Online ExpertTrack in Business & Management

Fundamentals of Agile Project Management

Master the essentials of Agile and build the skills needed to successfully manage a project in an Agile environment.

Created by

University of California, IrvineUniversity of California, Irvine

Learn more

Understand the value of Agile methodology

For over a decade, business and industry leaders have applied Agile principles to their projects, transitioning from the rigid process-driven culture to a customer- and business value-driven approach. Agile is commonly applied to large, company-wide jobs including software development, internal information technology, and an ever-increasing variety of hardware development projects.

This ExpertTrack will help you develop the skills to lead projects and motivate operational and cultural changes. Ultimately, you’ll learn how to successfully implement Agile for more efficient project management and to help achieve organisational goals.

Build your understanding of Agile project management

You’ll gain a solid introduction to Agile project management as you explore the concepts, tools, techniques, and applications of Agile.

Beginning with the values and principles that support Agile theories, you’ll then move on to unpacking a number of key Agile frameworks and approaches, as well as commonly used Agile tools and industry-recognised certifications.

Explore advanced Agile with Scrum and Kanban

Once you have mastered the fundamentals of Agile, you’ll start to explore more advanced frameworks.

You’ll learn how to apply Agile concepts in project management as you delve into Scrum, Extreme Programming, and Kanban.

Discover scaling in an Agile environment

With a firm grasp of Agile frameworks, you’ll delve into scaling in an Agile environment to help larger teams benefit from this iterative approach.

You’ll learn how scaling Agile improves cooperation between multiple teams who are working toward the same company-wide goal.

Learn from industry experts at the University of California, Irvine

By the end of this ExpertTrack, you’ll have a firm grasp of Agile management, frameworks, and tools. You’ll understand how to improve your processes whilst maintaining a focus on team and customer collaboration.

Guided by the experts at the University of California, Irvine, you’ll finish with the skills and confidence to implement Agile principles into your organisation.

Industry statistics

  • Median base salary

  • UK job openings/month


Key skills you will learn

  • Coaching techniques
  • Operational efficiency
  • Agile project management
  • Agile
  • Project management

Learning outcomes

By the end of the ExpertTrack, you’ll be able to...

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Agile management, coaching techniques, frameworks and tools.
  • Explore how to effectively manage changing customer requirements, while focusing on team and customer collaboration.
  • Improve operational efficiencies, increase visibility and adaptability, and decrease risk.
  • Model how to utilize cross-functional teams by managing smaller, prioritized tasks
  • Apply incremental testing of project progress against user stories to ensure a match between final product and customer expectation.
  • Evaluate the best mix of agile, traditional, and hybrid techniques to meet specific project requirements to avoid pitfalls, and to improve quality.
  • Compare frameworks such as Scrum, Extreme Programming (XP), and Lean. Being able to select the most suitable for the specific domain and project.

Experience required

This ExpertTrack is designed for professionals who wish to expand their knowledge of Agile to optimise business performance.

It will be beneficial for a wide range of industries, whether you work in software development, information technology infrastructure, commercial products, healthcare, financial services, government, or high technology.

Getting started

Project and program managers or team members who currently hold the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation will find this ExpertTrack particularly useful and as the next logical step in your development.

ExpertTrack course overview

  • Course 1

    Develop the skills to apply Agile principles to project management as you explore the concepts, tools, and techniques of Agile.

    1 peer-graded assignment

    7 weeks

    3 hours per week

  • Course 2

    Develop your Agile knowledge as you explore key frameworks to help improve your process efficiency.

    1 peer-graded assignment

    7 weeks

    3 hours per week

  • Course 3

    Learn how to extend Agile methods to multiple teams to ensure a collective approach to company-wide goals.

    1 test

    7 weeks

    3 hours per week

Prove you're job ready

Highlight the new, job-relevant skills you’ve gained and supplement existing qualifications with a hard-earned, industry-specific digital certificate – plus one for every course within your ExpertTrack.

  • Learn the latest in your chosen industry or subject.
  • Complete each course and pass assessments.
  • Receive certificates validated by the educating organisation.
  • Impress employers with learning outcomes you can add to your CV.
  • Make your career dreams a reality.

Download a PDF

How ExpertTracks work

Join an ExpertTrack to master new skills in your chosen specialist area. Work through a series of topic-focused courses at your own pace, and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate award which proves your expertise.

Join a free 2-day trial

Decide if the ExpertTrack is right for you with free access to the full suite of courses and assessments for a week.

Keep learning for $39/month

Pay a monthly subscription fee of $39 for as long as it takes you to complete the ExpertTrack. You can learn at your own pace and cancel at any time.

Earn digital certificates

Receive a certificate for every completed course and pass the final assessment to earn a digital certificate.

Become an expert

Use your specialist training to progress further in your career or build expertise in areas you’re passionate about.

World-class learning with University of California, Irvine

Established in 1962, the University of California, Irvine Division of Continuing Education (UCI DCE) has served the lifelong learning needs of individuals, organizations, and the community on a local, regional, and global scale.

  • Established

  • Location

    Irvine, USA
  • World ranking

    Top 100Source: Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

Meet your instructors

Agile IT Project Manager for Medical Devices managing several mobile applications.

Consultant focused on improving organizations ability to deliver value effectively using tools such as Agile, Lean, Systems Coaching (ORSC), Business Process Improvement/BPM, and Design Thinking

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps to help you keep track of your learning
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

Want to know more about learning on FutureLearn? Using FutureLearn

What are our learners saying?

Add a new skill or forge a new path

"I recommend Futurelearn to anyone looking to learn and upskill...If you are in the job market, you might want to add a new skill or forge a new path."

They bring the classroom right to you

"FutureLearn courses are always interesting and informative. They bring the classroom right to you and send you on a journey to explore new ideas and offer interesting topics."

Start learning today - free 2-day trial

After your free trial you can:

  • Pay $39 per month to keep learning online
  • Have complete control over your subscription; you can cancel any time
  • Work at your own pace and set your own deadlines at every stage
  • Only pay while you’re learning; the subscription will cancel automatically when you finish
  • Complete online assessments to test your knowledge and prove your skills
  • Earn digital course certificates and a final award that you can share online, with potential employers, and your professional network
  • Keep access to the content of courses you complete even after your subscription ends


ExpertTracks are a series of online courses designed to help you master new skills in specialist areas. You pay a monthly subscription fee which includes access to all courses within the ExpertTrack, as well as assessments and the final digital certificate.

Each ExpertTrack comes with a 2-day free trial period. You may cancel your subscription at any time and your subscription will automatically cancel when you finish the courses and assessments in your chosen ExpertTrack.

Yes. All of our ExpertTracks come with a 2-day free trial. You may claim one free trial period per ExpertTrack.

You have two days before you will be charged your first monthly subscription fee. When you join an ExpertTrack you automatically receive a 2-day free trial period. You can cancel at any time during the trial period and no payment will be taken from your account.

Please see our full refund policy here.

No, all of our ExpertTracks consist of fully online courses. This means you can take an ExpertTrack from anywhere in the world.

No. ExpertTracks are designed for you to master new skills in a specialist area. You will earn a digital certificate that proves your learning, but it does not carry accreditation.

If you’re looking for certified or accredited courses, many of our microcredentials offer university credit or professional certification.

Have more questions about ExpertTracks? Read the ExpertTracks FAQs, or contact us.