Understanding Hybrid Agile Project Management

by Chuck Cobb

Learn how to blend Agile and traditional project management approaches in the right proportions to create a hybrid approach to fit any given situation.

What you'll learn

Many people try to force-fit projects to either a pure Agile or a pure Waterfall approach because they don't realize that it is possible to create a hybrid Agile approach that provides the best of both of those two worlds.

In this course, Understanding Hybrid Agile Project Management, you will gain the ability to learn how to create a hybrid Agile project that has the right blend of flexibility and adaptivity from an Agile approach as well as some amount of planning and control from a traditional plan-driven approach.

  • First, you will learn about Empirical Process Control models and Defined Process Control models, how they are different, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
  • Next, you will discover how to effectively manage uncertainty in a project which is probably the most important factor in selecting the right approach.
  • Finally, you will explore some frameworks and examples of how to put these ideas into practice in the real-world.
When you are finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Hybrid Agile Project Management needed to understand how to fit a hybrid Agile approach to the nature of any project.

Course FAQ

What is a hybrid agile model?

A hybrid agile approach is one that blends the plan‑driven principles and practices with agile or adaptive principles and practices in the right proportions to fit a given situation.

Why would I use a hybrid agile model?

A hybrid agile model is fit-for-purpose. The right approach is to fit the methodology to the nature of the problem rather than force fitting all problems to some given methodology.

What will I learn in this course?

Learn about Empirical Process Control models and Defined Process Control models, discover how to effectively manage uncertainty in a project, and explore some frameworks and examples of how to put these ideas into practice in the real-world.

What prerequisites do I need?

This course is the second of two courses in the Introduction to Agile Business Management learning path, and you should take the first course in this learning path before taking this course.

About the author

Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent best-selling book “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile" plus four other books and numerous professional articles on Project Management and Business Excellence. He is an expert-level Project Manager with over 20 years of hands-on program/project management experience as well as a broad background in business analysis and software development in a broad range of industries and application areas. He is passionate about helping project managers under... more

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