Agile Project Management: Applying Basic Agile Principles for Project Success with Lisa Hammer and David Newman

What You Will Learn

Upon completion of this training, learners will be able to:

  • Describe agile processes and the agile mindset from the perspective of the Agile Practice Guide.
  • Identify various life cycle development models and determine which method or combination of methods should be applied to a project in the initiation and planning phases.
  • Apply various agile principles to resolve common project management challenges during project execution. 


Agile. A buzzword? An approach? A way of thinking? Yes. It’s all of these things—and more—and you may have even heard it enough that you’re starting to think it is yesterday’s fad. Think again! Agile development simply means operating successfully within a change-driven environment. The agile mindset has come of age as demonstrated by the acceptance of agile methods in both the private and public sectors. Originally documented as a set of software-development methodologies, the project management industry has come to accept the reality that we are all working within a change-driven environment.

Project development life cycles—from predictive (waterfall) through iterative to adaptive (agile)—have a doctrine for dealing with change. They vary from resistance to open acceptance, but the one constant is change. How we deal with dynamic inputs and moving targets often marks the difference between success and failure.

In this training, we will explore the Agile Practice Guide (PMI, 2017). This revolutionary work is the result of the first collaboration between Agile Alliance and PMI. It’s an exciting time in the evolution of project management practices. Whether you are at the beginning of your project management journey or an experienced practitioner thinking about “going agile,” this training will help you apply flexibility through the values and principles of agile to a wide spectrum of project management challenges.



    • An Overview of Project Management Using an Agile Approach
      • Agility: What it means to us as project managers
      • The founding principles
      • Your manifesto
    • Process and Methodologies
      • The Scrum process
      • The development life cycle: Scrum versus traditional
      • The concept of continuous development
    • Agile Communications
      • Standard project communications
      • The communications formula
      • Planning your communications
    • Decision-Making
      • Driving empowerment downward
      • Work-stopping decisions
      • Continuous process improvement
    • An Abbreviated Project Management Process
      • Getting team buy-in
      • Predicting and preventing problems
      • The cyclic, linear process
    • The Agile Stakeholder
      • Interpersonal skills toolbox
      • Management skills toolbox
      • The communications planner
    • Employee Engagement
      • The Engagement Matrix©
      • Creating the environment
      • Happiness in the workplace

The class was very informative. It provided a comprehensive program regarding agile principles. I enjoyed the breakout sessions and project where we could apply the concepts.

I thought the training was interesting and was exactly the right level for me to evaluate the use of agile methods for my team.

The instructors were very thorough and entertaining. I picked up a lot of insight in this course!

PDU Allocation Table

The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Power Skills and Business Acumen PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Ways of Working PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials. *Please note that the asterisked row below applies to the PMI® Agile Certification Journey and includes Disciplined Agile® Scrum Master (DASM), Disciplined Agile® Senior Scrum Master (DASSM), Disciplined Agile® Coach (DAC), and Disciplined Agile® Value Stream Consultant (DAVSC) certifications.
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acumen Total
CAPM® / PMI-CP™ / PMP® / PgMP® 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-ACP® / Agile* 14 0 0 14.00
PMI-SP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-RMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PfMP® 0 0 0 0.00
PMI-PBA® 0 0 0 0.00
Ways of Working Power Skills Business Acument Talent Triangle



Lisa Hammer DASSM, PMP

Lisa Hammer, DASSM, PMP, is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. She is an engaging and entertaining presenter with over 30 years of experience in project management and staff development for both large and small firms.

Lisa has managed the implementation of several multi-million-dollar programs, which included coordination of staff, consultants and subcontractors to achieve client goals while maintaining budget and cost controls across all activities. Her executive career has been highlighted by a broad range of qualifications, including proven leadership and analytical skills, and collaboration with outside groups, along with a reputation for accountability, flexibility, and resourcefulness. Lisa continues to be a project management practitioner, working with clients to improve their ability to execute against demanding deliverables in dynamic environments. Her client base includes many state and local agencies, and non-profits, as well as public and private companies.

Lisa understands that people who are satisfied with their employment experience are more engaged, which leads to improved quality, productivity, and happiness. Her passion for professionalism shines through in her presentations on a wide range of project management topics. Using her broad and in-depth field experience she not only stands behind her training, but she also expects success!



David B. Newman, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, DASSM, PMP, GPM-b, SHRM-SCP/SPHR, ITIL, is a co-founder and principal of Leadership Techniques, LLC, a training and consulting firm specializing in project management and leadership development. Along with his PMI credentials, he holds a master’s degree in Technical Management from Johns Hopkins University. He has also earned two senior human resources credentials from the Society of Human Resources. His unending curiosity has led to a number of leadership-related micro-credentials and certifications in Green Project Management as well as the ethics and application of generative Artificial Intelligence within our profession.

David has a diversified background in engineering and product development and loves to share his experience and extensive background with others. Project teams have excelled under his leadership as he has emphasized that the key to building a high-performance team is to integrate management skills with a collaborative philosophy to influence and motivate teams.

Audiences eagerly engage with David’s interactive presentation style. Through a mix of personal experience, hands-on activities, and touches of PMBOK® Guide formality, David’s seminars are entertaining and educational. His passion and humor makes them fun while his focus on results drives attendees to reach for practical solutions to real challenges.

Training Information

26 - 27 June 2024
2 Days


Member Price
(US$1385.00 before 13 May)
Nonmember Price
(US$1585.00 before 13 May)
Government Price
Student Price

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