Day operations
• Retrospectives – making them productive
• Hybrid Tools
• Goals and Milestones
• Scalability- The Spotify model
• Class project
• Certification Exam
• Graduation ceremony
Mark Hall is a chief executive with thirty years of experience in the aviation, semiconductor, and professional services industries. He is the President of William George Associates (WGA), an Agile and project management consulting firm, and has been training and consulting in the Project Management (PM) space for 25 years. He has taught the PMP preparation class 160 times in the past 18 years.
He also oversees WGA Scrum consulting services including assessments, Agile coaching, and implementations. He assists clients in dramatically improving their product development processes leveraging Scrum. For large-scale products and teams, Mr. Hall teaches and coaches the Spotify model. The Agile wave is upon us for all types of product development and Mr. Hall is intent on teaching and implementing Agile/Scrum principles that improve customer satisfaction, increase revenue and profits, and create a self-organizing culture of employee satisfaction, passion and accountability.
Mark serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts High Technology Council. He is an alumnus of Furman University in Greenville, SC where he received a degree in Political Science and French Literature. He currently resides in Georgetown, MA with his wife of twenty years and his two children.