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Lean-Agile Project Management

Early and continuous delivery of value

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Customer-focused project management

Jumpstart your career for today's rapidly changing organizations with a specialization in Lean-Agile project management methodologies. In this short specialization program, you will learn the current knowledge and practices of Agile product life-cycle management (APLM), including Lean-Agile principles, systems thinking, Scrum and Kanban methodologies, and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe©) for Lean Enterprises.

Your new knowledge and skills—including effective customer collaboration, adaptive planning, and leading cross-function teams—will be the essential elements for implementing shorter iterative development cycles with more frequent product releases with higher quality for delighted customers.

Lean-Agile Project Management objectives

  1. Apply Lean-Agile principles and mindful practices within the context of the project team and the larger organization;
  2. Originate and evolve iterative release plans, from concept to cash, based on rapid delivery of business value, using stakeholder collaboration, and empowered cross-functional teams practicing real-time continuous improvement; and
  3. Succeed within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe©) for Lean Enterprises to achieve organizational-level agility by leading knowledgeably and effectively with enterprise-wide Lean-Agile teams.

PMBOK® Guide

Our courses are compliant with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition.

Program Overview

Estimated Cost: $3,000–$4,500 + est. course materials: $500 (You pay only for courses you enroll in.)
Program Requirements: Total required: 4 courses or 6 units. Take 1 core course (1.5 units) and 3 elective credit courses (4.5 units).
Minimum Hours of Instruction: Minimum 60 hours of instruction.
Estimated Duration: A student can complete this specialization in 6 months.
Modality: You can complete this program fully online, in person, or choose a mix of course formats.
Special Programs: This program is approved for workforce students.
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Courses

1. Prerequisite(s): "Role of the Project Manager" or equivalent work experience.

Quarter Units: 1.5
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07-26-2024 to 08-16-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(65)
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09-04-2024 to 09-25-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(66)
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10-16-2024 to 11-25-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(867)
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2. Required Course(s): One Required

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3. Electives: Three Required

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10-04-2024 to 11-01-2024
$750.00
PPMT.X409.(15)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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11-19-2024 to 12-17-2024
$750.00
PPMT.X405.(20)
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11-13-2024 to 12-11-2024
$775.00
PPMT.X424.(6)
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Meet Our Instructors

Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
Bhawna Dua
MBA, MSEE | Strategic Portfolio and Program Manager
David Bakhtnia
Certified Technical and Professional Consultant
Eric C Heilmann
Senior Consultant, Technical Program Management, Dell Technologies
Frank M Mangini
Instructor | Program Advisor
Hong Nguyen-Phuong
Independent Consultant
Moshe Gotesman
Agile Senior Program Manager | Agile Coach | Consultant
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management

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Program Chair

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Program Chair 

FRANK M. MANGINI, M.S.E.E., M.B.A., PMP®, PMI-ACP®, CSP, has over 25 years of experience in project management and product development and served as the director of programs for ARGOSystems/Boeing Electronic Defense Systems. As senior programs manager and director of programs, he led multi-year programs that developed and produced shipboard and submarine electronic detection and protection systems for domestic and international naval forces. He has also been involved in commercial consulting and startup enterprises including the development and production of online sports training systems.  Mangini is a lifetime member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has also been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006 and has achieved the competence levels of Advanced Communicator Bronze and Advanced Leader Bronze. He has taught project management courses for the UCSC Extension since 2002. He teaches classroom, online, and on-site corporate training courses for the Project and Program Management certificate program. His special interests are project risk management, critical chain project management, and Agile-Lean development projects.

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