Agile Project Management

DGM-256

Agile Project Management helps students explore the differences between the traditional waterfall method of project management and the Agile process. Students work in groups to complete a digital project using iterative agile strategies. Students organize into Scrum teams, refine the backlog of requirements, plan and implement sprints, and present results.
6 credits of coursework, or current enrollment in any of the following specialties GRA, ANI, PRG, MAD, DBM, DGM, WEB
Students will:

1. Work in Scrum groups

2. Create projects using an iterative process

3. Communicate with written reports

4. Present progress

5. Compare Agile and traditional project management flows

6. Work in sprints to meet release deadlines

7. Manage stakeholder communications

I. Overview of Agile

A. Origins

B. Agile Manifesto

C. Agile principles

D. Project Lifecycle

E. Project Management Processes

F. Release

G. Iterations

II. Best practices in Agile

A. Project Charter

B. Scope

C. Management plan

D. Project Execution

E. Time Management

F. Cost Management

G. Quality Management

H. Human Resource Management

1. Communications Management

2. Information Distribution

I. Stakeholder Management

J. Risk Management

K. Procurement Management

III. Moving to Agile

A. Changing leadership styles

B. Changing responsibilities

C. Working with teams that are not agile

D. Waterfall Project Management

E. Supporting Agile at the management level

F. Benefits of Agile

G. Common

Mistakes