Online Certificate in Agile Project Management


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Program Description

For over a decade, business and industry leaders have applied Agile PM principles to their projects, transitioning from the more rigid process-driven culture to a customer- and business value-driven approach. Agile is commonly applied to large, company-wide jobs including software development, internal information technology, and an ever-increasing variety of hardware development projects.

Designed to help students learn to lead projects and motivate operational and cultural changes, this online program provides the skills needed to successfully implement agile within an organization.

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Who Should Enroll

This program is designed for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of agile to optimize business performance in a wide range of industries including software development, information technology infrastructure, commercial products, healthcare, financial services, government, and high technology. The agile program is a logical next step for project and program managers, team members, and those who currently hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for computer and information systems managers.
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  • Jobs: 399,086 (2019)
  • Projected Growth: 13.6% (2019-2029)
  • Annual Salary: $83k-$152k (25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Agile management, coaching techniques, frameworks, and tools.
  • Effectively manage changing customer requirements, while focusing on team and customer collaboration.
  • Improve operational efficiencies, increase visibility and adaptability, and decrease risk.
  • Utilize cross-functional teams by managing smaller, prioritized tasks.
  • Frequently test incremental project progress against user stories to ensure a match between the final product and customer expectations.
  • Utilize the best mix of agile, traditional, and hybrid techniques to meet specific project requirements to avoid pitfalls, and to improve quality.
  • Differentiate between frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean. Be able to select the most suitable for the specific domain and project.

Required Courses

  • Fundamentals of Agile
  • Advanced Agile w/ Scrum & Kanban

Elective Courses

  • Agile Development
  • Agile Software Design and Programming
  • Agile Planning and Execution
  • Data Management

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the Agile Project Management Certificate, participants must complete six (6) units required courses and nine (9) units of elective courses, for a minimum of 15 units (150 hours) of instruction with a grade of “C” or better. To become an official candidate in the program, students pursuing the certificate must submit a Declaration of Candidacy with a non-refundable $125 application fee. Students are encouraged to declare candidacy as soon as possible, but no later than after the third course in the program. To receive the digital certificate after completing all program requirements, students must submit a Request for Certificate. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in his/her first course. Students not pursuing a certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Last updated Oct 2020

About the School

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities.

In the U.S. News & World Report annual college survey, UC Irvine is ranked among the top 50 universities nationally, and ranks tenth among all public universities. Read less
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