19 Apr Why learning agile project management will boost your career
Agile project management is much in demand by all kinds of project teams, organisations and businesses. This is because of the numerous benefits it brings to the management of any project.
Our Online Project Management Certification & Training course teaches students how to become an agile project manager. The course contains all the learning and skills necessary for graduates to be able to manage projects from start to finish. Armed with these skills, you’ll find it easier to gain the position you want, to move up in your career and bring confidence and aptitude to every project you lead.
Shaw Academy reviews: what do agile project management students say?
As with all of our classes, we use reviews of our courses to refine our course content and ensure we’re delivering everything that students need. Our project management course has taken more than 134,000 students through the four modules of teaching. Past Shaw Academy students say:
“Overall, this course has covered most of the agile concepts in crisp form. I believe with the knowledge and skills I have acquired by taking this course, I will manage projects more professionally.”
“Being a novice at concepts of agile, I came with a very open mind only to find that the information shared in the lessons is easily understood. Very good instruction resources and documentation.”
The project management course is ideal for newcomers to the world of management, and for those who recognise that they need more skills in this area.
7 benefits of being a certified agile project manager
You can find out all the details of the agile course with Shaw Academy here. And if you want to try out the first module, the first four weeks of study are totally free. In the meantime, here are 9 reasons why agile project management improves a company’s bottom line.
- Superior quality of product or service
Agile methods ensure that quality remains high by proactively preventing problems and embracing sustainable development methodology. Always using good design and technological excellence and ensuring that the product is constantly going through relevant iterations work towards this. By incorporating daily testing and integration into the development process, the dev team can then deal with problems as they arise. Using automated testing tools overnight ensure that development takes place every day, with any bugs flagged up the next morning. Sprint retrospectives allow the scrum team to constantly improve and enhance their work processes.
- More satisfied customers
Agile project management teams keep customers fully engaged ad involved throughout development. The product is always kept updated and prioritised so that change can be managed quickly and the team can demonstrate functionality directly to the client at every sprint review. Products are delivered more quickly to market with each iteration.
- Higher morale within the scrum team
Agile project management leads to a self-managing team of people. This allows for creativity, flexibility and innovation. A scrum masterworks to remove any external interference that could get in the way of development, and by working cross-functionally the dev team members can teach others and learn as they go.
- Higher levels of ownership and collaboration
Because the product owner, development team and the scrum master or agile project manager all work closely together every day, there are excellent levels of collaboration throughout the project. Daily scrum meetings allow the team to work around future work, potential roadblocks and what’s already finished.
- More relevant metrics
Metrics used in agile projects are generally more accurate and useful than in traditional project management. They’re determined by budgets and timelines based on the real-time performance and capabilities of each small team of five to nine devs. The development team itself also provide direct estimates for the requirements of the project. And these estimates are constantly refined every day as the dev team learns more about the project and progresses.
- Higher levels of control over the project
There are so many different times that everyone involved can adapt and inspect throughout an agile project. This allows each member of the team, from the developers to the product owner, scrum master and every other stakeholder to control the process and develop superior products.
- Reduced risk of failure
Agile techniques essentially eliminate the chances of the project failing. Because the development process takes place in sprints with constant iterations, the success or failure rates are always known. There is a working product right from the very first sprint, ensuring that there is always an end result.