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Sep 14, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Hannah Grimes Center

Today’s rapidly changing business environment demands an adaptable approach to project management. In response, the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship announces its innovative course in Agile project management.

Agile project management is a proven method that is designed for high-uncertainty projects. For example, Agile is appropriate for projects where the requirements may be changing or the tools may be new.

Agile was developed for software but today these techniques are applied to a wide range of projects, from information technology to non-profit strategy development and from manufacturing to education. The focus is on empowering teams to collaborate and make decisions quickly and effectively.

This workshop in Agile Project Management consists of two six-hour sessions during which attendees work on their own real projects and leave with a plan that’s tailored for their company and ready for use.

  • Day One teaches how to select the best projects for the company and quickly determine the boundaries of the project’s scope. Attendees write project charters suitable for sharing with stakeholders, and learn the Scrum methodology.
  • Day Two teaches how to assess the risks and lay out the roadmap of specific project work by writing Agile User Stories, so that attendees leave ready to work with their teams.

The workshop will be held on consecutive Thursdays, September 7th and 14th, from 9 AM – 4 PM. Both days are required. While lunch is not provided, there is a lunch break and participants are encouraged to visit downtown Keene’s many restaurants. The cost is $895 per person, call for information about group rates.

Ideally, organizations send intact teams to this training so that they can develop the project together. However, individuals are welcome to attend. Please submit a short project description with your registration to programs@hannahgrimes.com

Lisa Sieverts owns Facilitated Change, an independent project management consulting company. She is credentialed as an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) and a Project Management Professional (PMP®) by the Project Management Institute, a global leader in the development of standards for the practice of project management. Before launching her own company, she worked for Hewlett-Packard in California and Idaho. She currently teaches Agile Project Management for the Harvard Extension School in Cambridge, MA.