Skip Navigation

Agile Project Management


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.

Career Insight

Occupational summary for computer and information systems managers. Source: Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Median Salary
(Highly experienced workers can earn up to $289k)

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

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

Elective Courses

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

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

Receive Customized Training for your Employees

Academic Calendar

Event Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Apr 21 Jul 14 Oct 20 Jan 19
Courses Begin* (week of) Jun 20 Sep 19 Jan 3 Mar 27
Courses End* (week of) Sep 6 Dec 12 Mar 13 Jun 5
Parking Permits Expire Sep 30 Dec 31 Mar 31 Jun 30
Administrative Holidays Jun 20, Jul 4, Sep 5 Nov 11, Nov 24-25, Dec 23, Dec 26, Dec 30, Jan 2 Jan 16, Feb 20 Mar 31, May 29

*Actual dates may vary by program.

Learn How To Earn Your Certificate

Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the Agile Project Management Certificate, participants must complete twelve (12) units required courses and three (3) 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.

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

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.

PMP®, PMBOK® Guide, and Project Management Professional® and PMI® are marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
Provider is a member of PMI's R.E.P. Program and PMI does not specifically endorse, approve or warrant R.E.P.'s products, courses, publications, or services.

Project Management vs. Agile Project Management: Which is the Best Fit for My Organization?
Recorded 3/18/21
View Webinar

Scaling in an Agile Environment
Recorded 12/3/20
View Webinar

Agile Project Management – Information Session
Recorded 9/8/20
View Webinar