Agile Practices

Program Courses

To earn a Certificate in Agile Practices* from Northwestern University, students must complete the following courses:


1)      Agile for Practitioners** Core Course (PROJ_PMI 403-0)

2)      Any two project management electives


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*Formerly known as Agile Practitioner Certificate. **Formerly known as Agile Project Management for Professionals. Certificate and course name changes effective Spring 2017. All course content and certificate requirements remain the same.

Attribution

PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PMI-ACP, and PMP are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.




Professional Development Programs

Project Management
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning *Elective

As Agile methods and tools continue to grow in popularity, people are interested in how to leverage Agile to improve their projects. Contrary to what some people think, planning in Agile projects is more rigorous and disciplined than it is in traditional projects. The purpose of this course is to provide project managers, Scrum Masters, product owners, functional managers and Agile team members with an in-depth understanding of how to plan for Agile projects.

 

Agile estimating and planning helps to get a project off on solid footing. Working together in teams, participants will select a product to use for their case study and will apply the planning and estimation techniques for the course on that product.

 

Planning for Agile projects starts with the big picture of product roadmaps and release plans, and drills down into the work that an Agile team will do within an iteration. Participants will learn how to plan for iterative and incremental solution development, and how to address change in a plan.

 

The course also looks at the two types of estimates used on Agile projects, relative estimates in story points and absolute estimates in ideal days. Participants will learn when to use each of these, and how to include the entire team for more accurate estimates that team members will support.

 

Please note: This course will be helpful to those who are familiar with estimating and planning traditional projects or who have an agile background but want additional detail on how to effectively plan agile projects. This course is not recommended as an elective for those in the Project Management for Practitioners track.


This course qualifies as education contact hours for the Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) exam. Note that in order to sit for the PMI-ACP® exam, students must meet additional requirements set forth by PMI that can be found on their website.

 

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 12 (Technical: 12)


Additional Information:

This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Tuition:
$749

Spring 2017 Sec #46
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Course Materials:

All course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class.

Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
06/02/17 - 06/03/17 FSa 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 712
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 37958