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Jennifer L. Metzler, Director


Creighton Business Institute
Heider College of Business
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

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Mastering Project Management Lab - Real World Agile

One reason for the scarcity of managerial greatness in project management is that in education and training are too often treated as technical proficiency.  Little time is spent on character of the manager, the issues of team dynamics, and integration. This builds on the knowledge and fundamentals learned in Managing Projects: The Fundamentals.  Mastering projects is a key skill for leadership in innovation and organizational change and growth. This course is explores the variations in project management through a comprehensive look at Real World Agile.  It allows practice and exploration a leader’s role in choosing the approach to leading projects, programs and project portfolios. It includes flexible and pragmatic reviews of variations and overlaps in project approaches and techniques such as waterfall, agile, scrum, and Kaizen practices to provide the participant with a practical application orientation for the pros and cons of each.  

Using interactive group workshops within the course, you will practice all the core Scrum practices end-to-end.  You will learn, using a project scenario applying what the Agile approach, to apply real world creative techniques for estimating, prioritization and story identification.   The course is facilitated by an experienced Agile Coach.  Bring your questions and examples to leverage the education, exposure and experience process to guide your learning. This is not your typical Agile and Scrum 101 course. This course is designed to spend 25% of the time on “What” and “Why” behind Agile and Scrum and 75% on “HOW” you can actually start using it on your team tomorrow! If you’re interested in learning real world techniques used by dozens of teams then this course is for you! We walk you through an end to end lifecycle Agile project journey from Release Planning all the way to Production Release using a sample project or YOUR own. There is a cost to learning Agile and Scrum by trial and error or simply reading a book, and many other courses focus almost entirely on What and Why with little coverage of actual HOW-TO techniques. Our instructor shares how small, medium and fortune 500 companies have applied Agile in real world projects along with many Tips, Tricks and Best Practices!




Executives, Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors


This course will help participants to appraise needs of the human needs of project communication, resource assignment and communication.  It focuses on delivering stakeholder value by critical decision making and applying the project processes and knowledge areas as appropriate.


Through mini-workshops Real World Agile will focus on the concepts and how they are applied in specific scenarios.   Discussion of case scenarios and current projects will provide a broad exposure to the range of project management. The course finishes with your creation of an Agile Roadmap for implementation.

MBA 706 &
ITM 706

Your application to the Creighton Graduate School, Heider College of Business is embedded in the course the registration process. You can leverage your education and earn a Badge or Certificate in Project Management and these credits apply towards Creighton's MBA or MS- BIA Graduate degrees.

The course is worth 1.5 credit hours.

For more detail, please check the outline tab.

MBA/ITM 502 - Lab Outline Real World Agile

This course is designed with 60% interactive group workshops!

    You will practice all the core Scrum practices end-to-end.
    You will learn real world creative techniques for estimating, story identification and prioritization.
    We use an end to end example project scenario for maximum learning retention!
    You walk away with valuable course material, handouts, resources and cheat sheets that will support you on your projects.
    You learn real world techniques from an experienced Agile Coach.

1. Agile Introduction and Overview
2. The Agile Team
3. The Agile Planning Framework
4. Understanding the Customer
5. Product Roadmap
6. Creating the Product Backlog
7. Breaking Down EPICs
8. Prioritizing the Product Backlog
9. Sizing Stories
10. Release Planning
11. Story Elaboration
12. Sprint Planning
13. Sprint Execution
14. Closing out the Sprint
15. Adopting Agile Methods


Scheduled Classes

Date/Time Facilitator Location Fee
  • Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Fri, 04/27/2018 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm