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Certificate in 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 Agile or project management electives

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*Formerly known as the 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
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.

PROJ_PMI 401-0 : Essentials of Project Management


Designed for project team members and project managers / professionals who are managing projects as one part of their job, this 3-day course provides a detailed examination of the fundamental processes of project management and meets the 23 contact hour training requirements for PMI®'s Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM)® exam. Using lectures, case studies, discussions and individual and group exercises, participants will learn how to apply the standard project management process to successfully initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close a project. This will include an emphasis on determining how to meet customer/client needs, planning activities, and communication skills.


Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 23 (Technical: 17; Leadership: 3; Strategic: 3)


Course Materials:

Course materials are included in the cost of tuition and will be provided in class and via the online course site.


Registered students can access their online course site here. An activated NetID and password is required for login. *Please note: It may take up to 24-hours for registered students to be added to the online course platform.

Additional Information:

This is a three-day course offered every academic quarter.


This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Tuition : $1199

Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
10/08/19 - 10/10/19TuWTh
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 70143
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Chicago Campus

Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
11/02/19 - 11/16/19Sa
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 71347
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Larson, Karen
Chicago Campus
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Winter 2020
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/28/20 - 01/30/20TuWTh
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Chicago Campus
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