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Certificate in Agile Practices

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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

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-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


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

To limit our community's exposure to COVID-19, the spring quarter will now commence on April 4. Online courses may have adjusted dates, but will otherwise run as usual. On-campus courses will be conducted remotely until April 27; University leaders will decide by April 17 whether to continue remote teaching or to return to in-person instruction on April 27. Updated information for affected courses can be found in the scheduling notes area under the course description.

PROJ_PMI 211-0 : Soft Skills for Project Managers


The effective project manager possesses deep interpersonal skills and is able to use their skills to lead their project teams to deliver results. This workshop will help you improve the essential skills needed to be an effective project manager such as communication, relationship-management, conflict resolution, decision-making, and team motivation. Format includes lecture, case studies/group activities, discussions and Q & A.

Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 12 (Technical: 1; Leadership: 9; Strategic: 2)


Required Course Preparation:

Students must read the Introduction and Chapters 1-3 of Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers by Ginger Levin prior to the first day of class.


Course materials:

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format. Additional course materials will be provided 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 two-day course offered during the Fall and Spring quarters.

Tuition : $775

Spring 2020
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
06/02/20 - 06/03/20TuW
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 70343
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Chicago Campus
Schedule Notes :

In order to limit our community’s exposure to COVID-19, this course will be conducted remotely, online. For more information, please contact

Course Materials :

Students may purchase these books from any retailer where they are available, in any format. Additional course materials will be provided via the online course site.

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