Learning the Truth About Agile Versus Waterfall

This course will help you see a new perspective where Agile and traditional, plan-driven management practices and principles are seen as complimentary rather than competitive to help you take advantage of the best of both worlds!
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 8, 2020
Duration
1h 7m
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Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 8, 2020
Duration
1h 7m
Description

There are many myths, stereotypes and misconceptions about "Agile" and "Waterfall" that are well-engrained into many people's thinking. For example, one popular misconception is that there is a binary and mutually-exclusive choice between Agile and Waterfall. That causes people to try to force-fit a project to one of those extremes when the right solution is to go in the other direction and fit the approach to the nature of the project. In this course, Learning the Truth About Agile Versus Waterfall, you will learn how to see Agile and Waterfall in a fresh new perspective as complementary to each other rather than competitive and see how they can be blended together in the right proportions to fit any given situation. First, you will learn how the terms "Agile" and "Waterfall" are very loosely used in actual practice and what they really mean. Next, you will discover Scrum which is the most widely-used Agile methodology in the world and how Scrum works. Finally, you will explore how to choose the right approach to fit a project. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Agile and Scrum needed to develop a solid foundation for working in an Agile environment and taking the other courses in this series.

About the author
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. 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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi. My name is Chuck Cobb. I'm the author of The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile. That will be the third book I've published to date on agile project management. And I've also published two earlier books on business excellence. Welcome to my training course on Learn the Truth about Agile Versus Waterfall. This course is designed to help you see these two seemingly disparate approaches in a fresh new perspective as complementary to each other rather than competitive. Here's an overview of the modules in this course. We're going to start with the discussion of agile versus waterfall to help you understand these two approaches much better and see them in a fresh new perspectives as complementary to each other rather than competitive. Then we're going to talk about scrum, which is the most widely used agile methodology in the world today. This course is part of an overall curriculum for agile business management that consists of three learning paths. This course is the first of two courses in the Introduction to Agile Business Management learning path. The goal of this learning path is to help all business people develop an understanding of how to blend agile and traditional plan‑driven project management in the right proportions to fit any given situation. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn agile business management with the Learning the Truth About Agile Versus Waterfall course at Pluralsight.