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 and 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

Practitioner Certification

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

  • Complex multiple choice based on a project scenario
  • 4 questions (20 points per question)
  • 40/80 marks required to pass (50%)
  • 2.5-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

Participants must have…

  • A minimum of one year’s Project Management experience OR
  • Attended a PM-Partners Project Management Fundamentals course (or equivalent).

Practitioner

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

Pre-course work

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

Please be aware that pre-course work must be completed prior to the course.

Failure to complete pre-course work may mean that you are not ready to fully participate in the course and may limit your ability to gain the outcomes you are hoping to achieve.

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

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