Certificate Detail: AGILE - Agile Leadership & Process Improvement

2 Required Courses and 1 Agile Elective Course - Required Hrs/Elective Hrs: 28/7

The use of Agile as an approach to managing projects has increased dramatically over the last several years. Project Management Institute's (PMI) research has shown that the use of Agile practices has tripled since 2008 and the demonstrated benefits associated with Agile Development can lead to a decrease in product defects, improved team productivity, and increased delivery of business value. PMI.org has recently changed their PMP certification test to include many of the Agile methodologies.

Today’s business environment is fast moving and constantly changing in order to keep up with competitors, new technology and customer demands. Agile is an iterative and incremental approach that can be applied to all aspects of the business. Requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between self-organizing and cross-functional teams.

Through hands-on group exercises, participants will experience what it means to be agile while gaining an appreciation for key techniques. The program is designed to enable high knowledge retention and to keep attendees fully engaged throughout.

This program consists of two required courses and one additional Agile elective course. The required courses are (1) Introduction to Agile, Scrum, and Kanban (14 hours), and (2) Agile Product Discovery and Story Writing. For the Agile elective, you must take one (7- hour course) from a selection of three Agile practice courses. 

Choose one from the following Agile practice courses: Agile Human Resources (7 hours), Agile Coaching and Leadership (7 hours), or Agile Marketing (7 hours). These courses may be taken individually or as part of the certificate program.

If you are interested in becoming PMI Agile certified, please visit the PMI website for more information.

***Important***2 classes are required for the certificate: (1) Introduction to Agile and (2) Agile Product Discovery and Story Writing. Choose 1 additional Agile course from the other required classes listed below.