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Specialization

Lean-Agile Project Management

Early and continuous delivery of value

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Specialization Description

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 (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:
Estimated Duration: A student can complete this specialization in 6 months.

Courses

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

Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-12-2023 to 02-17-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(852)

01-18-2023 to 02-15-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(53)
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04-07-2023 to 05-12-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(855)

04-20-2023 to 05-11-2023
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(54)
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2. Required Course(s): One Required

Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

01-11-2023 to 02-08-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X408.(16)

04-03-2023 to 05-01-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X408.(17)
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3. Electives: Three Required

Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

02-15-2023 to 03-15-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X420.(7)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

06-03-2023 to 06-10-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X409.(12)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

05-15-2023 to 06-26-2023
$750.00
PPMT.X405.(17)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

03-02-2023 to 03-30-2023
$720.00
PPMT.X407.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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4. Completion Review:

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Meet Our Instructors

Alan Tsuda
Founder & Global Team Consultant
David  Bakhtnia
Certified Technical and Professional Consultant
Eric C Heilmann
Senior Consultant, Technical Program Management, Dell Technologies
Frank M Mangini
Instructor | Program Chair
Gail A Ferreira
Agile Transformation Leader and Enterprise Agile Coach
Hong Nguyen-Phuong
Independent Consultant
Moshe Gotesman
Agile Senior Program Manager | Agile Coach | Consultant
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam

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Once you create your student account, you can establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization program any time during your studies.

The benefits of enrolling early
  • Lock in your certificate requirements.This means that even if program requirements change, the requirements to complete your certificate will remain the same for you
  • Receive program updates
  • Set your intention
  • It’s free

To complete a program, you must enroll in the certificate program before enrolling in the Certificate Completion Review.

You have five years to complete all necessary courses in a certificate program or three years to finish up a specialization program.

All the necessary units in a certificate must be completed within this window.* The clock begins on the first day of your first course in the certificate program. For example, if you started a course on Sept. 5, 2017, you would have to complete all of the required units in this certificate by Sept. 4, 2022.

Note:

Enrolling in a certificate program does not trigger the beginning of the five-year window. It begins the first day of the first course that applies to a certificate program. The Certificate Completion Review process does not have to occur within the five-year timeframe.

For more information: How do I get my certificate or specialization?

* Students participating in a special program, such as workforce, international, Personal Financial Planning, or curriculum partner programs (such as GreenFig or CLS by Barbri) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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