Join Kelley OConnell for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Blending Project Management Methods.
- This course is intended to deepen your understanding of both the waterfall and agile project frameworks. There are many specific ways to implement each one of them. Your situation and organization will be unique, and this course takes a very tactical approach in how and when each methodology can be applied. If you're new to agile, I recommend taking my course on Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile Project Management or the Agile at Work series. This will help you understand the agile mindset more deeply before this course dives into the tactics. If you understand agile, but are less comfortable in the traditional or waterfall project methods, I recommend taking the course Project Management Foundations. This course will ground you in the basics of this methodology. Each of these frameworks has their own unique strengths and weaknesses. We'll be probing these aspects so you can choose which path to follow with full awareness. All projects measure success by the value they deliver to their stakeholders. Additionally, organizations measure success through the amount of time they take, the costs they require, and the features they complete. We'll explore how each framework approaches these success measurements differently. Finally, we'll examine how each methodology measures and reports its ongoing progress and status to stakeholders. Utilizing the right key performance indicators will help you and your team remain on track. If you're ready for a deep tactical examination of agile and waterfall, this is the course for you.
- Waterfall vs. agile life cycles
- Strengths and weaknesses of each method
- Choosing your framework
- Measuring team progress
- Conducting a blended measurement