With 4 clear, practical, actionable tools, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden will teach you how to build a shared vision with your agile teams, lay the foundation for a productive collaboration and create project plans that enable agility and ensure success for your projects.

4-Hour Course


23 Instructional Videos

9 Exercises & Quizzes

Access to your Instructors, Jeff Gothelf & Josh Seiden

Certificate of Completion

Why should I take this course?

With almost no exception, every project manager today must be familiar with agile ways of working. This isn’t limited to tech projects. Agility ensures that as you execute your plans new information the team learns along the way gets synthesized, considered and implemented where it most makes sense.

However, many teams struggle to build a successful agile collaboration. This is because they lack a foundation of how to work together, how best to listen to each other and consider diverse points of view and ultimately build agile project plans that best fit the ever-changing reality on the ground.

We have also provided you with a template to submit for approval to your Human Resources team. See our FAQ section below to download the template.

Who should take this course?

This four-hour course was designed for project managers working in organizations that have adopted or are now starting to adopt agile ways of working. In addition, this course will benefit the teams these project managers lead. Finally, colleagues in business analysis, product management and leadership will learn how to best partner and communicate with your agile teams so they should attend as well.

What will I learn?

1) How to build a shared foundation for the ways your agile team will work together using Team Working Agreements

2) Why active listening and productive interviewing of colleagues, customers and stakeholders is the fastest way to build shared understanding and alignment

3) How declaring the assumptions you have about the teams and disciplines you work with begins the process of building empathy for the needs of others and ensures they are considered in our ways of working and project plan

4) How to build an agile roadmap and project plan focused on outcomes -- meaningful changes in human behavior -- rather than outputs

Preview Modules of Planning Agile Projects

Meet Your Instructors, Jeff and Josh


What Will I Learn?


Why Is Collaborative Planning for Agile Projects So Important?


Course Curriculum

  Introduction: Welcome!
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  Team Working Agreements
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  Interviewing for Shared Understanding
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  Empathy & Empathy Mapping
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  Agile Planning
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  Wrapping Up
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Learn More About Your Instructors, Jeff Gothelf and Josh Seiden

Jeff and Josh were already experienced digital product design leaders when they met in 2008. Their friendship led to a business partnership and eventually, to Sense and Respond, their second book together. Their first book, "Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience," is widely regarded as one of the most important User Experience books in recent years.

Together, Jeff and Josh have spent years working with digital product teams and the companies that support them. They've helped teams launch digital businesses, and trained individuals, teams, and leaders around the world, and are excited to share what they've learned with you.

Jeff Gothelf is an author, speaker and organizational designer. Over his nearly 20 years in digital products and services Jeff has worked to bring a customer-centric, evidence-based approach to product strategy, design and leadership. Jeff has worked in various roles and leadership positions at iXL, Fidelity, AOL, WebTrends, and TheLadders. Most recently Jeff co-founded Neo Innovation (sold to Pivotal Labs) in New York City and helped build it into one of the most recognized brands in modern product strategy, development and design. As a principal in Neo’s NYC office, Jeff functioned as head of executive training, coaching, workshops and education. Jeff is regularly keynoting conferences, teaching workshops or working directly with client leadership teams across North America, Europe & Asia.

Josh Seiden is a designer, author, coach, and product leader who has been creating digital products and services for more than 25 years. Josh is a popular and highly sought-after speaker who appears at conferences around the world. He teaches workshops in Agile and Lean methods for product teams and often works with teams as a coach and mentor. He brings an entrepreneurial spirit and user-centered perspective to his work with companies large and small. He helps teams find and validate market opportunities, and then to create the right approach to go after these opportunities, and to design and ship great products and services.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

As PMI Ascent is in its pilot phase, this course will be available for one (1) year.

Can I submit this course for Professional Development Units (PDUs)?

Yes, by completing Sense & Respond: Planning Agile Projects course you can submit three (3) Leadership PDUs, three (3) Technical PDUs, and two (2) Strategic/Business PDUs by self-reporting in PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements System (CCRS).

Are there any prerequisites for this course?

An understanding of agile ways of working will only help to implement the concepts.

Can you help me get this course approved by my Human Resources team?

Yes, please feel free to download and complete this template which explains the benefits of the course.