Adaptive (Agile) Project Management

Equip yourself with a modern Project Management skillset

Format availability:

In-Person, Online streaming


5 Days

Introduction to the course

Why do so many projects executed by both private and public sector organizations fail to realize their expected outcomes. In the modern volatile business environment project planning and control need to be much more flexible and embrace change as being the norm rather than the exception.

Adaptive project management deals with quick adaptation to project reality and changing scope.

Like the traditional model, you will also schedule, plan and identity vital dependencies and milestones with this method. The adaptive project management approach offers more flexibility and provide opportunity for modifications or changing requirements before project completion.

In volatile environments where requirements change rapidly and stakeholder needs emerge during project execution, stakeholder value (and satisfaction) is best supplied through an adaptive management approach rather than traditional predictive techniques. The Project Management Institute (PMI)® clearly acknowledges the emergence of this paradigm through their increased focus on  adaptive concepts in the ANSI standard “Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, seventh edition, (PMBOK® Guide)”.

While Agile project management is mainly focused on the project organization, adaptive Project Management takes it to another lever. Besides helping you organize your project more efficiently, it also gives you the ability to include quantitative analysis methods, which can help you to better:

  • analyze the model and test hypothesis,
  • measure the actual performance of the project.
  • analyze project risk.

Using adaptive project management helps the organization and the project team to be more reactive to changes, increases the success of a project and realize faster benefits for the organization.

This training course will highlight –

  • the adaptive life cycle from start to finish,
  • the values and principles that drive many of the adaptive practices,
  • how the characteristics of effective teams will influence effective adaptive project management

the adaptive project management techniques

Course details

This 5-day KC Academy Adaptive (Agile) Project Management training course exposes delegates to the most current generally accepted practices of project management. Both predictive and adaptive project management approaches are explained and contrasted so that delegates can make informed decisions on when and how to apply each approach.


At the end of this training course, the participants;

  • Appreciate how characteristics of effective teams influence effective adaptive project management
  • Apply predictive project management techniques to integrate scope, time, resources and cost management into a dynamic, manageable plan
  • Learn the rules and approaches to the implementation of the most widely applied adaptive project management framework - SCRUM
  • Identify general considerations that are critical to setting up and applying the Scrum framework
  • Critique the value of core practices performed to plan a Scrum sprint
  • Apply the core practices performed in the execution of a Scrum sprint
  • Evaluate core post-Sprint practices used for review and improvement purposes

The facilitator will introduce each of the core topics using a lecture format. Presentations are supported by reinforcement exercises to emphasize the application of theory in real-world project settings. 

The training course commences with an overview of the nature of projects and the fundamentals of project management. This enables delegates to reflect on how a project management framework supports effective control processes. Delegates apply techniques to control both planning and execution of scope, schedule, cost and risk.

Adaptive project management is then introduced and reinforcement exercises are applied to provide delegates with insights into the power of effective team empowerment to foster flexibility, responsiveness and innovation.

Adaptive project management tailors a project to a client's specific, developing needs. This flexible approach allows the team to

  • integrate client feedback continually throughout your process
  • deliver the most valuable product, regardless of prior expectations.
  • create more satisfied clients, communicative relationships with clients and an improved final product.

Adaptive project management becomes more and more important. Participants will learn –

  • to define what is needed to meet the goals of the organization,
  • how to make a realistic “business case” of a change,
  • to identify the impact of a change on the scope, time and budget,

ways to get feedback from the stakeholders on delivered products/components.

This Adaptive (Agile) Project Management training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Associate Project Managers
  • Project Managers
  • IT Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Leaders
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Product Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Project Team Members
  • Project Management Professionals
  • Customers who will engage with project teams that apply the agile approach

Daily Agenda

DAY 1:
Understanding Projects and Project Management
  • Characteristics of Projects
  • Fundamental Concepts of Project Management
  • Setting-up for Success - The Charter
  • Setting-up for Success - The Project Team
  • Setting up for Success – Needs analysis & Solution Vision
  • Understanding Stakeholders
DAY 2:
Predictive Project Management - Planning
  • Product Scope Planning - requirements collection
  • Project Scope Planning - establish work breakdown structure
  • Schedule Planning - constructing the project timeline
  • Schedule Planning - optimizing the project timeline
  • Cost Planning - cost planning and estimation
  • Cost Planning - establishing the project budget
DAY 3:
Predictive Project Management - Control
  • Risk Management - Risk Identification and Analysis
  • Risk Management - Establishing Risk Response Approaches
  • Managing Project Change
  • Controlling Adversity through Effective Contingency Planning
  • Controlling Progress through Earned Value Management
DAY 4:
Adaptive Project Management
  • SCRUM Foundations - Characteristic of Highly Effective Teams
  • The SCRUM Framework
  • Key Roles of Scrum - The Product Owner
  • Key Roles of Scrum - The Scrum-master
  • Key Roles of Scrum - The Self-organized Team
  • Key Artifacts of Scrum
DAY 5:
Practical Considerations in the Application of SCRUM
  • Sprint Planning Techniques
  • Executing Iterations - The Scrum “Sprint”
  • Continuous Learning Techniques through Project Retrospective
  • Course and Techniques Review
  • Contrasting Control Mechanisms of these Different Approaches

Professional certificate & Accreditation

This Adaptive (Agile) Project Management course equips you with an understanding of how to apply Agile philosophy and techniques to deliver projects faster whilst still meeting the quality expected.

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites. Our courses are open to students of all backgrounds who are 18 years of age and older. All courses are conducted in English. Video lectures include English subtitles and the option to slow-down, pause, or replay lectures for better retention. Discussion boards are a critical component of each of our courses; therefore, we suggest students have a conversational knowledge of English when pursuing a Certificate of Completion. For any of the art writing courses, students need to be 100% proficient in written English.

You should have an up-to-date web browser such as: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. For more detailed information, please see the guides for supported browsers and basic computer specifications. Our Online Courses can be accessed on a mobile or tablet device, although we strongly encourage you to have access to a desktop or laptop computer and reliable internet connection for certain course components. Former students have told us it is easiest to read discussion threads and complete written assignments on a laptop or desktop computer.

Registration is available on our website. Just follow these simple steps: Click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of your screen. Select “Online Courses.” Choose your course(s). You will be asked for basic contact information and your credit card payment. We require full payment at the time of registration and all tuition is billed in US dollars. Be sure to check with your bank or credit card company, as your financial institution may charge a foreign transaction fee.

Our classes are kept small, at no more than 30 students, to better facilitate and encourage personalized interaction with the instructor and fellow participants. Your classmates come from all over the globe and contribute their global perspectives and experience. Some are currently working within the arts while others are just beginning. All classmates share in their passion for the art world.

It is recommended that you begin your course promptly. If you do need to start the course a few days late, contact your instructor as soon as possible after the course has opened to discuss your options. Registration closes on the Friday after the course begins.

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