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WSP 104 — Agile Project Management: Facilitating a Product Development Team with Scrum

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Saturday and Sunday
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Feb 23—Feb 24
Time: 9:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 16
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $550
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Limit: 30
Instructor(s): Martin Vonderheiden
Status: Open
Please Note: This schedule has been corrected from what appears in the print catalogue. The workshop will meet over Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and February 24.
Winter
On-campus
Saturday and Sunday
9:00 am—4:00 pm
Date(s)
Feb 23—Feb 24
2 days
Drop By
Feb 16
1 Unit
Fees
$550
Addtl. Fee: $10 (non-refundable)
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Martin Vonderheiden
Limit
30
Open
Please Note: This schedule has been corrected from what appears in the print catalogue. The workshop will meet over Saturday and Sunday, February 23 and February 24.
A crucial tenet of successful project management is adjusting your methods to the type of project. Agile is an alternative method to traditional plandriven project management. It is used in a wide range of applications to rapidly deliver better products. Originally used for software development, Agile practices are now applied in other areas such as hardware manufacturing, business development, and marketing. Agile fosters greater collaboration and productivity among team members across functional areas. In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on Scrum, which is the most widely used Agile framework. According to a 2015 survey by the Scrum Alliance, 95 percent of Agile organizations use Scrum as their development approach. Scrum is based on a small number of best practices and rules that can be used to rapidly deliver better results. The principles of Scrum include responding quickly to change and recognizing the limits of planning. Over two days, you will learn the Scrum framework, how to implement it in your organization, and how to apply Scrum to your projects. We will discuss Scrum roles, processes, and artifacts in discussions and exercises. By the end of the workshop, you will be able to more efficiently lead product development teams to higher levels of performance.

Scheduled guest speakers include Moshe Gotesman (Program Manager, Google), Alida Cheung (Agile Coach, Workday), and Florence Juge-Boulogne (CIO Chief of Staff, Atlassian).

This course includes a non-refundable materials fee of $10 to be paid at the time of registration.

Martin Vonderheiden, General Manager, MAVO Institute; Program Director USA, StartupLeadership.com

Martin Vonderheiden has more than fifteen years of experience in product and program management roles at startups and Fortune 500 companies. His past employers and clients include Citi, AIG, SAP, and Credit Suisse. He has received PSM, SAFe, PMP, and CSSBB certification, as well as an MS in industrial engineering and business administration from Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.
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