Deliver Effective Agile Solutions
Next start date
January 8, 2018
In this two-course certificate program, you’ll learn Agile, a popular method of delivering top-quality software on schedule through a collaborative, iterative approach. We’ll examine the key principles of Agile software development, which promote faster release cycles, better deliverables and the ability to adapt quickly to changing circumstances. You’ll study specific policies and process improvements that can enhance interactions between developers and project and program managers.
IT professionals, business analysts and managers who work on software development projects.
Applicants must have experience working on a software project and must meet at least two of the following requirements:
*Experience as a professional programmer or developer is preferable.
If you're not a native English speaker, you’ll need to have at least basic English language skills to enroll. To learn more, see English Language Proficiency Requirements.
To enroll, international students must have a visa that permits study in the United States. This program does not enable students to obtain or maintain F-1 visa status. For more information, see Admission Requirements for International Students.
You must have access to a computer, and we recommend a high-speed internet connection.
You earn the certificate by successfully completing all required courses. For more information, see Completing Your Program.
You’ll become certified as a Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster and a Scrum Alliance Scrum Product Owner.
Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. You may be able to take individual courses without enrolling in the certificate program; check the course pages for details.
Applied Agile Management
Applied Agile Development & Execution
Certificate in Agile Development
Approved by the UW Department of Computer Science & Engineering.
View this program's advisory board.
Each of our programs uses an advisory board to review content, guide design and recommend updates to ensure the program remains current as the field of study evolves. By tapping the minds of the top thinkers, doers and leaders in the field, we offer a transformational learning experience. The following individuals serve as the advisory board for this program.
Brent Barton, Chief Technology Officer, Solutions IQ
Rovy Branon, Vice Provost, University of Washington Continuum College
John Helm, IT Executive Consultant
Michael James, Software Process Mentor, Danube Technologies, Inc.
David Notkin, Professor, UW Computer Science
Michele Sliger, President, Sliger Consulting, Inc.
Chris Sterling, Instructor, SolutionsIQ
Lalitha Subramanian, Assistant Director, Academic Programs, UW Professional & Continuing Education
Download the application form (PDF)
Apply online, or submit an application packet that includes:
We’re currently accepting applications and will be reviewing them in the order they’re received. We’ll accept applications until the program closes.
We’ll contact you within two weeks of receiving your application materials to let you know if you’ve been accepted to the program.
If you’re accepted, we’ll send you details about your first-term course, including information on paying your course fee. Your course fee is due four weeks before the first class.
With the exception of the one-time application fee, certificate program fees are charged on a quarterly basis. Payment is due when you register.
Course fees do not include any costs for class materials such as textbooks and software.
After successfully completing the certificate program, students who wish to obtain certification as a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and/or a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) must pay an additional $50 fee for each certification to Scrum Alliance.
Drops, Withdrawals & Refunds
Attend class in person at one of our convenient locations. You’ll engage face to face with your classmates and instructors as part of a highly interactive curriculum. An online learning management system may be required to access some course materials and assignments.
Our special blended programs combine the convenience of online study with the vibrancy of in-person classes for a unique learning experience.
Not available for this program
Enjoy the flexibility of online learning, which allows you to participate in class activities, assignments and discussions on your schedule, from anywhere. Experience cutting-edge technology and a supportive, diverse learning community.
Founder and Principal, River Rock Endeavors
Senior Fellow and Agile Practices Lead, Construx
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