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 are no pre-requisites for attending this course. The following pre-course study work will be sent to you via email which you will need to set aside approx. 3-5 hours to complete:
1) Agile Pre-Course Study Guide PDF
2) Chapters 1 to 4 extracted from the official Agile Project Management Handbook v1.2 PDF (Please read prior to attending)
A full hard copy of the Agile Project Management Handbook v1.2 will be provided to you upon arrival on the course.
In additional, delegates will be required to complete homework exercises each evening
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