Project Management Institute

Demystifying Agile: A Practical, Interactive Overview of Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming


Topics: Project Management Business Analysis | Agile | Agile Life Cycle | Project Management

When it comes to Agile, there’s more than just Scrum. With Agile being more widely adopted, it’s beneficial for organizations to understand the “other flavors” of Agile, so they can make more informed choices for approaches that can be better suited to their projects. Furthermore, organizations that are currently having difficulty implementing Agile may find that they are attempting to force one flavor of Agile when another is better for them. 

In this highly interactive workshop, attendees will gain exposure to 3 popular flavors of Agile: Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming (XP). Using a combination of lecture and hands-on exercises, attendees will learn similarities and differences between each flavor of agile, including when to each flavor, benefits, key practices, roles and responsibilities, and challenges. Furthermore, the attendees will understand how each flavor of Agile still adheres to Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to compare and contrast Scrum, Kanban and XP with respect to their organization, so that they can determine what works best for them. Sometimes it’s just one flavor, sometimes it’s a melding of multiple flavors. The key with Agile is to have a learning organization by which experimentation and continual improvement by which whatever flavor and practices therein selected help them deliver high value, high quality solutions. 

Whether you are just starting your Agile journey, or if you’re having troubles implementing your current flavor of agile, this overview can help provide clarity on options.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn when to use Scrum, Kanban and XP, understanding core concepts, benefits, and drawbacks of each
  • Recognize agile adoption failure patterns and understand what to do next as a Project Manager
  • Determine clear next steps for Agile practices attendees want to adopt or modify at their organization

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®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
Technical Leadership Strategic Total
CAPM / 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
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Seminar Instructor(s)


Steven Martin

Steve is a popular, engaging trainer, facilitator, coach, and consultant known for helping all levels of organizations, from executives to managers to teams, effectively apply Agile and Lean Startup approaches. Steve brings a calmness and focus during turbulent times, aligning and guiding diverse technical and business groups to deliver exceptional outcomes and solutions.

Over the past 20+ years, Steve has worked in a wide range of industries such as healthcare IT, finance, insurance, biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, publishing and communications. An active member in PMI since 2005, Steve graduated the PMI Leadership Institute Master Class (LIMC) of 2012.

Course Information

2 Days
9 - 10 March 2020


Member Price
(US$1456.00 before 10 February)
Non-Member Price
(US$1612.00 before 10 February)
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