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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Annual Schedule

CORE COURSE
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
PROJ_PMI 403-0 Agile for Practitioners                         X X X
ELECTIVE COURSES
FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER

PROJ_PMI 204-0 Developing People and Teams

X X X
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-DL Risk Management (online) X X
PROJ_PMI 345-DL Practical Project Planning (online) 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

Attribution

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

PDP courses are offered online, remotely, and on-campus in accordance with University guidelines . Please refer to the Schedule Notes for course delivery information.

IMPORTANT: The registration process for all professional development courses requires you to (A) register for your course, (B) complete an acknowledgment of Northwestern University's Student Expectations and COVID-19 Code of Conduct in CAESAR. Current students with an active NetID must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR before registering for courses. New students must complete their student acknowledgment in CAESAR within 48 hours of enrollment before official registration can be finalized.
Please contact pdp@northwestern.edu for assistance.



PROJ_PMI 402-0 : Applied Project Management


Description

This course is designed for project managers / professionals who have at least three years of experience managing projects or teams within larger projects. Through course readings and lecture videos, students will review fundamental concepts, learn standard processes and best practices, and explore advanced techniques. Participants will apply this knowledge to various case studies through discussions, individual activities, and group exercises.

By the end of the course, participants will have reviewed the entire project management process, and explored the core aspects of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, and risk. This will include an emphasis on determining how to adapt project management processes to meet the needs of the project team, stakeholders, and customers/clients. Leadership, communication, and team-building skills for projects will also be discussed.


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

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

Required Course Materials:

Schwalbe, Kathy. An Introduction to Project Management, Seventh Edition: Predictive, Agile, and Hybrid Approaches. © 2021, Schwalbe Publishing. ISBN-13: 979-8695713459

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format.

Optional Course Materials:

Project Management Institute, Inc. A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Seventh Edition and The Standard for Project Management. Published August 2021. ISBN: 9781628256642

Access to optional course materials is provided to students enrolled in this course through 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 course is offered every academic quarter.

Tuition : $1940

Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/10/23 - 03/14/23Tu
5:45 – 8:45 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Larson, Karen
Remote Campus
Closed28046
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Tuesdays from 5:45PM to 8:45PM. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

For more information, please contact profdev@northwestern.edu.

All times listed CST


Spring 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
04/05/23 - 06/07/23Tu
5:45 – 8:45 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Larson, Karen
Remote Campus
Closed
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom on Tuesdays from 5:45PM to 8:45PM. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

For more information, please contact profdev@northwestern.edu.

All times listed CST

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