The Knowledge Academy
This Agile Project Management course lasts five days and will help you successfully pass the Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner exams. The course includes both exams and is fully accredited by APMG International.
Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner is the highest level of Agile Project Management qualification offered by APMG and provides globally-recognised evidence of expertise in managing projects using Agile methods.
There is some pre-course work and a little reading that we recommend to be done before the course begins. This will ensure you have the best possible start to your training.
This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites.
Who Should Attend?
This course is recommended for anybody interested in project management.
This course is in two parts: Foundation and Practitioner.
- The Foundation part lasts three days and includes a one-hour multiple choice examination on the afternoon of the third day
- The Practitioner part is a one day workshop including a two-hour examination.
The course covers the following topics:
- 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 Timeboxing
- Maintaining control in an Agile project
- Managing risk
- Requirements and Estimating
- Agile Planning
- Building in quality
Agile Project Management Foundation and Practitioner Examinations
- Multiple choice format
- 60 questions
- Pass mark is 50%, or 30 out of 60
- 60 minutes duration
- Objective testing, a type of multiple choice
- 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
- Pass mark is 50%, or 40 out of 80
- Two-and-a-half hours duration
- Open-book examination
Why choose The Knowledge Academy?
- We provide you with the official Agile Project Management Handbook
- We give you The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, which has all presentation slides used during training and practice papers, ensuring you are prepared for the exam
- We make the learning experience enjoyable
- We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
- We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
- All of our training is hands-on, using real world examples
- As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
- Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
- We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
- We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
- We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide
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What is Agile Project Management?
Agile Project Management is a method of project management designed to allow projects to be flexible and adaptive throughout their development. By combining traditional project management techniques with the ideas behind Agile, which is traditionally a method of software development, Agile Project Management provides an approach which embraces change and ensures that the project delivered will be exactly what the customers want. Agile Project Management is provided by the global accreditation provider APMG.
Mastek, a multinational IT services company based in India, used Agile Project Management to improvement its approach to product development.
Although they are based in India, Mastek have off-shored some parts of their business. Structuring the business in this way means it is essential that products are delivered on time and according to customer requirements. To do this, the Agile methodology in working directly with the customer or business at each stage. This has strengthened Mastek’s customer relationships, as their clients are actively involved in developing the products and able to decide if alterations are needed. Using Agile also means Mastek and their clients understand each other better; how they work, what pressures they are under and what challenges may occur.
Overall, since implementing Agile Project Management, Mastek have synchronised their onshore and offshore teams to work as extensions of each other, managed to reduce the governance required, and increased communication between these teams by using social media and video conferencing.
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?