• Next Cohort starts: 23 Jan, 2021Limited no. of seats available
  • Program Duration: 6 monthsAt 5-10 hours/week
  • Online BootcampLearning Format

Program Overview

In this Post Graduate Program in Agile Development, you gain a profound understanding of agile methodologies and discover the thumb rules, success metrics, and pitfalls of real-world agile implementation. With this Agile certification program, deliver improved product offerings by integrating DevOps, Design Thinking with Agile Project Management philosophy.

KEY FEATURES

  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Post Graduate Program Certificate of Completion
  • Membership to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association
  • Masterclasses from top faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Once accepted into the UMass Amherst College of Engineering Master of Science in Engineering Management (MSEM) program, Simplilearn coursework transfers as a 3-credit concentration.
  • Interactive peer learning through group projects and discussions
  • 122+ hours of Applied Learning
  • Three phase-end projects during the cohort and one capstone project at the end of the cohort

Post Graduate Program Advantage

The Post Graduate Program in Agile, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, leverages centuries of academic excellence and thought-leadership from UMass Amherst.

Partnering with UMass Amherst:

This Post Graduate Program in Agile is in partnership with UMass Amherst. The University of Massachusetts Amherst ranks among the Top 25 of USA’s premier public universities. It is committed to excellence and innovative thinking and aims to produce revolutionary ideas and impact on par with the world’s best universities.

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Upon completion of this program you will receive:
  • Receive a joint UMass Amherst-Simplilearn certificate of completion
  • Become a member of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association with access to alumni networks
UMass Amherst

Program Details

Build a solid foundation of agile development methodology. Going beyond theory, learn the leadership skills required to successfully deliver a project by implementing Agile- with the help of three phase-end projects and one capstone project culminating your learning experience.

LEARNING PATH

  • Get started with the Post Graduate Program in Agile in partnership with UMass Amherst and explore everything about this agile certification program. Kickstart your journey with an introductory course on Agile.

  • This Agile course compares Agile with traditional project management approaches and then compares popular Agile methodologies to illustrate the advantages and Pitfalls of each scenario. Some of the popular methods compared in this class include Scrum, Lean, Kanban, Extreme Programming, Crystal, Dynamic Systems Development Method. Get an introduction to "Agile Transformation.” and analyse success cases of Agile through a case study.

  • Gain a deep understanding of Agile Scrum practices that range from the empirical process to scrum values, events and retrospectives. See the concepts at play through a case study from Intel Corp.

  • This Agile certification course helps you manage the product development processes and provides you the structured and objective approach needed to create a roadmap and release plan to execute a product vision. You'll learn how to use Jira to increase productivity and collaboration in your team.

  • This Agile training course will help you evaluate your team/organizational capabilities in a project. It will provide an approach for planning and executing improvements to existing practices by leading the organization onto the path of continuous improvement.

  • Scrum@Scale — become a Lean-Agile leader by creating high performing teams and programs at the organizational level. Learn how to implement DAD and Scrum@Scale frameworks.

  • Understand how to begin with the user at the heart of Agile. Deliver a superior product with Agile by identifying the right problems with the help of design thinking. This Agile certification course will help you correlate design thinking, Lean and Agile practices to get better outcomes.

  • In this Agile training , you will learn how to streamline release processes, improve product offerings, improve collaboration, and reduce risks by integrating DevOps with Agile.

  • The Agile Capstone project will give you an opportunity to implement the skills learned during this program. Supported by dedicated mentoring sessions, you'll learn to solve a real, industry-aligned problem. The Capstone project is your final step in the learning path and will enable you to showcase your Agile product development expertise to future employers.

Electives:
  • Attend online interactive masterclasses conducted by the renowned academics from UMass Amherst. Learn state-of-the-art improvement, innovation, and change management concepts and techniques that will make you much more effective at leading Agile transformation in organizational contexts.

SKILLS COVERED

  • Agile Management
  • Product Development
  • Product Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Scrum Practices
  • Design Thinking
  • DevOps Methodology
  • DAD Disciplined Agile Delivery
  • ScrumScale Frameworks

TOOLS COVERED

JiraMicrosoft Excel

Program Advisor

  • Eric Crawley

    Eric Crawley

    Entrepreneur-in-Residence, College of Engineering at UMass

    Eric Crawley is an industry veteran with over three decades of experience working with large corporations and a variety of startups. He provides expert entrepreneurial advice and assistance to students at UMass Amherst College of Engineering.

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Learner's Profile

This program caters to working professionals from a variety of industries and backgrounds; the diversity of our students adds richness to class discussions and interactions.

  • The class consists of learners from excellent organizations and diverse industries
    Industry
    Information Technology - 30%BFSI - 20%Healthcare - 15%Manufacturing - 15%Telecommunication - 10%Others - 10%
    Companies
    Dell
    Wells Fargo
    Tata Consultancy Services
    Bosch
    Accenture
    Amazon
    Infosys
    IBM
    Vodafone
    Tata Consultancy Services
    Deloitte
    Cisco

Learner Reviews

  • Dale Hollon

    Dale Hollon

    Senior Systems Engineer @Swire Oilfield Services, Houston

    Very impressed with progress of the training, the content of the course material and the knowledge of instructor.

  • Craig Mincic

    Craig Mincic

    Database Applications/Programmer at Northrop Grumman IT Health Professionals, Albany

    The trainer tailored the material to meet the needs of students with varying skills and abilities. I found that Simplilearn has successful programs to accommodate people who are just starting out and upskill those looking to get ahead.

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Industry Trends

According to Burning Glass, a job market analytics company, jobs that involve Agile development skills will grow by 7.3 percent over the next ten years.

  • Agile Roles Industry Growth

    24% growth in Product Owner roles

    With the knowledge of Agile methodologies, in 2020

    22 million jobs

    Estimated for project management professionals by 2027 by The PMI®

    Project Manager Annual Salary
    $46KMin
    $66KAverage
    $107KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Project Manager Hiring Companies
     IBM
    Infosys
    Accenture
    Bosch
    Hewlett-Packard
    Source: Indeed

Why Online Bootcamp

  • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
  • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
  • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
  • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

Admission Details

APPLICATION PROCESS

The application process consists of three simple steps. An offer of admission will be made to the selected candidates and accepted by the candidates by paying the admission fee.

Submit Application

Tell us a bit about yourself and why you want to do this program

Application Review

An admission panel will shortlist candidates based on their application

Admission

Selected candidates can begin the program within 1-2 weeks

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES

For admission to this Post Graduate Program in Agile, candidates should have:

At least five years of experience

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline

Prior experience in Project Management or Agile is not mandatory

ADMISSION COUNSELORS

We have a team of dedicated admissions counselors who are available to guide you as you apply to the program. They are available to:

  • Address questions related to your application
  • Provide guidance regarding financial aid (if required)
  • Help answer questions and understand the program
Talk to our admissions counselors now!

Admission Fee & Financing

The admission fee for this program is $ 1,800. This also includes the applicable program charges, including UMass Amherst Alumni Association membership.

Financing Options

We are dedicated to making our programs accessible. We are committed to helping you find a way to budget for this program and offer a variety of financing options to make it more economical.

Pay in Installments

You can pay monthly installments for Post Graduate Programs using Affirm or ClimbCredit payment option with low APR and no hidden fees.

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Other Financing Options

We provide the following options for one-time payment

  • Credit Card
  • Paypal

$ 1,800

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PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Complete this Agile training program while you work
  • Rigorous curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Membership to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association
  • Credits transfer to the MSME program at UMass Amherst
  • Active recruiters include Amazon, VMware, IBM, and more.

Program Cohorts

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FAQs

  • What are the eligibility criteria for this Post Graduate Program in Agile in partnership with UMass Amherst?

    For admission to this Agile certification program, candidates must possess at least one of the first two criteria:

    • At least five years of experience
    • A Bachelor's degree in any discipline
    • Prior experience in Project Management of Agile is not mandatory

  • What is the admission process for this Post Graduate Program in Agile in partnership with UMass Amherst?

    The admission process for this Agile certification program consists of three easy steps:

    • Interested candidates will need to apply by submitting the application form online
    • Candidates will be shortlisted by an admission panel based on the application submitted
    • Selected candidates will be awarded an offer of admission which is accepted by the candidate by payment of the program fee

  • Will financial aid be provided?

    To ensure money is not a limiting factor in learning, we offer various financing options to help make this program manageable financially. For more details, please refer to our "Admissions Fee and Financing" section.

  • What is Agile Certification?

    An agile certification helps you learn the most-widely used agile practices and methodologies used to affect improvements in business processes - including improving the pace of software delivery and enhancing the delivery quality, and reducing inconsistencies or unpredictability in the process. Agile certifications attest to your expertise in helping businesses either move to agile practices or drive growth for them through agile.

  • How to get Agile Certification?

    There are multiple certification providers offering globally-recognized agile certifications. No matter the provider, you will need to clear examinations that test both the fundamental concepts of agile and high-level expertise in the industry-relevant knowledge sought in you by enterprises looking for agile-driven change across their organization. This Post Graduate Program in Agile, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, is an online bootcamp that only prepares you for the top certification exams but offers you the opportunity to learn from leaders in the field of agile, including top trainers at UMass.

  • Which Agile Certification is the best?

    The effectiveness of a certification is measured by 1) does it serve as a great entry point for the opportunities that await you and 2) offer you the practical training required for you to apply the learnings to real-world business problems that organizations today are battling with. This Post Graduate Program in Agile in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst gives you both. It gives you not only the essential certification examination training but also provides you a bootcamp style learning that focuses on all the skills you need to stand out as a world-class Agile professional, anywhere in the world.

  • How long does it take to get Agile Certification?

    Different agile certifications have their own pre-requisites and examination duration. This Post Graduate Program in Agile, in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is a 6-month Agile online bootcamp program that is expertly designed for you to be equipped with the right knowledge you need to clear many other globally-recognized certifications easily. This 6-month program also offers a host of other features too.

  • How hard is the Agile Certification exam?

    The difficulty-level of an agile certification almost entirely depends on the individual and the intensity of preparation that has gone into it. Having said that, with the right training program, you can significantly improve your learning efficiency and get better results. This PGP in Agile in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a unique agile bootcamp program delivered by expert and seasoned trainers who tailor their training to adapt to any individual's pace of learning and understanding. Coupled with the well-designed learning that allows for progressive learning, this 6-month program makes it considerably easier to gain the knowledge you need to get the agile certification.

  • Are Agile certifications worth it?

    Industry (any) is growing rapidly today, and businesses are racing to keep up - being forced to change their business models, deliver products and services faster, and meet superior quality demands consistently. Agile helps them do that, and professionals with agile skills that agile certifications attest to are some of the most sought-after one's today. Recently, there has been a 24% growth in demand for agile professionals, with nearly 22 million jobs estimated to be created by 2027. An agile certification is a highly effective way for you to ensure that you have the requisite skills you need to grab the best agile job opportunities out there.

  • Which is the best Agile Certification for managers?

    The best agile certification for managers depends majorly on the purpose with which the individual chooses to do the certifications. There are multiple certifications that individuals can choose from, based on their preferences and goals. However, our unique PGPin Agile in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst not only offers multiple certifications, including the University of Massachusetts Amherst Post Graduate Program Certificate of Completion but also provides you comprehensive learning on the industry-relevant aspects of agile and the practical skills and tools you need to become job-ready as soon as you complete the program. This training can help you open multiple career paths and related job opportunities too.

  • Can I get the Agile certification with no work experience?

    Almost all agile certifications need a minimum amount of relevant experience that attests to your capability to understand the high-level concepts, agile practices, and methodologies you need to pass any related examination. Our Post Graduate Program in Agile in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Amherst allows you to enter the program if you have atleast 5 years of experience (not mandatory in Project Management or Agile) and a Bachelor's degree in any discipline.

  • What should I expect from the UMass Amherst Post Graduate Program in Agile?

    As a part of this Post Graduate Program in Agile,  you will receive the following:

    • UMass Amherst Post Graduate Certification of Completion
    • Membership to the UMass Amherst Alumni Association
    • Lifetime access to all core e-learning content created by Simplilearn

  • What certificate will I receive?

    Upon completing this Agile training program, you will be awarded a Post Graduate Program in Agile certification by UMass Amherst. You will also receive industry-recognized certification from Simplilearn for the courses included in the learning path offered.

  • Will any preparation material be provided to help me get started?

    As soon as you make payment for the program fee’s first installment, you will gain access to a preparatory course. We expect you to go through the assigned course before attending the first class. The course will have eight to ten hours of self-paced learning content in the form of videos.

  • What is Global Teaching Assistance?

    Our teaching assistants are a dedicated team of subject matter experts to help you get certified on your first attempt. They proactively engage with you to ensure adherence to the course path and enrich your learning experience, from class onboarding to project mentoring and job assistance.

  • Who are the instructors for this Agile training, and how are they selected?

    Our highly qualified instructors are industry experts with years of relevant industry experience. Each of them undergoes a rigorous selection process, including profile screening, technical evaluation, and a training demo evaluation before getting certified to train for us. Besides, we ensure that only those trainers with a high alumni rating remain part of our faculty.

  • I am not able to access the online agile training program. Who can help me?

    Contact us using the form on the right side of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link, or contact Help & Support.

  • What is covered under the 24/7 Support promise?

    We offer 24/7 support through email, chat, and calls. We have a dedicated team that provides on-demand assistance through our community forum. What’s more, you will have lifetime access to the community forum, even after completing your Agile course.

  • If I want to cancel my enrollment, can I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the program price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, please read our Refund Policy.


    * Disclaimer
    All programs are offered on a non-credit basis and are not transferable to a degree.

Post Graduate Program in Agile, Dallas

 

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