This seminar addresses systems engineering principles, agile tools and techniques for effectively and efficiently undertaking knowledge-based projects of today. The focus is on Enterprise Agile Implementation Methodologies, (Lean, Scrum, Kanban and Extreme Programming) and how to apply them to projects involving large scale Agile Development.   The primary goal of this Seminar is to introduce essential concepts of Enterprise or large scale agile development. Student will be exposed to theory and real world applications to increase their ability to plan, manage, and participate in agile project teams.

Hands-on, minds-on exercises will prepare and guide the participants in applying the knowledge. The intent is to develop awareness of agile and its relationship to system engineering and familiarize participants with performance objectives and tools for requirements development and design synthesis of agile systems.


At the end of this Seminar, you will be able to:

  • Describe the System Engineering practices used with Agile development.
  • Describe the Agile project management processes
  • Understand and appreciate project management scenarios well suited for application of agile and lean methods of managing projects
  • Learning mechanics and applications of Scrum and Kanban within an enterprise framework
  • Tracking Agile portfolio/program/project progress
  • Choose a suitable agile method for a program or a project
  • Undertake agile projects as a project manager or team member
  • Improve the agile process continuously during the project
  • Describe activities that take place during the Project Close process


Nathaniel (Nate) Crews has been involved in the management of projects and programs for over 35 years using SDLC and Agile methodologies. Currently he is a Senior Project Management and Technology Consultant for the International Institute for Learning in New York and the Corporate Education Group in Boston, MA. Nate holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics Computer Science from Clark University, a MBA in Finance from Widener University, an Executive Masters in Technology Management from the Wharton School of Business and is a Technology Fellow from the University Of Pennsylvania Moore School Of Engineering


Location: UCSD Extension

Time: Saturday, June 20th  2015   8:30 – 4:30 (coffee service and lunch will be provided on site)

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