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Our 4-day Agile Foundation & Practitioner accredited training course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the Agile approach, and the certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile.
On a traditional project, the Project Manager may be actively involved in directing work and telling their team what needs to be done, a style often referred to as Command and control. Agile PM follows a different style. In the early stages, the Agile PM creates a high level plan, based on outline requirements and a high level view of the solution to be created. From that point onwards the end project is created iteratively and incrementally, with each increment building on the output of increments preceding it.
Unlike a traditional project, the detailed plans for each step are created by the team members themselves and not the Project Manager. Within each stage of the project the team works in an iterative and incremental style in close collaboration with a representative of the business/customer in order to understand the detail of the next step and to create and validate an evolving solution.
Agile Project Management comprises established and proven components that provide an holistic approach to the management and governance of projects. It has an overarching philosophy and guiding principles, together with a lifecycle (or process) and a set of deliverables to be created and maintained as the project progresses from a controlled start through to completion. It provides clearly defined roles with specific responsibilities designed to bring together all the stakeholders involved in the project. Agile Project Management provides proven scalability and the ability to work with corporate management processes, supported by a track record of success over many years in IT and non-IT projects.
The Agile Project Management qualification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile. Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the new certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.
Our Agile Foundation & Practitioner training course is aimed at Project Managers, Project Management Consultants and aspiring Project Managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects who are required, or wish, to have a greater depth of knowledge of working in an Agile way.
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course. However, it is anticipated that you will possess knowledge of projects or have experience of working in a project environment. This is to ensure that the intensive nature of the course does not cause you to struggle through the course. If such knowledge or experience does not exist, you may be advised to split the course into the separate Foundation and Practitioner courses. The course may be booked as a single unit, to achieve the cost effectiveness, but schedule each course in different weeks.
The Foundation exam is sat on the afternoon of the third day, and on successful completion of the Foundation exam, delegates will then be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam which is held at 2pm on the final day (day 4).
You may want to broaden your knowledge of Agile with our 3-day PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner training session.
This course will provide you with a greater level of knowledge of the Agile approach to project management, and able to put the theory into practice when returning to your workplace.