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Discover the essentials of agile project management

This Agile project management course provides the one thing missing from agile methods - project management. Learn cutting edge, flexible ways to manage any agile project. Suitable for anyone that works on agile projects, especially creative creatures and techies who want professional certification.

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This course at a glance

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Location: London
  • Hours: 9:30-17:00
  • Pre-requisite: none
  • Pre-course: none
  • Exam: included
  • Results: same day
  • Pass rates: 100%
  • Class size: small
  • Accredited: yes
  • PMI PDUs awarded: 16

Course details

This accredited Foundation Agile Project Management training course offers students accreditation in the world’s first Agile Project Management qualification – the AgilePM® Foundation certificate.

It is designed to help students develop both the knowledge and skills required to work on an agile project. By passing the exam you will receive an Agile Project Management Foundation 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?

With this qualification you will gain sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Agile Project Management Foundation guidance to be able to recognise and distinguish between the key elements of the approach. The Foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the Practitioner qualification.

By passing the Agile Project Management Foundation exam you will be showing employers that you understand the key principles and terminology within the Agile Management Foundation guidance. This means that you will be able to understand:

  • the underlying agile principles and philosophy
  • the agile project lifecycle
  • the products produced during an agile project and their purpose
  • the techniques used and their benefits and limitations
  • the roles and responsibilities within an agile project

Who is this for?

  • Agile team members who want a better understanding of agile projects in order to improve their performance on agile projects
  • 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 Training is ideal if you are looking to gain greater knowledge of agile projects.

Most of our delegates take both the Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner courses together with the aim of applying their agile project management knowledge at work.

If your career goals differ from the ones listed please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.

Icon1I currently work on agile projects and want to learn new skills to bring back to work

As a delegate on this Agile Project Management training, you’ll become equipped with the terminology within the DSDM Agile Project Framework. You’ll be able to go back to work, speak this new vocabulary and be able to distinguish between different elements of the guidance.

If you’re a developer who uses SCRUM, then by 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.

If you’re a project manager, you’ll learn the one thing usually the missing from agile methods – project management. That’s because this training will enable you to understand how best to provide governance on agile projects at work.

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 Foundation-level Agile Project Management training. 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 Foundation certification along with your previous project management experience, it shows that you understand agile terminology and the DSDM approach to agile project governance. 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. This is true even for project work at university. 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 Agile Project Management training you’ll gain knowledge of managing agile projects.

But one thing to remember is that if you want to work in project management, gaining a full Agile Project Management Practitioner qualification is recommended. This is because the Practitioner certificate is a higher level qualification which shows employers that you can apply the Agile Project Management guidance on projects. In that respect, we recommend that you attend the Foundation and Practitioner-level Agile Project Management training instead.

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 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 0207 148 5985 or complete this form.

Course and exam structure

This course covers the following topics:

  • What is Agile?
  • Choosing an appropriate agile approach
  • Philosophy, principles and project variables
  • Agile Project Management processes
  • Roles and responsibilities on agile projects
  • Agile Project Management products
  • Planning and control on agile projects
  • Key practices: prioritization and time-boxing
  • Other practices: facilitated workshops, modelling and iterative development

The course lasts for 3 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.

There is no pre-course reading for this course, but homework of 2 hours will be set on the first 2 evenings. The course starts at 9:30am and finishes at 5:00pm each day.

What’s included in the price?

  • Training and exam preparation from an approved AgilePM trainer
  • Agile Project Management Foundation exam
  • Agile Project Management Foundation certificate (on passing the exam)
  • Agile Project Management Handbook version 2.0
  • Detailed course manual
  • Sample exam
  • Refreshments

Reviews

Average rating of 4.5 based on 30 user reviews.

Very comprehensive and clear

Very comprehensive and clear on all aspects of the course. The lessons were very well balanced between listening, engaging and partaking in group activities.  The instructor, Jumoke, is very knowledgeable about the subject. The only thing I would like to have is more practice papers to complete.


12 Jul 2016

Teacher was very experienced

Really informative and relevent course. Structured excellently. The teacher was very experienced and helpful. Only thing is I would like more practice papers.


12 Jul 2016

Class size was perfect

Well-structured and comprehensive. Trainer was very clear, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and fun. The class size was perfect - smaller is better and easier to teach. Materials are useful. The materials in particular will be a great reference guide for future work.


12 Jul 2016

A great and engaging trainer

Excellent course content. A great and engaging trainer. Very knowledgeable and I liked the real-life examples of applying the principles of Agile to IT and non-IT projects.


12 Jul 2016

Well-presented by Jumoke

The course was very well-structured and well-presented by Jumoke. She is very knowledgeable about Agile methodology.


13 Jun 2016

Jumoke knew all the answers

Very thorough. A lot to cram in, but Jumoke knew all the answers to our questions.


03 Jun 2016

I loved it

I loved it. As someone with very little experience of project management, it consolidated what I have learned already and introduced me to so many new ideas.


26 Apr 2016

Jumoke is very engaging

The course venue was very nice, clean and provided an excellent learning environment. Jumoke is very engaging and really knows the subject. She is great at building confidence as you learn. I have used Knowledge Train before and will continue to use them in the future. Thank you.


26 Apr 2016

Very applicable to real-life

Good course. Lots to learn and cram in, but it is all very applicable for real-life. Good tutor who provides great examples to illustrate points. Exam preparation is good.


12 Apr 2016

Trainers

Jumoke is an exceptional Agile and MSP trainer who has managed large IT and telecoms projects/programmes around the world.

A chartered telecoms engineer with over 10 years delivering telecoms projects, Jumoke gained her experience working for Fujitsu, Atos, Centrica, O2, Vodafone and Save the Children.

Jumoke is known for her positive and approachable training style, and you can certainly feel confident you are being trained by a professional with real experience in the field.

Jumoke Ogunbekun

"I like the fact I am helping students take their career one step further"

What our students say

"I enjoyed the course. I think that I learned good techniques to engage with the Agile method. The teacher was really good. He used a lot of examples to help me understand the material. "
Cesar Alberto Outon, K2 Corporate Mobility

"It has improved my knowledge of how Agile works in software development, which is my background. I am now equipped with the basic methodology to use while working on Agile projects. In depth tutoring and good delivery of the course content "
Femi Fashoyin, Fash Consulting Ltd

"Great intructor! Got a good insight into agile methodology especially with regards to prioritisation of requirements. I would have liked to have seen more of the elements tailored towards enterprise and scaling methods from projects to larger programmes. Overall covers fundamentals well and these can be practically applied where relevant to a real life scenario with an ability to flex approach. "
David Glen, Deloitte