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Certified Agile Project Management - Foundation & Practitioner Weekend

This APMG authorised course addresses the foundation and practioner level needs for project team members who are working in project-focused environments which require the efficiencies of Agile. Based on the long-standing DSDM Atern (Dynamic Systems Development Method), Agile Project Management provides organisations with standards, rigour and visibility while enabling the Solution Development Team to make the best use of their knowledge and skills.

Audience

This course is suitable for project managers, team members and managers from any discipline. A detailed understanding of Agile Project Management is beneficial for everyone involved in Agile projects at any level.

Materials

  • The 'Agile Project Management Handbook' published by DSDM® Consortium
  • Comprehensive APMG Accredited Courseware
  • Pre-reading Guidance
  • AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner Examinations included

This course runs over two weekends for a total of four days.  The foundation exam is taken on the second Saturday and the practitioner exam on the second Sunday.

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Agile Project Management's Philosophy
  • The Eight Principles
  • Managing an Agile project
  • Difference of management style compared to 'traditional' projects
  • Integration with PRINCE2®
  • Demonstrate their status by earning the Foundation and Practitioner certificate (dependent upon examination results)

Pre-Requisites

Before attending this course, students should ideally have:

  • No prior experience is necessary as the pre-reading and training provide a solid foundation in the subject area
  • Previous experience of project management methodologies such as PRINCE2® is useful where the delegate may be in an environment utilising both 'traditional' and Agile methods

Course Content

A Pre-event preparation pack including pre-reading guidance will be sent to everyone attending this event. The course is built around the latest APM Group syllabus and features an interesting case study to illustrate the Agile Project Management methodology and to help with understanding of its concepts and application. Delegates will need to spend approximately five hours studying in order to be fully prepared for the course.

The course is delivered by our expert trainer and incorporates highly effective interactive classroom techniques to ensure that the concepts and skills are acquired and retained. Over the three days the foundation level topics are introduced, discussed, practised and applied to appropriate scenarios.

There are two examinations incorporated with the Foundation Examination sat on the third day of the course and the Practitioner Examination sat on the fourth day.

Lessons and Activities

  • The Fundamentals and the Philosophy
  • The Principles
  • Preparation
  • The Lifecycle and Products
  • Team structures
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Communication
  • MoSCoW and Timeboxing
  • Lifecycle Configuration
  • Estimation and Measurement
  • Quality and Maintainability
  • Planning, Control and Risk
  • Implementing Agile Project Management
  • Foundation and Practitioner Examination Techniques and Tips for Success

Exams & Certification

Agile Project Management Foundation Examination

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

Agile Project Management Practitioner Examination

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Open book (restricted to the official manual only) examination

Pre-Reading

Pre-reading provided prior to the course

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