Executive Certificate in Agile Development


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Certificate Program Summary

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The Executive Certificate in Agile Development will show how a successful transition from traditional software development to Agile methods will provide the highest possible value to a customer. Participants will learn the key principles behind Agile and how to lead agile software projects that adapt to change & discovery, improve collaboration, drive innovation and deliver on-time business values. 

Partner Program

This Executive Certificate in Agile Development program is a five-course program offered in partnership with ASPE, Inc., a leading IT and SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle) provider, that is dedicated to providing certification tools, techniques, skills, and leader knowledge that enable professionals to harness IT for business success and transform complex IT/business challenges into strategic capabilities. Based in Cary, North Carolina, (the Research Triangle) ASPE has joined with the Executive Certificate Program at the John Cook School of Business to partner in a core mission to empower companies to gain critical competitive advantage and lead through innovative and expert training for sustaining quick and effective problem solutions and goal attainment. ASPE, Inc. has a full public course schedule across more than 75 North American cities as well as live, instructor-led sessions over the internet. The courses offer professional development units (PDUs, CDUs, and/or CPEs) and are approved by:

Certificate Program Content

The Agile Development Executive Certificate is compromised of a total of five courses. Individuals are required to take two core courses, and then may choose three courses from eight elective course offerings.

Core Required Courses

All certificate program participants must complete the following two courses:

Course TitleDaysCDUs CPEsPDUs
Certified ScrumMaster WorkshopTwo Days-1214
Agile Boot Camp: An Immersive IntroductionThree Days-3121


Elective Course Options 

All certificate program participants should pick three of the following elective courses.

Course Title Days CDUsCPEs PDUs 
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) ® Boot CampThree Days 21 18.5 21 
Agile Project Management Two Days 12 14 
Business Analysis in Agile ProjectsTwo Days14-14
Agile Testing Two Days -14 
Collaborating and Communicating Agile RequirementsTwo Days141214
Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Workshop: Hands-On Agile EngineeringThree  Days-21 
Agile for Product OwnersTwo Days--14
Hands-on User Story Authoring and ElaborationTwo Days--14



The Executive Education Program at the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University recognizes and approves these professional courses as a requirement for the five-course Agile Development Program, co-sponsored with ASPE, Inc.  Upon completion of the program, Saint Louis University awards the Executive Certificate in Agile Development.  Students have three years from their first class to complete all certificate requirements.

Certificate Program Registration

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To register, please click the “register now button” to your right. Upon clicking, you will be transferred to the ASPE secure website where you can register for the five-course program and obtain information regarding all coursework, program fees and course schedules. 

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For more information or questions related to the program, please contact Ms. Janine Meyer at meyerja2@slu.edu or call (314) 977-3833.