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Continuing Studies

Agile Scrum for Project Management

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This class is two days, offered in a highly participatory live-online format.

This class is open to anyone interested in the topic. It is also a required part of the Project Management Certificate. Get more information on the PM Certificate.

Scrum is a popular Agile framework that enables teams to plan and deliver project outcomes in an iterative and incremental way. This class will help build foundational knowledge of Scrum and equip you with skills to effectively manage, lead or be a member of a Scrum team. You will learn what kinds of projects call for an Agile Scrum approach. In today's fast-moving, complex environment we will cover why various aspects of Agile Scrum, like flexibility and adaptability, empirical process and ongoing alignment with customer needs will help accelerate time-to-outcome and maximize value delivery while significantly reducing overhead. The team-building aspect of Scrum helps create a more productive and empowered environment resulting in higher customer and employee satisfaction. We'll explore how a servant leadership style can facilitate the Scrum process more effectively.

This class is one of the required classes for the revised Project Management Certificate. Learners can enroll in this class independently of working towards the PM Certificate.

Please note: The certificate is not affiliated with the Project Management Institute® and is not intended as preparation for the PMP® exam. We will examine and practice some of the best project management models and strategies.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the components of a Scrum framework and its effectiveness in delivering a product or project.
  2. Explore how to build a high-performing, sustainable and efficient Scrum team.
  3. Learn to plan, manage and execute a project using Scrum.
  4. Ensure delivering the highest value to the customer and stakeholders while maximizing return on investment.

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 12
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units 1.2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Emily Laflash at emily.laflash@wisc.edu

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

Sagar Awate

(MS, Ohio State Univ.) has spent nearly a decade in project management as a consultant, employee, vendor, and contractor. He has also worked for various state agencies as well as in the private sector (consulting, insurance, finance, marketing, and sales). He is experienced in Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile methodologies.