Hybrid Project Management for Project Managers
What you'll learn
- Discover the value of a hybrid methodology and how it can benefit your projects
- Identify the advantages and drawbacks of waterfall & agile methods and how each can contribute to your hybrid
- Pinpoint the technical and people skills needed to successfully execute a hybrid project
- Assess your organizations' readiness for a hybrid project management approach
- Sell your project stakeholders on using a hybrid method
- Build a hybrid approach for successful project delivery
- Knowledge of project management methods, particularly waterfall and agile.
- You should be actively managing projects for the course content to be most useful.
Ever work on a project where your methodology didn't quite fit? Maybe you were using waterfall but needed a bit more flexibility. Or you were using agile, but needed a bit more structure and predictability.
Enter “hybrid” project management – a merging of old and new.
Agile and Waterfall are two different visions of project delivery methods. Agile is about iterative development and flexibility, while Waterfall requires careful planning, with predictable outcomes, making change management a challenge. Organizations trying to use one or the other are coming to the realization that using principles of both approaches can be more beneficial than choosing a single approach.
But how do you know when hybrid methods are best?
This course will teach you about the evolution of project management methods and how “hybrid” methods have come into vogue as the most useful. We'll cover the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and how to us those to analyze the best track for your project to take. We will also cover the elements and skills needed to deploy hybrid project management and some key examples/case studies by project type/industry.
In this course, you will:
Understand the benefits and drawbacks of waterfall and agile methodologies and how they benefit projects
Learn the skills needed to choose and manage projects using hybrid
Decide which hybrid methods to apply to your project based on key attributes
I built this course for experienced project managers who are new to using hybrid and want to learn the best way to start using it for their projects. I've managed a variety of projects in my career in several diverse industries and the biggest lesson by far for project success is understanding how and when to tailor the project methodology for success. It's a matter of finding the right approach - we all know that one size doesn't fit all! Therein lies my passion for hybrid!
If you're ready to get the best of both worlds using hybrid project management, join me in this course!
Who this course is for:
- Experienced project managers who are new to using hybrid and want to learn how to get started
Janet Burns, PMP, CSM, is President of PM Roadmap Consultancy, a project management consulting and training firm specializing in improving project results for organizations and individuals through tailored processes, training, and tools.
Janet is recognized as an industry leader and has implemented and led maturity improvement programs for PMO’s at many companies in her career, including the New York Times, Viacom, Cigna, and over 30 additional public and private organizations. Janet develops and delivers training courses on all project management topics as well as Six Sigma methods.
Janet is the immediate past president of the PMI Delaware Valley Chapter and has held several other PMI volunteer leadership positions since 1998, including serving on the PMBOK 4th Edition team.
Janet is a frequent speaker at industry events and was named to the PMI Power 50, a list of 50 prolific leaders in project management.
Janet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania