Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM)
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4-day course with AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner exams.
This Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner course (virtual classroom training) you learn to flex projects to quickly deliver to customer’s needs and prepares you to sit both AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams.
This course is accredited by APMG International in conjunction with the Agile Business Consortium.
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This accredited Agile PM Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner training course offers students accreditation in the world’s first Agile Project Management qualifications – the Agile PM Foundation & Practitioner certifications.
It is designed to help students develop both the knowledge and skills required to work on an agile project and develop the understanding to apply the guidance on an agile project. The course is designed to equip students with the competence to begin working as an agile project manager on a non-complex project.
Students will sit 2 examinations, and on passing both will receive an Agile Project Management Practitioner certificate.
The Agile Project Management guidance used in the course is based upon DSDM’s Agile Project Framework (AgilePF) a leading and proven agile approach.
Why this qualification?
The demand for agile project managers grows daily. As more and more organizations understand the benefits of using agile, they require people with the knowledge and understanding of how to manage agile projects.
The AgilePM Foundation part of the course enables students to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach. The Practitioner part of the course focuses on equipping students with the competencies to begin to apply the guidance and to begin working as an agile project manager on non-complex projects.
By passing both the Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner exams you can show employers that you understand the key principles and terminology within the Agile Management Foundation guidance. It also means that you will be able to understand:
- How to apply the guidance in a project situation
- Configure the life cycle of an agile project to a given scenario
- Produce and evaluate agile products produced during a scenario
- Apply various agile techniques in a given scenario: MoSCoW prioritization, iterative development, modelling, time-boxing
- Identify agile techniques to be used for a given scenario
- Understand the roles and responsibilities within an agile project and correctly determine appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles
- Understand the control mechanisms for agile projects
- Understand in outline how to test, estimate and measure progress on an agile project
- Describe the agile approach to managing requirements and to identify problems with requirements within an agile project for a given scenario
Who is this for?
- Agile team members who are looking to become agile project managers
- Practising project managers who need to get up to speed with managing agile projects
Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner training is ideal if you are looking to apply the Agile Project Management guidance on your agile projects.
If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on +44 (0)207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.
I currently work on agile projects and want to learn new skills to bring back to work
As a student on this Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training, you’ll become equipped with the terminology within the DSDM Agile Project Framework. You’ll also be able to go back to work with the knowledge of how to provide governance on agile projects.
If you’re a developer using SCRUM attending this training, you’ll find that DSDM can be used alongside SCRUM and uses some well-known agile techniques such as time-boxing, iterative development, MoSCoW and facilitated workshops.
Project management is usually the missing ingredient from agile methods, but not from DSDM. This Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training will enable you go back to work with an understanding of what’s been previously been missing from your agile projects and what you can do to fill in the missing link.
I’m unemployed and want an agile qualification to put on my CV
Even if you’re an experienced project manager and perhaps have been made redundant or are in between contracts, you can benefit from attending the Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner course. With the number of companies using agile growing daily, you can boost your job search by having this agile qualification on your CV.
By having Agile Project Management Practitioner certification along with your previous project management experience, it shows employers that you can apply the Agile Project Management guidance on non-complex projects. It also shows potential employers that you have taken the steps to re-skill and learn increasingly important agile methods.
I want to change career and work in project management
You will find that many project management jobs now require experience and/or knowledge of agile.
One good thing, however, is that even if you want to make a complete career change you’ll find that many jobs require project management skills that are transferable. We have trained beginners who are from unrelated backgrounds such as consultancy, military, merchandising and even nursing who have then gone on to work in project management.
Agile methods are becoming extremely common, not only in the software and IT industries, but in creative and marketing industries. If you already have experience in those domains, by attending this Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training you’ll gain knowledge of managing agile projects.
Gaining the full Agile Project Management Practitioner certification is recommended if you want to work in project management because it shows employers that you can apply the Agile Project Management guidance on agile projects.
I want to organize some agile project management training for my colleagues
If your organization undertakes agile projects or uses agile methods such as SCRUM, our Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner training will help your team members understand how to provide governance on your agile projects. Project governance is the missing link from most agile methods and our expert trainers are here to help your team understand how to fill this in missing link.
Keeping the flexibility of agile and providing the governance structures which enable the business benefits to be realized are the keys to successful projects in today’s world.
To help us better understand your agile project management training requirements, call one of our advisors now on +44 (0)207 148 5985 or complete this form.
This course covers the following topics:
- What is Agile?
- Choosing an appropriate agile approach
- Philosophy, Principles and Project Variables
- The People – DSDM Roles and Responsibilities
- Agile Project Management process
- The DSDM Products
- Communication Techniques: Facilitated Workshop; Modelling, Iterative Development; People teams & Interaction
- Key Practices: Prioritization and Timeboxing
- Requirements – User Story
- Estimating, planning and control
- Quality - never compromise quality
- Risk Management
- Tailoring the approach
The course lasts for 4 days. The Agile Project Management Foundation exam takes place in the afternoon of the 3rd day. This closed-book exam consists of 50 multiple-choice questions in 40 minutes. The pass mark is 50% (i.e. 25 marks or more). You receive your results straightaway.
The Agile Project Management Practitioner exam takes place in the afternoon of the last day. It is a 2.5 hour exam and consists of 80 questions. The pass mark is 50% (i.e. 40 marks or more).
There is 1-hour pre-course reading for this course, and homework of 2 hours will be set each evening. The course starts at 9:30am and finishes at 5pm each day.
Agile Project Management Practitioner exam prerequisites:
- AgilePM Foundation Certificate (either 2010 or 2014 version), or
- DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
- DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate
- Training and exam preparation from an approved AgilePM trainer
- AgilePM - Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner exams
- AgilePM - Agile Project Management Practitioner certificate (on passing both exams)
- 1 year Agile Business Consortium membership for free (on passing the exams)
- Agile Project Management Handbook version 2.0
- Detailed course manual
- Sample exam
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133 customer reviews
Instructor/teacher was well prepared for her role and she expressed herself clearly in business and plain English. That was helpful for me as English is my second language.
The training was well structured with sufficient number of breaks.
I would suggest to have more sample for the example and maybe one additional day to process the practitioner exam style. Overall I am really pleased!
I will come back.
By the way, Jay and Yassin also were amazing providing support every time I had an issue with the tool. THANK YOU! I felt I was not alone and you took care of my issues.
● A lot of content for a 4 day course, esp. the homework. Even though the homework was a Must have
(had to drop a couple of Could haves over the course of the week, including Bake-off, red wine and
washing my hair in order to finish on time).
● Felt sufficiently prepared and reassured about the examination. The 50% pass mark is generous. Not
sure what differentiates a 51%-er from a 98%-er (probably experience). Sits slightly strangely with
me that you can be an Agile Practitioner (able to go back into our organisation and put some of these
practices into place) whilst only being sure of half of the content. But maybe my proficiency will
improve as I iteratively develop.
● Did ENUF to pass. So happy.
I would strongly recommend this course to anybody wanting to gain an understanding of the Agile philosophy and the AgilePM framework.
I would’ve liked a little more time with the group interactions (just to further solidify teachings, its often useful to bounce ideas, hear opinions from others rather than the tutor and I mean no disrespect to Susan) but fully appreciate that there is a lot of content to cover and not enough time. The materials definitely helped in gaining a full understanding of the Agile concept.
I successfully passed both exams and cannot thank Susan enough for all the time she has invested and the patience she has showed. It can’t be easy teaching the same concepts over and over. She did an excellent job! Many thanks Susan, you ROCK!!
In terms of training, I had the pleasure of being trained by Susan Tuttle. I can honestly say it was the best learning experience I have had. She was soo enthusiastic and energetic, made learning fun and made everyone laugh which made it soo much more bearable. She was clearly an expert at the subject and knew it like the back of her hand.
In times where poor service and products are so common, it's such a relief dealing with this company.
We had a very proficient trainer with a deep and broad knowledge of the subject and the practical experience to back this up and bring the subject to life.
The trainer admitted that this was the first time he had run the course as a purely online event. It didn’t show, as the course was executed very well. With plenty of interaction and the opportunity to explore areas in greater detail and test understanding.