Agile Project Management : from Foundation to Practitioner
“Learn how to flex and deliver projects rapidly to meet your customers needs.”
Improve your management skills by applying the AgilePM principles, that will enable you to deliver your projects in a quicker, cost-effective and low risk manner.
During our unique 3-day training programme, we will take you through the 8 Agile principles. You will learn the basics of AgilePM, become familiar with the terminology and understand the key principles and critical success factors of Agile projects. You will understand the background of agile in project management and the differences compared to traditional or alternative approaches. You will also learn to practically apply these processes and techniques and become qualified at Foundation level, as you will sit the Foundation examination at the end of Day 3.
This 3-day AgilePM course also prepares you for the Practitioner qualification as the entire methodology will be covered. However, the Practitioner exam is optional and will be taken separately, after this course, as it requires some extra self-study time and preparation.
Attend our 3-day training and:
Learn how to lay the foundations for successful agile projects within your organization
Get an insight in the lifecycle of an Agile project and discover alternative configurations
Have a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities within an Agile project
Discover the mechanisms to facilitate and support your teams within an Agile project
Understand the challenges of adopting Agile principles and grasp some practical ideas for how to overcome them
Discover how AgilePM integrates and complements with other methodologies such as PRINCE2
Learn how to apply a variety of AgilePM practices and techniques in a project such as facilitated workshops, MoSCoW prioritization, iterative development and modelling
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
Get insight in how to test, estimate and evaluate the benefits of the deliveries in an Agile project
Be prepared to successfully pass the AgilePM Foundation certification
Topics covered during this 3-day course:
What is Agile? How to choose an appropriate Agile approach?
The philosophy and the 8 principles of AgilePM
The DSDM Process and products
Roles and responsibilities within an Agile project
Key practices: prioritization and Timeboxing
Planning and controlling the project throughout the Lifecycle
Other Agile practices: facilitated workshops, modelling and iterative development
Delivering projects on time: combining MoSCoW prioritization and Timeboxing
Roles and responsibilities: the DSDM Team Model explained
People, teams and interactions within an Agile Project
Requirements and user stories
The effective use of the Products
Estimating: how and when?
Project planning through the Lifecycle
Quality assurance in an Agile project
How to tailor AgilePM to your needs?
Throughout the course, working in small groups and based on a case study, delegates will do several exercises to put their knowledge into practice.
Using the AgilePM sample papers, you will be prepared to successfully pass the AgilePM Foundation certification, taken at the end of the third training day.
Optional - For those who wish to take their journey to the Practitioner exam, we will provide a link to the online sample papers, 1-hour assistance by skype with a certified trainer and the exam voucher so that you can do the exam whenever you feel prepared. The 3-day course content covers both foundation & practitioner content expectations.
Who should attend?
With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.
The AgilePM from Foundation to Practitioner course is designed for practicing project managers or Agile team members interested in becoming Agile Project Managers. You may be adding AgilePM® to your knowledge of traditional methods such as PRINCE2 or you may wish to expand your knowledge of other Agile methods (Scrum, Kanban, …).
There are no formal prerequisites for this course, however a first experience in project management is a plus.
About the Foundation & Practitioner exam
About the Foundation exam - included in the 3-day training
Multiple choice online exam format
50 questions per paper
25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) – 50 %
40 minutes duration
The exam is taken online on the last training day at ± 16:00
About the Practitioner exam - OPTIONAL
Those who wish to continue with the AgilePM Practitioner exam, need to have obtained their AgilePM Foundation certificate or a DSDM Atern Foundation and/or Advanced Practitioner Certificate.
4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
2.5 hours duration
Open book (restricted to the official manual only) exam
The exam is taken online one week after the training in our offices, or web-proctored.
Delegates receive an accredited set of training materials, including the presentation, exercises and a copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v2.
Good preparation for the exam. Practical examples used and given to make sure the trainees understand the context of the course. Trainer is very knowledgeable about the subject and related topics.
Consultant at a Project Management and Consulting company
Well organized, very good supporting materials. Gives a very good overview of the methodology in a limited time.