Next Generation Project Management


Having to manage your projects within very tight budget and time constraints while meeting and exceeding the expectations of your customers is the norm these days. Therefore, you can no longer manage your projects using the same methodologies you applied 10 years ago; you must re-think your approach to managing projects if you want to overcome project crises and accelerate project success.

Projects span every department in organizations including IT, Manufacturing, Finance, Human Resources, and so on. One project is often a part of a larger program. Creating new products, services, technology and other types of projects will benefit through a Hybrid Project Management approach; by combining the Waterfall and Agile approaches to your projects. This will help you to accelerate their success. Project management training that focuses on these global best practices provides a high return on investment and increases a project’s effectiveness and efficiency while ensuring that the project meets all business and customer requirements successfully.

Session Process

You will experience how to manage an entire project from beginning to end using a real-life simulation. You will create your project team, develop your project’s scope, identify the Waterfall plan activities to use in Agile, hold scrum meetings, assess all risks, manage project changes and close the project. You’ll be able to apply this project to projects of all sizes and complexities. As well, you will learn how to manage projects within the real-life constraints of time and budget and ensure that you meet the business and customer requirements. This session will increase your skills, knowledge and experience in managing your projects successfully.

Who Should Attend?

  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Directors of Project Management Offices
  • Engineers
  • Anyone, including management who want to ensure project success

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the Agile Framework for Rapid Project Management.
  • Create the project team.
  • Develop the project scope.
  • Identify project sponsorship.
  • Recognize the difference between project stakeholders and resources.
  • Develop the detailed Waterfall project plan.
  • Determine the project milestones.
  • Assess project risks.
  • Manage project changes.
  • Hold an Agile Release Planning.
  • Create User Stories.
  • Calculate Business Value.
  • Calculate Effort and Return on Investment.
  • Create a Product Backlog.
  • Determine the Agile Scum Roles including Scrum Master, Product Owner and Sprint Team.
  • Develop the Sprint Goal.
  • Create the Sprint Backlog.
  • Estimate Velocity.
  • Identify how many iterations (sprint meetings) will be required.
  • Manage the agile (sprint) meetings.
  • Develop the Sprint Task Board.
  • Organize the daily scrum meetings.
  • Create a Sprint Burndown Chart (Kanban Board).
  • Complete a Sprint Review.
  • Hold a Retrospective Meeting.
  • Close and evaluate the entire project.



  • Define what is a Project and Project Management.
  • Understand the difference between Waterfall and Agile methodologies.
  • Learn how to integrate waterfall and agile into one powerful project management strategy.
  • Overview of the entire Project Management Process.

Scoping the Project

  • Identify the project sponsor.
  • Create the core project team.
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the core and extended team members including vendors, consultants and/or suppliers.
  • Manage the project kick-off meeting.
  • Identify and manage stakeholder requirements.
  • Scope out the project.
  • Develop the Project Scope Statement.

Creating the Waterfall Project Plan

  • Identify the activities and related tasks required to meet the project scope deliverables.
  • Determine the resource requirements including suppliers and vendors.
  • Estimate the task durations and dependencies.
  • Identify the Milestones.
  • Review and modify the critical path.

Understanding Risk and Change Management

  • Manage Project Changes.
  • Undertake a complete Risk Assessment on the project.
  • Identify all project risks.
  • Prioritize the project risks against impact and probability categories.
  • Assess the high priority risks.
  • Create mitigation plans to reduce risk likelihood.
  • Develop contingency plans to manage risks that might occur.

Managing through Agile

  • Select the product owner, scrum master and sprint team members.
  • Organize the agile release planning meeting.
  • Create the product backlog from the project plan deliverables to be used in agile.
  • Determine how many iterations (sprint meetings) will be required to complete the product backlog.
  • Create the product vision.
  • Create user stories.
  • Calculate the business value.
  • Calculate effort and return on investment.
  • Organize/order the user stories.
  • Create the product backlog.
  • Organize the sprint meetings.
  • Determine the time box for the first sprint meeting.
  • Develop the sprint goal.
  • Estimate the velocity.
  • Create the Sprint Backlog.
  • Identify the daily sprint tasks.
  • Develop the sprint task board (Kanban).
  • Manage the sprint meetings.
  • Hold the daily scrum meetings.
  • Create the sprint burndown chart.
  • Hold the sprint review meeting.
  • Organize the product demo.
  • Hold the sprint retrospective meeting.
  • Manage the backlog refinement meeting.
  • Complete the product/release burn down chart.

Closing the Project

  • Complete Project Closure Team Reviews for the entire project.
  • Complete the Project Close Evaluation.
  • Retain project knowledge.

Course Duration

3 Days