AgilePM®

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AgilePM provides the ability to deliver Agile projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, whilst at the same time enabling the fast pace of change and empowerment that is integral to Agile.

AgilePM addresses the needs of management, project managers, team leaders, business analysts and the PMO working in an Agile environment, based on the DSDM® (Dynamic System Development Method) Agile Project Framework.

The Foundation course lays a solid foundation for managing projects using the DSDM Agile Project Framework and prepares candidates for the AgilePM Foundation certification.

The Practitioner course builds on the AgilePM Foundation course, providing additional depth of understanding, and prepares candidates for the AgilePM Practitioner certification exam.

About this Course

Foundation Course Objectives

This course will enable participants to:

  • Adopt an Agile approach and philosophy
  • Work in line with DSDM philosophy and principles
  • Work effectively with DSDM roles, process and products
  • Describe how DSDM Agile projects are managed
  • Prepare for and sit the Foundation examination

Practitioner Course Objectives

The Practitioner course prepares participants to undertake and pass the AgilePM Practitioner Examination.  The course follows Section 2 of the AgilePM Handbook V2 – “Digging Deeper”, and includes a review, consolidation of concepts and exam questions for the Practitioner level certification.

Please note that the Practitioner course is an examination preparation course and focuses on the application of AgilePM to prepare candidates for the Practitioner examination.

How this Course is Delivered

Course Summary

The courses explore the following content with the Foundation level focusing on the theory, whilst Practitioner considers the application of the method:

Agile approach and philosophy

The Agile mindset. Being Agile vs Doing Agile. Delivering solutions using an Agile approach. Which Agile approach should you use.

The DSDM Agile Project Framework

The DSDM approach, principles and processes, and how they are applied throughout the project. Application and tailoring of relevant AgilePM aspects in context to enhance project success.

Working with DSDM Roles and products

Roles and responsibilities. Working effectively as an Agile team. Collaborating and communicating for success. The project manager’s role across the DSDM lifecycle.

Managing Agile projects using DSDM

DSDM planning concepts including outcome-based planning and iterative development. Defining requirements through user stories, prioritisation and estimation. Tracking and control concepts and techniques e.g. management by exception, timeboxing and stand-ups. Managing quality and risk.

Outcomes & Certification Eligibility

Foundation Certification

The Foundation course includes the AgilePM Foundation exam which consists of:

  • 50 multiple choice questions
  • 50% pass mark (25/50)
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

The Foundation exam addresses knowledge of the terminology associated with the method and a high-level understanding of the concepts.

Weekday courses: Exam taken on the afternoon of day 3 of the Foundation course

Foundation Certification Guarantee

PM-Partners group offer a Foundation certification guarantee to all participants that:

  • Attend the complete course and take the exam at the end of the course
  • Listen attentively, ask questions and are actively involved
  • Have strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Revise and review the materials before the exam

If by following the above you do not pass the Foundation exam, we will put you through again at no charge.

Practitioner Certification

The Practitioner course includes the AgilePM Practitioner exam which consists of:

  • Complex multiple choice based on a project scenario
  • 4 questions per paper and 80 question items (total marks)
  • 40/80 marks required to pass (50%)
  • 5-hour duration
  • Open-book (AgilePM Handbook only)

The exam is taken on the afternoon of the course, and papers sent away for scoring.

Weekday courses: Exam taken on the afternoon of the Practitioner course.

RE-REGISTRATION

The AgilePM Practitioner certification is valid for 5 years. Practitioners are required to re-register within 3-5 years of their original certification to demonstrate their commitment to professional development.

APMG International administers the AgilePM examination scheme.

Course Prerequisites

Foundation

To gain the greatest benefit from participation in this course, participants should have an interest and / or role in the project management arena.

Practitioner

Participants joining an AgilePM Practitioner course will be issued with pre-course work to ensure adequate preparation for the Practitioner exam.

Expected pre-course Practitioner preparation time: minimum 4 hours.

To be eligible to sit the Practitioner examination, participants must have attended obtained a pass in the AgilePM Foundation exam (25 / 50).

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