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Start   >  Master's & postgraduate courses  >  Education  >  Postgraduate course in Agile IT Management
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3rd Edition
15 ECTS (120 teaching hours)
Language of instruction
€3,500  €3,150 (10% discount if you enrol before 31th July)
Payment of enrolment fee options

The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
- In two instalments:

  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme.
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up to 60 days at the latest after the starting date of the programme.
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Registration open until the beginning of the course or until end of vacancies.
Start date
Start date: 11/02/2021
End date: 08/07/2021
Tuesday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Thursday: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Taught at
Tech Talent Center
C/ de Badajoz, 73-77
Why this programme?
IT departments’ interest in Agility has become widespread, and more and more companies consider organisational agility to be essential to their strategies. Indicators of this shift are the conversations on the subject among members of departments and the heavy demand for experts in methodologies like Scrum, Kanban, Lean and DevOps in the job profiles that companies are seeking.

Organisations are seeking Agility for greater efficiency, capacity for innovation and time-to-market. We can also see that the majority of companies have incorporated Agile or intend to do so (the increase has been 100% in the past 4 years). Likewise, we find that 87% of companies that have used Agility state that it has improved the profits from their projects.

To date, Agility initiatives have usually been introduced in ICT departments in an isolated fashion or out of personal initiative. Some have paved the way for Scrum project management, or operations with Kanban or Lean IT, with uneven results. This programme provides a comprehensive, practical view of the different options for applying Agility to software development, infrastructure management and ICT services for users.

The practice and applicability of the information imparted are the priority in this programme. The majority of classes in the programme are workshops or practices, and the theory is mostly learned online, following the pedagogical model of the flipped classroom.

The professionals interested in the course should primarily be developers, system administrators, service desk workers and ICT heads interested in learning more details about Agile Methodologies.

The post-graduate programme in Agile IT Management provides a comprehensive, practical overview of the agile management of ICT departments and projects, including contents from three different disciplines – Scrum, DevOps and Lean IT – in order to apply them directly in cases and practical examples.

Students on the Postgraduate's Degree will also be trained to pass the assessment to obtain the PSM I Certification by

  • To understand, evaluate and improve the functioning of an agile organisation in terms of planning and managing the demand, projects and operations.
  • To thoroughly learn and practically use the Scrum framework in both ICT and other kinds of projects (e.g., business or hardware).
  • To apply agile practices like estimates, definition and management of requirements or testing.
  • To learn about the DevOps (Development + Operations) movement and to gain an in-depth understanding of its necessary agile practices such as continuous integration, continuous deployment and infrastructure management.
  • To be capable of implementing the most common DevOps tools like Jenkins, Ansible, Vagrant, Docker, Kubernetes and Sonar, or cloud environments like Amazon Web Services.
  • To identify problems and their causes and to define solutions using techniques aimed at planning and carrying out improvements in ICT services.
  • To become familiar with Lean IT and continuous improvement, and to practice Lean tools like and Lego Game, Value Stream Mapping and A3 Diagramming.
Who is it for?
  • Graduates in Computer Engineering, Telecommunications and Engineering.
  • Software developers, systems administrators and Service Desk technicians.
  • Heads of IT Services with a technical background.

In the professional practice of ICTs, there are a variety of profiles, both university graduate and vocational training and others. Therefore, the professional profile at the start of the programme will be evaluated by the applicant’s curriculum vitae.

Training Content

List of subjects
3 ECTS 27h
Lean per IT
  • Presentation and introduction to Lean.
  • Production systems.
  • The Lean principles.
  • Muda Mura Muri.
  • Understanding and improving the flow.
  • Lean transformation.
  • Basic statistics to control processes.
  • Kanban.
  • ITIL V4.
6 ECTS 51h
Agile Software Development
  • Agility and organisational design.
  • Scrum Framework.
  • Management 3.0: Agile team management.
  • Applying Scrum in IT.
  • The role of the Agile coach.
  • Product Management and PO.
  • Applying Scrum outside of IT.
  • Product definition workshop.
  • Retrospective workshop.
  • Agile Leadership.
  • Liberating Structures.
  • Facilitating conflicts.
  • Scaled Scrum.
  • High performance teams in the real world.
  • Agile transformation.
  • User expeirece.
  • Service Design.
4 ECTS 36h
DevOps: Development & Operations
  • Devops & ITSM
  • DevOps Lego Game
  • Deployment Pipeline
  • DevOps lab:
    • Development environment.
    • Continuous integration.
    • Test theory + exploratory.
    • Test acceptance.
    • Infrastructure as code.
    • Architecture of containers.
    • Infrastructure on the cloud.
    • Technical testing.
Practices and exercises based on real examples.
2 ECTS 6h
Final Project
The final project should synthesise and integrate the competencies acquired during the course. It should meet the following objectives:

  • Development of a product based on software using agile practices (such as defining, planning, monitoring, testing and automation).
  • Application of a process improvement or organisational redesign following the Lean or Agile philosophy in an organisation.
  • Application of DevOps practices or technology to automate a process and its software development infrastructure.
The UPC School reserves the right to modify the contents of the programme, which may vary in order to better accommodate the course objectives.
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Issued pursuant to art. 34.1 of Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April, amending Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December, concerning Universities. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

Learning methodology

The teaching methodology of the programme facilitates the student's learning and the achievement of the necessary competences.

Learning tools
Participatory lectures
A presentation of the conceptual foundations of the content to be taught, promoting interaction with the students to guide them in their learning of the different contents and the development of the established competences.
Practical classroom sessions
Knowledge is applied to a real or hypothetical environment, where specific aspects are identified and worked on to facilitate understanding, with the support from teaching staff.
Flipped classroom
The contents are prepared prior to the face-to-face lessons. Practical sessions take place in the classroom, which enable understanding and application of concepts to real cases and the expansion of knowledge with more technical and specialised details.
Students are given technical support in the preparation of the final project, according to their specialisation and the subject matter of the project.
Students are supported when undertaking group work, including theoretical sessions which provide the tools and knowledge needed to achieve a result. Ideas and results are exchanged between all the participating groups.
Assessment criteria
At least 80% attendance of teaching hours is required.
Level of participation
The student's active contribution to the various activities offered by the teaching team is assessed.
Solving exercises, questionnaires or exams
Individual tests aimed at assessing the degree of learning and the acquisition of competences.
Completion and presentation of the final project
Individual or group projects in which the contents taught in the programme are applied. The project can be based on real cases and include the identification of a problem, the design of the solution, its implementation or a business plan. The project will be presented and defended in public.
Work placements & employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development employment service appear annually. The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Virtual campus
The students on this postgraduate course will have access to the My_ Tech_Space virtual campus - an effective platform for work and communication between the course's students, lecturers, directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space provides the documentation for each training session before it starts, and enables students to work as a team, consult lecturers, check notes, etc.

Teaching team

Academic management
  • Ballarín Latre, Àlex
    View profile in Linkedin
    Computer Engineer (UPC). He is founding member of, from where he helps to incorporate agility in organizations. He is the director of Agile IT Management program and professor of the Master in Digital Enterpreneurship.
Teaching staff
  • Ballarín Latre, Àlex
    View profile in Linkedin
    Computer Engineer (UPC). He is founding member of, from where he helps to incorporate agility in organizations. He is the director of Agile IT Management program and professor of the Master in Digital Enterpreneurship.
  • Bisello, Sergio

    Computer Engineer from Sión Bolivar University. He has more than 20 years of experience in multinational companies, Diebold Nixdorf, Indra, DMI, Skyscanner, Thoughtworks and N26.
  • Coloma Guerrero, David
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    BSc Economics (UAB). Executive MBA (Esade). Agile Coach at Itnove. Previously planning manager at Direcció General de Seguretat Ciutadana (Generalitat de Catalunya) and senior strategy and innovation consultant at Cynertia Consulting.
  • Fairén Terrafeta, Víctor

    Telecommunications Engineer at UPC. Working as freelance, helping to improve the world, supporting and guiding companies in their digital transformation. Professional Scrum Master, Certified SAFe Trainer (SPC 4.5), Kanban Management Professional Certified, Management 3.0 Trainer and Lean IT Foundations.

Associates entities

Strategic partners
  • Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona. FIB (UPC)
    • Disseminates the programme in the professional sphere and area of expertise.
  • Itnove SL
    • Participates in the design of the contents of the programme, and ensures they are appropriate to the needs of the professional sphere.
    • Provides teachers and lecturers.
Collaborating partners

Career opportunities

  • Agile Manager.
  • Agile Coach.
  • Scrum Manager.
  • Team Leader.
  • Product Owner.
  • Product Manager.

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