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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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Glasgow
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£1099.00 +vat
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Overview

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 this 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

Proof of identity

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. 


Pre-Course Reading

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.

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

Agile Foundation and Practitioner Examinations

Glasgow - Renfield Street

Description:

Venue's features:

  • Easy access from main travel routes
  • Spacious, comfortable air-conditioned classrooms
  • Drinks and snacks available
  • Internet access
  • Choice of hotels and accommodation available nearby
  • Compliance with Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) building access requirements.

Location:

Portland House
17 Renfield Street
Glasgow
G2 5AH

 

Directions:

By Road:


Follow the signs to the City Centre car parks. The nearest car park is the NCP Mitchell Street car park - use the exit to Gordon Street and Renfield Street is on your left. Alternatively, the NCP Oswald Street car park which has a pedestrian exit through Central Station (see above) is within five minutes walk from Portland House.
 


By Rail: 


Glasgow
Central Station
Leave the station via the main exit into Gordon Street. Turn right, cross the road, and turn left at the traffic lights into Renfield Street. The training centre is in Portland House, which is on the left, with a Starbucks Coffee Shop on the ground floor.  

Queen Street Station
Take the exit onto West George Street, turning left and walk to the junction with Buchanan Street (pedestrianised shopping street) and turn left into Buchanan Street. Turn right into St Vincent Street which crosses Renfield Street at the next traffic lights. Turn left, and Portland House is across the road facing you. 

 

By Bus:


Express buses run from GlasgowAirport (terminal forecourt, outside departures lobby) to near the Central railway station, to Queen Street railway station, and to the Buchanan Street bus station.
There's service every 15 minutes throughout the day. The fare is £3.50 on both Scottish Citylink and Fairline buses.

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.

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