Agile Essentials

Agile Essentials


Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Founding Principal
Project Management Essentials

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Agile Essentials is a one-day course that will explore the key concepts and components of Agile software development. Per the Standish Group, Agile projects are three-times more likely to be successful than traditional, waterfall projects. Agile represents a new way of working and organizing projects and project teams.

This course will provide an overview of the Agile landscape and provide a working understanding of common practices. The students will participate in several hands-on exercises to reinforce the concepts presented in class.

Intended Audience: Both business and technology professionals who want to understand the transformational opportunities of Agile will benefit from this course, including:

  • Project managers
  • Business users and managers involved in software projects
  • Technology managers interested in transforming their teams
  • Technology team members interested in understanding Agile development methods

Course Objectives: At the end of this course, participants will:

  • Appreciate the values and principles of the Agile Manifesto
  • Understand the key components of Agile development methodologies
  • See the value of Agile practices through hands-on exercises
  • Learn how to use Kanban boards to manage the flow of work
  • Recognize the roles and ceremonies of Scrum
Event Location

Virginia Tech, Executive Briefing Center
900 N Glebe Road
Arlington, VA, 22203

Agenda and Cost:

8:00 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM - Seminar Begins
4:30 PM - Seminar Ends

(Fee includes seminar, materials, breakfast, and lunch)
$340.00 - Member Registration
$365.00 - Nonmember Registration

PDUs Available: 
7.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 
2 Leadership and 5 Technical

About the Speakers

Alan Zucker, PMP, ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker was practicing Agile techniques well before the term was coined. In the early 1990s he employed the agile principles of collaboration, minimal documentation, to deliver a mission critical, mainframe application for the US Treasury. His agile skills were further honed during his years in the fast paced and dynamic telecommunications industry. He also played a leadership role in the Agile transformation of a major financial institution; during this period, the number of annual production releases increased 4-fold, average release durations declined by two-thirds, and project management execution costs were cut in half.

In 2016, he founded Project Management Essentials to provide training and advisory services. He provides Agile, DevOps, and traditional project management training. He also works closely with his clients as they transform their practices.

Alan received his undergraduate degree from The George Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Maryland. He holds a Masters Certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and Agile Professional (ACP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI). He also holds Agile certifications as a Scrum Master (CSM) and Scale Agilist (SAFe 4.0 SA).

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