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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 Project Management Specialists in the U.S. Source: Lightcast™ 2022

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $95k)

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

Elective Courses

Agile Project Management
I&C SCI X427.40
Digital Fundamentals and Emerging Technologies (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X427.40
  Online   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 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Registration Begins (after 2pm PT) Oct 20 Jan 19 Apr 20 Jul 13
Courses Begin* (week of) Jan 3 Mar 27 Jun 20 Sep 25
Courses End* (week of) Mar 13 Jun 5 Sep 5 Dec 11
Administrative Holidays Dec 22-31, Jan 1-3, Jan 16, Feb 20 Mar 31, May 29 Jun 19, Jul 4, Sep 4 Nov 10, Nov 23-24, Dec 25-26, Jan 1-2

*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

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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Scaling in an Agile Environment
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Agile Project Management – Information Session
Recorded 9/8/20
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