UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

AGILE PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Learn to drive high performance teams, continuous improvement, and agile project delivery.

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

An understanding of how Agile approaches can help address the needs of a dynamic, fast-paced business environment.

2

The confidence to develop an Agile Project Management framework for a business, including an appropriate implementation method, as well as an adaptive plan, and a risk monitoring strategy tailored to facilitate agile project delivery.

3

The tools to drive adaptive planning and implement continuous improvement in the areas of process, product and people.

4

An official certificate from Africa’s leading university,1 and the ability to leverage your newfound knowledge of Agile Project Management.

1 Top Universities (Jun, 2019).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Module 1
Introduction to Agile Project Management

Learn about the history of Agile Project Management and the core principles that guide it.

Module 2
The Agile Project Environment

Discover the contexts best suited to Agile Project Management, and explore project management fundamentals.

Module 3
Value-Driven Delivery and Stakeholder Engagement

Examine how to identify the values driving a project and how to engage with stakeholders.

Module 4
Adaptive Planning in Agile Projects

Discover how to plan and adapt at multiple levels and how to estimate the scope of an Agile project.

Module 5
Facilitating High-Performance Teams

Understand how to form, empower, and facilitate high-performance teams.

Module 6
Continuous Improvement: Product, Processes, People

Discover strategies to continually improve products, processes, and teams.

Module 7
Quality and Risk Management

Explore how to define, plan, and assess quality for Agile projects, and learn how to identify, assess, and control risk in the Agile environment.

Module 8
Agile Project Management Frameworks in Business

Learn about Agile project methods, discover how to select the appropriate method, and engage with the future and limitations of Agile Project Management.

 

Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.

 

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Dr Ulrike Rivett

Director of the School of IT, Professor in the Department of Information Systems, and iCOMMS Founder and Team Leader, UCT

Professor Ulrike Rivett holds an undergraduate degree in land surveying from the University of Munich, Germany and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. She has worked for 16 years at UCT in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Information Systems. Proffessor Rivett leads the iCOMMS research team and has been the director of UCT’s School of IT since 2018. Her work always entailed implementing research findings and increasing impact beyond the academic boundary. Her teaching has been in the areas of information systems, project management, design thinking, and engineering.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This UCT online short course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals, and benefit from the opportunity to:

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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