Enrolments: 238,548

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 231,410

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a ‘taster’ of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Free Short Course: Agile Project Management

This MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) is free to undertake and there are no required textbooks – all reference materials are free material that can be accessed electronically.

Please note that this short course ran in August-September 2013. The course materials and examination are still available for those who wish to complete the course at their own pace, however certificates of completion are no longer being issued for this course.

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Entry-level short course, suitable for those with no or little prior knowledge. May provide foundation knowledge for higher, Masters-level short courses, or for CSU Masters subjects
Duration5 Weeks
Enrolled17,521 students

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Course Schedule 

Week 1:

Introduction – Agile Definition and Application

  • How Agile places among the project management methodologies
  • The different methods of Agile
  • Where Agile is most relevant

Week 2:

Agile Principles

  • Value over constraints
  • Teams over tasks
  • Adapting over conforming

Week 3:

The Agile Model

  • The Agile mindset
  • Enterprise framework
  • Delivery framework

Week 4:

Agile Implementation

  • Agile Phases
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Scaling

Week 5:

Exam Week

  • Final Exam

Question 1: Who was the target audience for this course

This course was aimed at:

  • Those who work with or around Agile projects who want to understand it better
  • Anyone with an interest in learning more about Agile
  • Those just looking to gain some fundamental knowledge about Agile

Question 2: Who presented the Webinars?

The webinars were presented by:

Kelsey van Haaster: Kelsey is currently leading a team of business analysts who are working closely with the development team to implement Agile approaches, tools and techniques such as SCRUM, user stories and wire framing. A Business Analyst with more than 10 years working on a range of web based desktop development projects, Kelsey will share her experiences from Agile projects. In her “spare” time from her demanding career and raising a family, Kelsey is studying for her Doctorate where she is researching “What distinguishes an Agile project from other projects in terms of how requirements are discovered, delivered and recorded?”.

Brenton Burchmore: Brenton is our senior industry based Project Manager Lecturer. He was initially contracted to develop the industry subjects in our Graduate Certificate in Professional Sales but has now branched out to running Project Management subjects. During 2000 – 2007 Brenton employed and trained a team of project managers for an IT company in Sydney implementing national VPN solutions. He also oversaw the replacement of the business workflow, provisioning and project management software whilst re-engineering all the project-related processes and replacing all policy procedures relating to this. Since then he has provided ad-hoc project management training to national companies like HiFert and ANZ Bank, whilst also managing a number of large scale and long term projects.

Question 4: Do I get a certificate if I complete the course?

As the official sitting period has now lapsed, no more certificates are able to be issued. You are still able to complete the exam for your own benefit and test your knowledge.

Question 5: Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Successful completion of 3 live University Short Courses will award credit for an elective subject. Please note this course is NOT LIVE and will not qualify you for credit.