Is this course accredited?
Yes, it is accredited by the APMG.
What is the experience of the Instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our trainers are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in AGILE methodologies
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide the official Agile Project Management Handbook, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificate and refreshments
Does the course include the exams?
Yes, the course includes the both the AGILE Foundation and Practitioner exams.
Are there any prerequisites for the AGILE examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the Foundation examination, however, candidates must achieve a pass at Foundation level before completing the Practitioner examination.
What is the structure of the exams?
The Foundation exam is multiple choice and the AGILE Practitioner exam is in the "Objective Testing" format, a style of complex multiple-choice examination
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am
What is the pre-course reading?
There is pre-study work required for this course. There is a downloadable pre-course studyguide. It includes reading the first four chapters of the Agile Project Management Handbook v1.1. These four chapters will be provided electronically. A full hard copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v1.1 will be provided on the course itself. In addition, delegates will be required to complete a MINIMUM of 2 hours homework each evening which is set by the instructor
What are the hours of the course?
The training hours are start at 9am and finish at 5pm approximately
Is there home work?
There is a minimum of 2 hours homework each evening
What is AGILE Project Management Certification?
This is the world’s only official Agile Project Management certification available in the market today. Certified by the Cabinet Office & Governed by APMG, The Knowledge Academy’s Agile Project Management certified course is aimed at those working or assisting on projects that need to be able to react to an issue that occurs throughout the project at any given moment. Even if this is your first time learning the Agile methodology, this certification will enhance the individual’s ability to change, respond and to be more decisive about making that all important decision, therefore saving time and in addition resulting in the project(s) not going over budget or being delayed. In the current economic climate this is the most sought after project management methodology.
The Knowledge Academy
Software development teams have been using techniques such as Scrum, XP (eXtreme Programming), Lean and others for over a decade. Agile Project Management goes beyond these techniques to bring innovation, responsiveness and quality to projects across the full gamut of human endeavour. Here are principles, processes and practices that can be applied in any sector.
The Agile Project Management qualification aims to address the needs of those working in a project-focused environment who want to be Agile.
Based on the proven fundamentals within DSDM Atern, the certification provides the ability to deliver Agile Projects in organizations requiring standards, rigour and visibility around Project Management, while at the same time enabling the fast pace, change and empowerment provided by Agile.
The training is delivered by highly experienced project management trainers, with participation by the delegates being integral to the learning process.
There is pre-study work required for this course. There is a downloadable pre-course studyguide. It includes reading the first four chapters of the Agile Project Management Handbook v1.1. These four chapters will be provided electronically.
A full hard copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v1.1 will be provided on the course itself.
In addition, delegates will be required to complete a MINIMUM of 2 hours homework each evening which is set by the instructor
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)
Prepare for the Agile PM examinations.
This course is in two parts: Foundation and Practitioner.
Foundation lasts three days and includes a one hour multiple choice examination on the afternoon of the third day
Practitioner is a one day workshop including a two hour, scenario based examination. Prerequisites for the Practitioner examination are either:
Agile Project Management Foundation Certificate,
DSDM Atern Foundation Certificate, or
DSDM Advanced Practitioner Certificate
Choosing the right approach
The basics of Agile Project Management
Roles and Responsibilities
Preparing for an Agile project
The factors that lead to success
How to manage an Agile project
Processes and Products
Communication in an Agile project
Prioritisation and Time boxing
Maintaining control in an Agile project
Requirements and Estimating
Building in quality
Exam Structure - Foundation
Multiple choice format
60 questions per paper
30 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) - 50%
60 minutes duration
Exam Structure Practitioner
4 questions per paper, 15 marks available per question
30 marks required to pass (out of 60 available) - 50%
Two hours duration
Open-book (restricted to the manual only) examination
- Official Agile Project Management Handbook
- The Knowledge Academy Courseware
- Experienced Instructor
- “Well done to The Knowledge Academy for putting on an excellent course, the trainer was great and had a very high standard of teaching.”By Fred Arnold (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 03/03/2012) from Manchester
- “Excellent course, well-delivered by an outstanding trainer. Special thanks go to TKA for an easy booking process through to an excellent course. I will be signing up to the next level in March.”By Gareth Hoyland (Rating: 5 out of 5, 04/04/2012) from London
- “I have used many training providers for our company's training requirements and I was referred to The Knowledge Academy. The training has been better than my existing training provider. As a result we have decided to move all our training to TKA”By Lynne Branning (Rating: 5 out of 5, 16/02/2012) from Glasgow
- “Good course with great delivery by the trainer, who did a great job in bringing the course 'alive' with great examples and fantastic energy.”By Naresh Sharma (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 16/03/2012) from Edinburgh
2013: The Agile Revolution
Agile Project Management is very well known in many industries but the question is; why?
There has been a quiet revolution recently, one which few people know about and that is the revolution of agile. This has affected product development teams all over the world as they are struggling to decide which next step to take in order to be successful. Product development teams must adjust to what the world is now expecting of them; what the consumer is now expecting from them. All industries around the world including those of; automobiles, pharmaceuticals and software are facing continuous customer demands of innovation and change. However, the cost of this is extortionate as it involves experimenting with different methods and ideas in order to see which one is most beneficial to the company and the consumer. The truth is, we are no longer in the time of anticipatory development but rather we are in the age of adaptive styles of development.
The switch to adaptive styles of development is a nightmare for all professionals who are currently working with the old methods.
There are thousands of new approaches which would fit this new era, and this is demonstrated by hundreds of companies currently experimenting with these new ideas. However, one method which is standing out considerably is Agile Project Management. It is a fact which has been researched for many years that those companies who WILL succeed will be those who are practising using the Agile methods. Why? Well, Agile has the ability to keep the costs down but the production high.
Agile itself, which nowadays is actually better known for its training course also brings in new processes into the mix on a regular basis to keep all practices up to date. The Agile training course is just one way individuals have the ability to learn these new processes.
Agile Project Management focuses on; speed, mobility and of course quality. Therefore all teams working with this methodology must be well disciplined and taught well hence, why the Agile training programme is so popular.
However, the agile methodology is not something which can be taught overnight. It is a discipline whereby individuals must allow Agile into their life and work. Success is only for those who will allow change and even chaos at times hence why the agile framework is so welcome in today’s business world.
The use of learning Agile will allow individuals to gain agile leadership qualities and learn the importance of structure in a chaotic way. Agile believes firmly in creativity and ensures that there is no limit put upon this by any frameworks or structures.
This is the Agile revolution; make sure you are not left behind.