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BUS 56 — Fundamentals of Agile Project Management

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Wednesdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 31—Mar 20
Time: 6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Feb 2
Unit: 1
Tuition: $710
Instructor(s): Tim Bombosch
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Live Online(About Formats)
6:30—8:45 pm (PT)
Jan 31—Mar 20
8 weeks
Refund Date
Feb 2
1 Unit
Tim Bombosch
ACCESS THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Project management is one of the most highly sought-after skill sets in today’s job market. It's at the center of what organizations must do—enable strategy, develop and deliver products and services, improve internal operations, enhance the bottom line, and above all, create delightful customer experiences.

Agile is quickly becoming the preferred project management paradigm. It emphasizes the ability to deliver value to organizations and customers quickly, to recalibrate scope and priorities frequently, and to reduce project management overhead. Agile teams are highly collaborative and constantly work to improve team performance.

While Agile is typically associated with software development and product development, it can be much more. With roots in process and total quality management (TQM), it has become a key model for process management, product management, and IT management.

This course will survey Agile’s history and its roots in seven lean principles. It will explore in depth commonly utilized frameworks—Kanban and Scrum—while touching on popular frameworks such as DevOps. It will also consider how to adopt and scale Agile in the enterprise. In addition, it will compare Agile, traditional, and hybrid project management. Whether you are a project manager or someone who depends on successful project delivery, improving your project management skills will help you in your current role and lay the foundation for career advancement.

Students are not required to be software developers or technical experts. They should want to understand how organizations create and deliver new products or services, whether they are important for internal use or for sale to customers.

Senior Program Manager, North America, Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Tim Bombosch has over 15 years of experience as a project manager, business analyst, and change management consultant. His work includes experience in publishing, higher education, enterprise software, content management, and utilities. He is a certified project manager, Scrum master, and change management professional. He has developed and taught project management courses for over 10 years. Bombosch received a PhD from Stanford.

Textbooks for this course:

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