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Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner

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Name Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner
DescriptionThe Agile Practitioner course is intended for anyone who expects to have a management or leadership role in an Agile project and is specifically built to support anyone who will be using the DSDM®Atern® method. Delegates are likely to have experience of team leading, project management, project assurance/support or user management.Overview This four-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM®Atern® Agile approach and is comprised of three main elements. 1 - Overview of the Agile family of approaches:    What is Agile? Choosing the right Agile approach    Agile Project Management – The Basics    Roles and Responsibilities2 - Setting up an Agile project:    Agile Project Management    The Agile Project Management Process and Products    Communication3: Delivering a DSDM®Atern® project:    Prioritization and Timeboxing    Agile Control    Requirements, Estimating    Agile PlanningPresented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of project management, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions.Please be aware, this course also provides 28 Hours of Contact Education/Professional Development Units towards PMI PMP certification/re-certificationPrerequisites During the course you will asked to provide written permission which enables the training deliverer to pass on your pass mark to your employee.Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any APMG exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.  You must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found here on the APMG International website.Delegates will learn how to    Set up an Agile project    Assign roles and responsibilities    Create prioritized lists of requirements    Define Increments and Timeboxes    Manage a Solution Development Team    Use Agile techniques    Present the benefits of Agile approaches to senior management
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Leeds
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462146

Overview

Please note: This course has been updated to version 2.0 of the Agile Project Management Handbook.

A handbook will be provided for delegates to work through during the course.

This five-day accredited course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. It is comprised of a Foundation-level introduction to the framework, and an in-depth Practitioner-level examination of how a project manager applies the framework.

Presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of project management, the course includes examination coaching and practice using sample questions.

This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.

Delegates should be prepared to set aside time to revise for the Foundation and Practitioner exams, in the evenings after the course lecture finishes. This includes studying the course Handbook, and working through sample exam questions.

Target Audience:

The Practitioner course is intended for anyone who expects to have a management or leadership role in an Agile project and is specifically built to support anyone who needs to apply the DSDM Project Management framework in a business environment. Delegates are expected to have experience of team leading, project management, or project assurance/support.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Set up an Agile project?
• Identify appropriate people for Agile roles ?
• Define Increments and Timeboxes?to keep a project on track
• Manage a Solution Development Team?
• Communicate with business stakeholders in a project environment
• Use Agile techniques, including prioritisation of requirements,?to ensure on-time project delivery,
• Present the benefits of Agile approaches to senior management
• Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach

Pre-Requisites

Delegates must bring signed photo ID on any APMG exam (passport, driving license, student card) as they will be asked by the invigilator to produce it prior to the exam. Delegates must also be familiar with the APMG Terms and Conditions of Certification which can be found on the APMG International website.

Course Content

Foundation Preparation

• What is Agile? And why use DSDM?

• Philosophy, Principles, and Project Variables?

• Preparing for Success

• Preparing for Agile Project Management

• The DSDM Process?

• The People - DSDM Roles and Responsibilities

• The DSDM Products?

• Key Practices - Prioritisation and Timeboxing?

• Planning and Control Throughout the Lifecycle?

• Other Practices - Iterative Development, Facilitated Workshops, Modeling and Prototyping?

Practitioner Preparation

• Roles and Responsibilities - the project manager's view

• Agile Project Management through the Lifecycle

• The Effective Use of the Products

• Deliver on Time - Combining MoSCoW and Timeboxing

• People, Teams, and Interactions

• Requirements and User Stories 

• Estimating - How and When

• Project Planning throughout the Lifecycle

• Quality - Never Compromise Quality

• Risk Management

• Tailoring the Approach

Leeds - Brown Lane

Description:

Facilities include: 
  • easy access from main communications routes.
  • on-site car parking.
  • spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms.
  • on-site examination testing.
  • hot and cold drinks available, plus snacks.
  • choice of lunch options.
  • newspapers and magazines available in break-out areas.
  • free telephone and Internet access.
  • widescreen TV, with Sky, in break-out areas.
  • choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby

Location:

Islington House
Brown Lane West
Leeds
LS12 6BD

 

Directions:

By Car:

From North
Exit A1 near Wetherby and follow the A58 signposted Leeds for approximately 12 miles. Cross the outer ring road and proceed a further 3 miles to a major intersection on the outskirts of Leeds. Follow signs towards M621, joining Leeds inner ring road and proceed through a tunnel as far as the Armley Gyratory roundabout. Keep in the left hand lane and take the first exit signposted A58/A62. Take next left turn signposted A58/A62 and pass Readmans store on the left. Take 4th exit from the next roundabout (effectively a South 90 degree right turn!). Follow a short stretch of dual carriageway to the next roundabout, turning right and climbing alongside railway arches on left. At the next roundabout turn left, signposted A58, then turn left into Brown Lane West (‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ are on your right). The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From South
Follow M1 which becomes M621 and leave M621 at junction 1, signposted A6110 (Leeds Outer Ring Road). At roundabout take 3rd exit, signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport, passing under M621, then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over the next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From East
Exit M62 at junction 28 (A653) and follow signs for Leeds. Pass straight over 2 roundabouts, passing the White Rose Centre on left. Join Leeds ring road (A6110) and proceed straight over another roundabout and then straight through traffic lights (‘City West’ business centre with PC World and B & Q on left). Join main roundabout and take 2nd exit (straight over and signposted Pudsey, Bradford and Airport) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ’Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and the ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

From West
Exit M62 at junction 27 following M621 to junction 1. Take first exit from roundabout (A6110) then immediately select right hand lane to turn right at next set of traffic lights, following signs for A62 Leeds. Proceed straight over next mini-roundabout with new enterprise park on right and look for the ‘Leeds Climbing Wall’ and ‘The Rolls Royce/Aston Martin Dealership’ on the left and ‘Next’ building on right (after 600 metres). Turn right into Brown Lane West opposite the Leeds Climbing Wall. The Training Centre is on the left approximately 150m down the road.

By Rail:

Leeds central station is a 10 minute taxi ride or 45 minute walk

By Air:

Leeds/Bradford airport is approximately 45 minutes by car

While not required, delegates are encouraged to visit the DSDM Consortium's website and start to become familiar with the framework, at www.dsdm.org.

Agile Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

All delegates will sit the APMG Agile Foundation examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the second day of the course. Successful candidates will then be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam in the afternoon of the fifth day. Photo ID is required to take these exams.

Exam timing

The Foundation examination is taken at 15:00 during the afternoon on Day 2 and candidates may take 40 minutes to complete it The Practitioner examination takes place at 13:00 on the afternoon of Day 5 and will last for up to 2.5 hours

Please Note: The last day (Day 5) will finish by 15:30 after the conclusion of the Practitioner exam.

Please note that some evening work is required on this course.

APMG Certified Agile Project Management Foundation exam:

  • Multiple choice format
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

APMG Certified Agile Project Management Practitioner exam:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper with 20 marks available per questions
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2.5 hour duration
  • Open-book (AgilePM Handbook only)

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