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Free Short Course: Agile Project Management

This short course is free to undertake and there are no required textbooks – all reference materials will be free material that can be accessed electronically.

The short course was run over 5 weeks in August-September 2013. Recordings of the Webinars and other additional materials are available immediately once you sign up. 

Enter your details to gain access to our Lectures, Study Materials and the Online Test.

Course Schedule 

Unit 1

Introduction – Agile Definition and Application

  • How Agile places among the project management methodologies
  • The different methods of Agile
  • Where Agile is most relevant

Unit 2

Agile Principles

  • Value over contraints
  • Teams over tasks
  • Adapting over conforming

Unit 3

The Agile Model

  • The Agile mindset
  • Enterprise framework
  • Delivery framework

Unit 4

Agile Implementation

  • Agile Phases
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Scaling

Course Information Q&A.

Q1: Who is the target audience for this course

Answer: This course is aimed at:

  • Those who work with or around Agile projects who want to understand it better
  • Anyone with an interest in learning more about Agile
  • Those just looking to gain some fundamental knowledge about Agile

Q2: Who presented the Webinars?

Answer: The webinars were presented by:

Kelsey van Haaster: Kelsey is currently leading a team of business analysts who are working closely with the development team to implement Agile approaches, tools and techniques such as SCRUM, user stories and wire framing. A Business Analyst with more than 10 years working on a range of web based desktop development projects, Kelsey will share her experiences from Agile projects. In her “spare” time from her demanding career and raising a family, Kelsey is studying for her Doctorate where she is researching “What distinguishes an Agile project from other projects in terms of how requirements are discovered, delivered and recorded?”.

Brenton Burchmore: Brenton is our senior industry based Project Manager Lecturer. He was initially contracted to develop the industry subjects in our Graduate Certificate in Professional Sales but has now branched out to running Project Management subjects. During 2000 – 2007 Brenton employed and trained a team of project managers for an IT company in Sydney implementing national VPN solutions. He also oversaw the replacement of the business workflow, provisioning and project management software whilst re-engineering all the project-related processes and replacing all policy procedures relating to this. Since then he has provided ad-hoc project management training to national companies like HiFert and ANZ Bank, whilst also managing a number of large scale and long term projects.

Q3: Will the course qualify me for University credit?

Answer: While the course itself will not qualify you for credit, the skills you will develop are designed to assist you with further University study.

Q4: Will there be a final exam?

Answer: Yes – the final exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Q5: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

Answer: As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.