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Chuck Cobb

Chuck Cobb

Chuck Cobb is the author of the recent, best-selling book “The Project Manager’s Guide to Mastering Agile” as well as four other books on Agile Project Management and Business Excellence.

He is the founder of the Agile Project Management Academy and he is a very popular instructor with over 80,000 students in 174 countries worldwide with almost 5,000 5-star reviews.

  • His Agile Project Management curriculum is supported on three different training platforms:
    • Udemy (Including Udemy for Business)
    • Pluralsight and
    • The Agile Project Management Academy
  • Several large major corporations have standardized on his training for all of their project managers

In addition,

  • He has also been a featured speaker at a number of PMI Chapter events, agile groups, universities, and PMO workshops throughout the US as well as internationally.
  • He has been an Adjunct Professor at Boston University and many of his courses originated from a graduate-level Agile Project Management curriculum he originally developed for Boston University.

He has a very pragmatic, “real world” approach to Agile that is based on over 20 years of hands-on program/project management experience in a broad range of industries and application areas and he is passionate about helping project managers, business managers, and companies understand the convergence of Agile and traditional project management principles and practices.  

High Impact Project Management, Inc.

High Impact Project Management is responsible for the development and operation of the Agile Project Management training offered through the Agile Project Management Academy, Udemy, and Pluralsight.

Intended Audience

The articles in this blog site are designed to accompany our online training curriculum and both are designed to help people learn how to adapt and thrive in an Agile Project Management environment. The following is a summary of the primary challenges that this web site and the associated online training are designed to address:

Audience
Primary Need
General Theme Agile is having a big impact on many organizations and people in a number of different roles that require some significant new skills as well as new ways of thinking.
Project Managers The role of a project manager is significantly impacted in many areas; and, in some cases, the role of a Project Manager has been eliminated at the team level in an Agile environment. Project Managers need to understand Agile and its impact on their careers
Business Analysts The role of Business Analysts in an Agile environment has had a similar impact as project managers.  Business Analysts also need to understand Agile and its impact on their careers
Product Owners
Product Managers
Agile creates a new role for a Product Owner that is not well-understood and many Business Managers and Product Managers have been asked to take on this role with very little preparation.  Many Agile training courses such as CSPO only address the “mechanics” of how to do Agile which barely scratches the surface of what is needed to fill this role.
Business Mgrs
Business Sponsors
Agile requires a different environment where Business Managers collaborate directly with Agile teams to meet their business needs.  This requires Business Managers to understand how to effectively participate in an Agile environment.
Senior Executives Many senior executives are faced with the challenge of making their company more Agile to adapt to a very dynamic and competitive world but need to develop an approach that is well-aligned and integrated with their business.
Agile Teams At the team level in an Agile environment, many functions that might be performed by a project manager have been distributed across Agile team roles. This poses a challenge to everyone on the team to integrate a focus on project management with Agile.

How to Learn More

Agile Project Management Training

You can learn more about the Agile Project Management Training that Chuck Cobb offers by clicking on the link below:

Books and Videos

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