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Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner

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Name Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner
DescriptionThis course covers the newly launched certification by APMG and the DSDM Consortium that has been created to sit alongside PRINCE2 as an approach to project management. The course is equally divided between the theory of the new wave of agile project management and the practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. Delegates will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and will sit the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course.Course ObjectivesTo give delegates a practical understanding of Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM Atern. This  will enable delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment. To highlight the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or ‘work package’) level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. The course will also prepare delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner exams. Who will the course benefit? The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches such as PRINCE2 or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations
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Overview

This accredited training course was launched in 2011 by APMG and the DSDM Consortium to address the need to run projects in an agile way. Agile project management provides numerous benefits to organisations, such as better product quality, higher customer satisfaction, improved performance visibility, and increased project control.

This course covers the theory behind agile project management, and provides an interactive practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. You will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and take the Foundation and Practitioner exams on the third and fourth day.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is beneficial for Project Managers (and their community in general), who are looking to add to their knowledge of traditional approaches or anyone who is operating in an agile environment and needs to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.

Learning Objectives

On this course, you will gain a practical understanding of how to use agile behaviours and techniques at scale. As agile grew in popularity there was a rising demand to scale agile to suit larger organisations, but a lot of the success of agile is with small, co-located teams; this course is designed to show you how to implement agile on a larger scale.

You will learn how to be agile at a larger scale by wrapping agile project management disciplines around the delivery aspects of agile. This allows you to ‘be agile’ in more complex environments where stricter governance or compliance is needed such as it is with most large organisations today.

This course equips you with the in-depth knowledge to apply and implement agile principles into your role as a project manager on a daily basis. You will learn how the agile project management process can support and enable the planning, management, and controls needed to improve the chances of a successful agile project.

By becoming certified this course helps you to stay current within your own organisation and in today’s fast moving marketplace.

Pre-Requisites

The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.

Course Content

Introduction 

  • What is Agile? 
  • What is AgilePM and DSDM? 
  • The Fundamentals 
  • The Philosophy and The Principles
Organisation 
  • Roles and Responsibilities 
  • Teams and Team Structures 
  • Empowerment
Preparation 
  • Project Constraints 
  • Success Factors 
  • Approach Questionnaire
The Lifecycle 
  • The Phases and Products 
  • Lifecycle Configuration
Techniques 
  • Communication 
  • MoSCoW 
  • Timeboxing 
  • Estimation and Measurement 
  • Quality and Maintainability 
  • Planning, Control and Risk
  • Implementing Agile Project Management

London - Grosvenor Place

Location:

13 GROSVENOR PLACE
LONDON
SW1X 7HH

 

Directions:

The venue is very close to Hyde Park Corner underground station and the nearest train station is Victoria.

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

Pre-course reading in not essential, but we do advise that some reading would be beneficial. If you intend to do some pre-course preparation, we would recommend spending about 3-5 hours reading the AgilePM Handbook. You can request to have your handbook sent to you in advance, or you can collect it on the first day of your course. You will be sent the handbook two weeks before the course starts, but you can request to receive your copy earlier if required.

What is the exam structure?

The AgilePM Foundation exam is a 40 minute, multiple choice exam with 50 questions. The AgilePM Practitioner exam is a 2½ hour exam in the objective testing style, which basically means complex multiple choice. You are permitted to use your AgilePM Handbook during the Practitioner exam. The pass mark for both exams is 50%. On passing this accredited course, participants will become certified in Agile Project Management at Foundation and Practitioner level.

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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