Agile Project Management Practitioner Training Course

Combine The Traditional Project Management Techniques With The Ideas Behind Agile

Introduction

The APMG-International AgilePM® certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile.

It aims to combine flexibility with proven process for successful Agile Project Delivery.

The AgilePM guidance, developed in partnership with DSDM Consortium, offers a practical and repeatable methodology that achieves an ideal balance between the standards, rigour and visibility required for good Project Management, and the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The focus of Agile Project Management is on developing solutions incrementally enabling Project teams to react effectively to changing requirements, whilst empowering project personnel and encouraging increased collaboration and ownership.

The guidance is based on DSDM Consortium's Agile Project Framework and is underpinned by DSDM's eight principles for effective Agile Project Delivery:

  • Focus on the business need
  • Collaborate
  • Build incrementally from firm foundations
  • Communicate continuously and clearly
  • Deliver on time
  • Never compromise quality
  • Deliver iterativeley
  • Demonstrate control

    Please Note

    You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
    Exam Included
    2 Days
    £999Excl. VAT

    Course Outline

    • 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

    Description

    Our two-day Agile Project Management Practitioner (AgilePM) training course and certification was developed in partnership with the Agile experts at the DSDM Consortium and is accredited with the APMG Examination Institute. It is based on DSDM's Agile Project Framework

    The AgilePM guidance and supporting training courses explain how to lay the foundations for successful Agile projects and manage an Agile project from start to finish.

    About the Course

    At the end of our Agile Project Management Practitioner training session 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

    Who Should Attend

    The Agile Project Management Practitioner training 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. You are expected to have experience of team leading, Project Management, or project assurance/support.

    Materials Provided

    Our Agile Project Management Practitioner training course includes extensive learning materials such as:

    • Printed Course Folder
    • Handouts
    • Exercises
    • Sample Exam Paper

    Organisational Benefits

    • Deliver change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives.
    • Complements and works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes which improves rigour and visibility around Project Management, leading to a proven track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment.
    • Simply adopt a tried and tested approach rather than developing and integrating a company-specific Agile Management process.
    • Achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope.
    • Develop professionalism in employees and include Agile certification in employee professional development schemes.

    Individual Benefits

    • Develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of Agile and the ability to apply relevant Project Management methods, leading to successful Agile Projects.
    • Clarify different management styles needed for successful Agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation.
    • Actively promote trust and close co-operation between the business and developers and gives the business ongoing visibility into what is happening.
    • Combine knowledge of more traditional management methodologies with Agile to better adapt to a changing business environment.
    • Improve time-to-market and project success rates while simultaneously accelerating results by encouraging stakeholder involvement, feedback and effective controls.

    Prerequisites

    APMG will require evidence of your Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate. You must provide a paper photocopy of your Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate on the first day of the Agile Project Management Practitioner training course. If you fail to do so you will NOT be able to sit the examination.

    Prereading

    We would recommend that you purchase the Agile Project Management Handbook Version 2.0 from APMG-Business Books.

    Exam Overview

    Agile Project Management Practitioner Examination:

    You will sit the APMG Agile Project Management Practitioner examination (a multiple choice paper) in the late afternoon of the third day of the training course.

    Exam Timing:

    The APMG Agile Project Management examination is usually taken at 13:00 during the afternoon on the third day and you may take 2 1/2 hours to complete it.

    Exam Format:

    • Objective Testing (Type Of Multiple Choice)
    • 4 Questions Per Paper, 20 Marks Per Question
    • 40 Marks Required To Pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
    • 2 1/2 Hours Duration
    • Open-Book Examination

    Exam Type

    Classroom Exam

    Professional Development Units - PDUs

    There are currently no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this training course.

    Qualifications

    Agile Project Management Practitioner Certificate

    Next Steps

    The Business Analyst is a critical role within an agile project team and with more and more organisations adopting Agile approaches, we need to ensure those performing this crucial role have the necessary skills and expertise.

    Developed by APMG in partnership with the DSDM Consortium, AgileBA is a new guidance, training and certification scheme designed for business analysts working in an Agile environment.

    Conclusion

    Our Agile Project Management Practitioner training course will give you an excellent grounding in Agile Best Practice and associated techniques.

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