Agile Essentials

Agile Essentials


Alan Zucker, PMP, PMI-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, PMI-ACP

Project Management Essentials
Founding Principal

Alan Zucker has over 25-years of experience leading projects and project management organizations in Fortune 100 companies. He led a project office with over 170 project managers and has delivered large, strategic initiatives.

In 2016, Alan founded Project Management Essentials to share his passion for and experience with project management. Project Management Essentials provides advisory consulting and training to clients across the United States. Clients include Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, the American Petroleum Institute, and several PMI Chapters.

Alan is a keynote speaker and thought leader. He is regularly featured in the industry press and as a podcast guest. He publishes monthly articles on project management, agile, and leadership. He an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University and is a senior instructor with several national, professional development organizations.

Alan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of Maryland and a master’s certificate in IT Project Management from the George Washington University. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Agile Professional (PMI-ACP) through the Project Management Institute. He also holds multiple Agile certifications from the Disciplined Agile Consortium, Scrum Alliance, and Scaled Agile.

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