This course covers the certification by APMG and the DSDM Consortium that has been created to sit alongside PRINCE2® as an approach to project management. The course is equally divided between the theory of the new wave of agile project management and the practical experience of the techniques and disciplines involved. Delegates will receive a copy of the Agile Project Management handbook and will sit the Foundation and Practitioner exams during the course.
Who will the course benefit?
The course is aimed at Project Managers who are either adding to their knowledge of traditional approaches such as PRINCE2® or who are operating in an agile environment and need to be able to run projects in more complex and scalable situations.
What other courses are complementary to this Agile PM Foundation and Practitioner course?
APM Intro Certificate | APMP Certificate | Fast-track APMP for PRINCE2 Practitioners | MSP Programme Management
To give delegates a practical understanding of Agile Project Management which is based on the internationally recognised framework of DSDM Atern. This will enable delegates to become immediately productive as a project manager in an agile project environment. To highlight the difference between simple lightweight agile approaches which typically operate at the solution delivery (or ‘work package’) level and the greater holistic view of how multiple work streams are co-ordinated with the appropriate level of governance and control. The course will also prepare delegates for the Foundation and Practitioner exams.
This two+two day course covers the AgilePM Foundation syllabus, including the following topics:
- The Fundamentals and the Philosophy
- The Principles
- The Lifecycle and Products
- Team structures
- Roles and Responsibilities
- MoSCoW and Timeboxing
- Lifecycle Configuration
- Estimation and Measurement
- Quality and Maintainability
- Planning, Control and Risk
- Implementing Agile Project Management
- Agile PM Foundation Exam
- Agile PM Practitioner Exam
Duration: 4 day non-residential
Course fee includes the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams fee and course materials including, a copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v2.
What examinations are taken on the course?
Foundation exam at the end of day 2
Practitioner preparation and exam on day 4
Agile PM Foundation Exam: is a 40 minute, closed book, multiple choice format exam of 50 questions. The pass mark is 50% (25/50).
Agile PM Practitioner Exam: is a two and a half hour, open book (restricted to official v2 handbook), objective type exam format comprising 4 main questions worth 20 marks each. The pass mark at practitoner level is also 50% (40/80).
Delegates must hold the AgilePM Foundation certificate OR the DSDM Atern Foundation certificate in order to take the Practitioner exam.
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