Basics of Agile & Scrum Effectiveness

Develop the skills to fast-track projects through Agile and Scrum methodologies, leveraging iterative processes to create smoother workflows.
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This course will educate participants in Agile software development and the Scrum methodology of implementing Agile in their environment. Course participants will learn to implement an iterative methodology to software development. Participants will have the opportunity to compare and contrast Agile & Scrum with the more conventionally used waterfall methodologies. Ultimately this course will enable the attendee to not just understand the basics but also the implementation and adoption of Agile. Both Agile & Scrum reduce time to market and the total cost of ownership while increasing product quality, employee engagement, and overall productivity.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:

  • Identify when, where, and how to best implement Agile & Scrum practices in software development.
  • Recognize the most effective contexts to use Agile and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Apply Agile & Scrum to implement change within teams and across organizational levels.
  • “Speak” the language of Agile by exploring Agile in depth.
  • Utilize Agile practices across a range of settings.


This course is designed for individuals and professionals who are relatively new to the Agile & Scrum methodologies. Specifically, this course is targeted toward project managers who seek to understand their role in managing and supporting key software development in alignment with iterative cycles and transformational approaches to optimize workflows.

Overview & Assignments

This course consists of five weeks of guided learning, each comprising multimedia, interactive modules, curated readings. Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

It is expected that you will spend approximately six hours per week working through these materials and assignments.

Course Format: Online, Self-Directed
Begin the Sunday after enrollment.
Tuition: $1995

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Anticipate 5-6 hours per week working through the 5-week program.


Discussion posts due on Mondays and all other deliverables due on Saturdays.

Getting Started

Begin your class on the Sunday following paid registration.

Michael A. Collins, MS PMP, CSM

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Michael A. Collins, MS PMP, CSM

Michael is a self-starter with over 21 years of hands-on experience in leading digital software development of multiple products, CRM systems, PPM systems, and ERP software. He is also a fintech Integration expert. Michael's extensive experience in delivery frameworks focused on agile and waterfall development methodologies pair well with his entrepreneurial spirit and ability to handle daily ambiguity. His relative Agile coaching experience includes teaching, assessing, ensuring optimal performance for both existing and new Scrum-based Agile teams, and Dev Ops integration.