Free-course-on-SCRUM-&-LEAN-Agile-methodologies

The free four week course is aimed at anyone looking to gain more knowledge about the Agile philosophy whether they have previous experience with Agile projects or not. It will introduce students to two of the most common methodologies of Agile by examining the core principles of SCRUM and LEAN and comparing their main strengths and weaknesses. Students should gain an understanding of how each can bring value to an organisation.

Burchmore will present the course as live weekly online webinars. Students will be able to engage in discussions with him and other students on the short course forums.

Burchmore is CSU’s senior industry based project manager lecturer and runs the online project management subjects in the School of Business. He explained that there are many methods that call themselves Agile and choosing the best for a particular situation can be challenging. "SCRUM and LEAN are two of the most common and most popular Agile methods, but they have some clear differences. Knowing how and why they work can help us choose the best approach for any project.”

This second MOOC is a more in-depth look at both SCRUM and LEAN philosophies compared to the previous short course that covered material from CSU’s Master of Project Management.

Burchmore says that project development in Agile differs from traditional methodologies. “Agile project management has earned its place as a powerful tool to produce results in a changing environment. There are many methods that call themselves Agile and it can be confusing to decide which one works best in any given situation.”

The webinars will be delivered 8.00 - 9.30 pm AEDT over four Thursdays starting 17 October, and will be available for later viewing. There will be a timed online test scheduled at the end of the course. Participants will receive a certificate of completion if they pass the test and the top three performers will receive prizes from the Charles Sturt University Winery. There are no required textbooks – all reference materials can be accessed electronically at no charge. To register go to http://www.itmasters.edu.au/free-short-course-scrum-lean-project-management/

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