Learn to Develop, Lead and Support Agile Teams
Originally designed as a breakthrough approach to software development, Agile is a disciplined and collaborative method of management that can be applied to a wide range of projects and industries. 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.
Agile leadership is a critical element in Agile implementation. Adaptive, open and focused on delivering value, Agile leaders understand the critical success factors in Agile implementations and embrace collaboration, teamwork, self-organization and accountability. Through a series of four, intensive, two-day courses at UBC Robson Square, you will earn to develop, lead and support Agile teams in your organization.
|Program Cost||$4,000 - $4,900|
|Duration||3 to 4 Months|
|NEXT START DATE||September 14, 2018|
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Apply your learning to:
- Identify business drivers for Agile.
- Understand the requirements for Agile practice implementation.
- Understand key Agile practices, including Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Lean.
- Understand the importance of context in choosing and implementing Agile practices..
- Define Agile roles and responsibilities.
- Recognize how Agile methods can improve product delivery.
- Set up an Agile team.
- Develop the soft skills necessary to lead and support your Agile team.
- Learn how to demonstrate and communicate the value of an Agile team to help get organizational buy-in.
In-class at UBC Robson Square
|Courses and Duration||
Four courses that can be completed within three to four months.
Each course is taught over two weekdays or weekends for a total of 14 hours per course.
All courses must be completed within two years.
|Scheduling||Courses are offered throughout the year.|
Program Declaration Fee: $200 (non-refundable)
Total Tuition: $4,000and $4,900.
*Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which range from $850 to $1350.
Comprised of two required courses and two electives, the program is designed to provide students with a rich learning experience. Theory and practice are integrated through opportunities for teamwork, discussion, guest speakers, and networking.
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.
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This course provides an introduction to the Lean and Agile principles on which iterative and incremental development is based. You will discover how Agile frameworks such as Scrum and Kanban differ from the traditional product development lifecycle and determine which approaches work in different circumstances.
Agile methodologies such as Scrum or Kanban are built around self-organizing and self-directed teams. This course introduces the role of the catalytic leader in managing Agile teams.
|Title||Fall (2018)||Winter (2019)||Spring/Summer|
|Agile Delivery Methods
|Sep 14 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Nov 30 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Agile Product Ownership
|Oct 23 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Nov 1 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Introduction to Kanban
|Nov 9 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Managing Agile Delivery
|Oct 19 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
|Introduction to DevOps
|Sep 21 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
Introduction to Continuous Delivery
|Nov 2 - In Class||To Be Scheduled||To Be Scheduled|
Elective Courses (Choose Two)
Acquire the skills to work with an Agile software development team to deliver stakeholder value. This course looks at the product owner’s responsibilities in the five levels of planning.
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.
One of the most popular Agile methodologies, Kanban is a universal process visualization and improvement framework. Anyone interested in continually improving how to get work done will benefit from applying Kanban practices.
A transparent and powerful way of delivering technical products and services, Agile is increasingly being used to advantage in other sectors. 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.
If you are thinking of adopting a DevOps transformation or are interested in learning how DevOps can improve your organization’s adaptability, you will benefit from this two-day introductory course.
Continuous Delivery is the ability to release software early and often with confidence that updates are stable. This course examines the its role and implementation in the software development life cycle.
*Note: The Agile Leadership program curriculum is subject to change.
Agile Delivery Methods is recommended as a foundation course for all of the other Agile Leadership program courses.
The program is taught and facilitated by experienced, industry practitioners who are experts in Agile, as well as certified trainers in Scrum and Kanban.
Lukas Klose is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM®), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®), and Project Management Professional (PMP®) with 20 years experience in project delivery. He has worked as a consultant, program manager and director in various industries. While working for Electronic Arts, he oversaw the transition of the web-publishing department to Agile and eventually joined agile42, an Agile consulting company, as coach and trainer. His broad experience and exposure to software engineering, project management and director-level management give him unique cross-organizational insight in Agile education, implementation and transitions.
Courses taught: Agile Project Management, Agile Delivery Methods, Introduction to Kanban, Managing Agile Delivery, Agile Leadership and Agile Product Ownership
Valery Novikov, MSc, is a Chief Technology Officer at FI.SPAN, a Vancouver-based fin-tech company which is revolutionizing business banking and bringing innovation to financial institutions and their customers. Prior to joining FI.SPAN, Val worked with a wide range of high profile organizations such as Google, AT&T, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, TELUS, Bell and Shaw where he learned through experience that the ability to deliver fast is a key competitive advantage for organizations, He is a strong advocate for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery practices.
Courses taught: Introduction to Continuous Delivery
Dave Sharrock, MBA, PhD, is a principal consultant and enterprise coach for Agile42, an Agile consulting company, where he specializes in guiding clients through organizational change and accelerated product delivery. A sought-after speaker, Dave is a Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC®), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), and Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC®), and is the only person in Canada to hold all three designations. With over 20 years experience using traditional and Agile practices, he has helped a wide variety of organizations realize the benefits of applying an Agile and Lean mindset to product development.
Courses taught: Certified Scrum Master
Chris Tao is Senior Enterprise Technology Strategist at Microsoft Canada where he is responsible for enterprise IT and cloud solution sales and adoption in Western Canada. In this role, he helps customers deliver business value through digital transformation, solution roadmap design and enterprise project management. Prior to his current role, Chris gained international experience working in China and held a variety of software development roles with Ericsson, Motorola and Intel. He has in-depth knowledge of the retail, manufacturing (automobile) and banking sectors and experience in solution selling, software design and development, enterprise architecture design and project management.
Courses taught: Introduction to DevOps
The 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.
It is strongly recommended that students be fluent in written and spoken business English.
How to Register:
Registration is done on a course-by-course basis.
Create an account and login to register for specific courses at any time. Visa or MasterCard accepted.
What is needed to Graduate:
To be granted the UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership, you must successfully complete two required and two elective courses, achieving a minimum of 60% in each course and a “pass” standing on portions of the program that are graded “pass/fail”. All course work must be completed within two years.
Once you have completed and passed the four courses, submit the Graduation Request form to receive your Associate Certificate.
Is it possible to take Agile Leadership courses without enrolling in the program?
Yes, you are free to register in the courses you are interested in.
Will I be required to purchase textbooks and/or other materials?
No purchase of textbooks or additional materials is required for the Agile Leadership program.
Can I get a credit towards the certificate for courses I’ve already taken?
You are eligible to receive credit for applicable UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses taken within the last two years.
What payment options do I have to pay for a course?
All course fees are payable in Canadian dollars. Visa and Mastercard are accepted.
Is there a fee differential for international students?
No, all students pay the same fees.
Will I have to pay tax on my course fees?
Fees made payable to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies are not subject to tax if they are for courses that are part of a certificate or associate certificate program
How do I get a T2202A tax receipt?
Many courses and programs offered by UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies qualify for non-refundable tax credits and education expense amounts. If the courses or programs you were enrolled in are eligible, you will receive an email notification in February outlining how to obtain your T2202A Tuition, Education and Textbook tax certificate. A T2202A can be used as an official statement for income tax purposes.
I'm a UBC employee. How can I access UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies courses?
Most UBC employee groups are eligible for tuition fee waivers that reimburse or offset the cost of most courses. Please visit the UBC Finance Tuition Fee Benefit website for information on eligibility and instructions on how to use your tuition fee benefit. Since tuition fee benefits for UBC faculty and staff may differ depending on your employee group, please visit the UBC Human Resources Benefits website for information on your eligibility. Do not register for a course prior to submitting your tuition waiver.
If your department or faculty is funding the course, please submit an authorized journal voucher (JV) along with your registration to UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies.
When do I have to decide if I want to complete the Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership?
Your program declaration form must be submitted by the time you have completed the Agile Delivery Methods course along with a $200 non-refundable program declaration fee.
What is required to graduate from the Agile Leadership program?
To earn the UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership, you must successfully complete two required and two elective courses within two years with a minimum grade of 60% on each course, and a “pass” on portions of the program that are graded “pass/fail”.
Once I’ve finished the program, how do I get my Associate Certificate?
Upon successful completion of the program, participants are awarded a UBC Associate Certificate signed by the Executive and Associate Directors of UBC Sauder Continuing Business Studies. Once a graduation request has been submitted, the certificate will be sent by mail along with an official transcript. Please note that the process can take up to three months.
How are participants assessed in the program?
Individual assessment is based on assignments, case scenarios, class activities and participation.
Can I use my UBC Associate Certificate in Agile Leadership as credit towards another diploma or degree program?
Completion of non-credit certificate programs cannot be applied towards a UBC degree or credit diploma at this time. However prior learning assessment policies vary by institution, so it is worth looking into this for any institution you are considering.
How many hours a week do I need to set aside for in-class course work and independent study?
Other than a final assignment, all work will be completed during class time.
Will I be required to do assignments outside of the classroom for this program?
Yes, there will be a final assignment due after the Agile Leadership course.
If I can’t make it to class one day, can I sit in on the next course to make up the time?
No, unfortunately, we do not allow for auditing or sitting in on other offerings.
Is the Agile Leadership Program suitable for people working in industries other than the software industry?
Yes, although it was originally designed for the software industry, the Agile Leadership methodology can be applied to a wide range of projects and industries.
Are there any accommodations for people with medical conditions or disabilities?
Please contact us well in advance of the program for assistance in the event of either of these circumstances.
Where can I get parking or transit information?
Parking and transit information is available on our website.
Who can I contact if I still have questions about the Agile Leadership program?
If you are unable to find the information you need on the website, please contact us by phone at 604-822-1420 or online.