Most CPAs find themselves performing many different financial activities throughout the week. Although most CPAs are not official project managers, the different financial activities such as audits, preparing financial statements, and preparing tax returns may be handled as individual projects. As a result, a project management methodology needs to be selected and in many cases improvements to achieve greater efficiency is desired. This course will describe the Agile Extreme Programming project management methodology.
Agile XP project management is a methodology that applies agile project management process with values, principles, and practices. This course will describe the agile project management approach and compare it to a traditional project management approach. This course will describe the four values and twelve agile principles. XP stands for extreme programming. This course will describe how XP works and improves how project teams write software. This course will explain the values, principles, and practices for XP. This course will describe how projects are planned and executed using XP. Finally, this course will describe how XP teams improve.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the project life cycle.
- List the characteristic for a Waterfall project management method.
- Recognize the four values for an agile method.
- Identify the twelve agile principles.
- Identify XP values, principles and practices.
- Recognize how project planning is performed using XP.
- Identify how XP teams improve their processes.
CPE Credits: 4 CPE for CPAs
Instructional Method: Self-Study
NASBA Field of Study: Management Services
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Revision Date: February 15, 2021