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.
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. He is an expert-level Agile Project Manager with over 20 years of real-world project and program management experience and is passionate about helping project managers understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.
Course Overview Hi, my name is Chuck Cobb. I assume that you have already taken my previous course, it is a prerequisite for this course, and know who I am. So I won't go through a long introduction of myself again. Welcome to my training course on Understanding Hybrid Agile Project Management. In this course, we're going to go into much more detail about how to make a hybrid agile model work in the real world. The goal is to show you how to get the best of both worlds with the right blend of planning and adaptivity in a hybrid agile model. Here's an overview of the modules in this course. We're going to start with a comparison of agile and traditional plan‑driven methodologies and how they're different. Then we're going to talk about hybrid agile models, including what is a hybrid agile model? How does it work? And why would you use it? Finally, we're going to go over a hybrid agile model I developed called the Managed Agile Development Framework and discuss some actual real‑world examples. This course is part of an overall curriculum for agile business management that consists of three learning paths. 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. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn agile business management with the Understanding Hybrid Agile Project Management course, at Pluralsight.