Agile Projects Lessons Learned [10 PDUs]

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Review lessons learned, barriers and best practices in Agile adoption as you explore challenges that were faced in high-stakes, historical projects’ examples.


Review lessons learned, barriers and best practices in Agile adoption as you explore challenges that were faced in high-stakes, historical project examples. This new course covers regulations and adoption barriers as well as contrasts top-down vs waterfall strategies, traditional procurement vs ideal Agile contracts, and command-control vs leadership-collaboration approaches.
At the completion of this course, you will have gained an extensive knowledge of project management best practices that can encourage Agile development, as well as the practices that can produce barriers to Agile adoption.

Distribution of PDUs:

As per PMI Talent Triangle™
• Technical: 6 PDUs
• Leadership 2 PDUs
• Strategic and Business: 2 PDUs
• Total PDUs: 10

Learning Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Review the pros and cons of top down (BDUF) and Waterfall approaches
  • Learn how to manage Waterfall and Agile co-existing approaches
  • Explore the debate around legislating Agile project management, using historical examples from the US Department of Defense (DOD)
  • Explore the regulations that apply to project management in the US DOD, and how they either encourage or discourage Agile adoption
  • Review the rationale behind using BDUF procurements
  • How to apply the same 12 Agile principles to the workings of the relationship with the supplier as you would to those with the project stakeholders
  • Explore the debate around mega-project vs. small project implementation, using historical examples from UK government
  • Review potential solutions to mitigate risks involved with mega-project implementation.
  • Develop an understanding of the impacts of big-bang approach used for large projects delivery


  • Unit 1: Best Practices and Agile Adoption Barriers
  • Unit 2: Top Down and Waterfall Approaches
  • Unit 3: Addiction to Process
  • Unit 4: Mega Projects Mania
  • Unit 5: Challenges with Project Procurement and Contracts

How To Claim Continuing Education PDUs

To claim and report your earned PDUs, go to PMI’S CCRS at Go to “Report PDUs”, select the category “EDUCATION” option “Course or Training” and fill in the form to indicate the course details including the provider and course name, description, and date started/completion. Verify the accuracy of your claim before submitting.

Training Provider

The training certificate is issued by the International Campus For Project Management Education ™ . Keep your certificate in your record as a valid proof that you have completed activities pertaining to PMI CCRS category “EDUCATION” and/or ScrumAlliance category “LEARNING”.

Amount of PDUs and SEUs per Credential

    • Claiming PDU Credits with PMI CCRs for PMI certification renewal
      Our courses provide learning for a diverse set of skills aligned with PMI Talent Triangle®. Category “EDUCATION”. No limit on the amount of PDUs that can be earned per 3-year cycle.
    • Distribution of PDU per skillset as per PMI Talent Triangle® to claim for this course:
      PMI CertificationPDU TechnicalPDU LeadershipBusiness StrategyTotal PDUs
    • Claiming SEU Credits with the ScrumAlliance®
      Students can claim Scrum Educational Units (SEU credits) to maintain/renew their ScrumAlliance® certification – Category “LEARNING”. No limit on the amount of SEUs that can be earned per 2-year cycle.
    • Amount of SEUs to claim for this course:
      SCRUM certificationTotal SEUs
      Foundational (CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®)10
      Advanced (A-CSM®, A-CSPO®)10
      Professional (CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, CSP®)10

Access Included

30 days unlimited online access