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Agile Project Management Basics: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

This seminar will introduce you to the most common Agile methods used in the business world so you can use them to your advantage.


$995 + taxes


One day – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Course given in French

HEC Montréal
November 16, 2017

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Some important project management trends have emerged in recent years. Not only is there a growing need to track anticipated project benefits with increased precision, expectations are also becoming more demanding, with stricter budget requirements and more aggressive times-to-market to factor into the equation. Accordingly, a number of Agile project management principles and techniques have come to the forefront. Whether the team under your supervision is tasked with project delivery or routine operations, Agile techniques have a lot to offer. This seminar will introduce you to the most common Agile methods used in the business world so you can use them to your advantage.


  • Understand the values and principles associated with the Agile approach.
  • Become familiar with the three most popular Agile techniques, namely Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.
  • Select the Agile methodology that best suits the context your work team operates in and plan the implementation to sidestep some of the most common pitfalls.

Is this for you?

  • Professionals
  • Professionals working in a supervisory capacity
  • Managers
  • Mid-level and senior executives

This program is for you if:

  • The projects you manage are subject to tighter delivery and market launch deadlines.

Special features

  • Constant emphasis on practical applications.
  • Opportunity to take part in two simulation exercises and gain hands-on experience with the Agile process using Scrum and Kanbana methods.


Marc Messier
Marc Messier

Introduction to the Agile approach

  • Origins and foundations
  • Underlying values and principles
  • What the Agile system can do for business

Scrum methods

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Product backlog
  • Effort estimation
  • How sprints work
  • Prioritization and delivery plans
  • Scrum risk management
  • Scrum project simulation

Kanban workflow management

  • Core concepts
  • Kanban board
  • Workflow coordination
  • Setup of Kanban in a work team

Scrumban: An increasingly popular hybrid

  • Basic concepts
  • Differences between Scrumban, Scrum and Kanban

Recap and comparison of three approaches

  • Dynamic, interactive content
  • Presentations
  • Situational exercises
  • Business cases based on real-life occurrences
  • Sharing of participants’ input through actual scenarios and past workplace experiences
  • Two simulations

Participants in all of our seminars will receive a certificate of completion from Executive Education HEC Montréal.

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