Master Agile project management for real IT teams, imperfections and all.
Learn how to apply Agile and Scrum to every unique IT project and accelerate your career in just 6 weeks.
Strengthen your current value with tech-specific PM expertise. You'll build the advanced Agile techniques expected at elite tech enterprises and high-performing startups.
Learn how to approach a project from the PM side as you prepare to make the shift from development to IT project management.
Test drive the tech project management role and show employers your motivation with world-class training and PMBOK® practice.
Experience applying Agile PM metrics and tools in a simulated project to better manage your own tech product team.
This live course steps beyond templated approaches to help you solve for success outside of the box. You'll deepen your skills with input and experience-sharing from Brandon and your peers.
Get the full impact of Accenture's 30 years of project management wayfinding, clarified into 12 empowering classes and practical assignments. There's office hours with your instructor, too.
Make Agile and Scrum your second nature. You'll learn how to reliably apply and scale these methods for any software delivery project, with practical assignments after every class.
Trial the experience of managing a project at a top-tier tech company. You'll practice what you learn as you build your roadmap and backlog, set metrics, and pivot to handle unexpected curveballs.
Fast-track your career development with advanced Agile skills for IT projects. Build job-ready skills with hands-on training in advanced PM competencies, managerial techniques, and Agile frameworks.
Find out what makes Agile the go-to model for tech teams and get introduced to the simple concept that forms the core of Project Management: the Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC).
PM Simulator: Kick-off
Go deeper: Review Dr. Winston Royce's article that started the Project Management “Waterfall” revolution in the 1970’s.
Brandon picks apart the trending wisdom "Agile good, Waterfall bad," and helps you understand the types of projects that benefit from each model, how to choose the right one for a project, and why the industry is moving more towards Agile.
PM Simulator: Jira
Part 1: Watch the video Brandon will post about cultivating mental flexibility and note down 3 points that stuck out to you.
Part 2: Using Jira, set up an instance to build out your selected project. How is the hierarchy set up? What, if any, differences do you see using this tool versus another tool?
Why is willingness to change your mindset an essential skill of project management? In this class, you'll learn about the Agile mindset and how to cultivate it in your team.
PPM Simulator: Roadmapping
Create a roadmap for your project. Next, answer the following questions:
Brandon teaches you his process for prioritizing needs and making every element of a project Agile.
PM Simulator: Backlogs
Create the backlog for your project using Jira. Based on your roadmap and what you’ve learned so far, answer the following questions:
Learn how to apply Agile Scrum to real-world projects, including metrics and terms to use with your team.
PM Simulator: Scheduling
Part 1: Watch the video shared on resource allocation and prepare a few points to discuss in class.
Part 2: Outline your Scrum product team schedule. Project agendas for each Scrum meeting and identify any issues you anticipate in your team's adjustment from a traditional Waterfall approach.
Get absolute clarity about the roles and responsibilities in Scrum methodology.
PM Simulator: Roles Matrix
Part 1: Watch the video Brandon will post about the different roles that exist as part of an Agile team and prepare a few points to discuss in class.
Part 2: Fill in the responsibility matrix based off of some common situations that arise at different stages of a team’s Agile journey.
A lot of organizations try to convert to Kanban as a natural transition from Waterfall, only to find that this framework is more complex below the surface. In this class, you'll learn an adaptable process for applying Kanban to project workflows.
PM Simulator: Boards
In Jira, set up your board columns based on your team and the product you are developing. Can you use some of the theories behind Kanban and for a Scrum team? Analyze how you see your team benefiting from using Scrum over Kanban, or vice versa.
Brandon shares his communication practices to keep everyone aligned on the workflow from the strategic level through delivery.
PM Simulator: Sprints
In Jira, begin importing work into your board based on your backlog. As you do, answer the following questions:
This class takes you into more advanced concepts that help successful Project Managers adeptly assign resources and priorities to lean portfolios at scale.
PM Simulator: Pivoting
Your product manager has come to your team with a higher priority feature to be completed as part of your product. For this scenario, please prepare:
Ensure total quality control by learning DevOps priorities and how to communicate effectively with these peers.
PM Simulator: DevOps
Based on the DevOps discussion and a pipeline template you'll receive, build out a DevOps toolset recommendation that would work with your intended product. Then, answer these questions:
Brandon coaches you on effective communication in all of the roles you'll fill as a project manager.
PM Simulator: Visualizing the Journey
Create a visualization of your product progress given the changes you made during the course. Explain how you and your "team" adjusted, including improvements you made.
Get an inside look at hiring for PM in the Silicon Valley and beyond, from the other side of the interview table.
Assignment #12: Final Learning Check
Complete the take-home test.