What is this course?
Live Online Training
To overcome the challenges currently associated with attending in-person training, agil8 have adapted the delivery of this course into a live online training format with added focus on how to work using agile with remote team members.
Utilising live video, alongside online collaboration tools, we’re able to replicate the interactive nature of our face-to-face training within a virtual environment. As such, individuals can undertake this training from their home, or any other remote location.
The Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Practitioner course, accredited by the APMG, and created in conjunction with the Agile Business Consortium, provides the world’s first independent certification in Agile Project Management. It provides delegates with an understanding of how the Agile Project Management process can enable planning, management and control of successful and well-controlled Agile projects. The course provides the opportunity to gain certification as an Agile Project Manager at both Foundation and Practitioner levels.
While approaches such as eXtreme Programming, Scrum and Lean Software Development are widely used for evolutionary change, this approach to Agile Project Management is based on DSDM, the only established Agile approach encompassing a project concept and lifecycle.
Organisations often need an Agile approach which recognises the need for a project discipline with a deadline for delivery, a clear target for business value realisation and a controlled budget. Agile Project Management presents a coherent and easily replicated approach to planning, resourcing and managing a successful and well-disciplined Agile project.
What will you learn?
This course will enable attendees to:
- Understand the concepts, benefits and risks of Agile development
- Understand the philosophy, approach and principles of Agile using the DSDM Agile Project Framework
- Understand the DSDM lifecycle and products
- Set up appropriate project teams
- Plan and run a facilitated workshop
- Model and prototype aspects of the solution
- Elicit, analyse, prioritise and manage requirements
- Create a timeboxed plan for a project
- Understand the importance of negotiation and collaboration
- Use their skills to set up and manage an Agile project
What topics will be covered?
You can expect the following topics to be covered during the course:
Agile Project Management Fundamentals
What is Agile? Major agile approaches
Benefits of Agile project management
When to use Agile project management
Risks and benefits of Agile
Preparing for successful Agile projects
Agile project management principles
The Agile Project Management Process
Agile project management framework
Configuring the Agile Project Lifecycle
Products and Deliverables
Management, business and solution focus
Agile Project Teams
Agile project roles and responsibilities
Agile project team empowerment
Agile project team structure
Agile Project Management Techniques
Project Management and Control
Agile risk management
Testing, quality and maintainability
Agile estimating and measurement
Agile configuration management
What will you receive?
- Expert Agile Project Management trainer
- A realistic case study
- Agile Project Management Foundation Exam
- Agile Project Management Practitioner Exam
- Agile PM Handbook
Who is this course suitable for?
Those who are likely to be involved in the management of Agile projects and programmes, including:
- Project Managers
- Team Leaders
- Business Analysts
- Project Board and Project Steering Representatives
- Project Management Office Personnel
- Quality Assurance and Quality Control Managers
Are there any prerequisites for this course?
There are no formal pre-requisites for this course, however it is worth thinking about your objectives for going on the course in order to determine which of the two courses (Foundation or Practitioner) are the most suitable for you. All of the teaching takes place in the first 3 days of the course. Delegates then take the Foundation exam at the end of day 3.
Those who are staying on the take the Practitioner exam stay on for a 4th day; the morning of which is spent preparing delegates for the Practitioner exam, which is taken after lunch.
If you are attending the course because you just need the knowledge, e.g., you are about to start work on an Agile project and need some training first, or you are working with a client who uses Agile so you need some help in this area, then attending the first 3 days to Foundation level may be sufficient for you. However, if you want the Practitioner qualification for your CV to help you get that promotion, or to win more contracts, or to demonstrate to potential employers or customers that you have the necessary skills that they are looking for, then the Practitioner qualification is definitely right for you.
How should you prepare for this course?
Information on pre-course work and preparation will be provided to delegates upon registration.
What about certification?
The exams for both the Foundation and Practitioner course are sat during the course, at the ends of days 3 and 4.
The Agile Project Management Foundation exam is a 40 minute, closed book, exam. There are 50 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 25 (50%). The exam is marked on-site during the course and results can be released immediately (with the APMG certificate usually following within 2-3 weeks through the post).
The Agile Project Management Practitioner exam is a 2.5 hour exam in the objective testing style, which basically means complex multiple choice incorporating a scenario, question and answer booklet. You are permitted to use your handbook during the practitioner exam. The pass mark is again 50%. This exam is marked offsite by the APMG and the results from this exam (as well as the Foundation exam if taken prior) are emailed to delegates usually within 2 weeks of the course exam date, with the certificate following shortly thereafter.
If the exam is not passed at the first time of asking, then individuals do have the option to resit the exam. The resit can either be taken on a future course date (subject to a place being available) for £275 + VAT, or directly through APMG for £357.