The incremental, collaborative approach of Agile project management is enhancing organizational effectiveness in information technology and other innovative sectors. American University’s online Agile Project Management Certificate teaches the foundations of this forward-looking method for managing projects and leading and empowering teams.

This 12-credit certificate program, offered entirely online, consists of four courses designed with input from leading IT and project management professionals that build the essential skills to lead the development of innovative solutions as an Agile project manager.

You will:

  • Learn the principles and methods of traditional, Agile and adaptive approaches to project management.
  • Examine the project management, program governance, and financial management practices of information technology organizations through case studies and problem-based learning.
  • Gain an understanding of the impact of Agile on the bottom line and on the risk assessment and management of projects.
  • Learn the role of the project manager in Agile projects, as well as Agile approaches to metrics, testing and problem-solving.

Master’s Degree Available

American University also offers a 30-credit online Master of Science in Agile Project Management. The program consists of 10 courses that will prepare you to manage projects and to lead and empower collaborative teams using the essential, forward-looking agile approach.

"One thing that we pride ourselves on as the School of Professional and Extended Studies is that all of the courses, from the introductory course all the way through the capstone, are applicable. All of these courses are very hands on. They require students to not only learn new concepts and skills, but apply them."

- Stephanie Schott, Assistant Dean for Online Learning