Agile Certificate

At a Glance

Credits: 36 contact hours, 3.6 CEUs
Required Courses: 3 (5 course starting in fall 2017)
Elective Courses: 2 (no electives starting fall 2017)
Discounts: Register for all courses in the certificate at once and receive 10 percent off for a total of $2,502. (Call the Information Center at 612-624-4000 for this option.)
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Schedule: Day courses
Customized training: Courses can be tailored to meet your needs and brought on site to your location. Visit customized training or call 612-624-7261 for more information.

As Agile continues to be the way organizations chose to complete work, there is an increased demand for professionals in a diverse number of industries. These professionals will need a solid understanding of Agile philosophy and the supporting methodologies such as; Scrum, Lean, eXtreme Programming, and Kanban. This certificate program will accelerate the knowledge you will need to be successful in an Agile organization or to start an Agile transformation in a current organization. Participants in this program will:

  • Learn baseline Agile knowledge, skills, tools and techniques while working through simulations in a team setting

  • Take a deeper dive into how requirements and quality assurance are approached differently in Agile frameworks

  • Learn the role of leadership in Agile, and the paradigm shift Agile brings for project vs. product, individual vs. team approach, and management vs. leading

  • Examine the role of “Agile Coach,” the mindset, and the behaviors a coach models while serving a team

  • Learn advanced methods for teams, team dynamics, and what metrics can be used to help teams understand where they are in their Agile journey

Required Agile Certificate Courses

Register for an upcoming Agile course by clicking on the course from the list below. Courses are listed in recommended sequence.

Required Courses (24 contact hours) Cost
Agile Fundamentals (12 hours) $900
Agile User Stories (6 hours) $470
Agile Testing (6 hours)  $470

Elective Agile Certificate Courses

Register for an elective Agile course by clicking on the course from the list below. To complete this certificate program you will take two of the four six-hour courses listed below.

Elective Courses (12 contact hours)  Cost
Agile Scaling (6 hours) - This course will be removed from the curriculum in fall 2017 $470
Agile Leadership (6 hours) - This course will be removed from the curriculum in fall 2017 $470
Agile Coaching (6 hours)  $470
Agile Teams & Metrics (6 hours) $470



Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually as well. Additional topics include business analysis, business process, communication, human resource management, and leadership and management. Visit the professional development web page to view all courses.

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Interested in becoming a Certified ScrumMaster? Consider our intensive two-day course that will prepare you for the exam and includes a two year membership in the Scrum Alliance. Learn more.  

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