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The five-week Purdue Agile Certificate Online Course is a deep dive into the core principles and frameworks of the project management methodology.
Developed by subject matter experts in project management and aligned with the Agile Practice Guide of the Project Management Institute, this standalone course equips learners with the latest Agile tools and methods, enhancing their ability to drive project success and improve customer satisfaction.
In this asynchronous program, learners view on-demand lecture videos and complete practical assignments that will deepen their understanding of Agile concepts and tools. They’ll have the opportunity to engage with their instructor and peers through discussion boards. The program is supplemented by two key textbooks: Agile Practice Guide from the Project Management Institute and Agile Project Management: 2 Books in 1 by Sam Ryan.
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“In designing the Agile Certificate Online Course, we made sure to closely follow the Project Management Institute (PMI) global standards. Learners can use this content to prepare for their certifications, and it ensures that they’re up on the latest and greatest tools and techniques.”
Rachel Lamb, Agile Instructor
Course Curriculum and Modules
The 100% online, instructor-led Agile Certificate Online Course is conducted in the Brightspace online environment. Learners will complete two to three modules per week, for a total of 12 modules.
Learners can expect to spend an average of four to five hours each week on assignments, depending on prior knowledge and experience. Most course materials will be provided in Brightspace, but learners are responsible for purchasing their textbooks.
Agile projects have a 64% success rate, compared to a 49% success rate for waterfall.
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Upon completion of the program, learners will be able to:
- Define Agile project management and the benefits of using Agile approaches
- Summarize the Agile mindset and Agile Manifesto and how they both contribute to project success
- Describe how to prepare for effective Agile implementation, including key tools needed for a successful Agile approach
- Explain methods used to manage Agile projects
- Describe popular Agile approaches, including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP) and Scrumban
- Explain measurement methods to ensure ongoing success
The Agile Certificate Online Course is advantageous to anyone who manages projects, regardless of industry. Current project managers, those interested in moving into a project management position and individuals who require Agile knowledge in their roles — including business analysts, marketing strategists and software engineers — will all benefit from this program.
After completing this course, some learners go on to pursue their Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification through the Project Management Institute (PMI). Others choose to build on their skills with Purdue’s Project Management Essentials and PMP® Exam Preparation courses, with the goal to sit for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification exam.
Learners who are already PMI-ACP certified earn 2.1 continuing education units, which they can apply toward maintaining certification.
One career option for course completers is Scrum master. These individuals are part of a Scrum team working to meet sprint goals and are well versed in Agile methodology and the Scrum approach. The average annual salary for Scrum masters is upwards of $107,000.
Frequently Asked Questions
About Agile and the Agile Certificate Online Course
What is Agile?
What are the benefits of completing this course with Purdue rather than learning about Agile myself?
The Purdue Agile Certificate Online Course is an instructor-led program, meaning you’ll benefit from having a subject matter expert available for guidance whenever you have a question or need further examples to aid in your comprehension.
Additionally, the Agile program is a paced program, with assignments due on a weekly basis to keep you on track.
What is Agile certification?
The Project Management Institute (PMI) offers an Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification. The PMI-ACP® is the PMI’s fastest-growing certification and demonstrates your mastery of Agile practices and principles to employers. Obtaining this certification can lead to a 33% increase in median salary.
The Purdue Agile Certificate Online Course meets the PMI-ACP® exam prerequisite for 21 contact hours of training in Agile practices. Because the course focuses on the PMI’s Agile Project Guide, it also prepares you for the content you will find on the exam.
For more details about how to get Agile certified, including Agile certification cost, visit the PMI website.
What other certifications will this program prepare me for?
Completing the Agile Certificate Online Course is valuable in preparing for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam through the PMI. According to the PMI, half of the questions on the PMP exam focus on Agile or hybrid project management approaches.
Rachel Lamb, PMP
Rachel Lamb is the designer and instructor for the Agile Certificate Online Course. Both PMP® and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certified, Rachel’s focus throughout her career has been on process improvement and project management. She is available to assist learners with questions throughout the program. Visit our instructors page to learn more about Rachel.