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Certificate in Agile Practices

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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*Formerly known as the Agile Practitioner Certificate. **Formerly known as Agile Project Management for Professionals. Certificate and course name changes effective Spring 2017. All course content and certificate requirements remain the same.

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 315-0 Risk Management X X
PROJ_PMI 345-0 Practical Project Planning 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.

PROJ_PMI 402-0 : Applied Project Management (On Campus)


Project management terms, concepts, techniques, and tools are explored to ensure the aspects of a project are organized and managed properly. Integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communication, risk, and procurement management are topics reviewed. The beginning and the end of a project and the relationships between the major milestones are discussed. Group work is required. Satisfies the 35 hour project management education requirement for the PMPĀ® exam.


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


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 course is offered every academic quarter.


This course is graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.

Tuition : $1850

Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
09/24/19 - 12/10/19Tu
5:45 – 9 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 71243
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Barnes, Lisa-Ann
Chicago Campus
Schedule Notes :

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - NO CLASS due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Fall 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
10/19/19 - 11/16/19Sa
9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 51147
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Ryali, Balajirao
Chicago Campus
Course Materials :

A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition. PMI. Newtown Square: Project Management Institute, Inc., 2017. ISBN-10: 1628251840 | ISBN-13: 978-1628251845

An Introduction to Project Management, 6th Edition. Schwalbe, Kathy. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017. ISBN-10: 1544701896 | ISBN-13: 978-1544701899

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