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FAQ's
  • 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 does The Knowledge Academy provide me with 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 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 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

  • Is there pre-course reading?

    The required pre-course study work will be sent to you via email which you will need to set aside approximately 3-5 hours to complete prior to the start of the course

  • 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 and 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

  • IT'S OFFICIAL: MORE candidates PASS Agile exams with our courses than any other training provider as verified by APM Group. How is this verified?

    This has been verified by APMG based on statistics from 1 Jan 2013 - 30 November 2013 and is based on volume of delegates

Overview

The Knowledge Academy

Introduction

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.

Agile provides 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.

Please note that delegates will be required to complete pre-course work prior to attending the course as well as homework exercises each evening.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required prior to attending this course. 

Course Objectives

  • Learn how to lay the foundations for successful agile projects
  • Understand 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

Course Outline

This course is in two parts: Foundation and Practitioner.

The Foundation part of the course lasts three days and includes a one hour multiple choice examination on the afternoon of the third day

The Practitioner part of the course 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

Course Content

  • 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
  • Agile lifecycles
  • Processes and Products
  • Communication in an Agile project
  • Iterative development
  • Prioritisation and Time boxing
  • Maintaining control in an Agile project
  • Managing risk
  • Requirements and Estimating
  • Agile Planning
  • 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
  • Closed-book

Exam Structure - Practitioner

  • Objective-testing
  • 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
What's included?
  • Official Agile Project Management Handbook
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware
  • Exams
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments
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How to become a Business Analyst

Business analysis is the task of understanding business change needs – Assessing the business impact of those changes, capturing, analysing and documenting requirements and supporting the communication and delivery with relevant stakeholders. The Business Analyst is someone who is a part of the business operation and works with IT to improve the quality if the services being delivered.

Businesses need to adapt continually if they are to be successful. The business analyst is the catalyst of these changes, working closely with the business to create innovative solutions to business problems.

The typical deliverables of a Business Analyst could very between; business and functional/non-functional requirements as well as as-is and to-be processes including a business case.

The Business Analyst records requirements a form of management tool, whether it be simple spreadsheet or a complex application.

Areas of business analysis:

  • Strategic planning - To identify the organisation's business needs
  • Business model analysis - To define the organisation's policies and market approaches
  • Process design - To standardise the organisation's workflows
  • Systems analysis - The interpretation of business rules and requirements for technical systems

You could find yourself in a variation of industries, some including; finance, banking, insurance, telecoms, utilities, software services etc.

To gain a Diploma, candidates must pass four one-hour written examinations on a number of business topics.

There is a combination of core and specialist modules and an oral examination.

There are two types of core modules in the Diploma, these can be gained in any order. You can choose from either “BCS Certificate in Business Analysis Practice” or “BCS Certificate in Requirements Engineering”.

Candidates must also choose one “knowledge-based” module and one “practitioner” module to complete their certificates. You make your choice depending on your own background and preferences. As well as what your organisation requires and the nature of your role(s).

Finally you must sit an oral examination (this lasts for just under an hour). The candidate is required to demonstrate that they can put the competences gained in the written exams into coherent context.

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to become a Business Analyst?

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An exceptionally well orchestrated and administered course. The instructor was very well versed in all aspects of AGILE and all similar project management styles which made for clear and understandable instruction and explanations. The programme was easily achievable and left plenty of time for questions.
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Location very good, tutor excellent, tough course, lots to do in a very short space of time but thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will go on another course again
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Very good course very difficult but learnt so much. Had an amazing teacher which made the experience even better!
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Right from the arrangement for the course and exam, to actual training had been arranged and organised well. One of the best trainers on the subject - Rob Walters
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Well done to The Knowledge Academy for putting on an excellent course, the trainer was great and had a very high standard of teaching.
58
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.
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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
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Good course with great delivery by the trainer, who did a great job in bringing the course 'alive' with great examples and fantastic energy.
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