AgilePM® Combined (Foundation & Practitioner)

Learn all the key benefits of Agile and prepare for the world's leading certification in Agile Project Management.
Overview

Agile techniques have been gaining traction in recent years, helping companies to work more efficiently and effectively when delivering projects. This AgilePM course shows how to successfully combine Agile techniques with more traditional governance methodologies, such as PRINCE2® and PMI®.

Course Code
AGI4PRC
Duration
4 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

Agile techniques such as Scrum are highly regarded and can be wildly successful. Scrum on its own, however, focusses principally on getting work done. In this course, you will learn what Agile means, and will also learn how the DSDM framework wraps up techniques such as Scrum with a full project management lifecycle. DSDM is the name of the framework you will learn, and AgilePM is the certification for this framework.

Who is this course for

This course is aimed at both Project Managers and all others involved in Project Management. The course is especially useful for anyone in engineering and information technology development for software projects and product or application development.

You will learn how to

Use Agile techniques to help deliver successful projects consistently on time and within budget constraints.

Compare and contrast Agile approaches with more traditional Project Management techniques, such as PRINCE2®.

Benefits for your organisation

Traditional Project Management is sometimes known as Big Design Up Front (BDUF), and can be fantastic. However, if you apply BDUF to the wrong sort of project, you are likely to be heading for trouble. This course teaches you the key questions to ask to decide whether a given project would benefit most from a Traditional approach, an Agile approach, or a combination of the two.

Benefits for you as an individual

Understanding the different management style needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects will mean you can tailor your approach to different situations. Knowing how you can combine this knowledge with the more traditional management methodologies will allow you to adapt to a changing business environment.

Agile Project Management Fundamentals
  • What is Agile?
  • Benefits of Agile
  • When to use Agile
  • Different Agile Methodologies
  • Preparing for a successful Agile project
  • Agile Project Management Principles
The Agile Project Management Process
  • Agile Project Management Framework
  • Configuring the Agile Project Lifecycle
Work Products and Deliverables
  • Management Products and Deliverables
  • Business Work Products and Deliverables
  • Technical Products and Deliverables
Agile Project Teams
  • DSDM and Scrum Roles and Responsibilities
  • Agile Project Team Empowerment
  • Agile Project Team Structure
Agile Project Management Practices
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Modelling
  • Iterative Development
  • Timeboxes and Sprints
  • Burndown Charts
  • Velocity
Project Management and Control
  • Agile Planning
  • Agile Risk Management
  • Agile Estimating and Measurement
  • Agile Configuration Management
Other Agile Project Management Concerns
  • Agile Requirements (Functional and Nonfunctional Requirements)
  • Agile Testing
  • Quality Management and Quality Control
  • Ensuring Maintainability and Scalability
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. Delegates new to project management will learn a great deal about how to manage projects. Existing project managers, or others involved in project management will learn a new way of looking at the project lifecycle.

Pre-course work required

A few hours of pre-course preparation is useful. Pre-course material will be issued 4-6 weeks before the course, you will also receive a login for Quanta Learn to access further pre-course materials.

Please note that you will be expected to complete approximately 2 hours of homework each evening during the course. 

 

More about the exam

Foundation

  • 40 minute
  • Closed book
  • Multiple choice
  • Pass mark - 50%
  • Taken on Day 3 of the course

Practitioner

  • 2.5 hours
  • Open book (Only the DSDM handbook is allowed)
  • Scenario based
  • 80 questions
  • Pass mark - 50%
Exam Fee
£307.00

About the Lead Trainer

No training is dull with Tim. He oozes a real pleasure in teaching people stuff they don’t know. Tim loves developing new courses and sharing his knowledge at many on-site customer locations. In addition to training, Tim is an experienced consultant, advising on company computing requirements.  Did we mention that he also likes to read computing books and blogs in his spare time?