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Agile Project Management

To achieve our goal of offering industry recognized skill development and high quality learning experiences, we are currently redeveloping curriculum and content for the Agile Project Management certificate program. Some elective courses are currently available and redeveloped core courses will be announced when open for enrollment. Please contact your program representative with any questions about your academic plan.

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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 Attend

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.

Projected Growth
Annual Salary
(25th-75th Percentile)

Program Benefits

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Agile management and coaching techniques, frameworks and tools
  • Effectively manage changing customer requirements and focus on team and customer collaboration and continuous improvement
  • Improve operational efficiencies, increase visibility and adaptability, and decrease risk
  • Use small, cross-functional teams 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, recognize and avoid pitfalls, and improve quality
  • Differentiate between frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean, and select the most suitable for the specific domain and project

Course Schedule

Required Courses

I&C SCI X494.80
Agile Project Management (3.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.80
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X494.80 OR MGMT X472.66

I&C SCI X494.80 OR MGMT X472.66
MGMT X472.66
Agile for Any Project (3.00 Units)
MGMT X472.66
to be scheduled to be scheduled Accel. Accel.
I&C SCi X494.91
The Scrum Framework for Agile Project Management (2.50 Units)
I&C SCi X494.91
  to be scheduled    

Elective Courses

Agile Project Management
I&C SCI X494.83
Agile Development (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X494.83
  to be scheduled    
I&C SCI X494.85
Agile Software Design and Programming (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X494.85
    to be scheduled  
I&C SCI X494.93
Agile Planning and Execution (2.00 Units)
I&C SCI X494.93
to be scheduled      
I&C SCI X425.35
Data Management (2.50 Units)
I&C SCI X425.35

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

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Certificate Eligibility and Requirements

To earn the Agile Project Management Certificate, participants must complete one (1) required course and twelve (12) 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 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.

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