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 350-0 Leading and Coaching Agile Teams *Elective

Agile frameworks empower teams with flexible tools to manage timelines, deliverables and budgets, and still meet stakeholder needs. This overview course will provide leaders and coaches insights into how to support Agile teams. Participants will learn the mindset, culture, values, and principles that make Agile techniques work. They will also learn some of the key differences between traditional and Agile approaches. Finally, participants will learn and practice the key leadership and coaching skills needed to provide an environment for Agile teams to thrive.


This course uses "experiential learning", meaning that students will learn new skills and practice them in the course. Students will use exercises and case studies to gain hands-on experience with various Agile techniques and leadership tools.


Please note: This class is best suited for individuals who have some experience working in teams.


Total PDUs: 12 (Technical: 5; Leadership: 7)

Additional Information:

This is a two-day course offered during the Fall quarter only.


This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.


Fall 2017 Sec #47
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Course Materials:


Start/End Dates Day Time Building
11/11/17 - 11/18/17 Sa 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 701
Instructor Location Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Open 18159