IT Masters Agile Evolved – The Big Picture

Embark on a journey of Agile mastery with our free short course series, “Agile Evolved – The Big Picture.” Gain a comprehensive update on Agile’s significance in 2024 and beyond, whether you’re new to Agile or an advanced user. Explore its fundamental principles and evolving role in modern business. Experience a taste of postgraduate online learning with Charles Sturt University, mirroring the structure and approach of our IT Masters subjects.

Developed and delivered by Brenton Burchmore, with over two decades of corporate IT experience and a decade of teaching to over 90,000 students worldwide, this series promises unparalleled expertise. Brenton, an Adjunct Lecturer since 2010, has authored numerous post graduate subjects and free short courses, including our original and most popular Agile Project Management short course. Don’t miss this opportunity to pave your path to success. Explore the course outline and register now!

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Course Schedule



  • Basic concepts and ideology of Agile and agility.
  • Comparison of various popular methodologies.
  • The new convergence of AI, Big Data and Agility.

Webinar: Wednesday 1 May 2024 7:30 PM (Sydney Time)


  • Planned vs Agile decision making.
  • Core functions and components of Scrum projects.
  • Interactions and alignment with other project methods.

Webinar: Wednesday 8 May 2024 7:30 PM (Sydney Time)


  • CI/CD – DevOps & Agile
  • Value streams
  • Agile service delivery & management

Webinar: Wednesday 15 May 2024 7:30 PM (Sydney Time)


  • Agile & strategic planning
  • SAFe and other scaled methods
  • Risk mgt, cost control, governance & audit

Webinar: Wednesday 22 May 2024 7:30 PM (Sydney Time)


  • Exam pass mark: 50%
  • Time limit: 1 hour
  • Attempts allowed: One
  • Format: 40 Multiple choice questions

Course Information


Who will present the webinars?

Brenton Burchmore is one of our leading (and most popular) subject authors and mentors. After two decades in the corporate IT world, he has spent the last decade designing and teaching business and IT-related subjects such as these to over 90,000 students worldwide.

An Adjunct Lecturer since 2010, Brenton has authored more than a dozen Masters subjects that relate to these topics. Beginning with our Agile subject ITE518, Brenton has authored all six of our project management full subjects. He also created and delivered our original and most popular Agile short course, along with several others since.

Brenton’s prior corporate history includes a decade spent in operations and delivery of technical services, beginning as a network technician and ending as Operations Director. He has been working with Agile principles and projects for more than twenty years.


What is the aim of this short course?

The goal of this short course is to give students an update and overview on what Agile means in the year 2024. For those new to Agile it offers a fundamental understanding of how to think, work and grow within and around agile teams, projects, and businesses. For advanced users this course offers an update on how Agile is evolving and growing – stretching its reach into new and diverse aspects of the modern business.

Another aim of the short course is to give you a ‘taster’ of what it is like to undertake postgraduate study via online learning with Charles Sturt University. This course uses a similar structure and method as many of the subjects delivered by IT Masters for CSU. Students may explore this course as a prelude to further postgraduate study.


What is included?

In addition to the weekly hour-long interactive webinars, you will be provided with suggested reading materials, audio lectures, an active discussion forum and a weekly activity to complete.


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.


Are there any prerequisites for the course?

No, you can sit this short course all by itself.


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.


Am I Eligible to Study
a Post Graduate Course?

Industry experience and previous studies all contribute towards your eligibility. You do not necessarily have to have an undergraduate degree to study.