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    Waterfall and Agile Project Management Fundamentals

    This course introduces participants to two major project management methodologies, Waterfall and Agile. Participants will learn the main components for each type of project from project planning to close out and determine when each type of methodology should be used for live projects.

    The course includes a number of hands on activities and also the use of the OilSim business simulation to provide experiential learning of project execution, managing resources and change.

    Project Management Overview

    • Presentation and course tools
    • Introduction
    • Business Alignment (Project Portfolio Management)
    • Project Frameworks: Agile vs. Predictive

    Waterfall Project Management

    • Project Initiation: Project Canvas
    • Project Roles: PM, Team Sponsor, Stakeholders
    • Project Scope: WBS (simplified)

    Waterfall Project Management.

    • Scheduling: Gantt Charts and Critical Path.
    • Resources
    • Cost management: Parametric Estimation.
    • Risk Management
    • Additional Planning
    • Project Baseline
    • Monitoring and Controlling
    • Earned Value Management
    • Project Closing

    Agile Project Management

    • The Agile Framework
    • The Agile Manifesto and Principles
    • The Scrum Framework
    • Scrum roles and responsibilities: Scrum Master and Product Owner
    • Scrum Ceremonies and Events
    • Scrum Artifacts
    • Kanban Tools
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Planning
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Retrospective
    • Backlog Refining

    Project Execution Simulation

    Project simulation game, OilSim, applying the waterfall approach.

    Project change control, and managing changes or unexpected occurrences in the project 

    EVA analysis

    Project quality reviews – waterfall and agile

    Project Closing.

    Continuous integration: DevOps

    Continuous improvement 


    Final recommendations

    Anyone who wants to improve their knowledge of basic Project Management principles and how to apply them in different situations.

    • Project frameworks
    • Project Initiation
    • Project Roles
    • Project Scope
    • Use of and planning of resources - financial, personnel, equipment 
    • Project Risk management
    • Agile Manifesto and principles
    • Agile artifacts, scrums and other planning tools
    • Waterfall and Agile Project Execution - including monitoring and control, and change management
    • Performance Reports
    • Project closing

    Some basic involvement in projects.

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