The Agile For Practitioners course is a self-paced online course that will teach you the principles and values of Agile, the most popular agile frameworks including Kanban and Scrum and how to apply agile practices and techniques to make sure your next project succeeds.


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Module 1: Intro to Agile Values and Principles

Module 1 covers the Agile Values and Principles that are outlined in the Agile Manifesto. We will also compare traditional ways of working to Agile, Iterative and Incremental development. Finally, we will briefly explore the leader's role in agile and how that might differ from a more traditional role.

Module 2: Benefits of Agile and Popular Agile Frameworks

In Module 2, we will look at the benefits of Agile and explore some of the most popular Agile Frameworks including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming and Lean Software Development. We will also look at how agile teams shift from plan-driven to value-driven approaches.

Module 3: Planning Agile Projects

Module 3 extends the discussion on planning and we look at a technique called release planning which is the rough equivalent of traditional project planning. We will do an exercise to help us understand relative estimating which is widely used in agile. And then, we will learn how to create realistic forecasts for project schedules and budgets.

Module 4: Exploring Scrum and High-Performing Teams

In Module 4 we do a deep dive into Scrum which is by far the most popular of the agile methods. We will also look at some of the factors affecting team performance and what it takes to create high-performing teams. This is something I get really excited about - team performance. Why should we have lackluster or mediocre teams when we could have high-performing teams? We will also look at techniques to track team performance and take corrective action.

Module 5: Working Together As An Agile Team

In Module 5 we will have an opportunity to apply what we have learned about Scrum in an online Scrum simulation exercise. We will actually use Scrum in our small group to complete an exercise. Through the collective experience of the team you will build something valuable even if you have no Scrum experience or Agile experience of any kind. We will also look at a decision framework for evaluating and resolving conflict within teams.

Module 6: Miscellaneous Agile Topics and the PMI-ACP Exam

Module 6 is the final module. We will look at leading agile teams, communications for agile teams and a technique from lean called Value Stream Mapping that has been used to evaluate the work of an organization. Finally we will look in detail at the PMI-ACP exam and provide you an opportunity for you to experience a short practice exam.


Agile Expert, Author and Trainer

Anthony Mersino

Anthony Mersino is an Agile Coach and Trainer who has deep experience in Agile frameworks, as well as large-scale IT project and program management. Anthony has trained hundreds of people and coached dozens of Fortune 500 organizations through their Agile Transformation including Bank of America, Northern Trust, and Deloitte Tax. Anthony Mersino is the author of Agile Project Management, and Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers; the People Skills You Need to Succeed. Anthony has an MBA and holds the PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSP, CAL1, PAL, PSM, PSPO, CDA, and DALSM certifications.


"Good Foundation"

LAKECIA WHIMPER, Technology Project Manager

"The Agile for Practitioners Training was helpful in providing a good foundation. I love the hands-on experience through the various exercises. I recommend this course for giving me a practical understanding of how to apply Agile concepts."

"Amazing Instructor"


"Anthony is an amazing instructor. He's extremely passionate about Agile, knowledgeable, engaging, and connects with students in a way that facilitates a wonderful learning experience. If you are looking for someone to help lead your organization to the next level in Agile or simply begin the Agile journey, contact Anthony today!"

"Thoughtful Teacher"

JULIE COWAN, Senior Designer

"Anthony is a thoughtful teacher, engaging all of the students in the class with anecdotes from his real-world experience and deep understanding of Agile practices. I highly recommend any course by Anthony to nurture a better workplace for you and others and to incorporate the idea of delight to your own work path"

Join the Course

Join this online course for 30 days...RISK-FREE! If you are not happy with the course in your first 30-days, you can get a full refund with no questions asked.


  • 6 modules of training

  • 24 PDUs/SEUs

  • Online quizzes

  • One year access to the course materials

  • Access to the course on the go

  • Access to sample exam for the PMI-ACP


  • How Long Will it Take Me To Complete the Course?

    There are 6 modules in the course and each module takes participants about 3-5 hours, for a total of about 24 hours.

  • What is your refund policy?

    We have a 30-day, no questions asked refund policy. If you are not happy with the course within the first 30-days of purchase, you can request a full refund.

  • Does this course provide PDU's or SEU's?

    Yes! This course qualifies for 24 Professional Development Units (PDU's) toward PMI certification. It falls under "Technical" in the PMI Talent Triangle. The course also counts as 24 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) for Scrum Alliance re-certification.

  • Do you offer a group discount?

    Yes, please email or call to discuss pricing if you have more than 2 people interested in attending the course. We also offer a group option that blends online learning in a cohort with weekly proctored sessions.

  • Does this course include any live instructor sessions?

    This course is online and self-paced. We offer a version that includes live instructors - please email or call if you are interested.

  • Does this course prepare me for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)?

    This course provides a great overview of the content of the PMI-ACP. However, this should not be taken as an exam prep course. Students pursuing the PMI-ACP should plan for additional self-study or courses to fully prepare to pass the PMI-ACP. The course does provide the list of materials to study for the PMI-ACP and preparation tips. Also, the course satisfies the requirement for 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

  • Is there any deadline for me to complete the course?

    All courses are set up with a one year completion date. So you have time! But don't procrastinate. Getting started is half the battle.