Agile Project Management


(Project Management)

Outstanding Features

Are you at a career crossroads? Need to get your head quickly around Agile and expand your capabilities? Have you been asked to manage an agile project?

This course will give you the knowledge AND skills to hit the ground running!

Course Overview

Agile methods bring proven benefits, not only for developing software, but also in other contexts. However, managing an agile project is different. Using only the traditional “waterfall” management methods are unlikely to succeed in an agile environment. A different approach is needed, and this course will give you the tools you need to deliver in the new paradigm. Organisations often wonder how agile projects can be controlled. This course will show you how to apply a range of project controls in the agile context.

From an organisational viewpoint, every project needs good governance and assurance must be gained. We will learn how both of these can be achieved, without stifling the pace and engagement that agile brings.
We will see how agile projects fit with other more traditional projects, how a project can use both agile and traditional methods and how to tackle several simultaneous agile projects.

We will explore how an organisation can best support agile methods, how to create the environment so that they can succeed and therefore how to realise the benefits that they promise.

The agile team works in a different way, and therefore needs to be managed differently. We will learn how to do this and make it a success. Critical among these are the changes to the “soft” skills that you already use as a project manager.

The course is full of practical techniques and examples, with the intention of turning knowledge into practical benefit. The worked examples, case studies and exercises are intended to make it much easier to apply the knowledge that you have gained.

Finally, the instructor will include opportunities to discuss the real-world problems and issues and questions that are affecting delegates in their own projects and working lives, so that improvements and solutions can be implemented as soon as delegates return to their desks. Often, helpful advice can be gained from the experience of other delegates, and the course setting provides opportunities to do this.

Target Audience

  • Project managers
  • Agile team members
  • Project controls staff
  • Project management office staff
  • Project team members
  • Project sponsors
  • Senior management

    You Will Learn How to

  • Understand what is different about agile project management
  • Know when to use agile
  • Enable the benefits that agile brings
  • Select the best management style
  • Get the best out of their team
  • Manage project stakeholders
  • Deploy agile project controls
  • Manage agile risk
  • Use appropriate governance and assurance methods
  • Deploy several projects at once
  • Deliver successful agile projects
  • Topics

  • Introduction to Agile Management
  • Agile Management style
  • Teams and teamwork
  • Project controls
  • Governance
  • Adaptability and flexibility of Agile
  • Course Details

    Day One
    Introduction to agile project management

  • Why agile?
  • Agile described – process, tools and language
  • Myths about agile
  • What is different and what stays the same about agile project management
  • When to choose agile, waterfall or hybrid
  • Management style

  • The role of the project manager in agile
  • Mindset and leadership
  • Organisational environment, culture and enablers
  • Teams and teamwork

  • Team structure and roles in agile
  • Relationship between the project manager and scrum master
  • The role of the product owner
  • Resourcing for agile
  • Stakeholder management
  • Agile team skills and attitudes

    Day Two
    Project controls

  • Agile and the project planning process
  • Scope and requirements management
  • Estimating
  • Measurement, reporting and forecasting
  • Cost control
  • Earned value and agile
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Governance

  • Governance requirements and roles
  • Project assurance
  • Other

  • Managing multiple agile projects
  • Fit to programmes and portfolios
  • How to introduce agile for the first time
  • Agile maturity
  • Relationship to Lean and Six Sigma
  • Some challenges of agile project management
  • Summary and Next Steps

  • Summary
  • Things you can do next
  • Reference material
  • Training will include case studies and small group exercises.

    Course Length

    16 hours (4 hours per day)

    Course Director

    Peter Benton

    Graduating in Physics from the University of Bristol, Peter began his career in the oil and gas sector, initially in the mathematical modelling of innovative open-hole wireline tools and developing log interpretation software. This was followed by a period in the field as an operational wireline engineer in the US and Egypt.

    Subsequently, Peter held several operational positions around the world in the oil and gas, broadcast and water industries before moving into general departmental management. As part of this, Peter was introduced to the discipline of project management and gradu... Read more


    Upon completion, you will receive a Worley Academy Certificate of Completion.

    Course Schedule

    15 Mar 2021 Virtual

    Course Details

    Start Date: 15 Mar 2021

    End Date: 18 Mar 2021

    Start Time: 7:00am (London)

    End Time: 11:00am (London)

    Duration: 16 hours (4 hours per day)

    Instructor: Peter Benton

    Location: Virtual

    Price: USD 180