Agile Project Management


Because many participants are dealing with storm recovery and continued power outages, and in the "agile" spirit, the Center for Public Service is postponing the Agile Project Management course. The new dates are February 24 and March 3. Participants who have registered for the course will receive an email update.

Rescheduled to: February 24 and March 2, 2021

Time: 9:00am-12:30pm

Cost: $300/person ($150 for each additional person from the same jurisdiction)

Zoom URL will be provided upon registration.


Please refer to the Center for Public Service's refund policy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand recent advances in project management that emphasize rapid adaptation/agility in face of unprecedented societal changes.
  2. Learn practical tools for managing projects in a more agile and responsive manner. 
  3. Apply project management tools in a small team setting using a simulated government case.

Managing projects, whether building a dam or launching an outdoor concert series, has always required skill. But today the demands on government managers are more challenging. There is a greater need to be responsive to citizens and stakeholders/customers, and to quickly adjust to changing circumstances outside one's direct control.

Agile Project Management equips government learners with a new suite of practical concepts and tools for addressing these contemporary challenges. The course is unique in that participants can expect to immediately apply their new knowledge and skills in their government work context.

Who should attend: managers, assistants, department heads, planners, engineers... anyone in the organization who manages projects of any kind. Don't miss this opportunity—this course is a one-time offering.

Marcus InglePh.D., is a Professor of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and the Center of Public Service. His instructional portfolio includes a graduate course on the Agile Project Management. Dr. Ingle joined PSU in 2003 following  a public service career with the U.S. Government, the University of Maryland at College Park, and the international consulting companies.

Scott Lazenby, Ph.D., has been an Adjunct Associate Professor in PSU's Center for Public Service since 2007, and also serves CPS as Manager of Local Government Projects. He has had a 40-year career in city management in three states, most recently serving as city manager of Sandy and of Lake Oswego, and has managed complex projects ranging from downtown development to the creation of a municipal Internet utility.