24 Weeks
3 Courses
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What is Agile?

Agile is a process improvement approach that focuses on improving product time to market, customer satisfaction and project adaptability by prioritizing rapid development and continuous delivery of products and services. The methodology enables organizations to see quicker wins and create higher quality deliverables – enhancements which can ultimately improve efficiency and bottom-line results.

Exceptionally collaborative and adaptive by design, Agile breaks projects into small, manageable pieces, allowing project teams to quickly identify and resolve any issues early on and provide a deliverable that offers value to the customer or end user in a short period of time.

About the Program

The Certificate in Agile offers students the opportunity to improve project efficiency and team effectiveness while preparing for Agile certification exams. The Certificate in Agile program introduces Scrum framework, Kanban, Lean and other core Agile concepts and demonstrates how they fit together to improve the quality of projects and processes. You’ll also learn Agile coaching and change management techniques, while building relevant skills you can apply immediately within your industry. Classes are taught by faculty who are active practitioners in their fields and use real-world scenarios to help increase your practical application.

Program Outcomes

The Certificate in Agile program is designed for motivated leaders who want to learn proven strategies for streamlining business operations. Students focus on building a greater understanding of how an organization can reduce waste through minimizing resources, speed up project turnaround times and prioritize new ways to better address specific customer needs.

By completing the program, you can develop skills to help you promote better process development and project control, earlier detection of product issues or defects, rapid deployment of solutions, greater flexibility in enabling teams to easily adapt to change and an overall higher rate of success as a result of more focused efforts.

Skills Learned
Scrum Team Leadership Lean Process Improvement Project Management
Learn More About Certification

Successfully complete three required courses and a final project to earn the Certificate in Agile.

Agile Digital Badge
Earn a Digital Badge

Students will earn a digital badge that demonstrates their skills and commitment to furthering their professional education when they successfully complete the full Agile Certificate program. These badges are great to display on career platforms like LinkedIn and are a visual way of representing your expertise.

Prepare for Certification

In addition to the certificate program, you can earn Villanova’s Professional Certification in Agile & Scrum credential. You can also prepare for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) from the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM) from

Meet Your Expert Faculty

Karam Labban

Karam Labban is an adjunct professor in Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies who teaches the Mastering Agile Applications in Planning and Advanced Agile Business Solutions courses in the Certificate in Agile Management program. Labban has accumulated experience in a number of industries in the United States working as an Agile Advocate, Agile Coach, Agile Trainer and Agile practitioner. He also has held positions as a traditional PMO PMP® project manager and software developer. Labban has earned a number of certifications during his Agile transformation journey including Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner (CSaSP), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Certified SAFe Agilist (SA), PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®, Team Kanban Practitioner (TKP), and AgilityHealth Facilitator (AHF). He also obtained Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification when he was a project manager.

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Required Courses

3 Course Program

Foundations of Agile Methodology

8-Week Course
8 Continuing Education Units
59.75 PDUs

Discover how to apply Agile methodologies to management of cost, time and scope of a project.

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Applications of Agile Principles

8-Week Course
8 Continuing Education Units
58.75 PDUs

Study proven methods for improving results across individual teams and organizations as a whole.

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Leading Agile Teams

8-Week Course
8 Continuing Education Units
44.75 PDUs

Solidify the coaching skills to strengthen teamwork and improve the overall results of an organization.

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