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Agile Construction Fundamentals

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With the rapid adoption of agile project management methods over the last twenty years, it was only a matter of team before they made their way into the construction industry. Many owners have seen agile being used in business transformation, IT, and product development projects with great success. Now, they are expecting agile techniques to be used in their construction projects too. Join agile project management pioneer Kevin Aguanno as he reveals how agile methods have worked their way into the construction industry and how you can start to take advantage of these techniques to improve your overall performance.

Learn how some of the “new” agile techniques were actually developed in the past for use in engineering and construction environments and how those techniques can be applied on your projects today.

Special bonus: Participants will receive the Agile and Lean Construction Quick Reference card to help them identify when agile techniques can be best applied on the job, along with free access for one year to the Procept Members’ Portal, which contains dozens of e-learning modules plus dozens of articles and whitepapers, videos, and recorded webinars.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the need for different project strategies including agile
  • Describe the differences between traditional and agile approaches
  • Describe what project characteristics indicate an agile approach may be needed
  • Understand the Scrum approach
  • Understand several aspects of how agile is applied to construction projects

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those who want to better understand more about basic agile project management practices and how they can be applied in a construction (buildings, bridges and facilities) environment including  owners and owner representatives, project managers, site supervisors, and project engineers.

Prerequisites

Participants should already have some familiarity with project management concepts and terminology, but no prior knowledge of agile is required.

Materials

Students of this course receive a course workbook including printouts of all course presentation materials.

What You Will Learn

What is Agile and What's In lt for Me?

  • Defined vs. Empirical Approaches: The need for both
  • Waterfall, Iterative, Incremental and Agile Approaches: benefits and when to use them
  • The Agile Philosophy
  • Which Projects Are Suited to Agile Methods?

 

The Scrum Framework

  • An Overview of the Scrum Method

 

Agile Construction Basics

  • Agile and Continuous Improvement
  • Labour Productivity Measurement & Improvement
  • Estimation Accuracy & Improvement
  • Agile Procurement & Material Management
  • Agile Job Scheduling & Planning
  • Externalizing Work (Pre-Assembly & Prefabrication)
  • Agile Project Management
  • Agile Financial Management

 

Wrap Up

  • Agile Benefits from Increased Customer Involvement
  • Agile Construction Adoption Tips
  • Domains of Agile Practices
  • Key Points to Remember
  • Evaluations

course info

Course ID: 7600
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 1/2 Day

upcoming sessions

Apr. 08, 2020 - Apr. 08, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

Event starts in: 6 days
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Jul. 29, 2020 - Jul. 29, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Aguanno

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Nov. 12, 2020 - Nov. 12, 2020
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PMI PDUs

PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for the 1/2-day version of this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 2.5 0 0.5
PgMP 2.5 0 0.5
PfMP 0 0 0.5
PMI-ACP 2.5 0 0.5
PMI-SP 0 0 0.5
PMI-RMP 0.5 0 0.5
PMI-PBA 0.5 0 0.5

 
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 3 CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Scrum Alliance Certifications earn 3 SEUs (Category C1)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 0.5 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 3 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 0.5 Learning Credits
  • BOMI Real Property Administrators (RPAs) earn 3 CPD credits
  • BOMI Facilities Management Administrators (FMAs) earn 3 CPD credits
  • BOMI Systems Maintenance Administrators (SMAs) earn 3 CPD credits