Agile Project Management vs. Waterfall Project Management

The concept of Agile project management refers to the use of a number of tools and techniques that are based on enabling project teams to deliver products to a predetermined and agreed timeline. The concept of Waterfall project management refers to the use of a number of tools and techniques that are based on enabling project teams to deliver products to a pre-determined and agreed specification. The selection of the most appropriate project management method has, historically, been a choice of ‘either/or’ when it comes to these two approaches. It is now becoming clear that for many projects, the selection of a single project management method does not satisfy the professionalism of the project team nor does it optimise the return on investment for the sponsoring organization. A radically different approach is needed.

This course presents an approach to project management which capitalizes on the most appropriate elements of each method tailored to the specific project being undertaken. In this course, the Waterfall approach will be based on the PRINCE2 model. Each method will be presented to highlight its particular strategy and strengths. The course will then propose project scenarios which will require the project team to use a hybrid method which brings together aspects of both methods. The overall goal of the course is threefold:

  • To introduce the Waterfall approach to product development. 
  • To introduce the Agile approach to product development. 
  • To explore how a combination of both approaches can bring added value to the sponsoring organization and their customers


As a Project Management Institute (PMI)® Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.), IIL has agreed to abide by PMI®-established quality assurance criteria.

PREREQUISITES:

Basic familiarity with project-oriented terms and techniques

COURSE LEVEL:

Basic/Intermediate


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agile 2018