Achieving Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner Certification

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  • Language: English
  • 21 PMI PDUs
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Prepare your team to achieve Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation and Practitioner certifications with this highly successful Agile project management certification training course. As an APMG certified AgilePM Practitioner, you will possess a deep knowledge of the Agile project management methodology, and demonstrate skills for developing solutions incrementally, enabling teams to handle changing requirements effectively, improving team collaboration, and empowering individuals.

This 5-day AgilePM Certification course includes both exams and provides greater opportunity to discuss and explore the ideas and techniques behind the AgilePM methodology. It also allows you to take the Practitioner exam on the morning of the final day - leading to improved pass marks compared to exams taken during afternoons.

  • Experience at the level of:
  • If new to project management, experience at the level of:
    • Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success, or
    • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development

  • Familiarity with project work, either as a project manager or as another role on a project - this course is not designed to teach people how to be a project manager, it is intended to provide an agile framework to those who already have some basic project experience.
  • It is not necessary to have prior agile experience (for example, Scrum) - the pre-reading material provided for this course will provide the background necessary to be successful.

Achieving Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner Certification Delivery Methods

  • Complimentary 3-month Agile Business Consortium membership included
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

Achieving Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner Certification Course Benefits

  • Prepare for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner certification exams
  • Establish and lead a successful Agile project with the methodology developed by the DSDM Consortium
  • Review practical and repeatable practices for project managers in an Agile environment
  • Apply Agile techniques, such as modeling, prioritizing, timeboxing, user stories, and estimating
  • Manage, define, and deliver a solution acceptable to the business

AgilePM Course Outline

Establishing Agile Fundamentals

  • Exploring the relationship between Agile, AgilePF and DSDM
  • Contrasting traditional waterfall project management approaches with DSDM
  • Integrating DSDM with best practice methods
  • Outlining the eight principles that guide DSDM

Preparing for an Agile project

  • Analyzing the Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)
  • Accepting the DSDM philosophy
  • Identifying a successful team style

Completing pre-project activities

  • Ensuring that the right projects are started and set up correctly
  • Identifying important members of the team
  • Planning the Feasibility Phase

Assessing project feasibility

  • Confirming that a solution exists
  • Creating an outline business case
  • Defining the project organization structure
  • Planning the Foundation Phase

Setting firm foundations for an Agile project

  • Integrating business, solution and management perspectives
  • Establishing a Prioritized Requirements List (PRL)
  • Defining project and solution standards
  • Agreeing on roles and responsibilities
  • Extending the outline business case
  • Baselining a schedule of project activities

Investigating and designing options

  • Iteratively exploring detailed requirements and confirming viability
  • Iteratively modelling solutions
  • Refining the evolving solution to meet prioritized business needs
  • Expanding and refining products

Incorporating DSDM project management techniques

  • Timeboxing development cycles
  • Controlling progress throughout the project
  • Delivering a quality product to meet requirements
  • Managing project risk

Releasing to the business

  • Achieving acceptance from stakeholders
  • Planning the release
  • Transferring ownership to the business environment
  • Migrating products into live use
  • Training end users and completing documentation

Closing the project

  • Confirming that the benefits can still be delivered
  • Formally closing the project
  • Evaluating the project to support continuous improvement

Conducting post-project activities

  • Assessing whether the project benefits have been achieved
  • Comparing the results of the projects to the original business case

Preparing for the exams

  • Gaining insight into the exam process
  • Applying proven tips for exam success
  • Practicing with sample test questions

Foundation Exam (Day 2)

  • Completing the necessary APMG paperwork
  • Taking the foundation exam

Practitioner Exam (Day 5)

  • Taking the practitioner exam

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Course FAQs

The course contains two exams. The course is split into two to learn the information and take the exam for each.

You will take the Foundation exam on Day 2 of the course and the Practitioner exam on Day 5 of the course.

You will earn 21 PMI PDUs after taking this course.

  1. Your exam result notification email will include instructions for you to claim your complimentary membership.
  2. The instructions will direct you to complete a short online claim form. This enables APMG to share the required data with the Consortium, ensuring GDPR compliance.
  3. You will then receive an email from the Consortium with further details on activating your complimentary membership.

Your complimentary 3-month Associate membership offers the following benefits:

  • Exclusive monthly member events
  • Access to resources, including templates & frameworks
  • Discounts on events including the Agile Business Conference - the world’s longest-running agile event for professionals
  • Exclusive monthly member events
  • Webshop discounts

At the end of the three-month period, you may opt to renew for 12 months at the standard rate of £49 per year.

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