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Agile Project Management Black Belt Course Outline

Module 1: Elements of a Project

  • Aim of a Project
  • Aim of a Project Framework
  • Project Approaches
  • Agile (Empirical) Processes
  • Uncertainty and Volatility
  • Agile Development Process
  • Deming Cycle
  • Requirements
  • Planning and Project Manager Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Control Pack
  • Governance
  • Layers in a Project
  • Iron Triangle

Module 2: Agile Philosophy and Environment

  • What is Agile?
  • History of Agile
  • Common Characteristics
  • Core Values
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles
  • Agile Myths
  • Agile Mindset
  • Creating an Agile Environment
  • Motivated and Talented Individuals
  • Self-Organised Teams
  • Enough Design Up-Front
  • Agile Methods
  • Combining Agile and PRINCE2®
  • Lean Software Development Principles

Module 3: Understanding XP

  • Essence of XP
  • History of XP
  • XP Roles and Methodology
  • XP Tools and Concepts

Module 4: Understanding Scrum

  • Essence of Scrum
  • How Scrum Works?
  • Scrum Process
  • Scrum: Roles
  • Scrum Team
  • Development Team
    • Leadership
    • Beware
  • Cross-Functional and Self-Organising
  • Product Owner
  • Checklist for Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Checklist for Scrum Master
  • Personal Skills for a Scrum Master
  • Technical Skills for a Scrum Master

Module 5: Scrum Controls and User Stories

  • Scrum Controls
  • Planning
  • Producing
  • Retrospective
  • Closing
  • Scrum: Techniques and Concepts
  • Definition of Done
    • What does “Done” Mean?
  • Daily Scrum
  • Scrum Statements
  • Scrum Top Tips
  • User Stories
  • 3 C’s
  • I.N.V.E.S.T
  • Using and Combining User Stories
  • Backlogs
    • Product Backlog
    • Sprint Backlogs
  • Start/Stop/Continue
  • Fist of Five

Module 6: Understanding DSDM Atern

  • Agile DSDM
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Essence of DSDM Atern
  • DSDM (Atern) Methodology
    • DSDM Pros and Cons
  • Atern Roles
    • Atern Role Framework
  • Business Sponsor
  • Business Visionary
  • Business Ambassador
  • Business Advisor
  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Team Leader
  • Technical Co-ordinator
  • Solution Developer

Module 7: Atern Controls and MoSCoW

  • Atern Controls
  • Business Controls
  • Project Controls
  • Technical Controls
  • Atern Techniques
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Class Exercise: MoSCoW
  • Prioritised Requirements Lists (PRLs)
  • Time-Boxes
  • How Agile Delivers on Time and to Cost?

Module 8: Agile Techniques

  • Burn Down Chart
  • Kanban
  • Y.A.G.N.I
  • Velocity

Module 9: Estimating

  • Cone of Uncertainty
  • Expert Judgement (Wide-Band Delphi)
  • Bottom-Up Estimation Approach
  • Analogy
  • Parametric
  • Functions Points
  • Estimating and Prioritising Requirements
  • MoSCoW
  • Terminology
  • How to Estimate?
  • Planning Poker
  • Slightly Different View
  • Estimating Using Story Points
  • Affinity Estimating
  • Ideal Time

Module 10: Handling Risks 

  • Communication
  • Risk Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Burn Down Graph
  • Plotting Each Risk
  • Risk-Based Spikes
  • Cargo Cults

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Who should attend this Agile Project Management Black Belt Course?

The Agile Project Management Black Belt Course is a comprehensive training course that covers the principles, practices, and tools of Agile Project Management. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers

Prerequisites of the Agile Project Management Black Belt Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Agile Project Management Black Belt Course. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial for delegates. 


Agile Project Management Black Belt Course Overview

The Agile Project Management Black Belt Course is designed to equip professionals with advanced skills in Agile methodologies, ensuring they stay competitive and adaptive in dynamic work environments. This course delves deep into Agile principles, methods, and best practices, providing a comprehensive understanding of Agile Project Management's significance in modern business strategies.

Proficiency in Agile Project Management is vital for professionals aspiring to lead transformative projects. Project Managers, Team Leads, and executives seeking to enhance their project delivery effectiveness should aim to master Agile Project Management. Agile methodologies empower teams to respond swiftly to market demands, making them indispensable in industries where adaptability and efficiency are paramount.

This intensive 3-day training empowers delegates with practical knowledge and hands-on experience in implementing Agile methodologies. Delegates will learn to streamline project workflows, enhance team collaboration, and improve project outcomes. Through real-world case studies and interactive sessions, delegates will gain insights into Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, and Lean, enabling them to apply Agile principles effectively in their projects.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamental concepts and principles of Agile Project Management
  • To master popular Agile frameworks, including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean
  • To develop proficiency in Agile planning, estimation, and risk management techniques
  • To enhance team collaboration and communication skills within Agile teams
  • To gain expertise in Agile metrics and performance measurement
  • To learn to facilitate Agile ceremonies and retrospectives effectively
  • To implement Agile best practices for continuous improvement
  • To acquire skills to lead Agile teams and drive project success in dynamic environments

After completing the Agile Project Management Black Belt Course, delegates will receive a prestigious certification. This certification validates their expertise in Agile Project Management, making them valuable assets for organisations embracing Agile methodologies.


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What’s included in this Agile Project Management Black Belt Course?  

  • Agile Project Management Black Belt Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Agile Project Management Black Belt Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Project Management Black Belt Exam Information

To achieve the Agile Project Management Black Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows:

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice
  • Total Questions: 30
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks
  • Pass Mark: 66%, or 40/60 Marks
  • Duration: 60 Minutes

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Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Agile Project Management Black Belt FAQs

The course includes 3 days of classroom training from an expert instructor, courseware book including slides, and a certificate of achievement upon completion.
Yes, the course includes the Black Belt exam.
Your instructor will be a project management expert with many years of experience in using agile methodologies.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45 am.
The price for Agile Project Management Black Belt certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1795
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Agile Project Management Black Belt.
Please see our Agile Training courses available in the United Kingdom

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Trusted & Approved

We’re an APMG Accredited Training Organisation (ATO)


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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