Mastering Hybrid Approaches
for Projects

Delivery Methods:

Live Virtual Classroom

About this Program

Today’s project leaders need to be comfortable using a variety of value delivery methods. We need to be able to merge predictive and adaptive methods and tailor our ways of working to fit the needs of the project and the environment.

IIL’s Mastering Hybrid Approaches program provides both context and practice across all aspects of the value delivery system including waterfall, hybrid, and Agile approaches.

This program provides options that span the value delivery spectrum for developing scope, estimating, managing schedules, and tracking progress. You will practice many skills, such as:

  • Organizing scope with WBS, prioritizing it with a backlog and leading the day-to-day work with a task board.
  • Integrating iterations and releases into a high-level predictive schedule.
  • Exploring servant leadership and self-managing teams.
  • Delving into leadership skills such as emotional intelligence and decision making.

It’s not enough to learn Agile without applying and practicing the skills. It’s not sufficient to apply predictive approaches without exploring other options. To be successful today, project leaders need to apply critical thinking to know when to use a predictive approach, when to apply an adaptive approach and how to combine them into a hybrid approach to meet needs of the project and the organization.

Attending this program, you will be better prepared to apply agile and hybrid concepts. This program is also packed with hands on experiences!

Additional Course Info

Project managers who have earned their PMP certification. The content is applicable to any profession from process improvement, to construction, IT, and research and development. The techniques you will learn are appropriate for any size project and can be applied to both in-person or virtual teams.

  • Participants must be a Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Participants who do not have any knowledge or experience working on agile projects will be required to complete IIL’s Introduction to Agile and Scrum on-demand course (complimentary)

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

  • Differentiate between waterfall and Agile approaches
  • Identify the expected value and outcomes of a project
  • Complete a project startup canvas
  • Demonstrate how to select an appropriate development approach for deliverables
  • Establish a lifecycle and phases to meet the needs of the project
  • Create a project roadmap
  • Define various project roles
  • Decompose, organize, and prioritize project scope
  • Calculate effort, duration, and costs using multiple estimating techniques
  • Describe how to create an integrated project schedule using adaptive and predictive approaches
  • Discuss key leadership skills
  • Describe how to manage hybrid project work
  • Describe the role of change management and risk management in hybrid projects
  • Measure project performance using predictive and Agile techniques
  • Close a hybrid project

Getting Started

Moving from Outputs to Outcomes

  • Shifting from outputs to outcomes
  • Value delivery system
  • Project management guidelines
  • Agile values and principles

Project Origination

  • Project vision statement
  • Project start-up canvas
  • Origination roles

Planning Overview

  • Project lifecycles and phases
  • Predictive and adaptive development approaches
  • Iterative and incremental development
  • Choosing a development approach
  • The project roadmap

The Project Team

  • Hybrid team roles
  • Self-organizing teams
  • Psychological safety

Hybrid Project Scope

  • Comparing predictive and adaptive approaches for decomposing scope
  • The backlog

Project Estimating

  • Review of predictive estimating techniques
  • Adaptive estimating techniques

Agile Scheduling

  • Release Planning
  • Iteration Planning

Hybrid Scheduling

  • Hybrid scenarios


  • Emotional intelligence
  • Making decisions
  • Virtual teams

Project Work

  • Quality considerations for hybrid projects
  • Agile methods for working with risk
  • Working with change on a hybrid project
  • Learning

Measuring and Reporting

  • Predictive measures
  • Predictive schedule and cost metrics
  • Risk metrics
  • Adaptive measures
  • Intangible measures
  • Presenting metrics

Transition and Closing

  • Measure value
  • Learning from hybrid projects

Summary and Next Steps

Contact our team to check if you qualify for a discount or to discuss group pricing or training a team.
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