Agile vs Waterfall Learn to view Agile and Waterfall from a new, complementary angle that is not competitive.
To obtain the most of both worlds, learn to view Agile and conventional plan-driven project management ideas and techniques from a brand-new angle as complementary rather than as competitors.
Many companies and project managers must decide whether to use a more Agile approach for critical projects or a more traditional plan-driven approach (commonly referred to as “Waterfall”). This can be a very important decision with significant business implications, but there are many myths and misconceptions about both “Agile” and “Waterfall” that can be very confusing and misleading.
When the correct course of action is to go in the opposite way and fit the approach to the project, many people regard this as a binary and mutually exclusive option between two extremes and attempt to force-fit projects to one of these two approaches.
Since this is such a significant decision with a significant impact, it’s crucial to move past these prejudices and misunderstandings and build a clear, objective knowledge of what “Agile versus Waterfall” actually means (or doesn’t imply).
This course is a component of a larger curriculum created to aid students in acquiring the abilities necessary for a high-impact Agile Project Management role. The majority of students will prefer to take the entire program than a series of courses. The following courses should be taken in chronological order:
- Agile PM 101: The Reality of Agile vs. Waterfall
- What Is the Future of Agile Project Management?, Agile PM 102
- Agile PM 201: A Deeper Understanding of Agile
- Introduction to Agile Project Management, Agile PM 202
- Mastering Agile Project Management in Agile PM 301
- Advanced Agile Project Management: Agile PM 401
- Agile Project Management at the Enterprise Level (Agile PM 402)
A signed certificate of completion from the Agile Project Management Academy will be given to students who complete the whole curriculum of all seven of the courses listed above. The full slate of seven courses will also satisfy the 21 training hours needed to earn PMI-ACP certification.
Course for PMI-ACP Certification
For students interested in PMI-ACP certification, there is another one extra course meant to complement the aforementioned curriculum:
Students who are interested in using this program to prepare for PMI-ACP certification should take How to Prepare for PMI-ACP Certification.
Curriculum for Agile Business Management
For any businesspeople working on Agile projects, such as Product Owners, Business Sponsors, and Business Analysts, there is also a simplified version of this curriculum.
Executives and business managers who wish to better understand the tradeoffs involved in choosing a project management method for their company are the target audience for this course.
Project managers who seek to use both Agile and conventional, plan-driven project management ideas and practices in order to provide a more flexible approach to project management
Anyone who works with an Agile approach and wants to better understand how to better integrate project management methods into the approach Business Analysts who wish to widen, enhance, and refresh their skills to operate in an Agile setting