AgilePM®

Addresses the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile.

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The APMG International AgilePM® certification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile. Based on the proven fundamentals within the Agile Business Consortium's framework, the certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organisations requiring standards, rigor and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.

The course is suitable for

  • Practising project managers
  • Agile team members looking to become Agile Project Managers.

Pre-requisites

There are no official pre-requisites for the foundation level.  Pre-requisites accepted to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination:

  •      AgilePM Foundation Certificate, or
  •      DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
  •      DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate.

Benefits

The course will 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), and provide integration with PRINCE2®.

Individuals can develop a more advanced, applied level of knowledge to gain an understanding of agile and the ability to apply relevant project management methods, leading to successful agile projects; clarify different management styles needed for successful agile projects compared to traditional projects and be able to tailor these to the situation.

Organisations will deliver change faster, at a lower cost and with lower risk by continually validating project milestones against business objectives.  The framework complements and works with existing corporate processes such as PRINCE2®, quality and audit processes which improves rigour and visibility around project management, leading to a proven track record of successful delivery in a corporate environment. Organisations can simply adopt a tried and tested approach rather than developing and integrating a company-specific agile management process.

They can achieve better communication and control over projects and adapt project plans without disrupting the project budget, timescale and scope; and develop professionalism in employees and include agile certification in employee professional development schemes.

Examinations

  • Foundation exam - a 40 minute multiple choice closed book examination with 50 questions (25 marks, 50% to pass)
  • Practitioner exam - a 2 and half hour objective style restricted open book examination with a total of 80 marks available (40 marks, 50% pass). This uses a case study to test comprehension of the method.

AgilePM Foundation Level - 2 day -

The foundation AgilePM certification lives up to its name by providing the users of the method with the core principles needed to facilitate a successful project, while allowing a degree of scope and agility that not many other methodologies provide. With a clear, concise and detailed perspective on project productivity, the AgilePM certification is useful to all candidates and competency levels ranging from highly experienced project managers to those new to the industry.


AgilePM Practitioner Level - 3 day -

The practitioner level empowers, encourages and equips you with an in-depth knowledge of not just the certification, but also how to apply and implement these principles into the life of a project manager on a daily basis.


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What they say about us

  • Confident delivery and subject matter expertise
    Frankly excellent. Sarah Ross presented with so much energy that it kept the momentum of learning going, even through the hard stuff. Without her instruction I don't think I would have passed
    Matthew Bourne
    Commercial and Marina Operations Coordinator
  • Difficult concepts made easy
    The trainer was amazing. Really vibrant and engaging and willing to go above and beyond. Fantastic at explaining concepts that were difficult to understand
    Kirsty Irvine
    Aurora Energy

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