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AgilePM®

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.

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.

Course materials

  •     You will be taught using the latest adult learning techniques, using materials that when interpreted by our quality trainers provide examples from a variety of industries and perspectives.
  •     You will receive a course workbook set and the official manual, as well as helpful notes.
  •     Sample exams and precourse reading will ensure that you are prepard for the first day of training and for the exam/s.

Exams

  •     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 –

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.

Training runs for 2 full days and includes all required workbooks and the official manual, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and an e-certificate. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework during the course.



AgilePM Practitioner Level –

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. Pre-requisites accepted to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination:

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

Training runs for 3 full days and includes all required workbooks, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and e-certificate. Please note that it is presumed that you have your official manual from your foundation training; you are welcome to purchase this if not. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework during the course.

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