Agile Project Management

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CPD Hours: 8 Hours Book Now

Programme overview

Workshop Objective:

This practical one-day workshop is designed to promote critical thinking for delegates on whether or not they  should adopt agile approaches and if so, what that application would look like in their environment.



Who is the course for:

Anyone in a Leadership or management role whose company is implementing agile methodology or who may be part of an agile implementation team.


Course Content:

Course Includes

  • Predictive Project Management V Agile Project Management.
  • How waterfall works. Why projects go over budget / time. Governance issues – challenges of matrix management.
  • Agile values. Characteristics of agile approaches.
  • Managing the culture change consciously, purposefully and scientifically.
  • The SCRUM Framework.
  • Characteristics of high-performance teams that originally led to the foundation of SCRUM. Explanation of the ‘ceremonies’, roles and responsibilities that form the scrum framework.
  • Discuss techniques and approaches to scale agile. Consider barriers and enablers of agile adoption.
  • A reinforcement exercise in the application of Agile.
  • A series of real-life scenario exercises to provoke introspection, reflection, discussion and action.


Trainer:  Mike Lane

Mike has over 30 year’s experience working in the areas of software development and management.

His specialist areas are general project management considerations, including project governance. He facilitates the adoption of either predictive project management systems in stable environments or adaptive project management in volatile situations.

Education and training experience (10 years)

Mike has delivered project management modules to Masters level at various Irish universities (UCC, NUIG and UL), via the Atlantic University Alliance programme and the UL executive MBA programme. He has completed a Doctorate in the University of Limerick specializing in project management of globally distributed teams using lean and agile software development methods.

He has also extensive experience delivering project management executive training courses to private and public sector delegates across Europe, Middle East and USA.


BSc. Computer Systems; Masters in Software Engineering; Doctorate in Lean and Agile; PMP; Foundation Diploma in Education and Learning.

Related Articles:

The Journey to an Agile Organisation – McKinsey

Planning in an agile organisation – McKinsey

Agile with a capital A – A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development – McKinsey