Making projects more flexible: Fundamentals of Agile Project Management

Making projects more flexible: Fundamentals of Agile Project Management16.09.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Mon)TUM Graduate School: Boltzmannstraße 17, 85748 Garching bei München, Raum 101Patricia Meyer
Making projects more flexible: Fundamentals of Agile Project Management17.09.2024 09:00 - 17:00 (Tue)TUM Graduate School: Boltzmannstraße 17, 85748 Garching bei München, Raum 101Patricia Meyer
Values in the agile world, agile mindset, the Scrum cycle, roles and rituals in Scrum, decision agile or traditional, application in the academic world, project goals, WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) / GANTT chart
Course Description: 

The workshop provides the fundamentals and the methods for a solid and successful agile project management.

It covers the principles of agile such as values and mindset as well as Scrum and its methods and structures (Scrum cycle, roles & rituals, artefacts and methodology). To wrap up the workshop, participants will develop first ideas / a concept on how to apply the methods in their own projects.

Course aims: 
  • Participants develop a solid understanding of the fundamentals of agile project management.
  • They have developed an awareness of the differences between traditional and agile project management and know how to make an informed decision about which method is appropriate for their project.
  • Participants know the main agile project management principles and methods and have a basic understanding of how to apply them.
  • They have developed ideas about which agile strategies they can use in their projects and how
Teaching methods: 

The workshop combines dialogue-oriented inputs with hands-on exercises on case study examples as well as phases of reflection, discussion in small groups and exchange of experiences. Reflection and transfer on how to apply the methods in the participants project world are at the heart of the workshop.

The final part of the workshop will focus on transfer: The teams will develop a concrete agile concept for their own (real) project. The aim is to reflect on the suitability of agile in real everyday life and to select the best methods, as well as to draw up an action plan for which steps are necessary to implement the concept. 

Methods: Trainer inputs, feedback and discussions, exercises in a workbook, transfer and reflection, Peer-to-peer learning and Shared Knowledge/Experiences

This course fits doctoral candidates in the following phase: 

At the beginning of the doctorate │ during the doctorate │ at the end of the doctorate

Participation requirements: 

Since the agile methods in the workshop are also compared to traditional project management, the participants should have at least basic knowledge of traditional project management (through training or through their own project experience).

Technical requirements: 

Please bring your laptop with Internet access (since we will be using some digital material).

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What participants say about this course: 
  • It was truly worthwhile! We didn't merely discuss the theory and practical aspects; we also delved into why things work well or not. Additionally, we explored which parts were important and discussed how one could adjust them to better suit oneself.
  • Group-based, open discussions to let us think about the ideas from different perspectives. 
  • The learning curve made it possible to always questions oneself.
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Graduate School Geschäftsstelle
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In Präsenz
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Financial contribution: 
40 Euro
Patricia Meyer

Patricia Meyer brings more than 25 years of professional experience in various industries to the table and has been part of the Lukas Bischof Hochschulberatung team for more than 3 years. For many years, she managed international marketing projects and sales agency in the UK for clients such as DELL and IBM. The skills, knowledge and experience she acquired over the years are central to the Project Management training she has been delivering over the last 11 years. For one of her clients, she has trained over 30 newcomers in the project management team in the basics of project management. She has been part of the LBHB team since the beginning of 2020 and has worked here in numerous workshops and coaching sessions with various groups from science, research and administration. Her knowledge about agile comes from practical experience: both from working alongside a client and from working at LBHB, which actively uses agile working methods in the team. Patricia holds a journalism degree (Licentiata rerum publicarum) after successfully completing her interdisciplinary studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.