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How to Apply Agile Methods to Your Projects

More and more organizations are embracing the idea of Agile project management and looking for ways to incorporate one or more Agile methods into their work teams.

This advanced project management course is designed to train team members and their managers on how to implement three of the most popular Agile methods, namely Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

The details of each method will be presented to participants, along with the corresponding roles, the steps involved in the transition toward a new method and the main pitfalls to avoid along the way.


$1,695 + taxes


Two days – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Course given in French

August 25, 26, 2020

HEC Montréal
October 28, 29, 2020

The course will be a blend of in-person and online content OR fully online if the circumstances require it.

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  • Learn the nuts and bolts of Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban methodology.
  • Be an active contributor to an Agile team whose work is underpinned by the values and rules inherent in each of these methods.
  • Find out how to confront unforeseen contingencies and react to situations where following the established rules becomes difficult.
  • Participate in the implementation of these methods within your team and circumvent some of the most frequent problems encountered by users.

Is this for you?

This seminar is designed for project team members, team leaders and managers who:

  • Are called upon to work with Agile solutions in a team environment.
  • Wish to further their knowledge and improve their usage of Agile methodology.
  • Need tools to deal with daily challenges and the complexities of Agile methods.


Basic understanding of Agile principles and Scrum/Kanban methods (“Agile Project Management Basics: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban” course or equivalent level of knowledge).

Special features

  • Up-to-the-minute program with new management methods that are increasingly widespread among organizations of all sizes.
  • Objective presentation of the benefits of each method and frequently encountered challenges.
  • Tips and pointers on how to resolve common drawbacks in implementing these methods in a team context.


Marc Messier
Marc Messier

Review of the underlying values and principles of the Agile system

Scrum methodology

  • Product vision and story mapping
  • Backlog and user stories
  • Work volume estimates
  • Techniques for prioritizing tasks and managing risks
  • Product roadmap
  • Definition of done (DoD)
  • Composition of a Scrum team
  • Sprint planning
    • Definition of work to be done
    • Work breakdown techniques
    • Estimation of tasks
  • Daily Scrum meetings
  • Contingency management
  • Sprint progress chart
  • End of the sprint
    • Sprint review
    • Sprint retrospective
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Kanban workflow management

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Elements of a Kanban board
  • Different types of Kanban boards for different contexts
  • Electronic tools that facilitate use of Kanban methods
  • Adding and updating tasks
  • Pitfalls to avoid

Scrumban approach

  • Team composition
  • Work planning
  • Workflow organization and tracking
  • Demonstrations and retrospectives

Discussions and dialogue with participants

  • Dynamic, interactive approach
  • Lectures
  • Simulations
  • Real-life business cases
  • Sharing of participants’ experiences

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

For more information about this program

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Aïcha Seghiri
Program Coordinator

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