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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Driving Speed through Agile Planning Certificate in collaboration with University System of Maryland - USMx. Learn how to drive speed into any project by selecting and limiting work-in-progress through agile planning and task management.

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Overview

The Driving Speed through Agile Planning  Certificate from EdX in partnership with University System of Maryland - USMx.

Speed is by far the most sought-after benefit of Agile. 

First mover advantages, the economic cost of delays, and the enabling effect on innovation drive the search for speed. Agile offers the fastest means of attaining speed: managing scope. But beyond the hype over scope management, there are key principles of non-traditional task management that ensure the scope chosen is delivered as efficiently as possible. 

In this course, you’ll learn how to drive speed into any project by selecting and limiting work-in-progress through agile planning and task management.

What you will learn

  • Kanban boards to limit work-in-progress (WIP)
  • Time boxing activities to eliminate delays and gain schedule advances
  • Application and iteration of the Pareto Principle
  • Rolling Wave Planning

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Week 1: The first week focuses the discussion on Agile to its primary benefit, Speed, and how to easily calculate and prove its supremacy in benefits of any project management method because of timing impacts and market changes outside a project manager’s control.
  • Week 2: The second week explores why and how varying scope is the most powerful method to achieve speed; introducing the Exponential Pareto Principle and how to apply it effectively.
  • Week 3: The third week dives into second tier methods for achieving speed through sizing, simplicity, and sprints with real-world examples ranging from air and space craft to software.
  • Week 4: The last week teaches ground-level techniques to avoid delays, increase speed, and apply a full range of planning, execution, and control techniques that will guarantee 2x or better improvement on traditional projects.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 28 days

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Level: Advanced
  • Prerequisites: None

Tuition Fee

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Funding

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