Agile Project Management Foundation Online (180 days) Training Course

Combine Flexibility With Proven Process For Successful Agile Project Delivery

Proctored Exam
180 Days Access
£280 (Excl. VAT)€307 (Excl. VAT)$341 (Excl. VAT)

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
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Access to Your E-Learning

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Please Note

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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, Modelling and Prototyping

Description

Our Agile Project Management Foundation (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

You will learn how 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 AgilePM certification is aimed at aspiring and practising Project Managers, and at team members wishing to adopt a fast-paced, flexible and collaborative approach to Project Management whilst maintaining standards and rigour.

Materials Provided

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

  • Comprehensive course materials
  • 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.

Technical Requirements

WINDOWS

  • Screen Resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet Connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

MAC

  • Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Mac OS X 10 or higher
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

Adobe Flash Player 10+

Compatible speakers/headphones.

We suggest the use of the Firefox web browser for the best educational experience.

To take your web based exam, you will need a computer with a webcam, a microphone and a reliable internet connection.

You will also need administrator rights to install the software that will be used to monitor the exam session.

You will also need photo identification (passport, government ID or equivalent). If your exam includes a document to be printed (for example ITIL Managing Across the Lifecycle case study), the printer will need to be in the room where you take the exam.

Please note, in addition to your webcam, some examination institutes will require you to have a small mirror or reflective surface. The proctor will ask you to hold this up to show that there is nothing attached to the webcam or laptop itself.

For a successful exam, you will need:

MINIMUMRECOMMENDED
Web Camera640×480 resolution1280×720 resolution
PC UsersWindows XPWindows 7
Mac UsersMac OS X or higherMac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed.768 Mbps1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed.384 Mbps1.5Mbps
RAM1024MB2GB

Acceptable browsers are:

Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari
Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10
Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed before you begin the exam.

Prerequisites

There are currently no prerequisites for our Agile Project Management Foundation training session.

Prereading

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

Exam Overview

This on-line exam can be scheduled at your convenience

On-line proctored exam Format:

  • Multiple Choice Format
  • 50 Questions Per Paper
  • 25 Marks Required To Pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 Minutes Duration
  • Closed Book

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDU's

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

Qualifications

Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate

Next Steps

The appropriate follow-on course after our Agile Project Manager Foundation online course is the Agile Project Management Practitioner online course

Conclusion

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