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.

Annual Schedule


PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners                         X X X



PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams

PROJ_PMI 211-0 Soft Skills for the Project Manager X X
PROJ_PMI 225-0 Power Excel Skills for Project Managers X X
PROJ_PMI 315-0 Risk Management X X
PROJ_PMI 345-0 Practical Project Planning X X
PROJ_PMI 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams X
PROJ_PMI 360-0 Agile Estimating and Planning X
 *NEW* PROJ_PMI 365-0 Supporting an Agile Transformation X


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

Professional Development Programs

Project Management
PROJ_PMI 402-DL Applied Project Management *Core Course

Project management terms, concepts, techniques, and tools are explored to ensure the aspects of a project are organized and managed properly. Integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement management are topics reviewed. The beginning and the end of a project and the relationships between the major milestones are discussed. Group work is required. Satisfies the 35 hour project management education requirement for the PMP® exam.


Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 35 (Technical: 15.75; Leadership: 10.5; Strategic: 8.75)


Fall 2017 Sec #50 (402-DL)

Schedule Notes:

Four optional sync sessions will be held during this course on Monday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CT. These sessions will be recorded and posted in the online course site.

Course Materials:

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Fifth Edition. PMI. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute, Inc., 2013. ISBN-10: 1-935-58967-9 | ISBN-13: 978-1-935-58967-9

**The differences between 5th and 6th Editions will be discussed in class


Information Technology Project Management, 8th Edition. Schwalbe, Kathy. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2016. ISBN-10: 1285452348 | ISBN-13: 978-1285452340

Start/End Dates Day Time Building
09/25/17 - 12/04/17 Optional Sync Days: TBA
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Online Closed 18327