• Total Courses
    5 required courses
  • CEUs | Contact Hours
    3.8 CEUs | 38 contact hours
  • Cost
    $3,075
  • Format
    Fully online
  • Time to Complete
    3–4 months
  • Funding Resources

Get the Agile Training Advantage: Master Scrum for Faster Development

Looking to gain a competitive edge in product or service development? Agile training with a Scrum focus can be your game-changer! Agile methodology, known for its ability to identify problems and create solutions quickly, translates to faster project completion and increased customer satisfaction. 

The University of Minnesota Agile Scrum Certificate program offers a comprehensive dive into Agile philosophy, with a specific emphasis on mastering the Scrum framework. Choose your path and become a Certified ScrumMaster® or a Certified Scrum Product Owner®. 

  • Scrum Master: The expert on team roles and responsibilities, the Scrum Master helps teams achieve peak performance while shielding them from distractions.
  • Scrum Product Owner: Do you thrive on managing stakeholders, making decisions, and leading the charge? This role might be perfect for you!


In this program, you’ll learn about:

  • Agile Requirements and Quality Assurance: Master these essential aspects within Agile frameworks.
  • Agile Leadership Paradigm Shift: Understand how Agile impacts leadership, including product vs. project, team vs. individual, and leading vs. managing.
  • Agile Coaching: Explore the role of an Agile Coach and the behaviors that empower effective team guidance.
  • Master Agile Implementation: Learn to navigate the complexities of starting or improving Agile practices in your organization. 

Consider the Agile Certificate program if you're looking for a comprehensive review of Agile methodology and Scrum isn't your primary goal.

Agile Scrum Training Courses

To earn the Agile, you'll take five courses (38 contact hours total). Please choose between Certified ScrumMaster® or Certified Scrum Product Owner®.

Career Outlook

Funding and Discounts

The U's professional development programs are affordable because they can be completed in relatively short order—sometimes within a few months—which can save you both time and money. What's more, there are other opportunities you can explore to potentially bring the cost down even further.

Funding

  • CCAPS offers scholarships of $500 to $2,500 to Minnesota residents who meet eligibility requirements.
  • If you're not employed, you may be able to take advantage of federal or state funding. Contact your CareerForce center to inquire.
  • Your organization may have funds set aside for employee education. Read about the benefits of employer investment in career development.

 Discounts

  • When you register and pay for all courses in the certificate at once, you'll receive up to a 10% discount.
  • University of Minnesota Alumni Association members receive a 10% discount.
  • U of M staff get 50% off most professional development programs.

See Discounts, Scholarships, and Other Funding for more information and possible exclusions to discounts.

Enroll

The cost of the Agile Certificate program is $3,075. But if you register and pay for all the courses in the certificate at once, we'll give you a 6% discount.

If you have questions about the registration process, payment options, or need to transfer or cancel your registration, contact the registration team:

612-625-2900 | ccapsreg@umn.edu

Option 1

Enroll, Register, and Pay for All Courses Now

  • Earn a 6% discount
  • Enroll for free
  • Register and pay now, make needed changes later
  • Get program updates

Enroll and Register for All Courses Now

Option 2

Enroll in Certificate Now, Register and Pay for Courses Individually

  • Enroll for free
  • Register and pay for courses at your convenience
  • Get program updates
  • U of M employees: choose this option to receive your discount

Enroll in Certificate Now

Enrollment Advisor

Shanta Bhoelai, enrollment advisor

 

Shanta Bhoelai

I can help you choose which professional development programs are the best fit to meet your career goals. I am here to answer your questions regarding specific programs, courses, or other career topics you have on your mind. 

Don’t hesitate to send me an email or schedule an online appointment. I'm here for YOU!

Agile Training Testimonials

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the qualifications of your instructors?

Instructors come from industries with considerable experience in the Agile philosophy. All have earned their Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) credential and several also have the Certified Scrum Training® (CST®) credential.

Do the courses have to be completed in a certain order?

No. However, we recommend starting with Agile Fundamentals if you’re taking the Agile Certificate and either Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner if you’re taking the Agile Scrum Certificate.

What is the difference between Agile Fundamentals, Certified ScrumMaster, and Certified Scrum Product Owner?

All three courses provide a comprehensive overview on the basics of Agile, but they have some key differences. Agile Fundamentals (Agile Certificate) covers Agile roles and responsibilities, Agile planning, product backlog, and other foundational elements of Agile.

Certified ScrumMaster and Certificated Scrum Product Owner (Agile Scrum Certificate) courses also cover the fundamentals of Agile, but they go a step further. The courses are designed to prepare you to perform a role (Scrum Master or Product Owner) on an Agile team. If students complete the course as well as the Scrum Alliance® requirements, they can earn a widely-recognized certification.

For more explanation about CSM or CSPO roles, see Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner?

Are classes offered at night?

Not at this time. The Agile Certificate and Agile Scrum Certificate are offered only during the day.

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