Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) training courses (London)
Agile project management training - cutting edge, lean, exciting and agile
The future of projects is agile - or at least it is if you work in the IT, creative or marketing industries. What's been missing from agile until now is a set of robust project management processes to help manage your agile project. It's now arrived and it's here on this agile project management course.
AgilePM Foundation course
This 3-day Agile Project Management Foundation course has an impressive 100% exam pass rate. Perfect for creatives types and tech gurus who work on, or support, agile projects.
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AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner course
This 4-day Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner course has a superb 99% exam pass rate. Highly recommended for creatives and techies looking to manage agile projects.
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What is AgilePM?
AgilePM is a project management certification which shows that you understand the agile philosophy, processes and techniques, and understand how to manage agile projects. If you take accredited AgilePM training, you’ll learn the DSDM method, which is one of the earliest and most well-known agile methods. You’ll also learn common agile techniques, such as MoSCow and timeboxing.
Taking an AgilePM course will boost your effectiveness as an agile project manager or team member. AgilePM certification is recognised by employers around the world, though IT, creative and marketing organisations/departments are especially keen to see it on your CV.
What is agile project management?
Traditional project management methods such as PRINCE2 are popular because they give organisations lots of control and guidance over their projects. In recent years however, agile development methods such as Scrum, Kanban and DSDM have become ubiquitous, especially in the software industry.
Agile teams follow a loose plan and work in short iterations to deliver ‘as they go’. This enables teams to show their work to the customer for feedback and then makes improvements based on the feedback.
Working in an agile way is highly beneficial for people producing software, marketing or creative work. Because agile welcomes change and collaboration between team members and the customer, the completed product is better able to meet customer expectations.
Agile development methods on their own though do not provide any project management tools or methods. Therefore, agile project management has emerged in recent years to bring traditional project management practices to the more modern development methods such as agile.
For more in depth information about agile, check out this article.
Is agile project management the career for you?
If you want to work in an exciting, modern, fast-paced environment, delivering interesting projects like software, video games, apps, marketing campaigns or designs, then agile project management is for you.
In many ways, working on agile projects is like working on traditional projects. You’ll still be working in a team, with deadlines to meet and challenges to overcome. However, in agile teams, the concept of leadership is often different. There is less bureaucracy and more collaboration between junior and senior team members. This means you’ll need to be a team player who isn’t afraid to share ideas.
Agile project managers often begin their career working in the project team first. They might start off working as a software developer, analyst, graphic designer or marketing assistant. This will give you experience of working in an agile way. The experience gained working as a technical member of the team will also make moving into a management role easier.
What are the different levels of AgilePM certification?
AgilePM certification has two levels – AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner. The Foundation level is a pre-requisite for Practitioner. These exams are included as part of AgilePM training. The easiest way to complete the two exams is during the four-day AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner course.
- AgilePM Foundation – 40-minute exam, 50 multiple-choice questions. You must score 50% or more to pass. Suitable for current/aspiring agile project team members.
- AgilePM Practitioner – 2.5-hour exam, 80 multiple-choice questions. You must score 50% or more to pass. Suitable for current/aspiring agile project managers.
Will AgilePM get me a job?
There’s no guarantee that gaining AgilePM certification will get you a job. But it’s a great place to start.
Employers that use agile on projects will prefer to employ project managers/project team members with agile knowledge. AgilePM certification provides proof of such knowledge. AgilePM proves you understand the agile way of working and agile terminology. It also proves you can use agile techniques.
If you browse the internet for project-based jobs in the IT, marketing or creative sectors, you will often see ‘can work in an agile way’ or ‘knowledge of agile methods’ in the requirements. If you apply for such roles without AgilePM certification, you’ll be at a disadvantage compared to those who have it.
However, gaining AgilePM and sticking it on your CV isn’t enough. You will also need some experience working on agile projects. Think about your current/past roles. Have you worked on software projects? What about marketing campaigns or design work? These types of project are often run in an agile way.
If you are currently unemployed, try to get some work experience or an internship. Finally, think about your personal life. Ever created something technical or creative for a friend? You no doubt created something and gave it to them, before they asked for improvements, and you went away to adapt your work. This is very much how the agile approach to projects works.
Is agile project management suitable for my organisation?
If your organisation runs projects which are subject to rapidly changing requirements, and you are looking for a flexible, modern approach to project management, then agile project management is perfect.
Because the agile approach welcomes change and allows for feedback, you’ll find that the finished product is of higher quality and more in keeping with what the customer wants. Working incrementally also means teams can work quicker and the project is delivered on time.
Which version are your Agile Project Management courses?
All our Agile Project Management courses follow the Agile Project Management v2.0 syllabus and handbook. Both the syllabus and handbook are based upon the Agile Project Framework, which is the latest version of DSDM.
Are there any prerequisites for Agile Project Management courses?
There are no prerequisites for the AgilePM Foundation course or AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner course. However, if you want to sit the AgilePM Practitioner exam, then you must have already passed the AgilePM Foundation exam.
What is the Agile Project Management course pre-course reading?
All our Agile Project Management courses include 1 hour of pre-course material to read before attending the AgilePM course.
When do I get the official Agile Project Management handbook?
All our AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner courses include a copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v2.0. You’ll be given a copy on the first morning of the course, along with all other Agile Project Management course materials.
Can I get extra time in AgilePM exams for language/medical reasons?
If you have a medical issue, or English is not your native language, please talk to us before attending your Agile Project Management course. We can contact the AgilePM accreditation body to request extra time for you. Please note that any medical issue will normally require proof, such as a doctor’s note.
How long does it take to get my AgilePM exam results and certificate?
When you’ve finished the AgilePM Foundation exam, your trainer will mark the exam and give you a provisional result. For the AgilePM Practitioner exam, the paper will be electronically scanned for same-day provisional results. APMG will email your official result and e-certificate 5-7 business days later.
What are your AgilePM exam pass rates?
Our exam pass rates for AgilePM training are high. For AgilePM Foundation the pass rate is 99%. The pass rate for AgilePM Practitioner is also 99%.
What's the difference between the AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner examinations?
Both exams are multiple-choice exams. The AgilePM Foundation exam lasts for 40 minutes, and it tests candidates on agile terminology and concepts. The AgilePM Practitioner exam lasts for 2.5 hours, but has different styles of multiple-choice question, and tests candidates on their ability to apply agile techniques to a project scenario. AgilePM Practitioner is also an open-book exam, meaning you can bring the official Agile Project Management handbook into the exam with you.
Are the AgilePM exams difficult?
The AgilePM Foundation exam is a straightforward multiple-choice exam, but the AgilePM Practitioner exam requires you to understand agile techniques and to apply them to a project scenario. Thorough exam preparation is a crucial part of all our Agile Project Management training. Our exam pass rate is high, at 99% for both AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner.
How long do Agile Project Management qualifications last?
The AgilePM Foundation and AgilePM Practitioner qualifications never expire, but AgilePM Registered Practitioner Status expires after five years. You become an AgilePM Registered Practitioner upon successfully passing the AgilePM Practitioner exam. To renew this status, you must pass an AgilePM Re-registration exam 3-5 years after passing your initial AgilePM Practitioner exam.
Are there any example AgilePM exam questions?
Yes. As part of your Agile Project Management training you will be given access to 2 full sample AgilePM Foundation exam papers and 2 full sample AgilePM Practitioner exam papers.
Is Knowledge Train related to other companies with similar names?
No. We have no partner or subsidiary companies. However, we have noticed since we started in 2005 that other companies have tried to copy us by taking part of our name. That’s why you’ll see other Agile Project Management training providers with the word ‘Knowledge’ in the name. Always better to go with the original though rather than with cheap copies! Read our story here.
Do you have a good reputation?
Since 2005 we have established a reputation for the highest standards in the industry. Don’t just believe what we tell you though – trust what our students say. Our Google reviews by our former students are amongst the best of any AgilePM training provider in the UK. That’s proof of our commitment to provide unrivalled service and quality to all our customers.
What about your Agile Project Management trainers?
Our instructors have both a combination of real-world agile project management experience and AgilePM training experience. Trainers with poor student feedback do not stay working for us. Find out more about our Agile Project Management trainers here.
Where is the AgilePM venue?
Our weekday AgilePM training takes place at 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD. Our AgilePM weekend courses take place at 14 Charterhouse Square, London, EC1M 6AX. Read more about our venues here.
I use a wheelchair. Can I get access to the venue?
This depends upon the venue. Please call us to check whether wheelchair access is provided.
Can you deliver Agile Project Management training at my company's premises?
Yes. All our Agile Project Management training courses are available as in-house training. Please contact us for a quote here.
Does your AgilePM training offer value for money?
Yes. Our AgilePM training prices are competitive, all-inclusive and contain no hidden costs. Because we offer a high-quality training experience, you are far more likely to pass with us than with our cheaper competitors. If you are shopping around and want to compare Agile Project Management training providers, make sure you keep these questions in mind.
Payment & refunds
Do you offer discounts for group bookings?
Yes. Please contact us to discuss your requirements with our customer service staff.
Do you charge VAT?
We charge VAT at the standard rate of 20%. If you’re an individual paying yourself, you will have to pay the VAT, even if you live outside the UK. In some rare cases your organisation might be exempt from paying VAT. In such a situation, we normally need a certificate to prove VAT exemption.
Can I change my AgilePM course dates if something comes up?
You can change your course date up to 2 weeks before the course starts subject to an amendment fee of £125 + VAT. Changes cannot be made to the booking within 2 weeks of the course start date. We are very customer centric and always try to work with customers to achieve an outcome that works for everyone. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.
Are your AgilePM courses refundable?
Bookings may be cancelled if written notice is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start-date of the AgilePM course. In such cases a fee of £75 + VAT will be charged. If a cancellation notice is received between 4 and 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, there will be a penalty charge of 50% of the fee for that course. If notice is received less than 2 weeks before the start of the course, then no part of the course fee will be refunded. Please see our full terms and conditions for more details.
How long does my booking confirmation take?
Bookings placed by 5pm on a working day are always processed same day. If we haven’t received payment for a booking, an invoice will be emailed to you. If we have received payment for a booking, joining instructions will be emailed to you for classroom courses confirmed to run, or online courses.
Bookings placed outside business hours will be processed in the morning of the next working day following the same procedure above.
For classroom AgilePM courses not yet confirmed to run at the time of booking, a seat is reserved on the course when we process the booking. Joining instructions will be sent as soon as the course is confirmed to run. We ensure to notify delegates of the course status at least 2 weeks before the course start date.
Are there any additional costs?
No. Everything is included in the price. This includes your tuition, course materials, sample exams, pre-course study, AgilePM exam fees and certification. If you’re doing a classroom-based AgilePM training course (Foundation or Foundation & Practitioner), you’ll also receive the official AgilePM manual. You also have unlimited tea, coffee, water and biscuits and free Wi-Fi.
This course at a glance
- Duration: 3 days
- Location: London
- Hours: 9:30-17:00
- Pre-requisite: None
- Pre-course: 1 hour
- Exam: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rates: 99%
- Class size: small
- Accredited: Yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 16
AgilePM Foundation & Practitioner
This course at a glance
weekday: 4 days; weekend: 3 days
- Location: London
- Hours: 9:30-17:00
- Pre-requisite: none
- Pre-course: 1 hour
- Exams: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rates:
Foundation: 99%; Practitioner: 99%
- Class size: small
- Accredited: yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 24