Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the certification provides the ability to deliver agile projects in organizations requiring standards, rigor and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by agile.
Course and Learning Objectives
Following the completion of the course delegates will be able to:
- Explain how to lay the foundations for successful agile projects
- Explain how an agile project is managed
- Clarify the different management styles needed for successful agile projects (compared to “traditional” projects)
- Provide integration with PRINCE2®
The course comprises a mixture of input sessions, group exercises and examination based practical work. All delegates are encouraged to actively participate during the practical sessions to gain the full benefit during the training. During the course, delegates will undertake mock examination and gain feedback on the progress towards eventual success. To prepare effectively for the APMG AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner exam, delegates should be prepared to undertake revision and exam preparation work in the evening.
Course Student Material
Students will receive an Agile Foundation and Practitioner classroom workbook containing all of the presentation materials, course notes, case study and sample exams.
Concepts Covered in Foundation
- What is Agile? Choosing an appropriate Agile approach
- Philosophy, Principles and Project Variables
- Preparing for Success
- The DSDM Process
- The People – DSDM Roles and Responsibilities
- The DSDM Products
- Key Practices - Prioritization and Timeboxing
- Planning and Control throughout the Lifecycle
- Other practices: Facilitated Workshops , Modelling, and Iterative Development
Concepts Covered in Practitioner
- Roles and Responsibilities - the PM view
- Agile Project Management – through the lifecycle
- The Effective Use of the Products
- Deliver on time – Combining MoSCoW Prioritization and Timeboxing
- People, Teams and Interactions
- Requirements and User Stories
- Estimating – How and When
- Project Planning through the Lifecycle
- Quality – Never Compromise Quality
- Risk management
- Tailoring the approach
1.5 days Foundation +
2.5 days Practitioner
Qualification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be agile. It is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experience project managers to those new to the industry
- Foundation: No prerequisite
- Practitioner: AgilePM® Foundation Certificate; or DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate; or DSDM Advanced Practitioner
About the Examination
APMG AgilePM® Foundation Exam: Multiple choice format; 40 minutes duration; 50 questions per paper; 25 marks required to pass - 50%; Closed-book
APMG AgilePM® Practitioner Exam: Objective-testing format; 4 questions; 80 question items; 2.5 hours duration; 40 marks required to pass - 50%; Open-book (restricted to the manual only) examination.
AgilePM® Foundation and Practitioner
Upon achieving the AgilePM Foundation certificate, the student will be recognized with 10 Professional Development Units (PDU’S) and upon achieving the Practitioner certificate, 18 (PDU’S).
AgilePM® Handbook v2 is required with the entire course and as reference during the Practitioner exam.