The agile approach to project management equips project teams to deliver quality results in reduced timeframes, to plan for continuous improvement, and to quickly respond to changing conditions.
The University of Georgia offers one of the most comprehensive, thorough training programs available for this rapidly growing discipline. Principles of Agile Project Management Certificate goes far beyond just preparing you for the PMI-ACP exam, which is one step in becoming a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®).
Unlike a typical three-day exam-prep course, this 48-hour program gives you hands-on experience in managing complex projects. The in-depth training includes classroom discussions, reading assignments outside of class, and much more than could be covered in a three-day course.
Why agile is hot
According to Gartner, Inc., IT organizations are under intense pressure to manage project resources for near-real-time changes. That’s why IT organizations are on the lookout for people trained in agile project management. Gartner predicts the demand for agile project leaders will increase by 75 percent from 2012 to 2016.
You will learn:
- the important components of an agile environment
- roles and responsibilities of team members
- what kinds of projects are the best candidates for an agile approach
- how to plan an agile project
- what tools to use for tracking and managing a project
- how agile principles mitigate uncertainty and risks
- the techniques and best practices that help your organization keep projects on-track in a fast-paced environment
- how your organization can successfully implement agile methods
Fridays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May 10, 11, 17, 18, 31, June 1, 7 and 8, 2013
(no classes Memorial Day weekend)
- Project leaders, project managers, product developers, IT managers, business analysts, and quality analysts
- Anyone involved in managing or working on complex projects that experience frequent changes in user requirements
- Already certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs) seeking to earn PDUs for maintaining certification
4.8 CEUs/48 PDUs
Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia and Corporate-Copia, LLC
Jeremy Kennedy, PMP, CSM
Since 1993, Jeremy Kennedy has been involved with dozens of projects ranging from Operations, Office Services, IT and Facilities Management projects to developing curriculum for project management and business analysis training programs. He has also volunteered his project management skills for several non-profit organizations including Operation Homefront and the Make-A-Wish Foundation, directing several large fundraising events including over a half-dozen public amusement attractions such as North Georgia's seasonal Search for Bigfoot hayride events.
In 2009, Jeremy became certified by the Project Management Institute, earning the Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential. He launched his own independent project management consulting and contracting service, the PM Assistant. His ability to effectively manage and control budget-constrained projects led to contracts with Shing Heng Foods, Sears Holdings, Inc., and several small business initiatives. His passion for 1980's pop culture has allowed him to integrate his project management abilities to areas in public relations and communication promotions. His skills have attracted some of the music industry's most recognized talents, including Wang Chung, ABC, and Recoil, featuring Alan Wilder of Depeche Mode.
Since becoming a PMP, Jeremy has expanded his capacities in the discipline, designing tutorial student guides for Microsoft Project 2007 and instructional content for Business Analysis and the Agile approach to software development. In October of 2011, Jeremy joined the Corporate-Copia team of practitioners, offering comprehensive instruction in project management methodology. Whether guiding professional project managers toward certification or sharing practical techniques to improve project success, his approach to teaching has been described as novel and inviting.
When Jeremy is not managing projects or facilitating in the classroom, odds are he is contributing news articles, music reviews and coordinating interviews for Cumulus Radio’s 99x.com and the Atlanta Alternative Examiner magazine.
Jan Smid, MPM
Jan Smid has a master's degree in Project Management (MPM) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She is both a business and academic professional with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of curriculum development, assessment and training. She is President of Corporate-Copia, LLC, a project management, leadership training, and curriculum development organization. Jan is an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI). She held the offices of Public Relations Chair for the Sales and Marketing Special Interest Group and was on the Member Advisory Board for PMI National. Jan has presented papers at the PMI national conference and at Professional Development Day Symposia for PMI for the past ten years.