Integrating Agile and Waterfall Practices
This online course is designed to help Agile proponents recognize and resolve many of the common integration issues that emerge when these two methodologies are combined.
The course consists of 20 short case studies that simulate the communication and interchanges that can occur as Agile and Waterfall practitioners work to resolve differences in the ways that they see and execute tasks. As students evaluate these case studies, they'll learn to deconstruct and diagnose any underlying problems that need to be resolved, just as they would in everyday practice. While they work to decode and correct these issues, they'll begin to recognize the common pitfalls that can happen as project teams collaborate and interact, which will allow them to step in to solve potential problems before work is affected.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
- Recognize the problems that Agile and Waterfall collaborators contend with on a regular basis
- Apply practical tips from experienced practitioners to correct these problems
- Polish and perfect your skills as you create an environment that enhances the alliance with your partners and collaborators
Note: Learners who successfully complete this course will be awarded 3 PDUs/contact hours. Successful completion means completing all assignments in the course, and scoring a minimum of 70% on the course self-assessment.
Target Audience: This course is designed for adult learners with some understanding of Agile practices.
Level/Prerequisites: Introductory/No Prerequisites
Estimated Time to Complete: 3 hours
Ask the Expert: This course has an "Ask the Expert" feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible and usually within 24-48 hours.
Required Material: This course does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.
Successful Completion Requirement for IACET CEU: Learners must achieve an average test score of at least 70% to meet the minimum successful completion requirement and qualify to receive IACET CEU credit. Learners will have three attempts at all graded assessments.
PDUs/Contact Hours: 3 | CEUs: .5
Access Time: 30 days