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APMG Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner Blended Learning

Overview

This Blended Learning package consists of the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation Online course and the APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner Classroom course.

This APMG Foundation course provides participants with a basic grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. It is presented by skilled lecturers with extensive experience in the practical application of Agile project management.

This course does not cover the Scrum Framework.

Once purchased, the Video Based Learning and associated exam are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exam within this timeframe.

The three-day APMG Practitioner course provides participants with a thorough grounding in the DSDM Agile Project Management framework. The course included the 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 Practitioner exam in the evenings after the course lecture finishes. This includes studying the course Handbook, and working through sample exam questions.

What's Included

12 months access to the APMG Agile Project Management Foundation Online course (exam included)

Official Manual

3 days APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner Classroom course (exam included)

More Information

Foundation Online course

Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Learning Outcomes

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
Identify risks to delivery of projects managed using the DSDM Agile approach

Course Outline

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

Exam

This video based product includes an online ProctorU examination.

ProctorU is a live online proctoring service for test takers taking exams remotely.

Upon request our exam team will email over details of your exam code and instructions on how to book through ProctorU.

ProctorU exams require photographic identification at the time of taking your exam, this can be in the form of a passport, driving licence or a work ID, which would need to include your name and a photograph.

Please note: candidates are required to give 72 hours' notice when choosing a date and time to book their exam (if scheduling less than 72 hours in advance a small fee would be incurred)

TEST YOUR PC/LAPTOP SPECIFICATIONS: To test your PC/Laptop specifications are correct click onto the following http://www.proctoru.com/testitout/

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Access to FAQs can also be found through https://www.proctoru.com/faq.php

Practitioner Classroom course

Pre-requisites

Delegates must already be qualified at APMG agile Project Management Foundation level and will need to provide evidence on day-one of the course.

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. This course is not aimed at delegates new to project management and Agile.

In order to sit the Practitioner exam, delegates must have attended at least 80% of the course.

Proof of identity

Delegates must bring signed photo ID APMG examinations (e.g. 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

Delegates are expected to already own the latest copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook (version 2.0) and be conversant with its content. The Handbook must be brought to the course.

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outline

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 Practitioner Examination

All delegates will sit the APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner exam in the afternoon of the third day.

Exam timing

The Practitioner examination takes place at 13:00 on the afternoon of Day 3 and will last for up to 2.5 hours.

Please Note: The last day (Day 3) will finish by 15:30 after the conclusion of the Practitioner exam.

Full details of the examination can be found on the APMG website.

APMG-International Agile Project Management is a trademark of The APM Group Limited.

We reserve the right to improve the specification and format of its courses for the benefit of its customers without notice to the customer.

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