With the advent of Agile project methods, it is no longer clear to everyone what the right approach is. Sometimes it seems as if a Project Management method is an end in itself: regardless of the context, the same approach is always chosen, whether it is Agile, Waterfall or hybrid. Each of the options is certainly valuable, but it is worth thinking about the method carefully at the start of a project.

In this one-day training course on “Project Management Methods”, we provide you with a framework for understanding and we explain some commonly used methods. We briefly explain what Prince2®, PMI-PMBoK®, Agile and Scrum are and explain the most important features.

This way, you will be equipped to make an informed choice on your approach from the beginning of your project, together with your colleagues.

Training approach

This one-day training offers an alternation between theory and exchange of experiences. The participants project the theoretical elements provided onto their reality and exchange their insights and experiences with the others.

Content

  • Project life cycles: uncertainty and complexity model, overview of life cycles: predictive – incremental – iterative – Agile, selection of life cycles
  • What is Prince2®: definitions, 7 principles – 7 themes – 7 processes, documents, PID (Project Initiation Documentation), process model
  • What are PMoK® and the PMBoK® guide: definitions, 5 process groups – 10 knowledge areas – 49 processes, documents, PMP (Project Management Plan), process model
  • Strengths and weaknesses of Prince2® and PMBoK®: overview
  • What is Agile? Agile project management principles: Agile ≠agile, manifesto, principles
  • Scrum as the main Agile project management framework: Agile ≠ Scrum, Scrum process, Scrum team, Scrum ceremonies
  • Brief introduction of Kanban as a model to manage work: principles, not limited to software development, Kanban boards

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