Enrolments: 532,555

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

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: 523,690

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 course will cover the initial topics of the Agile Project Management subject run by Charles Sturt University (Australia) which is part of their Masters program, delivered by IT Masters. It is a small section (about one third) of a Masters-level subject. This means that you will gain exposure to some of the more complex background ideas, and not just the simple ‘how-to’ content that is usually found within corporate training programs.

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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
Enrolled26,427 students

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:


  • 40 multiple choice questions
  • One hour time-limit
  • Open book
  • One attempt only

Who is the target audience for this course?

This course is 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

Who presents the webinars?

This short course was developed 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 and 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.

Is there a final exam?

Yes — the short course exam will be a timed, open book exam that you will sit at your computer.

Do I get a completion certificate if I complete the course?

Yes — provided you receive a pass mark (50% or over) for course assessment, which comprises the exam and any available participation marks.

Will the course qualify me for university credit?

Yes — successful completion of three or more of our short courses will qualify you for one credit for an industry elective subject in our postgraduate courses. Click here for further details.

Will I need to purchase any study materials to complete the course?

No — all essential materials will be supplied.

Will the webinars be recorded?

Yes — all webinars are recorded and you will be able to access them, and all other free course materials, by registering for the course.