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Choosing the Right Approach [Online]

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When starting a new project, one of the most important decisions you can make is choosing the right project delivery strategy. While the waterfall approach is the standard methodology framework being used in the majority of organizations, most people are not aware that there are several different project delivery strategies: waterfall, iterative, incremental, IID, and its lightweight cousin, agile.

In this 4-hour online course, you will learn the differences between these project approaches including the benefits and risks of each, and how to choose the best approach for a project. In addition, participants will learn more about the agile approach including an overview of a few different agile methodologies and how they fit into typical project governance structures.

This course uses sound. Please have computer speakers or a headset ready.


In this 1/2 day self-paced online course, participants will learn:

  • The differences between these project approaches including the benefits and risks of each
  • How to choose the best approach for a project



This course is intended for individuals involved in programme strategy, project planning, building project business cases, audits, and those involved in governance processes.


There is no prerequisite for this course.

course info

Course ID: 7401A
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 4 hours

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$159.95 USD


PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for the 4-hour version of this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 0.5 0 3.5
PgMP 0.5 0 3.5
PfMP 0 0 3.5
PMI-ACP 0.5 0 3.5
PMI-SP 0.25 0 3.5
PMI-RMP 0.25 0 3.5
PMI-PBA 0 0 3.5

The three columns in the above table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 4CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 0.5 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 4 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 4 Learning Credits