Course Description

Building on the concept of Agile project management as initially presented in other UCSB PaCE Project Management courses, this course will consist of a deep dive into the origins of the Agile approach, definition and application of the concepts and terms supporting it, and a close examination of the most common Agile types such as Scrum, XP, Lean, and Kanban. Several Agile PM software tools will be demonstrated, along with a section on how to introduce an “iterative development” practices into a workplace.

The course will present the methods, processes, definitions and activities required to manage, direct and complete a project using Agile methodology. The course will survey all common Agile types, providing a solid understanding of these practices and how to apply them appropriately in “real world” settings.

Learner Outcomes

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Direct and manage Agile project planning efforts
  • Develop project road-mapping, release and sprint planning
  • Conduct daily stand-up meetings
  • Describe the origins and philosophy behind Agile practice
  • Implement functional knowledge of all common Agile terms, processes, rituals and expected outcomes

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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6:30PM to 9:30PM
Jun 22, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Web-based Instruction
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Web-based Instruction
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course fee credit (4 units) $620.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

How to Access Your Online Course:


One business day after enrollment but no sooner than 2 weeks before the beginning of the course, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on how to access your online course. You don’t need to take any action until you receive that email. Please note that you will not be able to access your online course until all the steps highlighted in that email are complete.

Required Textbook(s):
Students are required to purchase the textbook(s) below prior to the first class meeting. Textbooks can be purchased from the vendor of your choice.

1) “Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products” by Jim Highsmith (2nd Edition, 2010) ISBN-13: 978-0-321-65839-5

2)  “Becoming Agile in An Imperfect World”, by Greg Smith and Ahmed Sidky (2nd Edition, 2009) ISBN 978-1-933988-25-2 

No refunds after 6/17/21