At a Glance
Learn to Develop, Lead, and Support Agile Teams
Originally designed as a breakthrough method to software development, agile is a disciplined and collaborative approach to project management that can be applied to a wide range of industries. The program provides insights into primary delivery frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban and XP, how they work, how to mix and combine the frameworks to solve specific delivery challenges and how to apply these frameworks in technical and non-technical work environments. Agile teams deliver value to stakeholders more efficiently and effectively by embracing an iterative style of work, evaluating their progress continuously and adapting and responding to change.
Through a series of live online courses taught by experienced professionals and certified trainers, you will engage in a highly interactive and collaborative learning experience while building a tangible product via case studies and simulations. You will learn to deliver value to stakeholders more efficiently and effectively by embracing an iterative style of work, evaluating your progress continuously and adapting and responding to change. With the move to remote learning, the course has maintained its interactive nature, using breakout rooms and collaboration software to facilitate small group discussions There are several course offerings a year to help you customize a schedule that suits your busy life and ideal for those currently working.
|Students can receive the Certified ScrumMaster credential||Program Excellence Award.|
Who Should Attend?
The Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership program is designed for individuals working in organizations considering, or in the process of, adopting Agile methods including line managers, change managers, project and program managers, software developers and QA engineers, business analysts and product managers from a cross section of industries.
Eva Montenegro, Manager, e-Commerce and Sales Operations, Rocky Mountaineer
Identify Agile business drivers.
- Gain insights into key Agile practices, including Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Lean and how these practices can improve product delivery.
- Understand the importance of context in choosing and implementing Agile practices.
- Define Agile roles and responsibilities for an effective team.
- Recognize how Agile methods can improve product delivery.
- Develop the soft skills necessary to lead and support your Agile team.
- Satisfactory completion of the Certified ScrumMaster course is the first step towards the credential awarded by Scrum Alliance.
Lukas Klose, CSPO, CTC, PMP
Strategically designed by a team of industry and academic experts, the program is grounded in industry best practices and applications. Students learn what it takes to lead an Agile team, create a collaborative culture and apply Agile methods to enhance organizational performance.
Comprised of two required courses and two electives, the program is designed to provide you with a rich learning experience. Theory and practice are integrated through opportunities for teamwork, discussion, interactive exercises and networking.
*Note: The Agile Leadership program curriculum is subject to change.
Regular Program Required Courses
You must start the program, with Agile Delivery Methods, then choose two from the list of electives. You will finish the program with the final required course, Agile Leadership.
Agile Delivery Methods
This course provides an introduction to the Lean and Agile principles on which iterative and incremental development is based. Agile Delivery Methods is the pre-requisite for all of the other Agile Leadership courses.
14 PDUs $995Fall2021Winter2022Spring / Summer2022
Leading in an Agile Organization (formerly Agile Leadership)
Agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban are built around self-organizing and self-directed teams. Agile Leadership is the capstone course and required as the last course in the program.
14 PDUs $1250Fall2021Winter2022Spring / Summer2022
Electives - Choose Two
Using the Scrum Lego® City simulation, this course provides an intensive, highly interactive introduction to the principles and practices of the Agile and the Scrum framework. Pre-req: Agile Delivery Methods. Elective.
14 PDUs $1495Fall2021Winter2022Spring / Summer2022
Managing Agile Delivery
This course examines how to track the progress of Agile teams, what tools to use for oversight and how to maintain team agility while meeting business goals. Pre-requisite: Agile Delivery Methods. Elective
14 PDUs $1250Fall2021Winter2022Spring / Summer2022
Schedule may be subject to change.
UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies offers 3 different delivery formats to fit your learning needs. Some courses are taught in multiple formats while others are delivered in one format only.
|Formats||Scheduled Classes||Features & Benefits|
||Yes||Learn in the classroom through in-person interaction with instructors and classmates and through self-paced online instruction. Blended learning combines all the benefits of the in-person classroom experience and allows for easy access to learning materials increasing the flexibility to learn at your own pace.|
||Yes||Learn through online classroom-style interaction with instructors and classmates in real time from anywhere in the world. Live Online creates a learning environment in which you collaborate and engage in live Q&A, webinars, and discussion forums.|
||No||Learn independently when it’s convenient for you, while having the flexibility to collaborate with your classmates. Online coaching is available from our experienced industry professionals through virtual office hours and optional webinars to help assist you with course materials, assignments, and projects.|
The program is taught and facilitated by experienced, industry practitioners who are experts in Agile, as well as certified trainers in Scrum and Kanban.