Unleash your team’s potential: Master Scrum and the principles of Agile project management to deliver faster, more innovative solutions. After learning the basics of Agile, you’ll explore other frameworks to understand differences in scale, structure, and empowerment. Then you’ll dive into the science and essential principles to achieve the benefits of the Agile method: Speed, Innovation, Leadership, and Control. By the end of the series, students should be able to explain how Agile techniques address faults in traditional project management techniques, the tradeoffs of these approaches, and when it’s best to apply them to maximize value to the organization.
We’ve teamed-up with edX to empower professionals with the tools they need to master Agile Project Management on the job – all without having to be enrolled in a formal educational degree program.
Whether you’re delivering a small part of a project or portfolios of large multi-million-dollar government works; these principles ensure delivery success. This is why companies that embrace these principles continue to set record earnings and stock prices (e.g. AMZN, APPL, TSLA); and those that ignore them find themselves unable to compete.
Whether you’re delivering a small part of a project or portfolios of large multi-million-dollar government works, these principles scale and apply to all industries to achieve delivery success.
The certificate consists of five individual courses and when all five are successfully completed, the certificate will be issued (for verified learners – see cost information below). All courses are asynchronous which allows individual students to sign up and start the courses when they want and at their own pace. Students from all sides of the project management community will also be able to collaborate with others registered in the program. The list below identifies the five courses required to complete the Professional Certificate program along with the dates they will be available:
Applied Scrum for Project Management – September 24, 2018
Driving Speed Through Agile Planning – October 22, 2018
Agile Solutions for Greater Innovation – November 26, 2018
Agile Leadership Principles – January 7, 2019
Agile for Project Control – February 11, 2019
“Supporting US military efforts require accuracy and efficiency. We are passionate about it. In keeping with the integrity of our Nation’s military men and women, it is imperative that we provide them the best technology imaginable. The Agile Project Management program provides clear direction to channel team efforts in a more concise manner. I highly recommend this program to any organization relying on teams to get things done.”
— Debbie Gray, Director of Human Resources, GTMR Inc.
“This program took Agile from the theoretical to the practical. I shared information learned with my team after each session. The series was engaging and well worth my time.”
— Chandra Knabel, Director of IT Services Strategy and Compliance, Breakthru Beverage Group
“I wasn’t exactly sure Agile would be the right fit for our organization to meet our goals or our customers’ expectations, as software development is not one of our core business units. The understanding gained through the series continues to help us in areas we never before imagined.“
— Gary Miller, Senior Strategist and IA Director, Technology Specialists, Inc.
“I gained a better understanding of Agile ie what it is, how it differs from traditional project management, and most importantly, how to apply it to my current organization.”
— Greg Paradis, Program Manager, Precise Systems
The Professional Certificate program and each individual course can be taken free of charge. However, edX does provide a Verified Certificate which provides proof for an employer, school or other institution that the course was successfully completed by the student. To qualify for a Verified Certificate, participants complete all aspects of the courses which can include watching all videos, participating in discussion forms, and completing any required homework and exams with a passing grade.
Costs for a verified version of each individual course in the Agile Project Management Professional Certificate program are shown below.