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About the course

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Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) is well established as the leading framework and certification for agile project management. It combines flexibility with proven success for successful agile project delivery and increasing numbers of organisations are embracing its tools and frameworks. Key benefits often attributed to Agile include improved revenue and speed to market, developing the right product/solution (through iterative development and incremental delivery) and increased collaboration, customer satisfaction and return on investment from projects and other change initiatives.

Based on the proven fundamentals within the DSDM Agile Project Framework, the certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organisations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around project management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The course will:

Successful completion of the Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation & Practitioner examinations leads to certification as a Registered AgilePM® Practitioner.

*100% pass rate at Foundation level and 95% for Practitioner so far in 2018! What’s more – for 2017 we are proud to have maintained a 100% pass rate across the board for delegates on our AgilePM course! (January to December)*

Our highly regarded Practitioner and Integrated courses are structured so that the Practitioner exam is taken in the classroom directly after the training element (as per Foundation but at the end of the week). We prefer this approach to the post course online exam booking system as it ensures that the course content is fresh in the mind and enables delegates to leave having completed both the course and examination.

Recent reviews:
October 2018 – “Gary was an excellent teacher.” “Excellent use by instructor of real life examples.”
August 2018 – “Great course – engaging presentation style which covered the material well.”
June 2018 – “Brilliant as always. My thanks to Gary, a brilliant presenter/facilitator/tutor/mentor.”
May 2018 – “Professional and excellent people.”
March 2018 – “Gary meant it was never boring, kept it moving and relevant to the real world!”
“A very good and well taught course.” “Excellent instruction, particularly wider advice.”
February 2018 – “Gary was very knowledgeable on the subject.”
“Fantastic instruction with a style that keeps you engaged.” “Already recommended this course to a colleague!”
“Gary’s approach really helps with real world application.” “Excellent course – has given me confidence to use Agile.” “Really enjoyed Gary’s energetic, charismatic approach.”

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Who should take the course?

This course and qualification are aimed at senior managers currently or prospectively undertaking project roles or those wishing to gain formal qualifications following previous project experience. 
The methodology integrates well with the various methodologies of project management such as PRINCE2®. Anyone wishing to move upwards into other roles, say, in Programme Management would benefit from an understanding of Agile. It can also be useful for anyone in engineering and information technology development for software projects and product or application development.

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Benefits – individual?

AgilePM® can improve your understanding of different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects, this will allow you to tailor your approach to different situations and adapt to a changing business environment.

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Benefits – organisation?

Traditional Project Management is based on the idea that companies have a long time before bringing out new products, and any product will generate revenue for many years. For many industries the traditional model no longer applies, where companies now have to bring new products to market quickly, and expect to constantly refine the product or innovate in order to retain market share. Companies use Agile techniques to help meet this challenge successfully.

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The Foundation examination involves 2 days of formal instruction (Mon–Tues). It is a closed book multiple choice examination and candidates must complete 50 questions in 40 minutes.

The pass mark is 50%.

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A further 1.5 days of formal instruction is required for the Practitioner examination (Weds / Thurs).  The exam usually takes place on Thursday afternoon (at 2pm). Delegates must have achieved a 50% pass in the Foundation exam to be eligible to sit the Practitioner exam.

The format of the exam is open book (only the DSDM handbook is allowed) and candidates must answer 80 scenario based questions in 2.5 hours. The pass mark is 50%.

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In total there are 4 days of formal instruction and the Foundation and Practitioner examinations (Mon - Thu) delivers a comprehensive understanding of the principles and theory of Agile Project Management.

The Foundation & Practitioner Integrated course fee includes the cost of the Foundation and Practitioner examinations and also the official APMG/DSDM manual.

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Key Features

During this four-day course our highly experienced instructors will walk you through the AgilePM® using a stimulating combination of lectures, demonstrations and tutorial exercises all of which are bound together by relevant Agile themes.

Topics covered are as follows: -

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • The factors that lead to success
  • How to manage an Agile project
  • Processes and Products
  • Communication in an Agile project
  • Agile lifecycles
  • Iterative development
  • Preparing for an Agile project
  • Maintaining control in an Agile project
  • Agile Planning
  • Prioritisation and Timeboxing
  • Building in quality
  • Requirements and Estimating

A pre-course study pack is sent out by email upon receipt of payment. This represents approximately 12hrs work in the form of exercises and reading. The textbook is provided on day one of the course.

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Success Series

For delegates wanting to take Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) as part of the Success Series, ‘Success in Agile Project Management (AgilePM®)’ should be booked. Our Success Series gives our delegates the option to work towards a CMI Level 7 (MBA-level) Award at no additional cost to the chosen qualification. All delegates using ELC funding should note that if they select this option, they are required to attempt the Level 7 Award, which involves an element of additional independent study and completion of one assignment of c. 3,500 words, in order to satisfy ELCAS that they have completed the course.

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