AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training

Course 3633

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Labs: Yes
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 21 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

Prepare your team to achieve AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training certifications with this highly successful Agile project management certification 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 a 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.

    AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Certification Delivery Methods

    • Train your whole team by bringing this course to your facility

      • In-Person
      • Online

    Achieving Agile Project Management Course Information

    In this AgilePM® course, you will learn how to:

    • Prepare for the AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner certification exams. (Exam voucher expires 12 months from booking date)
    • 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.

    AgilePM® Course Prerequisites

    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 project managers. Instead, it is intended to provide an agile framework to those who already have some essential project experience.

    If new to project management, please have experience at the level of:

    The pre-reading material provided for this course will provide the Agile background necessary to be successful. For this reason, it  is not required to have prior Agile experience (for example, Scrum), though we believe you'll find additional Agile experience helpful at the level of:

    Exam Information

    This APMG exam will be invigilated during class by your instructor.

    AgilePM Course Outline

    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

    Completing pre-project activities

    • Ensuring that the right projects are started and set up correctly
    • Identifying essential 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

    Investigating and designing options

    • Iteratively exploring detailed requirements and confirming viability
    • Iteratively modeling 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

    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

    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

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    Course FAQs

    The course prepares you to take two exams — the AgilePM Foundation exam and the AgilePM Practitioner exam.

    This course is split into two parts to learn the information and take the exam for each. During your week of class, you should arrange to take the two exams, which are administered by APMG International.

    Yes, your exam sessions will be facilitated within the course timetable and your online exam will be invigilated by your class Instructor.

    No, the course is designed for you to take your exams during the course, which is the most optimal time for exam success.  If you wish to take your exams post-class, you will need to contact our Customer Service team to arrange this.

    You will earn 21 PMI PDUs after taking this course.

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