Achieving Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner Certification

Level: Intermediate
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Prepare your team to achieve Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation and Practitioner certifications with this highly-successful training course. As an APMG certified AgilePM Practitioner, you will possess a deep knowledge of the Agile project management methodology, and demonstrate skills for developing solutions incrementally, enabling teams to handle changing requirements effectively, improving team collaboration, and empowering individuals.

This 5-day AgilePM Certification course includes both exams and provides greater opportunity to discuss and explore the ideas and techniques behind the AgilePM methodology. It also allows you to take the Practitioner exam on the morning of the final day - leading to improved pass marks compared to exams taken during afternoons.

Key Features of this Agile Project Management (AgilePM) Certification Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Prepare for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner certification exams
  • Establish and lead a successful Agile project with the methodology developed by the DSDM Consortium
  • Review practical and repeatable practices for project managers in an Agile environment
  • Apply Agile techniques, such as modeling, prioritizing, timeboxing, user stories, and estimating
  • Manage, define, and deliver a solution acceptable to the business

Certifications/Credits:

APM Group--Agile Project Management CPE 29 Credits PMI 21 PDU

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AgilePM Course Information

  • Requirements

    • Experience at the level of:
      • Course 918, Agile Fundamentals: Scrum, Kanban, Lean & XP, or
      • Course 1814, Certified Scrum Product Owner®
    • If new to project management, experience at the level of:
      • Course 296, Project Management: Skills for Success, or
      • Course 340, Project Management for Software Development
  • Recommended Experience

    • Familiarity with project work, either as a project manager or as another role on a project - this course is not designed to teach people how to be a project manager, it is intended to provide an agile framework to those who already have some basic project experience.
    • It is not necessary to have prior agile experience (for example, Scrum) - the pre-reading material provided for this course will provide the background necessary to be successful.

AgilePM Course Outline

  • Introduction to Agile Project Management

    Establishing Agile Fundamentals

    • Exploring the relationship between Agile, AgilePF and DSDM
    • Contrasting traditional waterfall project management approaches with DSDM
    • Integrating DSDM with best practice methods
    • Outlining the eight principles that guide DSDM

    Preparing for an Agile project

    • Analyzing the Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)
    • Accepting the DSDM philosophy
    • Identifying a successful team style
  • Building the Foundations for an Agile Project

    Completing pre-project activities

    • Ensuring that the right projects are started and set up correctly
    • Identifying important members of the team
    • Planning the Feasibility Phase

    Assessing project feasibility

    • Confirming that a solution exists
    • Creating an outline business case
    • Defining the project organization structure
    • Planning the Foundation Phase

    Setting firm foundations for an Agile project

    • Integrating business, solution and management perspectives
    • Establishing a Prioritized Requirements List (PRL)
    • Defining project and solution standards
    • Agreeing on roles and responsibilities
    • Extending the outline business case
    • Baselining a schedule of project activities
  • Evolving an Accurate Solution

    Investigating and designing options

    • Iteratively exploring detailed requirements and confirming viability
    • Iteratively modelling solutions
    • Refining the evolving solution to meet prioritized business needs
    • Expanding and refining products

    Incorporating DSDM project management techniques

    • Timeboxing development cycles
    • Controlling progress throughout the project
    • Delivering a quality product to meet requirements
    • Managing project risk
  • Deploying Solutions

    Releasing to the business

    • Achieving acceptance from stakeholders
    • Planning the release
    • Transferring ownership to the business environment
    • Migrating products into live use
    • Training end users and completing documentation

    Closing the project

    • Confirming that the benefits can still be delivered
    • Formally closing the project
    • Evaluating the project to support continuous improvement

    Conducting post-project activities

    • Assessing whether the project benefits have been achieved
    • Comparing the results of the projects to the original business case
  • Foundation and Practitioner Exams

    Preparing for the exams

    • Gaining insight into the exam process
    • Applying proven tips for exam success
    • Practicing with sample test questions

    Foundation Exam (Day 2)

    • Completing the necessary APMG paperwork
    • Taking the foundation exam

    Practitioner Exam (Day 5)

    • Taking the practitioner exam

AgilePM Training FAQs

  • Why is this a 5-day course?

    The course contains two exams. The course is split into two to learn the information and take the exam for each.

  • When do I take the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner exams?

    You will take the Foundation exam on Day 2 of the course and the Practitioner exam on Day 5 of the course.

  • What industry credits can I earn for this AgilePM course?

    You will earn 21 PMI PDUs after taking this course.

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