Project Management (PMP)

Why obtain a PMP® Certification? 

PMP® Certification, through the PMI® Project Management Institute, is the project management profession's most globally respected credential. The PMP® symbol after your name demonstrates that you possess a solid foundation of experience and education that can have a positive impact on end results. Project management certification and skill sets are transferable to every type of industry, including IT, biotech, banking, accounting, pharmaceutical, hospital management, construction, government, telecommunications, public utilities, and more. 

How can Wake Tech help me obtain my PMP® Certification? 

In order to be eligible to take the PMP® Certification exam, one of the prerequisites is to have 35 hours of project management education. Wake Tech's PMP Certification Exam Prep class is taught by a Project Management Institute (PMI) Global Registered Education Provider (REP®). By taking Project Management PMP Certification Exam Prep at Wake Tech, you'll receive outstanding value. Similar programs at other institutions cost $3,000-$12,000 but, Wake Tech's PMP Exam Prep course is far less expensive while providing you with quality take away materials, memory tricks, studying strategies, and real-world examples from a high-energy instructor. 

Industry-recognized credential: Prepare for the Project Management Professional PMP® Certification Exam. 

Complete in: 1 month - 6 months

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Project Management Series

There are many challenges to managing project effectively. Wake Tech's Project Management Series is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques you need to deliver projects more efficiently. 

**Each course can be taken individually or in steps to provide flexibility. 

Step 1 -
Fundamentals of Project Management
Step 2 -
Essentials of Project Management
Step 3 -
Leadership Skills for Project Professionals
Step 4 -
Project Risk Management
Step 5 -
Agile Project Management
Step 6 -
Applied Microsoft Project
Step 7 -
PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Prep

Course Details & Registration Information

Agile Project Management
Available Classes
Not currently offered.
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
The course will benefit project managers, team members, functional managers, and other key project stakeholders in any industry.
Agile Project Management is an instructor-led, training class designed to introduce participants to the basics of the agile project management discipline. The course structure effectively combines introductory lecture and discussion with hands-on application of useful agile project management principles, tools, and techniques through applied case study exercises. The course covers the basics of all agile project management life-cycle processes including: project initiation, planning, iterating, controlling, and closing. Knowledge and skill areas include:

• Agile Management Terminology
• Agile Manifesto
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Value Driven Delivery
• Minimally Marketable Feature
• Adaptive Planning
• Agile Estimating
• Team Performance
• Accounting Control
• Contracting
• Communication
• Risk Management
• Daily Stand Up’s
• Team Retrospectives
• Continuous Improvement
• Closing Projects
Course Objectives
  1. The primary objectives of this course include learning how:

    • To define and recognize the fundamental terminology of the agile management discipline
    • To identify all process groups of the agile project management life-cycle
    • To understand the Agile ethos, value proposition and the 12 principles
    • To identify stakeholders and build stakeholder engagement
    • To acquire the right teams and recruit coaches
    • To design the product roadmap and prioritize stories
    • To estimate stories and size risks
    • To collaborate, negotiate and adjust risk backlog
    • To improve value driven deliverables and nurture team performance
    • To learn key communication elements of an agile project
    • To learn basic earned value management (EVM)
    • To learn to remove obstacles, manage tasks board and control the project
    • To learn to close out projects while maintaining continuous improvement
Outline of Instruction
  1. I. Introduction to Agile Project Management
    A. Agile Value Proposition
    B. Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principles
    C. Overview of Agile Project Management
    D. Quick Exercise to Understand Agile
    E. Mapping Agile to Traditional Project Management

    II. Initiating a Project
    A. Identify Stakeholders and Build Engagement
    B. Document Business Case and Write Contracts
    C. Acquiring the Team and Recruiting Coaches
    D. Understanding Agile Leadership
    E. Investing in Continuous Improvement

    III. Planning a Project
    A. Designing the Product Roadmap
    B. Identifying the Minimal Marketable Features (MMF)
    C. Decomposition and Progressive Elaboration
    D. User Stories and Backlog
    E. Estimation and Sizing
    F. Wideband Delphi and Planning Poker
    G. Collaboration and Empowerment
    H. Communication Protocols and Information Radiators

    IV. Iterating Projects
    A. Project Backlog Grooming
    B. Improve Value Driven Deliverables
    C. Measure using Cycle Time and Work in Process (WIP)
    D. Create Visual Controls
    E. Nurture Team Performance
    F. Risk based Spike and Burn-Down Chart
    G. Osmotic Communication

    V. Controlling a Project
    A. Product Demonstrations
    B. Product Feedback
    C. Information Radiator Monitoring
    D. Velocity
    E. Obstacle Removal and Escaped Defects
    F. Knowledge Sharing

    VI. Closing a Project
    A. Deliverables Acceptance & Product Release
    B. Team Evaluation and Self Assessment
    C. Retrospectives
  2. Hands-on Application and Practice
    Participants will further expand their knowledge and experience through applied individual and team exercises. Using group collaboration techniques and team exercises, participants will learn to manage an agile project from initiation to closing and learn the following concepts:
    • Agile Terminology and Manifesto
    • Stakeholder Identification & Engagement
    • Value Driven Delivery and Adaptive Planning
    • Agile Estimating and Sizing
    • Accounting Control and Contracting
    • Team Performance and Retrospectives
    • Communication via Daily Stand-Ups
    • Continuous Improvement
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Participants Will Receive
 Comprehensive Student Guide
 Workbook Including Course Exercises and Team Participation
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 80% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
The course will benefit project managers, team members, functional managers, and other key project stakeholders in any industry.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
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Course Contact Information
Professional Development Coordinator