Agile project management is about negotiating the completion of a project from beginning to end while remaining flexible. Being patient and delaying decisions until you have to make them, gathering as much information as you can in the meantime, and then taking action with the information you have, always keeping alternatives in mind in case your first plan of action doesn’t pan out. Just as a fighter shifts from foot to foot to be ready to counter a punch, the agile project manager constantly considers shifts to accommodate any changes in the project’s environment. But it’s about more than just negotiating within the rules. It’s about changing the rules of the game to better ensure a successful project.
This course combines lecture, discussion, and hands-on activities. Consider this offering in complement with: Making Choices About Your Data; Developing a Digital Project (With Omeka); Project Management in the Humanities; Conceptualising and Creating a Digital Edition; and more.