Agile Project Management for non-technical teams

Agile isn’t just for technology companies. This iterative approach to project management will help any organization, regardless of sector, get things done.

About the course

Taking small steps promotes velocity and adaptability. Launch your organization forward by learning the fundamentals of agile project management and how to apply an agile lens to you and your team. This course will teach you how consistent reflections and check-ins drive productivity, empowering people to deliver value to your organization.. 


Principles of agility

Learn the principles of agile project management and how to build accountability within your team. This session will provide tools and techniques to tackle projects using tight feedback loops while promoting diverse ideas. 

Employing an agile framework

This hands-on session will give you experience using agile practices to lead a team in a safe space. Participants will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and see how being agile improves project management.

Learning Outcomes

This course will teach you how to help your team increase their effectiveness by planning and working together differently. You’ll learn how to collaborate in ways that feel more human and gain a deep appreciation for your team’s diverse skill set. 

What you will learn:

  • Flexibility: how to quickly adapt and pivot when necessary
  • Agile project management: an iterative process that promotes feedback, adaptability, and producing results
  • Planning, managing, and reflecting: a new approach that thrives in the face of complexity and unpredictability by building in intentional reflection
  • Virtual and hybrid workspaces: Learn how to take advantage of technology to drive engagement during virtual and hybrid planning meetings
  • Teamwork: Combining diverse skill sets to achieve organizational goals
  • Collaboration: Making the most of many minds and lived experiences to tackle projects
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    “Overlap’s approach help take the fear outta learning while you insert fun. I have had this sick feeling every time I had to engage with technology–but your attitude and approach take away the scariness.”

    Intro to HCD Participant

  • Overlap Associates Inc. | Creative Problem Solving School

    “Overlap was able to explain concepts and engage people effectively and emotionally in the learning process. From concept thinking to design, they brought an element of a new Human feelings approach that gave me a new perspective of incorporating an end-user approach to a problem versus a global approach.”

    H. B. Com, CPA, CGA, Director of Finance and Administration, KW Habilitation

  • Overlap Associates Inc. | Creative Problem Solving School

    “Taking (Intro to HCD) rejuvenated my enthusiasm for work at a time when I was starting to feel disconnected. Not only was it refreshing to work through Launch activities with an interdisciplinary group, it gave me ideas for engaging my own team differently. I immediately applied what I learned with noted success!”

    Educational Developer | Curriculum Development and Program Improvement Centre for Teaching & Learning | Queen’s University

  • Overlap Associates Inc. | Creative Problem Solving School

    “...Overlap training introduced me to a process and a wealth of tools that will take our planning to the next level. Moving to virtual training did not dampen Ryan and Nicole's enthusiasm, and their insights helped me understand how to apply these tools in my own organization. I cannot wait for my next planning session!”

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  • Overlap Associates Inc. | Creative Problem Solving School

    “The training at Overlap encouraged me to fall in love with the problem and understand it deeply. The iterative design process teaches that failure is valued as a necessary step to designing the best solutions. This relieves the pressure of trying to 'get it right the first time.' Using this approach in our organization has promoted a new sense of engagement in our staff team, as people feel their voices are valued in the process.”


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