Leading agile projects

In fast-changing projects we can take advantage of agile working methods during the execution phase.

Course description:

The course provides a holistic approach to agile methods, and we begin to answer the question: What is an agile project? We highlight where it agile project methods are appropriate and and when it should be avoided. The strengths of agile methods becomes apparent in rapid change management. You will learn how to plan agile and manage priorities of requirements and functionality. An agile working method is based on small well-planned development steps, an active client who is monitoring the project continuously and an unconventional project organization.

Target group:

  • The client and steering committee members.
  • Project managers and subproject managers.
  • Team leaders and project members.


Project management 1 or equivalent.


Feasibility study, preparation materials, energetic lectures, discussions, case study. We follow an agile project from start to finish.

Course documents available for download to iPad or computer:

  • Comprehensive course documentation with slides, checklists, templates and exercises.
  • Literature: Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)), Lyssa Adkins. (Kindle Edition – May 18, 2010) – Kindle eBook.
  • Diploma obtained after completed training.


  • The agile manifesto.
  • Agile projects in various industries.
  • Change.

Agile methods

  • Lean development.
  • Scrum.
  • XP Extreme Programming.

Project Organization and Roles

  • Product Owner.
  • Scrum master.
  • Scrum team.
  • Prioritization of requirements, goals and functionality.
  • Customer benefits.
  • Sprint.
  • Priority.

Project Process

  • Collection and analysis of information.
  • Daily Scrum.
  • Forecasting and the choices and decisions of the action.
  • Changes within and outside the project limits.
  • Communication.
  • Interaction.
  • Priority.
  • Customer benefits.
  • Change.
  • Facilitation.
  • Coaching.

Monitoring and control

  • Product Backlog.
  • Milestones.
  • Burn down charts.
  • Sprint retrospective.
  • Knowledge Recycling.

Quality Planning

  • Improvement backlog.
  • Establish a quality plan for the project.