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Agile Project Management

The Agile Project Management Certificate Program will not be offered after the Summer 2024 quarter. Individuals interested in earning this certificate must successfully complete all program requirements by the end of Summer 2024 quarter. If you have any questions, please email technologyprograms@ce.uci.edu.

Overview

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.

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.

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 final product and customer expectation
  • 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

Course Schedule

Required Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
I&C SCI X494.94
Fundamentals of Agile (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.94
       
I&C SCI X494.95
Advanced Agile w/ Scrum & Kanban (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.95
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X494.96
Scaling Agile (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.96
to be scheduled   to be scheduled  
I&C SCI X494.97
Enterprise Business Agility (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.97
  to be scheduled    

Elective Courses

TitleWinterSpringSummerFall
Agile Project Management
I&C SCI X427.40
Digital Fundamentals & Emerging Technologies (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X427.40
  to be scheduled    

Course schedules are subject to change. Individual courses may be taken without enrolling in the full program.

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Academic Calendar

Event Winter 2024 Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Oct 19 Jan 18 Apr 18 Jul 11
Courses Begin* (week of) Jan 8 Apr 1 Jun 24 Sep 23
Courses End* (week of) Mar 18 Jun 10 Sep 9 Dec 9
Administrative Holidays Jan 15, Feb 19 Mar 29, May 27 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 2 Nov 11, Nov 28-29, Dec 24-25, Dec 31, Jan 1

*Actual dates may vary by program.

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Earn a Certificate

Apply to become a candidate for the program: A Declaration of Candidacy is required to establish candidacy in this program. Complete the application and pay the application and candidacy fee of $125 (non-refundable). Learn more about the benefits of becoming a candidate. Candidacy is not required to enroll into individual course in a program.

A candidate in the program is awarded a certificate upon the successful completion of four (4) required courses and one (1) elective course totaling 12 units, each with a letter grade of “C” or better. All requirements must be completed within five (5) years after the student enrolls in their first course. To receive the Certified Digital Certificate after the completing all the program requirements, students must submit the Request for Certificate to initiate the certificate audit process. Students not pursuing the certificate are welcome to take as many individual courses as they wish.

Advisory Committee

  • Shawn D. Belling, M.S., PMP, CSM, Vice-President, eCommerce, EDL Consulting
  • Mohamed Elmallah, MSc., Manager of Enterprise Applications and Architecture, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
  • James Jones, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Informatics, Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine
  • Rick Hefner, Ph.D., Program Director, California Institute for Technology and Management Education
  • Rashed Iqbal, Ph.D., PMP, PMI-ACP, Consulting Data Scientist
  • Ralf Brockhaus, M.S., CEO, SmileFish
  • Horia C. Slusanschi, Ph.D. CSM, TOGAF, ITIL, COBIT, Agile Coach, Hewlett Packard
  • Bob Tarne, PMP, CSM, PMI-ACP, Executive Project Manager, IBM
  • Martin Wartenberg, MBA., P.E., Business Consultant and Trainer

Career Advancement Network (CAN)

We are proud to provide our certificate students and alumni with newly enhanced career services that include one-on-one coaching, technology tools, webinars and workshops, networking events, mentorship/internship opportunities, and a rich collection of free online career resources. Learn more.

On-site Training Available

Our Corporate Training specialists can deliver this program or customize one that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for information.

English Proficiency Requirement
All certificate programs at UCI Division of Continuing Education (classroom and online formats) require professional-level English language proficiency in listening and note-taking, reading comprehension and vocabulary, written expression, and oral presentation.

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