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

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.

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.
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PROJ_PMI 225-0 : Power Excel Skills for Project Managers


The Executive Team is counting on you to commit a project completion date. Mistakes will be costly due to penalties if there is any delay. Your project team is counting on you to guide their effort so the critical tasks are identified and prioritized. You are buried in a ton of project information arriving to you daily. How do you collect and organize it? How do you make sense of it? How do you use it to make the best decisions for the project?

From committing to a project completion date based on the organization's risk tolerance to creating compelling reports and charts that can drive actions from your organization to address critical issues to keep your project on track, Excel is one of the best and more flexible tools available for Project Managers to simplify tasks related to managing information and also to help on daily decision making on many levels.

Students will learn advanced excel skills through this hands-on workshop that will help them to create analytical tools, formulas, charts, graphs and macros that will support them on making critical project management decisions. Real-world experiences from project initiation to project completion will be used so students will leave each day of the training with the ability to apply what they have learned in their workplace.


Total Professional Development Units (PDUs): 10 (Technical: 7; Leadership: 3)


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 intended for students with basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel®.

Students are required to bring a computer (PC or MAC) with Microsoft Excel® installed since they will complete in class exercises designed to reinforce concepts learned during the course lecture.

Students may also be eligible to purchase software at discounted rates through Northwestern's agreement with Microsoft.

Tuition : $810

Winter 2023
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
02/28/23 - 03/16/23TuTh
6 – 8 p.m. 43
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Melo (DeMelo), Alex (Alexandre)
Remote Campus
Schedule Notes :

This course will be conducted remotely, online.

This course has required live, synchronous sessions, held online via Zoom, on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Sync session attendance is mandatory unless otherwise stated by the course instructor.

All times listed CST

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Course Materials :

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

It is recommended that students have two monitors for the remote offering of this course: one screen open to Excel, and the other screen for viewing the instructor.

Students with very limited hands-on experience using Excel are strongly encouraged to complete the Excel Learning Studio - a noncredit, non-tuition, asynchronous online course available on Canvas that helps students to build their Excel skills and take full advantage of the techniques taught in Power Excel Skills for Project Managers. An active NetID and password are required to enroll in the Excel Learning Studio.

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