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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.

Authorized Training Partner

As an Authorized Training Partner for the Project Management Institute, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension agrees to abide by PMI-established quality assurance criteria. The PMI Authorized Training Partner logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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

08-31-2022 to 09-21-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(50)
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09-19-2022 to 10-24-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X400.(851)

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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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)
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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

10-08-2022 to 10-15-2022
$750.00
PPMT.X409.(11)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

11-15-2022 to 12-13-2022
$750.00
PPMT.X405.(16)
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Quarter Units: 1.5
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Cost
Instructor
Location
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12-03-2022 to 12-10-2022
$775.00
PPMT.X424.(4)
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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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Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID
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Quarter Units: 1.5
Start / End Date
Cost
Instructor
Location
Section ID

09-24-2022 to 10-01-2022
$750.00
PPMT.X422.(3)
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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
Moshe Gotesman
Agile Senior Program Manager | Agile Coach | Consultant
Sanjay Bhatia
Director of Program Management, Exabeam

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Professional Development

PMI® Professional Development Units

You can earn professional development units by taking our PMI®-approved courses toward each of the seven PMI® professional certifications.

The number of units for each UCSC Extension course is based on how the content fits into the PMI Talent Triangle® of three critical areas—Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management. In a nutshell, leadership and strategic and business management course hours are applicable for PDUs in all seven PMI certifications. However, course hours spent on the technical area can only be applied to technical certification. See our PMI® PDU chart for more information.

Licensure and Certification

Courses in the Lean-Agile Project Management specialization are approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) to issue professional development units (PDUs) and fulfill the PMI® education requirement to apply for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification exam. Certification is optional to practice in this field. Please see our Licensure and Certification Policy to learn more.

Establish Candidacy

Establish candidacy in a certificate or specialization

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 (Udacity, Microfacturing Institutes) may have a shorter completion requirement.

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