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Our Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (4 days)

Online Self-paced (32 hours)

Official APMG Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation Exam

Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) Training Course Outline

Module 1: What is Agile?

  • Which Agile Approach for Project Management?
  • Which Agile Approach?
  • Philosophy
  • Understanding what Negotiable is
  • The 8 Principles
  • Focus on the Business Need
  • Deliver on Time
  • Collaborate
  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
  • Develop Iteratively
  • Communicate Continuously and Clearly
  • Demonstrate Control
  • Principles Top Tips
  • Factors Instrumental to Success – ISFs
  • Project Approach Questionnaire

Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles Responsibilities Overview
  • Business Sponsor
  • Business Visionary
  • Technical Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Ambassador
  • Team Leader
  • SDT Roles
  • Business Advisor
  • Technical Advisor
  • Project level Roles
  • Project Manager (PM) Role and Key Relationships
  • PM and Business Sponsor
  • PM and Technical Coordinator
  • PM and Business Analyst
  • PM and Team Leader
  • PM and SDT
  • Roles and Responsibilities Top Tips

Module 3: Agile Project Management – Through the Lifecycle and Products

  • DSDM Process
  • Configuring the Process– 3 lifecycle Examples
  • Products
  • Pre-Project and the Agile PM
  • Feasibility and the Agile PM
  • Foundations and the Agile PM
  • Evolutionary Development and the Agile PM
  • Deployment and the Agile PM
  • Post-Project and the Agile PM

Module 4: Deliver on time – Combining MoSCoW Prioritisation and Time Boxing

  • MoSCoW
  • MoSCoW Relating to a Specific Timeframe
  • Integral Part of Planning Process
  • Making MoSCoW Work
  • Prioritisation – Who Decides?
  • Assigning Priorities Top Tips
  • Timeboxing – Which style?
  • Timeboxes – How Long?
  • DSDM Structured Timebox
  • Free-format Timebox
  • Daily Stand-up
  • Daily Stand-up and the AgilePM
  • Empowered Teams and Change
  • Wider Context
  • Timeboxing Top Tips

Module 5: DSDM Process and Facilitated Workshops

  • Configuring the Process– 3 lifecycle Examples
  • Pre-Project and the Agile PM
  • Feasibility and the Agile PM
  • Foundations and the Agile PM
  • Evolutionary Development and the Agile PM
  • Deployment and the Agile PM
  • Post-Project and the Agile PM
  • Modelling
  • Iterative Development

Module 6: People, Teams, and Interactions

  • People, Teams, and Interactions
  • Planning Effective Communication
  • Distributed Team Communication
  • Collaboration
  • People, Teams, Interactions Top Tips

Module 7: Requirements and User Stories

  • Requirements
  • User Stories
  • Example User Story Card – The Front
  • Confirmation - User Story Card – The Back
  • Well-Constructed User Stories
  • Requirements through the DSDM Lifecycle
  • Requirements Top Tips

Module 8: Estimating – How and When

  • Estimating – Coping with Uncertainty
  • Styles of Estimating – Top Down
  • Styles of Estimating – Bottom Up
  • Estimating Through the Lifecycle
  • Estimating Top Tips

Module 9: Planning in a DSDM Project

  • Planning Concepts
  • Testing Concepts
  • Tracking and Control Concepts
  • Planning Throughout the Lifecycle
  • Planning Activity Phase by Phase
  • Planning and Quality
  • Planning – Early Phases – Foundations
  • Planning – Evolutionary Development
  • Planning Top Tips

Module 10: Quality – Never Compromise Quality

  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Using DSDM Helps “Never Compromise Quality”
  • Quality Across the Lifecycle
  • DSDM as a Quality Process
  • Process Quality to Provide Predictability
  • Quality Top Tips

Module 11: Risk Management

  • Managing Risk
  • Risk Top Tips

Module 12: Tailoring the Approach

  • Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)
  • Tailoring DSDM Using PAQ
  • Tailoring Top Tips

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Who should attend this AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Course?

This Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) Course equips delegates with an understanding of managing projects in an Agile environment. The AgilePM® Foundation Course covers the basics and principles of the methodology, while the Practitioner Course delves deeper into the practical application of these principles in real-world scenarios. This course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including::

  • Agile Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Change Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Risk Managers

Prerequisites of the AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Course

There are no formal prerequisites for pursuing the AgilePM® Foundation Course. However, to take the Agile Practitioner section of the course, you need to pass the Agile Foundation exam.

Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) Training Course Overview

Agile Project Management is a dynamic approach to Project Management that prioritises flexibility and adaptability. In an ever-evolving business landscape, this Agile Project Management Course equips professionals with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in Project Management by embracing change and customer collaboration. Its relevance is paramount in today's fast-paced world, where traditional Project Management methodologies often fall short.

Understanding Agile Project Management is crucial for professionals across various industries, including IT, software development, marketing, and more. Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone involved in project execution should aim to master this subject. This course enables professionals to deliver quicker, cost-effective, and low-risk changes, fosters client satisfaction, and enhances team communication.

The 4-day Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) Course by the Knowledge Academy offers a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies. Delegates will gain a solid foundation in Agile principles, providing them with the core skills required for successful Agile Project Management. This training will enable them to implement Agile methodology seamlessly into their daily thought-process.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of Agile methodologies
  • To equip delegates with the core principles needed for successful Agile Project Management
  • To help delegates comprehend and implement the 12 Principles of Agile into their projects
  • To instil the ability to implement Agile methodology in daily project management
  • To enable delegates to deliver quicker, cost-effective, and minimal risk changes as certified AgilePM® team members
  • To emphasise a greater focus on customer satisfaction, fostering returning business prospects

Upon completion of this Agile Project Management Foundation & Practitioner (AgilePM®) Course, delegates will benefit by gaining a comprehensive understanding of Agile methodologies, allowing them to excel in Project Management roles and contribute effectively to Agile projects. This knowledge will enhance their career prospects and enable them to deliver successful projects with a focus on customer satisfaction and efficient team communication.

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What’s included in this AgilePM® Foundation & Practitioner Course?

  • Agile Project Management Foundation Examination
  • Agile Project Management Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • AgilePM® Foundation Certificate
  • AgilePM® Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation Exam Information

The Agile Project Management Foundation Exam evaluates one's grasp of agile Project Management methodologies. Ideal for Project Managers, Business analysts, Software Developers, and those involved in Agile project delivery, this exam delves into various aspects of Agile, from its principles and processes to roles, communication strategies, risk management, and quality assurance. In essence, this certification is an excellent launchpad for those keen on establishing or advancing a career in Agile Project Management. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Practitioner Exam Information

The Agile Project Management Practitioner Exam assesses one's understanding of Agile Project Management methodologies. Essentially, this is a key certification for showcasing advanced agile knowledge, especially for those progressing from the Project Management Foundation exam and aiming for a higher trajectory in Agile Project Management. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions:
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Exam

Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course Outline

Module 1: Basics of Agile Project Management

  • What is Agile?
  • What is Agile Project Management?
  • What Agile Approach?
  • Introducing DSDM
    • Method
    • Deliverables
  • Factors Instrumental to Success
  • Agile Framework
  • 8 Key Principles
    • Focus on the Business Need
    • Deliver on Time
    • Collaborate                          
    • Never Compromise Quality 
    • Build Incrementally from Firm Foundation
    • Develop Iteratively
    • Communicate Continuously and Clearly
    • Demonstrate Control

Module 2: Agile Project Lifecycle

  • Pre-Project
  • Feasibility
  • Foundations
  • Evolutionary Development
  • Deployment
  • Post-Project
  • Adapting the Process

Module 3: Agile Products

  • Management Products
  • Technical Products
  • Business Products
  • Responsibilities

Module 4: Agile Project Team

  • Agile Project Team Roles and Responsibilities
  • Leadership Styles
  • Collaboration

Module 5: Agile Practices

  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Timeboxing
  • Daily Stand-Up
  • Team Board
  • Teams and Change
  • Wider Context
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Workshop Roles and Activities
  • Modelling
    • Techniques
    • Perspectives
  • Iterative Development
  • Controlling Iterative Development

Module 6: Agile Project Management and Control

  • Estimating
  • Planning
  • Testing
  • Managing Risk
  • Vendor Management
  • Measuring Agile Success
  • Requirements
  • Maintainability
  • Configuration Management
  • User Stories
  • Requirements Through the Agile Lifecycle
  • Quality
  • Quality Across the Lifecycle
  • Quality Management
  • Process Quality to Provide Predictability
  • Customer Cooperation
  • Tailoring DSDM Using PAQ

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Who should attend this Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course?

The Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course is designed for individuals who are involved in Project Management and are looking to enhance their knowledge and skills in Agile methodologies. This course is suitable for a range of professionals, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Agile Practitioners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Team Members
  • IT Professionals

Prerequisites of the Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course. However, a basic understanding of Project Management concepts can be beneficial.  

Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course Overview

In today's fast-paced business landscape, where adaptability and efficiency are paramount, Agile principles offer a transformative approach to project execution. This CPAPM Course provides a comprehensive exploration of Agile methodologies, equipping professionals with the skills needed to navigate complex projects with agility and responsiveness.

A mastery of Agile principles is imperative for professionals navigating contemporary Project Management challenges. Project Managers, Team Leaders, and Product Owners seeking to excel in their roles must embrace Agile methodologies. This course is tailored for individuals aspiring to elevate their Project Management expertise, emphasising the importance of Agile in fostering collaboration, responding to dynamic requirements, and ensuring project success.

The Knowledge Academy's 2-day CPAPM Training is designed to accelerate participants' mastery of Agile methodologies. Through interactive sessions, real-world case studies, and hands-on exercises, delegates will gain practical insights into implementing Agile practices in diverse project scenarios. Additionally, with the certification in hand, the delegates will also be able to validate their skills in Project Management and achieve great career advancement.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the foundational principles of Agile Project Management
  • To explore various Agile methodologies and their applications in different project scenarios
  • To gain hands-on experience through practical exercises and real-world case studies
  • To learn effective collaboration and communication strategies within Agile teams
  • To master the art of adapting to change and embracing uncertainty in project environments

Upon completion of this course, participants will not only be well-versed in Agile frameworks but will also possess the skills to drive organisational agility, ensuring they are well-equipped to lead successful projects and contribute to their company's overall strategic goals.

 

 

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What’s included in this Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Course?

  • Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • CPAPM Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM) Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Professional in Agile Project Management (CPAPM), candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Total Marks: 40 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 26/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Our SAFe® course is accredited by Scaled Agile

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Official SAFe® 6 Agilist Exam

Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training Course Outline

Module 1: Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility

  • Thriving in the Digital Age.
  • SAFe® as an Operating System for Business Agility.

Module 2: Building a Foundation with Mindset, Values, and Principles

  • Lean-Agile Mindset.
  • Lean Thinking.
  • Agile Development.
  • SAFe® Core Values.
  • Apply SAFe® Principles.
  • Take an Economic View.
  • Apply Systems Thinking.
  • Assume Variability; Preserve Options.
  • Build Incrementally with Fast, Integrated Learning Cycles.
  • Base Milestones on Objective Evaluation of Working Systems.
  • Make Value Flow Without Interruptions.
  • Apply Cadence, Synchronise with Cross-Domain Planning.
  • Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers.
  • Decentralise Decision-Making.
  • Organise Around Value.

Module 3: Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  • Forming Cross-Functional Agile Teams.
  • Built-In Quality.
  • Organising Agile Release Trains Around the Flow of Value.

Module 4: Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

  • Customer Centricity and Design Thinking.
  • Prioritising the Program Backlog.
  • PI Planning.
  • Develop on Cadence, Release on Demand.
  • Building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps.

Module 5: Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

  • Defining a SAFe® Portfolio.
  • Connecting the Portfolio to the Enterprise Strategy.
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision.
  • Realising the Portfolio Vision through Epics.
  • Establishing Lean Budgets and Guardrails.
  • Establishing Portfolio Flow.

Module 6: Leading the Change

  • Leading by Example.
  • Leading the Change.

Module 7: Practicing SAFe®

  • Leading SAFe® Class Page.
  • Safe ART and Team Events.
  • SAFe® Collaborate.
  • Measure and grow.

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Who should attend this Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Course?

The Certified Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Course is designed for individuals who play a key role in leading, implementing, and scaling Agile practices within an organisation. This course is particularly beneficial for:

  • Programme and Project Managers.
  • Release Train Engineers.
  • Business Analysts.
  • Scrum Masters.
  • Product and Product Line Managers.
  • Portfolio Managers.
  • Solution and Systems Architects.

Prerequisites of the Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Course

There are no Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Course. However, a basic understanding of Agile principles and practices can be beneficial for the delegates.

Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training Course Overview

The Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training is a comprehensive course that delves into the world of SAFe®, a framework that empowers organisations to implement Agile practices at an enterprise level. Its relevance lies in the need for businesses to adapt and remain agile in a rapidly changing world. This course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the complexities of enterprise-level Agile adoption.

Understanding SAFe® is of utmost importance for professionals aspiring to lead and drive agility within their organisations. Project Managers, Team Leaders, and Executives involved in large-scale Agile transformations should aim to master this subject. By doing so, they can enhance their career opportunities and contribute to improving time-to-market, quality, and productivity.

The 2-day Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training by the Knowledge Academy offers a deep dive into SAFe® as an operating system for business agility. Delegates will gain a profound understanding of the Agile Manifesto and Lean portfolio management, essential components of SAFe®. The course is facilitated by experienced instructors who will guide delegates through the complexities of SAFe® and prepare them for the associated exam.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the SAFe® framework.
  • To familiarise delegates with the principles of the Agile Manifesto.
  • To equip delegates with knowledge of Lean portfolio management.
  • To prepare delegates to lead Agile transformations in their organisations.
  • To enable delegates to comprehend the core competencies of SAFe®.
  • To prepare delegates for the Leading SAFe® 6.0 certification exam.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will benefit by gaining a deep understanding of SAFe®, the Agile Manifesto, and Lean portfolio management. They will be well-prepared to lead Agile transformations in their organisations, enhancing their career prospects and contributing to improved time-to-market, quality, and productivity in the ever-changing business landscape.

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What’s included in the Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Course?

  • SAFe Agilist Certification Examination.
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Training and Exam Certificate.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.

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Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Exam Information 

The Certified Scaled Agile Framework Leading SAFe® 6.0 Exam evaluates one's comprehension of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). This exam delves into various SAFe® elements, encompassing its principles, framework, roles, practices, and metrics. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Pass Mark: 80% 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Our SAFe® course is accredited by Scaled Agile

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Official SAFe® 6 Product Owner/Product Manager Exam

Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Training Course Outline

Module 1: Exploring Product Owner and Product Management Roles and Responsibilities

  • Introducing SAFe® for Product Owners and Product Management.
    • Product Owner (PO) Areas of Responsibility.
    • Product Management Areas of Responsibility.
  • Lean-Agile Mindset.
    • Embrace the Lean-Agile Mindset.
    • Agile Manifesto Principles.
    • SAFe® Lean-Agile Principles.
  • Value Streams.
    • What is a Value Stream?
    • Operational Value Streams.
    • Development Value Streams.
    • What is a Solution?
    • Operational Value Streams for TTC.
    • What is an Agile Release Train (ART)?
    • What is an Agile Team?
    • Areas of Responsibility of the Agile Team.
  • Responsibilities of Product Owners and Product Management.
    • Product Management, PO, and Agile Team Partner.
    • PO Areas of Responsibility.
    • Connecting with the Customer.
    • Contributing to the Vision and Roadmap.
    • Managing and Prioritising Team Backlog.
    • Supporting the Team in Value Delivery.
    • Getting and Applying Feedback.

Module 2: Preparing for PI Planning

  • PI Planning.
    • What is a Planning Interval (PI)?
    • What is PI Planning?
    • POs and Product Management are Essential to PI Planning.
    • Benefits of PI Planning.
  • Solution Vision.
    • What is a Solution Vision?
    • Influence of Strategic Themes.
    • Express the Future State as a Vision.
  • Solution and PI Roadmaps.
    • Market Dynamics Influence Solution and PI Roadmaps.
    • Market Rhythms are Cyclical and Predictable.
  • Customer-Centric Features.
    • Summary of SAFe® Requirements.
    • Creating Epics to Fulfil the Vision.
    • Personas Help Understand Customers.
    • Relative Estimating.
    • Features are Implemented by Stories.
  • ART Backlog and Kanban.
    • Features are Managed Through the ART Backlog.
    • Partner with System Architects.
    • Capacity Allocation.
    • Kanban Summarised.
    • Prioritise Features for Optimal ROI.
    • Prioritisation Anti-Patterns.
    • Components of Cost of Delay.
    • Calculate WSJF with Relative Estimating.

Module 3: Leading PI Planning

  • Communicate the Vision.
    • What POs and Product Management Do During PI Planning?
    • Communicate the Vision.
    • Communicate the PI Roadmap.
    • PI Roadmap for the TTC Van Program.
    • Support Team Breakouts.
  • Establish PI Objectives.
    • PI Objectives.
    • Why Do We Use PI Objectives?
    • Distinguish Features from PI Objectives.
    • Tips for Writing Effective Team PI Objectives.
    • Create Alignment with PI Objectives.
    • Maintain Predictability with Uncommitted Objectives.
    • Considerations When Assigning Business Value.
  • Manage Dependencies.
    • Using an ART Planning Board to Visualise Work.
    • Strategies for Managing Dependencies.
    • PI Planning Can Reveal Opportunities to Release Value Sooner.
  • Manage Risks.
    • Types of Risks.
    • Building the Final Plan.
    • Addressing ART PI Risks.
    • Confidence Vote.

Module 4: Executing Iterations

  • Stories and Story Maps.
    • Features are Split into Stories.
    • What are Stories?
    • When is a Story Complete?
    • Use Story Maps to Capture Workflows.
    • Integrating User Experience and Interface Design.
  • Iteration Planning.
    • Product Owners Lead Iteration Planning.
    • Sequencing Stories.
    • Iteration Planning Agenda.
    • Establishing Capacity.
    • Capacity Allocation for a Healthy Balance.
    • Using Velocity to Establish Capacity.
    • Estimate Stories with Relative Story Points.
    • Iteration Goals.
    • Tips for Effective Iteration Planning.
  • Team Kanban.
    • Team Kanban Promotes Collaboration and Facilitates Flow.
    • POs and the Team Sync.
    • Backlog Refinement.
  • Tips for Effective Backlog Refinement.
  • Iteration Review and Iteration Retrospective.
    • Iteration Review.
    • Iteration Review guidelines.
    • Scalable Definition of Done.
    • Relentless Improvement.
    • Iteration Retrospective.
  • DevOps and Release on Demand.
    • Building the Continuous Delivery Pipeline with DevOps.
    • Continuous Exploration (CE) – Understand Customer Needs.
    • Continuous Integration (CI) – A Critical Technical Practice of the ART.
    • Continuous Deployment (CD) – Getting to Production Early.
    • Decouple Release Elements from the Total Solution.

Module 5: Executing the PI

  • Product Owner (PO) Sync.
    • PO Sync helps ARTs Respond to Change.
  • System Demo.
  • Innovation and Planning Iteration.
    • SAFe® Core Values.
    • Innovation and Planning (IP) Iteration.
    • IP Iteration.
    • Organise a Hackathon.
    • Organise a Supplier Showcase.
    • Spikes.
  • Inspect and Adapt.
    • Improve Results.
    • PI System Demo.
    • Review Relevant Metrics.
    • Competency Assessments.
    • Flow Metrics.
    • Eight Flow Accelerators.
    • Program Performance Reporting.
    • Measure ART Predictability.
    • Team Performance Assessment.
    • Program Performance Metrics.

Module 6: Practicing SAFe®

  • SAFe® Toolkits.
  • Community Video Hub.
  • Online Learning Resources.
  • SAFe® Collaborate.
  • SAFe® Assessments.
  • SAFe® Forums.

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Who should attend this Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner Training and Exam Course?

The Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Training and Exam Course is designed for anyone keen on understanding the roles of Product Managers and Product Owners in a Scaled Agile Framework® and wants to ensure successful product delivery and maximisation of value in a SAFe® environment. A few of the professionals who will benefit from this course are:

  • Product Managers.
  • Product Owners.
  • Business Analysts.
  • Project Managers.
  • Scrum Masters.
  • Agile Coaches.
  • Software Developers.

Prerequisites of the Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner Training and Exam Course

The Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner Training Course has no formal prerequisites. However, it is recommended that delegates have a basic understanding of Agile principles and practices. Additionally, familiarity with Scrum, Product Management, or Product Ownership roles can be advantageous.

Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Training Course Overview

The Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Training is a comprehensive course designed to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge to excel in the world of Agile Product Management and ownership. In a rapidly evolving business environment, this training is not only relevant but essential for those looking to streamline programme priorities, execute Agile practices at the enterprise level, and drive success in product development.

Understanding the role of a SAFe® Product Owner is crucial for professionals aiming to excel in Agile Product Management. Product Managers, Product Owners, and anyone involved in product development and ownership should aim to master this subject. By doing so, they can prepare for and participate in Programme Increment (PI) planning, iterate on executions, and drive continuous improvements within their teams. SAFe® product ownership skills are highly sought after in the job market, making this training valuable for career growth.

The 2-day Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Training by the Knowledge Academy provides a deep understanding of SAFe® for Lean enterprises, value streams, and Product Management within an Agile framework. Delegates will gain the competencies needed to achieve business agility, making them well-prepared to drive product success.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide delegates with a comprehensive knowledge of SAFe® for Lean enterprises.
  • To familiarise delegates with value streams and their importance in delivering value.
  • To equip delegates with the skills needed for product management and ownership.
  • To prepare delegates for active participation in Programme Increment (PI) planning.
  • To enable delegates to iterate on executions and drive team improvements.
  • To make delegates proficient in their product owner duties.

Upon completion of this course, delegates will benefit by gaining a deep understanding of SAFe®, value streams, and product management, enabling them to excel in their roles as SAFe® Product Owners. They will be well-prepared to streamline programme priorities, execute Agile practices, and drive product success, thus enhancing their career prospects in the competitive world of Agile Product Management.

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What’s included in this Certified SAFe® Product Manager / Product Owner Training and Exam Course?

  • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager Certification Examination.
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors.
  • SAFe® Product Owner/Product Manager Certification.
  • Digital Delegate Pack.

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Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Exam Information

The Certified SAFe® Product Manager/Product Owner Exam evaluates one's expertise in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), specifically concerning the roles of Product Manager and Product Owner. The exam delves into various SAFe® facets related to product management and ownership, encompassing its principles, framework, roles, practices, and relevant metrics.  

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 45  
  • Pass Marks: 80% 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

 

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Our Agile Project Management Foundation (AgilePM®) course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official APMG Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation Exam

Agile Project Management Foundation Course Outline

This is a three-day course focused on the AgilePM® Foundation training. 

Module 1: What is Agile?

  • Which Agile Approach for Project Management?
  • Which Agile Approach?
  • Philosophy
  • Understanding what Negotiable is
  • The 8 Principles
  • Focus on the Business Need
  • Deliver on Time
  • Collaborate
  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Build Incrementally from Firm Foundations
  • Develop Iteratively
  • Communicate Continuously and Clearly
  • Demonstrate Control
  • Principles Top Tips
  • Factors Instrumental to Success – ISFs
  • Project Approach Questionnaire

Module 2: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Roles Responsibilities Overview
  • Business Sponsor
  • Business Visionary
  • Technical Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Ambassador
  • Team Leader
  • SDT Roles
  • Business Advisor
  • Technical Advisor
  • Project level Roles
  • Project Manager (PM) Role and Key Relationships
  • PM and Business Sponsor
  • PM and Technical Coordinator
  • PM and Business Analyst
  • PM and Team Leader
  • PM and SDT
  • Roles and Responsibilities Top Tips

Module 3: Agile Project Management – Through the Lifecycle and Products

  • DSDM Process
  • Configuring the Process– 3 lifecycle Examples
  • Products
  • Pre-Project and the Agile PM
  • Feasibility and the Agile PM
  • Foundations and the Agile PM
  • Evolutionary Development and the Agile PM
  • Deployment and the Agile PM
  • Post-Project and the Agile PM

There will also be homework set each evening for the candidates to complete.

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Who should attend this AgilePM® Foundation Course?

This AgilePM® Foundation Training Course is an introductory course which introduces participants to the fundamental principles and practices of the AgilePM® methodology, which focuses on Agile Project Management. The professionals who can benefit from attending this course are as follows:

  • Agile Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance Professionals
  • Change Managers
  • Operational Team Leaders
  • Scrum Masters
  • Release Managers

Prerequisites of the AgilePM® Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this AgilePM® Foundation Course.

Agile Project Management Foundation Course Overview

The AgilePM® Foundation Training is a 3-day course that introduces delegates to the Agile methodology and offers the training and examination for the APMG accredited AgilePM® Foundation certification. In today's fast-paced business environment, the relevance of Agile methodologies cannot be overstated. Agile practices, with their emphasis on flexibility and iterative feedback, have become a cornerstone of modern project management.

Knowing Agile Project Management is essential for professionals across various industries. Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone involved in project execution should aim to master this subject. The ability to work competently and proficiently on Agile projects is highly valued in the job market. Agile Project Management allows professionals to break away from rigid project management methodologies and embrace customer collaboration.

The 3-day training provided by the Knowledge Academy is a comprehensive introduction to Agile methodologies. Delegates will acquire the foundational knowledge and skills required for successful Agile project management. With guidance from qualified trainers, they will be well-prepared to work effectively as part of a team on Agile projects.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce delegates to Agile methodologies
  • To equip delegates with core principles for successful Agile Project Management
  • To help delegates understand and implement the 12 Principles of Agile
  • To emphasise a greater focus on customer satisfaction, leading to increased prospects of returning business
  • To enhance communication between teams and clients, creating a better working environment

Upon completion of this course, delegates will benefit by gaining a solid understanding of Agile methodologies and the essential principles of Agile project management. They will be well-prepared to contribute competently to Agile projects, leading to improved job prospects in a dynamic business world.

 

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What’s included in this AgilePM® Foundation Course?

  • AgilePM® Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • AgilePM® Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Foundation Exam Information

The Agile Project Management Foundation Exam evaluates one's grasp of agile Project Management methodologies. Ideal for Project Managers, Business analysts, Software Developers, and those involved in Agile project delivery, this exam delves into various aspects of Agile, from its principles and processes to roles, communication strategies, risk management, and quality assurance. In essence, this certification is an excellent launchpad for those keen on establishing or advancing a career in Agile Project Management. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Our Agile Project Management Practitioner (AgilePM®) course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Official APMG Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Practitioner Exam

Agile Project Management Practitioner (AgilePM®) Course Outline

This one-day course focuses on the topics listed below.

Module 1: Deliver on time – Combining MoSCoW Prioritisation and Time Boxing

  • MoSCoW
  • MoSCoW Relating to a Specific Timeframe
  • Integral Part of Planning Process
  • Making MoSCoW Work
  • Prioritisation – Who Decides?
  • Assigning Priorities Top Tips
  • Timeboxing – Which style?
  • Timeboxes – How Long?
  • DSDM Structured Timebox
  • Free-format Timebox
  • Daily Stand-up
  • Daily Stand-up and the AgilePM
  • Empowered Teams and Change
  • Wider Context
  • Timeboxing Top Tips

Module 2: DSDM Process and Facilitated Workshops

  • Configuring the Process– 3 Lifecycle Examples
  • Pre-Project and the Agile PM
  • Feasibility and the Agile PM
  • Foundations and the Agile PM
  • Evolutionary Development and the Agile PM
  • Deployment and the Agile PM
  • Post-Project and the Agile PM
  • Modelling
  • Iterative Development

Module 3: People, Teams, and Interactions

  • People, Teams, and Interactions
  • Planning Effective Communication
  • Distributed Team Communication
  • Collaboration
  • People, Teams, Interactions Top Tips

Module 4: Requirements and User Stories

  • Requirements
  • User Stories
  • Example User Story Card – The Front
  • Confirmation - User Story Card – The Back
  • Well-Constructed User Stories
  • Requirements through the DSDM Lifecycle
  • Requirements Top Tips

Module 5: Estimating – How and When

  • Estimating – Coping with Uncertainty
  • Styles of Estimating – Top Down
  • Styles of Estimating – Bottom Up
  • Estimating Through the Lifecycle
  • Estimating Top Tips

Module 6: Planning in a DSDM Project

  • Planning Concepts
  • Testing Concepts
  • Tracking and Control Concepts
  • Planning Throughout the Lifecycle
  • Planning Activity Phase by Phase
  • Planning and Quality
  • Planning – Early Phases – Foundations
  • Planning – Evolutionary Development
  • Planning Top Tips

Module 7: Quality – Never Compromise Quality

  • Never Compromise Quality
  • Using DSDM Helps “Never Compromise Quality”
  • Quality Across the Lifecycle
  • DSDM as a Quality Process
  • Process Quality to Provide Predictability
  • Quality Top Tips

Module 8: Risk Management

  • Managing Risk
  • Risk Top Tips

Module 9: Tailoring the Approach

  • Project Approach Questionnaire (PAQ)
  • Tailoring DSDM Using PAQ
  • Tailoring Top Tips

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Who should attend this AgilePM® Practitioner Course?

This AgilePM® Practitioner Training Course offers a deeper understanding of the AgilePM® methodology and focuses on the practical application of its principles and practices. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Senior Agile Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts
  • Change Managers
  • Quality Assurance Managers
  • Risk Managers

Prerequisites of the AgilePM® Practitioner Course

Delegates must possess the AgilePM® Foundation Certification, before attending this AgilePM® Practitioner Training Course.

Agile Project Management Practitioner (AgilePM®) Course Overview

The AgilePM® Practitioner Training is a comprehensive one-day course designed to prepare delegates for the AgilePM® Practitioner Certification. In today's fast-paced business environment, the relevance of Agile methodologies is undeniable. This course equips professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to build on their prior Agile knowledge and successfully implement Agile principles into their project management routine.

Professionals in Project Management, including Project Managers and Team Leaders, must prioritise learning Agile Project Management. Agile methodologies emphasise flexibility, collaboration, and adaptability, diverging from traditional approaches. Proficiency in these principles enables quicker, cost-effective, and low-risk project execution, enhancing customer satisfaction and communication.

The 1-day training by the Knowledge Academy is a focused and intensive session that helps delegates implement Agile methodologies into their daily thought process. It provides a thorough understanding of the 12 Principles of Agile and equips delegates to apply them effectively. Delegates will leave this course as certified AgilePM® practitioners, capable of delivering efficient and cost-effective project management solutions.

Course Objectives:

  • To help delegates implement Agile methodologies into their daily thought process
  • To provide a deep understanding of the 12 Principles of Agile and their practical application
  • To emphasise a greater focus on customer satisfaction, leading to increased prospects of returning business
  • To enhance communication between teams and clients, creating a better working environment
  • To equip delegates to deliver quicker, cost-effective, and minimal risk changes as AgilePM® certified team members

Upon completion of this course, delegates will benefit by gaining AgilePM® Practitioner Certification, which demonstrates their proficiency in Agile Project Management. They will be well-prepared to apply Agile principles in their daily project management routines, fostering improved communication, customer satisfaction, and project productivity.

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What’s included in this AgilePM® Practitioner Course?

  • AgilePM® Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • AgilePM® Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Project Management (AgilePM®) Practitioner Exam Information

The Agile Project Management Practitioner Exam assesses one's understanding of Agile Project Management methodologies. Essentially, this is a key certification for showcasing advanced agile knowledge, especially for those progressing from the Project Management Foundation exam and aiming for a higher trajectory in Agile Project Management. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions:
  • Total Marks: 80 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 40/80 Marks 
  • Duration: 150 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Our SAFe® course is accredited by Scaled Agile

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Certified SAFe® for Teams Exam

Certified SAFe® for Teams Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing SAFe®

  • Scaled Agile Framework.
  • Seven Core Competencies of Business Agility.
  • Lean-Agile Mindset and SAFe® Core Values.
  • SAFe® Principles.

Module 2: Form Agile Teams as an Agile Release Train

  • Forming Cross-Functional Agile Teams.
  • Power of a High-Performing Team.
  • Scrum Master / Team Coach and Product Owner Roles.
  • SAFe® Scrum and SAFe® Team Kanban.
  • Becoming an Agile Release Train.

Module 3: Connect to the Customer

  • Apply Customer Centricity and Design Thinking.
  • Recognise Product Vision and Roadmaps.
  • Define the Work in Support of the Customer.

Module 4: Plan the Work

  • Creating the Backlog.
  • PI Planning.
  • Team Planning.

Module 5: Deliver Value

  • Continuously Integrate, Deploy, and Release.
  • Syncs Align Delivery.
  • Building Quality In.

Module 6: Get Feedback

  • Getting Customer Feedback.
  • Demonstrating Value with the Iteration Review.
  • System Demo.

Module 7: Improve Relentlessly

  • Improving Competency.
  • Improving Flow.
  • Improving Outcomes.
  • Starting the Improvement Journey.

Module 8: Practicing SAFe®

  • SAFe® ART and Team Events.
  • SAFe® Toolkits.
  • SAFe® Collaborate.
  • Measure and Grow.
  • Team and Technical Agility Assessment.
  • SAFe® Forums.

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Who should attend this Certified SAFe® for Teams Course?

The Certified SAFe® for Teams Course is designed for individuals who are actively involved in Agile teams and are looking to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This course is particularly suitable for the following professionals:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • Designers
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts

Prerequisites of the Certified SAFe® for Teams Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Certified SAFe® for Teams Course. However, some basic knowledge of Agile concepts, familiarity with Scrum, Kanban, and XP, and an understanding of Software Development processes can be beneficial for the delegates.

Certified SAFe® for Teams Training Course Overview

Certified SAFe® for Teams Training is a comprehensive course that delves into the core of Agile Release Trains (ART) and their role in SAFe® environments. Agile methodologies have become essential in today's fast-paced business landscape. This course is designed to equip professionals with the skills and knowledge they need to excel in Agile project management.

Mastering Certified SAFe® for Teams Training is of paramount importance for professionals aiming to excel in the Agile domain. Project managers, Scrum Masters, product owners, developers, and anyone involved in Agile projects should pursue this certification. The knowledge gained is invaluable for enhancing career opportunities and increasing earnings in the ever-evolving Agile industry.

The Knowledge Academy's 2-day Certified SAFe® for Teams Training Course provides delegates with a profound understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) and its practical applications. In this course, participants will learn to cultivate a Lean-Agile mindset and embrace SAFe® core values. The training covers the essential skill of demonstrating value during iteration reviews.

Course Objectives:

  • To get an in-depth understanding of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
  • To understand the importance of customer centricity and design thinking
  • To become familiar with how to build quality into software development
  • To learn how to conduct a team and technical agility assessment
  • To attain knowledge of how to define work in the support of the customer

At the end of this training, delegates will be able to perform various tasks effectively, such as work with other Agile Release Train teams and plan PIs. They will also be able to improve competency, flow, and outcomes efficiently.

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What’s included in the Certified SAFe® for Teams Course?

  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from experienced instructors
  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Certified SAFe® for Teams Exam information

The Certified SAFe® for Teams exam assesses one's grasp of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) 6 and is pivotal for those aiming to validate their skills in a Scaled Agile setting. Encompassing various SAFe® 6 facets, the exam dives into its principles, framework, roles, practices, and metrics. Essentially, this certification stands as an important milestone for individuals keen on emphasizing their proficiency in a Scaled Agile environment. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Pass Mark: 80% 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Our AgilePgM® course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Official APMG Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Exam

Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto
  • DSDM Agile PgM Framework
  • Definition of Agile Programme Environment
  • What is Agile Programme Management?
  • Portfolios, Programmes, and Projects
  • Five Principles

Module 2: Agile Programme Management Lifecycle and Products

  • Lifecycle
    • Pre-Programme
    • Programme Feasibility
    • Programme Foundations
    • Capability Evolution
    • Tranche Review
    • Benefits Management
    • Programme Close
  • Types of Products
  • Core Programme Products
  • Foundation products
  • Control Products

Module 3: Planning

  • Approach
  • Planning Horizon
  • Planning - Interim States
  • Planning Through Lifecycle
  • Prioritisation
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation – Projects
  • MoSCoW for Programmes
  • Planning and Estimating
  • Programme Plan

Module 4: Roles

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Roles Characteristics
  • Programme Management Team Role
  • Support Roles
  • Capability Delivery Team Role
  • Stakeholder Engagement

Module 5: Governance

  • Approach to Governance
  • Levels
  • Support
  • Project Board
  • Empowerment
  • Decision-Making Categories
  • Decision-Making Boundaries
  • Incorporating Existing Projects

Module 6: Management and Control

  • Introduction
  • Approach
  • Tranche Review
  • Transition Review
  • Project Controls

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Who should attend this Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course?

This Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Training Course is designed for professionals involved in larger-scale Agile endeavours that extend beyond single projects. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:

  • Programme Managers
  • Senior Project Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Business Transformation Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers

Prerequisites of the Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course

There are no formal prerequisites for pursuing this Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course. However, a basic understanding and experience in working with projects using Agile can be beneficial.

Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course Overview

Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Training is a pioneering approach to managing organisational change through Agile practices. As businesses increasingly recognise the advantages of Agile methodologies over traditional project management, AgilePgM® emerges as a relevant and innovative solution. This course empowers professionals to effectively navigate the evolving landscape of Programme Management by harnessing the potential of Agile techniques.

Mastering Agile Programme Management is crucial for professionals seeking to excel in Programme Management within an Agile context. Project Managers, Programme Managers, Change Managers, and individuals responsible for overseeing groups of projects should aim to achieve proficiency in this field. This certification equips individuals to lead successful organisational change efforts, ensuring they stay ahead in the dynamic business world.

This 3-day Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Training offers a deep dive into the methodology and includes an examination for certification. Developed in collaboration with the Agile Business Consortium, creators of the original DSDM/Agile Project Framework, this course provides best practice guidance on managing groups of projects using Agile principles.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of Agile Programme Management principles
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to manage groups of projects using Agile practices
  • To prepare delegates for the AgilePgM® Certification exam
  • To demonstrate the application of Agile techniques in Programme Management
  • To foster expertise in leading and facilitating organisational change with Agile methodologies
  • To empower professionals to excel in Programme Management within an Agile context

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will possess the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage groups of projects using Agile practices. This certification opens doors to enhanced career opportunities and recognition as an Agile Programme Management expert, ensuring professionals can contribute to successful organisational change initiatives with confidence and competence in the Agile domain.

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What’s included in this Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Course?

  • Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Exam Information

The Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM®) Exam gauges one's grasp on Agile Programme Management methodologies. In essence, the AgilePgM® Foundation exam is an excellent launchpad for those keen on showcasing their expertise or venturing into a career in Agile Programme Management. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks   
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Agile Overview Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile

  • What is Agile?
  • Agile Manifesto

Module 2: Philosophy and Approach

  • Fundamentals
  • Philosophy
  • What is Negotiable?
  • Principles of DSDM
  • Which Agile Approach?

Module 3: Roles and Responsibilities

  • Business Sponsor
  • Business Visionary
  • Technical Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Business Analyst and Ambassador
  • Team Leader
  • SDT Roles
  • Business and Technical Advisor
  • Supporting Roles
  • Project Level Roles
  • Project Manager (PM) Role and Key Relationships
  • PRINCE2 Agile® Structure
  • Organisation
    • Guidance
    • Adjustments
    • Delivery Team
    • Project Structures

Module 4: Processes and Products

  • DSDM Process
  • Configuring the Process
  • Management Products

Module 5: Communication

  • Introduction to Communication
  • Facilitated Workshops
  • Modelling
  • Daily Stand-Up
  • Iterative Development

Module 6: Prioritisation and Timeboxing

  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Integral Part of Planning Process
  • Delivering the Business Case
  • Prioritisation
  • Timeboxing
  • DSDM Structured Timebox
  • Free Format Timebox

Module 7: Requirements and Estimating

  • Agile Requirements
  • Requirements
  • User Stories
  • Confirmation
  • Well-Constructed User Stories
  • Requirements Through the DSDM Lifecycle
  • Requirements Top Tips
  • Estimating
    • Coping with Uncertainty
  • Style of Estimating
    • Top Down
    • Bottom Up
  • Estimating Through the Lifecycle
  • Estimating Top Tips

Module 8: Scrum

  • Scrum Theory
  • Scrum Team
  • Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artefacts

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Who should attend this Agile Overview Course?

The Agile Overview Course is for anyone who wants to gain a foundational understanding of Agile principles, methodologies, and practices. This Agile Training can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Software Developers and Engineers
  • Business Executives and Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Professionals
  • Human Resource (HR) Professionals

Prerequisites of the Agile Overview Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Agile Overview Course.

Agile Overview Course Overview

Agile methodology has revolutionised project management, emphasising adaptability, collaboration, and customer feedback. This course delves into Agile principles, frameworks, and best practices, providing a comprehensive understanding of its significance in fostering innovation, efficiency, and client satisfaction in diverse industries.

Proficiency in Agile is essential for professionals aspiring to lead transformative projects. Project Managers, Developers, Product Owners, and executives benefit immensely. Agile mastery ensures streamlined workflows, quicker project deliveries, and enhanced stakeholder engagement. This course is tailored for professionals aiming to navigate complex projects successfully and meet the dynamic demands of the market.

This intensive 1-day training equips delegates with a comprehensive understanding of Agile principles and practices. Delegates will learn to streamline project workflows, improve collaboration, and enhance product development efficiency. They'll gain the knowledge and skills needed to facilitate Agile adoption within their organisations, resulting in faster delivery and increased customer satisfaction.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the core principles and values of Agile
  • To implement Agile methodologies to manage projects more effectively
  • To foster a culture of collaboration and adaptability within their teams
  • To utilise Agile tools and techniques to enhance product development
  • To identify and address common challenges in Agile adoption
  • To lead Agile initiatives and empower teams for success
  • To improve project transparency and customer feedback integration
  • To explore case studies and real-world examples of Agile in action

After completing the Agile Overview Course, delegates will receive a certification that validates their knowledge and proficiency in Agile methodologies. This certification demonstrates their commitment to delivering high-quality, customer-centric results in an increasingly competitive and fast-paced business environment.

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What’s included in this Agile Overview Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors  
  • Agile Overview Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Online Instructor-led (3 days)

Online Self-paced (24 hours)

Agile Project Management Black Belt Exam

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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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Agile Project Management Green Belt Exam

Agile Project Management Green Belt Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction

  • What is Agile?
  • Origins of Agile
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Myths

Module 2: Agile Processes

  • Agile Development Process
  • Deming Cycle
  • Empirical Process
  • Empirical Process Control

Module 3: Agile Approaches

  • Agile Approach
  • Agile Testing Methodologies
  • Differences
  • Attributes of Agile
  • Process Control Models
  • Iron Triangle
  • Scrum
  • DMAIC Model

Module 4: Agile Team Management

  • Motivated and Talented Individuals
  • Self-Organised Teams
  • Team Change
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  • Customer Service
  • Creating an Agile Environment
  • Roles and Responsibilities in Agile
  • What is Agile Leadership?
  • Agile Leadership Model
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Diversity

Module 5: Agile Methodologies

  • Agile Toolkit
  • Problem Solving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • User Stories
  • Product Backlog
  • Other Agile Methods
  • Agile DSDM
  • Agile DSDM Principles
  • Agile DSDM Process
  • Extreme Programming (XP)
  • Kanban

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Who should attend this Agile Project Management Green Belt Course?

The Agile Project Management Green Belt Course is a valuable training course for anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of Agile Project Management. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Quality Assurance (QA) Professionals
  • Scrum Masters
  • Development Team Leads
  • Change Managers
  • Portfolio Managers

Prerequisites of the Agile Project Management Green Belt Course

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

Agile Project Management Green Belt Course Overview

Agile Project Management is a dynamic approach that has revolutionised project delivery across industries. With its emphasis on flexibility, collaboration, and iterative progress, Agile methodology has become essential for organisations aiming to stay competitive in today's fast-paced world. This course provides vital knowledge and skills for navigating this Agile terrain.

Proficiency in Agile Project Management is vital for professionals who seek to enhance their project management skills and adaptability. It's crucial for Project Managers, Team Leaders, and anyone involved in project execution. Mastering Agile methods equips individuals to respond swiftly to changing requirements, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. This course caters to those who aspire to achieve excellence in this domain.

This intensive 1-day training equips delegates with practical tools, strategies, and a deep understanding of Agile Project Management principles. Through interactive sessions, real-life case studies, and hands-on exercises, delegates will gain insights into Agile frameworks like Scrum and Kanban. The training fosters collaborative problem-solving, enhances team communication, and instils confidence to manage complex projects with agility and precision.

Course Objectives:

  • To implement Agile methodologies and principles into project management
  • To create and maintain high-performing Agile teams
  • To effectively manage project risks and changes
  • To improve project communication and collaboration
  • To enhance project delivery efficiency and quality
  • To adapt to evolving project requirements seamlessly
  • To align project goals with business objectives
  • To successfully lead agile projects to meet customer expectations

After completing the course, delegates will receive an Agile Project Management Green Belt Certification. This credential demonstrates their expertise in Agile Project Management and ability to drive successful projects in an ever-changing business environment. It's a valuable asset for career advancement and professional growth.

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

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

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Agile Project Management Green Belt Exam Information 

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

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 30 
  • Total Marks: 30 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 15/30 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 

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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Agile for Teams Course Outline

Module 1: Agile Principles and Techniques

  • What is Agile?
  • History of Agile
  • Waterfall Model and Agile Model
  • Waterfall Vs Agile
  • Why Choose Agile?
  • Agile Techniques

Module 2: Comparing Kanban and Scrum Techniques

  • Introducing Kanban, Kanban Process, and Benefits of Kanban
  • Introducing Scrum, Scrum Process, and Benefits of Scrum
  • Kanban or Scrum?

Module 3: Creating Sprint Plans

  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Sprint Goals and Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

Module 4: Manage Large and Small Teams Effectively

  • Leadership Vs Management
  • Functions of Leadership
  • How to Motivate?
  • Maximising Verbal and Visual Communication
  • Tips for Managing Large Teams
  • Challenges for Managing Large Teams
  • Challenges for Managing Small Teams
  • Tips for Managing Small Teams

Module 5: Plan Large-Scale Projects with Multiple Teams

  • Planning Large-Scale Projects
  • Managing Multiple Teams
  • Implementing Agile Concepts Across Multiple Teams

Module 6: Organising the Product Backlog

  • Defining the Product Backlog
  • Revising the Product Backlog

Module 7: Evaluating a Project

  • Evaluation Phase
  • Post-Implementation Review

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Who should attend this Agile for Teams Course?

The Agile for Teams Course equips learners with the understanding needed to implement Agile methodologies in their organisations. This Agile Course can benefit a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Software Developers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers
  • UI/UX Designers
  • Human Resource (HR) Professionals

Prerequisites of the Agile for Teams Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Agile for Teams Course. However, professionals in a managerial position are best suited to learn this course.   

Agile for Teams Course Overview

The Agile for Teams Course is a vital component of modern project management and collaborative work environments. In today's fast-paced business landscape, where adaptability and flexibility are paramount, Agile methodologies have become the bedrock of team productivity. Understanding Agile's principles and practices is crucial for staying competitive and delivering value.

Proficiency in Agile is essential for professionals across various industries, including Project Managers, Software Developers, Product Owners, and Team Leads. Mastery of Agile empowers professionals to respond swiftly to changing requirements and market demands, making it indispensable in today's dynamic workplace.

This intensive 1-day training equips delegates with practical Agile skills. Delegates will learn how to implement Agile methodologies, develop efficient workflows, and foster a culture of continuous improvement within their teams. They will gain hands-on experience in Agile tools and techniques, enabling them to adapt quickly to evolving project needs and deliver superior results. This training is designed to provide immediate value to both newcomers and experienced practitioners of Agile.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the core principles of Agile and its various methodologies
  • To master Agile project planning, execution, and monitoring techniques
  • To learn effective communication and collaboration strategies within Agile teams
  • To gain proficiency in Agile tools and software
  • To develop the ability to respond rapidly to changing project requirements
  • To foster a culture of continuous improvement and innovation
  • To enhance project delivery efficiency and product quality
  • To be prepared to implement Agile practices in their respective roles

After completing the course, delegates will receive a certification that validates their expertise in Agile methodologies. This certification is recognised in the industry and signifies the individual's ability to drive Agile success, contributing to better project outcomes and increased team productivity.

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What’s included in this Agile for Teams Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • Agile for Teams Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Online Instructor-led (1 days)

Online Self-paced (8 hours)

Agile User Stories Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Methodologies

Module 2: Introduction to Scrum

  • Why Use Scrum?
  • Basic Scrum Structure
  • Scrum Team Roles
  • Scrum Events

Module 3: User Story Basics

  • What is a User Story?
  • Balance is Critical
  • 3 C’s Method
  • Levels of Detail
  • User Stories in Scrum
  • Bill Wake’s Invest Checklist
  • Creating Requirements
  • Focusing on the Customer

Module 4: Harnessing User Stories

  • Focusing on Customer Satisfaction
  • Decomposing Stories
  • Creating the Product Backlog
  • User Stories and Acceptance Criteria
  • User Stories and Definition of Ready
  • Case Studies

Module 5: Product Backlog

  • Product Backlog Refinement
  • User Stories Visibility
  • How the Backlog Evolves?
  • Grooming the Backlog

Module 6: Estimation and Evaluation

  • Using Story Points for Estimation
  • Measuring Team Progress
  • Further User Input

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Who should attend this Agile User Stories Course?

The Agile User Stories Course is intended to introduce the concept of User Stories and help learners understand their importance. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Software Developers
  • Business Analysts
  • Team Leaders

Prerequisites of the Agile User Stories Course 

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

Agile User Stories Course Overview

The Agile User Stories facilitate effective communication and collaboration within cross-functional teams. This course provides a comprehensive understanding of Agile User Stories and their relevance in modern software development, equipping professionals with a valuable skillset to navigate the ever-evolving tech industry.

Proficiency in Agile User Stories is crucial for Project Managers, Product Owners, Developers, and Quality Assurance professionals. By understanding how to craft and manage user stories, individuals can enhance their ability to translate customer requirements into actionable tasks, ensuring the successful execution of Agile projects.

This intensive 1-day training empowers delegates with the knowledge and skills to create, prioritise, and manage Agile User Stories efficiently. Through interactive lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world case studies, delegates will gain practical experience in user story creation. This training will enable them to streamline communication, reduce misunderstandings, and drive project success.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the principles of Agile and the role of User Stories
  • To learn how to write explicit, concise, and effective User Stories
  • To prioritise User Stories to maximise project value
  • To master techniques for breaking down complex requirements
  • To develop skills in acceptance criteria creation
  • To explore real-world applications and best practices
  • To foster collaboration and communication within Agile teams
  • To gain hands-on experience in creating and managing User Stories

After completing the course, delegates will receive a certification demonstrating their proficiency in Agile User Stories. This certification is a valuable credential, validating their ability to drive Agile projects, enhance team collaboration, and deliver solutions that meet customer needs.

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What’s included in this Agile User Stories Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Agile User Stories Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Our AgileSHIFT® PeopleCert course is accredited by Axelos

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official Axelos AgileSHIFT® Exam

AgileSHIFT® Certification Outline

Domain 1: Why Organisations Need to Create a Culture of Enterprise Agility?

  • Increasing Pace of Change and Increasing Role of Technology
  • Definition of Key AgileSHIFT Concepts
  • Enablers for Disruption
  • How an Organisation can Understand their Delta and the Nature & Effect of a Threat Gap?
  • Relationship Between ‘Run the Organisation’ and ‘Change the Organisation’
  • Relationship Between AgileSHIFT and Multimodal Working
  • Benefits and Barriers to Enterprise Agility
  • Steps of the Path to Value 

Domain 2: Key Concepts of the AgileSHIFT Framework

  • Need for the ‘Whole Organisation’ Approach of AgileSHIFT
  • How Strategy should be Linked to Value Throughout the Organisation?
  • Purpose of the AgileSHIFT Principles
  • AgileSHIFT Principles and Practices
  • AgileSHIFT Principles
  • AgileSHIFT Practices

Domain 3: AgileSHIFT Delivery Approach

  • AgileSHIFT Team
  • Responsibilities, Characteristics and Behaviours of the AgileSHIFT Coach
  • Responsibilities of the AgileSHIFT Sponsor
  • AgileSHIFT Workflow
  • Sequence and Timing of the Main Activities Within an Iteration
  • Activities Within an Iteration
  • Definition of Tools and Techniques

 

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Who should attend this AgileSHIFT® Training Course?

This AgileSHIFT® Course is designed for individuals who wish to engage in fostering a culture of organisation-wide Agility. It caters to those who seek to swiftly embrace and implement more Agile approaches in their work. This Agile Course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Business Analysts

Prerequisites of the AgileSHIFT® Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this AgileSHIFT® Training Course.

AgileSHIFT® Certification Course Overview

AgileSHIFT® is a revolutionary approach to change and transformation, introducing agility into organisations. AgileSHIFT® is highly relevant as it equips professionals and organisations with the tools to navigate change effectively. Agile methodologies have gained prominence due to their adaptability and efficiency in managing projects, making this Agile Course a vital study area.

Proficiency in AgileSHIFT® is crucial for professionals responsible for managing organisational change, including Change Agents, Executives and Project Managers. It is also beneficial for teams seeking to enhance their adaptability and innovation. In an era of constant transformation, mastering AgileSHIFT® is vital for staying competitive and meeting market demands.

This intensive 2-day training equips delegates with the knowledge and skills to become proficient in AgileSHIFT®. Delegates will gain a deep understanding of Agile principles, change management, and how to apply AgileSHIFT® within their organisations. They will learn to effectively lead and support Agile transformations, enhancing their strategic value to their teams and organisations.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamentals of Agile methodologies
  • To grasp the key Agile principles and their relevance in Project Management
  • To become proficient in Agile Project Management techniques
  • To learn how to lead Agile teams effectively
  • To acquire the skills to drive organisational change using Agile methodologies
  • To optimise project delivery and enhance stakeholder satisfaction through Agile practices

After completing this course, delegates will gain a deep understanding of Agile methodologies, enabling them to lead Agile teams, drive organisational change, and deliver projects more efficiently, ultimately enhancing their career prospects and contributing to their organisation's success.

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What's included in this AgileSHIFT® Training Course?

  • AgileSHIFT® Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • AgileSHIFT® Certification
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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AgileSHIFT® Exam Information

The AgileSHIFT® Exam evaluates one's comprehension of the AgileSHIFT® Framework, crucial for those wishing to showcase their capability in guiding and managing organisational transformations using agile methodologies. The exam explores various aspects of AgileSHIFT®, such as its principles, framework, roles, practices, and metrics. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 33  
  • Total Marks: 33 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 60%, or 20/33 Marks 
  • Duration: 45 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book 

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Our Agile Change Agent course is accredited by APMG

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Online Self-paced (16 hours)

Official APMG Agile Change Agent Exam

Agile Change Agent Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Change Management

  • Change Management is Not Project Management
  • Complex and Continuous Change
  • Increase in the Pace of Change

Module 2: Understanding Agile Approaches

  • Concepts
  • Key Terms

Module 3: Roadmap – Definition and Contents

  • What Information does a Roadmap Provide?
  • 4 Core Elements
  • What are the Core Elements of a Roadmap?

Module 4: Roadmap – Wall Chart

  • Processes
  • Activities in Each Process
  • Roadmap Acceptance Criteria
  • Benefits of Roadmap
  • Tailoring
  • Structure of the Roadmap
  • Number of Iterations
  • Iterations
  • How to Divide Up the Timeframe
  • Aligning Iterations

Module 5: Roadmap (How it Works) – Iteration 1

  • Getting Started
  • Making Progress
  • Realising Benefits
  • Outputs Created in Iteration 1
  • Description of the Change
  • Business Case
  • Change Management Strategy
  • Change Management Plan
  • Communication Plan

Module 6: Roadmap (How it Works) – Iteration 2

  • Getting Started
  • Active Listening
  • Feedback
  • MoSCoW
  • Making Progress and Realising Benefits

Module 7: Business Needs

  • Business Need Drives Change
  • Definition of Business Need
  • Integrating the Elements of Business Need
  • Requirements Led Change
  • Benefits Led Change
  • Validity of the Change
  • Developing your Business Understanding
  • Market Context
  • Organisational Context
  • Understanding Whom to Involve
  • Identifying Benefits
  • Measuring Support for Change
  • Identifying Benefits
  • Benefits Breakdown Structure
  • Benefits Dependency Network

Module 8: Relationships

  • Define Relationships
  • Context
  • Knowing your Strengths and Limitations
  • Preferences
  • Understanding your Preferences
  • Express Our Understanding of a Situation
  • Generate Our Understanding of a Situation
  • Expressing Our Understanding of a Situation
  • Emotional Assessment
  • Personal Leadership
  • Commitment
  • Resilience Factors
  • Authority
  • Self-Control
  • Trustworthiness
    • Importance
    • How to Create it
  • Flexibility
  • Building Relationships with Others
  • How to Build Relationships with Others?
  • Creating Empathy
  • Steps in Building Relationships

Module 9: Environment

  • Definition and Benefits
  • Environment is not Culture
  • Elements of an Effective Environment
  • Environment Identifies Conversations We Need to Have
  • Environment Provides Reassurance
  • How Fears Develop?
  • Environment Provides Encouragement
  • Benefits of a Positive Environment
  • Creating a Positive Environment
  • Environment Provides Motivation
  • SMART Goals
  • Build a Sustaining Environment

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Who should attend this Agile Change Agent Course?

This Agile Change Agent Course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills needed to support and drive Agile change initiatives in an organisation. This course can be beneficial to a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Change Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Programme Managers

Prerequisites of the Agile Change Agent Course

There are no formal prerequisites for pursuing this Agile Change Agent Course. However, having a basic knowledge of Agile principles and values can be beneficial for delegates.

 

Agile Change Agent Course Overview

The Agile Change Agent Course delves into the dynamic realm of Agile methodologies, emphasising adaptability and collaboration in the face of change. This course offers comprehensive insights into the principles of agility, equipping delegates with the tools to navigate organisational shifts seamlessly. By exploring real-world applications and case studies, delegates gain a profound understanding of how agile strategies drive innovation, efficiency, and sustainable growth.

Proficiency in Agile methodologies is indispensable for professionals aspiring to lead transformative initiatives. Agile methodologies empower individuals to respond swiftly to market demands, fostering a culture of continuous improvement and customer-centricity. This course caters to professionals across industries who seek to elevate their skill sets, enabling them to drive impactful change initiatives within their organisations.

This intensive 2-day Agile Change Agent Training provides a condensed yet comprehensive learning experience. Through interactive workshops, real-time simulations, and expert-led discussions, delegates will gain hands-on experience in implementing agile frameworks. By the end of the training, delegates will be adept at guiding their teams through Agile transformations, ensuring smooth transitions and improved project outcomes.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamental concepts of Agile methodologies and their applications in project management
  • To explore various Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming
  • To learn how to create Agile project plans, manage resources, and prioritise tasks effectively
  • To develop skills in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within teams
  • To master Agile tools and techniques for tracking project progress and managing risks
  • To gain insights into Agile leadership principles and their application in driving organisational change

After completing this course, delegates will gain a profound understanding of Agile methodologies, enabling them to lead projects with agility and confidence. They will acquire the expertise needed to streamline project processes, adapt to changing requirements, and deliver exceptional results, making them valuable assets to any organisation.

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What’s included in this Agile Change Agent Course?

  • Agile Change Agent Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Agile Change Agent Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Agile Change Agent Exam Information

The Agile Change Agent exam gauges one's expertise in the Agile Change Management domain. In essence, the Agile Change Agent exam acts as a significant steppingstone for those eager to emphasise their skills agile transformation. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice  
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 50%, or 25/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 40 Minutes  
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Our SAFe® course is accredited by Scaled Agile

Online Instructor-led (2 days)

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Exam

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe®​ Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Lean Portfolio Management

  • Lean Portfolio Management
  • Why Lean Portfolio Management?
  • Lean-Agile Mindset and SAFe® Principles
  • Problem with Project-Based Accounting
  • Benefits of Organising Around Value
  • SAFe® Portfolio Structure
  • Shift to LPM

Module 2: Establishing Strategy and Investment Funding

  • Connecting the Portfolio to the Enterprise Strategy
  • Maintaining the Portfolio Vision
  • Developing the Portfolio Roadmap

Module 3: Realising Portfolio Vision Through Epics

  • Portfolio Epics
  • Estimating Epic Costs
  • SAFe® Lean Start-Up Cycle

Module 4: Establishing Investment Funding

  • Lean Budget Guardrails
  • LPM Events overview
  • Strategic Portfolio Review and Portfolio Sync
  • Participatory Budgeting
    • Adjust the Portfolio Budget Allocation
    • Value Stream Budgets
    • Benefits of Participatory Budgeting

Module 5: Managing Portfolio Flow

  • Value of Portfolio Flow
  • Establishing Flow with the Portfolio Kanban
    • How Kanban Works?
    • Portfolio Kanban Benefits
  • Sequencing Epics for Implementation Using WSJF

Module 6: Applying Agile Portfolio Operations

  • Value Stream Coordination
  • Supporting ART Execution and Operational Excellence
    • Function of the Lean-Agile Centre of Excellence
    • LACE Operating Models
    • Measure and Grow to Improve LPM Competency

Module 7: Applying Lean Governance

  • Measuring LPM Performance
  • Coordinating Compliance
  • Technology Business Management with SAFe®
  • Agile Software Capitalisation
  • Getting Started with Lean Portfolio Management Workshop
  • Additional LPM Resources

Module 8: Practicing SAFe®

  • LPM Practice Guides on the Adopt LPM page
  • LPM Class Page
  • SAFe® Toolkits
  • Online Learning Resources
  • Community Video Hub
  • SAFe® Collaborate
  • SAFe® Assessments
  • Discussion Forums

Module 9: Getting Started with LPM

  • Establish the Case for Change
  • Portfolio Scope
  • Identify LPM Participants
  • Prepare for Empathy Interviews
  • Design the LPM Events
  • Sponsor the LPM Community of Practice
  • Prepare for LPM Kickoff Event
  • Anticipate Common Challenges
  • Preparing Finance for LPM Implementation
  • Plan Your Next Steps

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Who should attend this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course?

The Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) SAFe® Course is intended for individuals who are responsible for Portfolio Management within an organisation and are interested in implementing Lean-Agile principles to optimise and govern their portfolios. This course is particularly relevant for:

  • Portfolio Managers
  • Senior Executives
  • Product Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Agile Leaders
  • Enterprise Architects

Prerequisites of the Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course; however, qualities like an understanding of Agile principles and practices, familiarity with SAFe®, and experience in a Lean-Agile environment will be beneficial.

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Course Overview

Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® is a discipline that applies lean thinking to the management of business, program, and product portfolios. It's highly relevant in today's fast-paced business environment, as it enables organisations to achieve a flexible flow of high-value work, gain visibility, optimise strategies, and connect strategy with implementation.

Understanding Lean Portfolio Management is essential for professionals involved in Portfolio Management, business strategy, and Agile practices. Portfolio Managers, Business Leaders, and anyone aiming to enhance their strategic management skills should aim to master this subject. Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® empowers professionals to make informed decisions, optimise portfolio operations, and align business strategy with execution.

The 2-day Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Training by the Knowledge Academy is designed to provide delegates with the knowledge and practical skills to effectively implement lean portfolio management in their organisations. During this training, delegates will learn how to conduct low-cost experiments to evaluate Minimum Viable Products (MVPs) and create solution roadmaps for forecasting solution deliverables.

Course Objectives:

  • To develop solutions required for collaborating with external suppliers
  • To convert a business hypothesis into a technology-enabled solution
  • To develop business initiatives and implement new features
  • To balance the backlog of new business features with continual investment
  • To provide a shared mindset for improving operational efficiency
  • To launch the LPM implementation and create a sense of urgency for change

At the end of this training course, delegates will be able to use practical tools and techniques to implement the Lean Portfolio Management functions in their organisations. They will also be able to capture the current and future state of the portfolio and identify important business initiatives to achieve the portfolio vision.

 

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What's included in this Lean Portfolio Management SAFe®  Course?

  • Lean Portfolio Manager Certification Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® Exam Information 

The Lean Portfolio Management SAFe® examination assesses a candidate's understanding of aligning strategy with execution within the SAFe® framework. It certifies their ability to implement Lean-Agile portfolio operations, strategic themes, and portfolio strategy. 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 77%, or 35/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book 

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Our SAFe® course is accredited by Scaled Agile

Online Instructor-led (3 days)

SAFe® for Architects Training

SAFe® for Architects Training Course Outline

Module 1: Exemplifying Agile Architecture

  • Explore Agile Architecture
  • SAFe® Architect Roles and Collaborations
  • Architect using SAFe® Principles

Module 2: Architecting for DevOps and Release on Demand

  • What is DevOps?
  • Flow of Value through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Architecting for Continuous Exploration
  • Architecting for Continuous Integration
  • Architecting for Continuous Deployment
  • Architecting for Release on Demand

Module 3: Aligning Architecture with Business Value

  • Aligning Architecture with Strategic Themes, Portfolio Canvas, and Portfolio Vision
  • Supporting the Business with Value Streams
  • Delivering value through Solution Trains and Agile Release Trains

Module 4: Developing Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps

  • Aligning Solution Vision with Strategic Themes and Solution Context
  • Contributing to Solution Intent
  • Managing Quality
  • Contributing to Roadmaps

Module 5: Preparing Architecture for PI Planning

  • Contributing to the ART Backlog
  • Prioritising and Sequencing Work in the ART Backlog
  • Contributing to Solution Train pre-PI Planning

Module 6: Coordinating Architecture throughout PI Planning

  • Contributing to PI Planning
  • Participating in Management Review and Problem-Solving
  • Contributing to Solution Train Post-PI Planning

Module 7: Supporting Continuous Delivery during PI Execution

  • Guiding Architecture and Continuous Delivery throughout the PI
  • Participating in Iteration Reviews and System and Solution Demos
  • Relentless Improvement through Inspect & Adapt

Module 8: Supporting New Strategic Themes and Value Streams

  • Aligning Architecture to Enterprise Strategy
  • Evolving the Solution Portfolio
  • Contributing Enabler Epics to the Portfolio Kanban
  • Coordinating across Value Streams

Module 9: Leading as an Architect during a Lean-Agile Transformation

  • Lean-Agile Leadership
  • Leading the Agile Architecture Transformation
  • Creating an Action Plan

Module 10: Practicing SAFe®

  • SAFe® ART and Team Events
  • SAFe® Toolkits
  • Online Learning Resources
  • Community Video Hub
  • My SAFe® Events
  • SAFe® Assessments
  • Team and Technical Agility Assessment
  • SAFe® Forums

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Who should attend this SAFe® for Architects Training Course?

The SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework) for Architects Training Course is designed for individuals who are eager to enhance their comprehension of the architectural roles within a Scaled Agile environment. It ensures that they can collaborate effectively, make well-informed decisions, and drive successful outcomes within their organisations. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
  • Technical Leaders
  • Product Managers and Product Owners
  • Business Stakeholders
  • Development Managers and Executives
  • Infrastructure Managers
  • Agile Coaches and Release Train Engineers

Prerequisites of the SAFe® for Architects Training Course

For attending the SAFe® for Architects Training Course, prior experience in Software or System Architecture is recommended, and familiarity with Agile principles and exposure to the SAFe® concept would be beneficial for delegates.

SAFe® for Architects Training Course Overview

The SAFe® for Architects Training Course is designed to equip professionals with advanced knowledge and skills in the context of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). This course delves deep into SAFe principles, teaching architects to align architecture with business value, enabling organisations to thrive in an increasingly competitive market.

Proficiency in SAFe® for Architects is paramount as businesses increasingly rely on Agile frameworks for their projects. Professionals across various sectors, especially Architects, must embrace Agile methodologies. Mastering Agile is vital for Architects aiming to enhance their project management capabilities, ensuring projects are completed efficiently and with superior quality.

In this intensive 3-day Agile Training, delegates will gain profound insights into SAFe® architecture principles and practices. Through interactive sessions and real-world case studies, delegates will learn to optimise system performance, enhance adaptability, and streamline collaboration between development teams. Delegates will delve into Agile methodologies, gaining practical insights into SAFe® principles.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamental concepts of SAFe® and Agile methodologies
  • To grasp the role of Architects in Agile project environments
  • To explore strategies for effective Agile project planning and execution
  • To learn to apply Agile principles for enhanced collaboration and communication
  • To gain proficiency in Agile tools and techniques for project optimisation
  • To foster leadership skills essential for guiding Agile teams to success

After completing the SAFe® for Architects Training Course, delegates will receive a certification that validates their expertise in SAFe® architecture. This certification is a testament to their ability to design agile, responsive, scalable architectures in complex business environments.

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What’s included in this SAFe® for Architects Training Course?

  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Certified SAFe® for Teams Certificate 
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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SAFe® for Architects Training Exam Information

The SAFe® for Architects Training Exam evaluates participants' understanding of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles, practices, and roles, particularly in relation to architectural aspects of large-scale software development. This training emphasizes architects' role in achieving Agile project success and aligning technical strategies with business objectives. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 71%, or 32/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed Book

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SAFe® Agile Product Manager

SAFe® Agile Product Management Training Course Outline

Lesson 1: Analysing Your Role as a Product Manager

  • Role and Responsibilities of Product Management
  • Product Management Collaborators and Stakeholders
  • Design Thinking

Lesson 2: Continuously Exploring Markets and Users

  • Market Research and Continuous Exploration
  • Discover the Right Hypothesis and Ask the Right Questions
  • Apply Data-Driven Practices to Answer Questions
  • Plan Your Research
  • Use Research Games for Customer Understanding

Lesson 3: Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation

  • Market Segmentation
  • Research-Driven Market Segmentation
  • Market Segment Value
  • Market Segment Fit

Lesson 4: Using Empathy to Drive Design

  • Personas
  • Empathic Design

Lesson 5: Defining Product Strategy and Vision

  • Product/Solution Purpose
  • Product/Solution Vision
  • Value Proposition and Business Model
  • Customer Journey Mapping
  • Solution Context and Whole Product Design
  • Platform, API, and Data Strategy

Lesson 6: Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions

  • Solution Intent
  • Market-Driven Road Mapping
  • Organise Features for Balanced Solutions
  • Features, Stories, and Story Maps

Lesson 7: Delivering Value

  • ART Kanban
  • ART Backlog
  • Prioritising the ART Backlog
  • PI Planning
  • PI Execution

Lesson 8: Creating Innovation in the Value Stream

  • Value Stream Innovation
  • Innovation Metrics
  • Epics
  • Funding Innovation
  • SAFe® Lean Startup Cycle

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Who should attend this SAFe® Agile Product Management Training Course?

The SAFe® Agile Product Management Training is designed for individuals who are involved in Product Management or Product Ownership roles in an Agile or Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) environment. This training is particularly relevant for the following professionals:

  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Software Development Architects
  • Agile Product Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Agile Coaches

Prerequisites of the SAFe® Agile Product Management Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend the SAFe® Agile Product Management Course. However, it's recommended that participants have a basic understanding of Agile principles. Additionally, completing a prior SAFe® Course can provide an added advantage for delegates.

SAFe® Agile Product Management Training Course Overview

SAFe® Agile Product Management Training is a 3-day course that comprehensively covers Product Management within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®). In the fast-paced business world, mastering Agile Product Management is essential for Product Managers and Owners to align strategies with business goals. This training equips Product Managers and Product Owners with the skills needed to excel in Agile Product Management.

Mastery of SAFe® Agile Product Management is vital for professionals aspiring to excel in Product Management within the Agile framework. Product Managers, Product Owners, and individuals responsible for ensuring products align with customer needs and business goals should aim to acquire expertise in this domain.

The Knowledge Academy's 3-day SAFe® Agile Product Management Training Course provides a comprehensive understanding of Product Management in the SAFe® context. Delegates will learn how to efficiently manage product backlogs, prioritise features, and align product strategy with business objectives using Lean-Agile principles.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a deep understanding of SAFe® Agile Product Management principles
  • To equip participants with the knowledge and skills to manage product backlogs efficiently
  • To teach prioritisation of features in alignment with business goals
  • To demonstrate the application of Lean-Agile principles in product management.
  • To foster effective stakeholder interaction
  • To empower professionals to drive continuous improvement in product management processes

Upon successful completion of this course, delegates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in Agile Product Management. They will be better prepared to manage product backlogs, prioritise features, and align product strategy with business goals, ultimately delivering more value to customers.

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Whats included in this SAFe® Agile Product Management Training?

  • SAFe® Agile Product Management Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® Agile Product Management Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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SAFe® Agile Product Manager Exam Information

The SAFe® Agile Product Manager Exam assesses learners’ proficiency in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles, practices, and roles pertaining to Agile product management. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 75%, or 45/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book 

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Online Instructor-led (3 days)

SAFe ® Agile Software Engineer Exam

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Agile Software Engineering

  • Define Agile Software Engineering
  • Form Your Agile Software Engineering Team

Module 2: Connecting Principles and Practices to Built-in Quality

  • Connecting Principles to Practices
  • XP Practices
  • Explore Key Definitions
  • Built-in Quality
  • Tradeoff

Module 3: Accelerating Flow

  • Flow of Value
  • Validate the Benefit Hypothesis

Module 4: Applying Intentional Architecture

  • Apply Systems Thinking
  • Role of Agile Architecture in Supporting Lean-Agile Development
  • Architect and Design for Testability

Module 5: Thinking Test-First

  • Shift Testing Left
  • Agile Testing Matrix
  • Role of Non-functional Requirements
  • Build Quality Throughout the Pipeline

Module 6: Discovering Story Details

  • Examine Story Criteria
  • Split Stories to Reduce the Minimum Marketable Feature
  • Create Workflow and Storymaps
  • Identify assumption and Risk

Module 7: Creating a Shared Understanding with Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD)

  • Apply Behaviour-Driven Development for Shared Understanding
  • Specify Desired Behaviour for Domain Terms
  • Behaviour for Business Rules and Algorithms with Test
  • Test the User Interface
  • Apply Test Doubles to Behaviour-Driven Development
  • Identify Existing Tests Impacted by New Requirements

Module 8: Communicating with Models

  • Use of Models
  • Static Models
  • Class-Responsibility-Collaboration Relationship
  • Dynamic Models
  • State Models

Module 9: Building Systems with Code Quality

  • Code Qualities
  • Cohesion and Coupling
  • Other Code Qualities
  • Benefits of Collective Ownership

Module 10: Building Systems with Design Quality

  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Interface-Oriented Design
  • Apply Quality Decomposition Practices
  • Apply Differentiation and Synthesis
  • Apply Software Design Patterns

Module 11: Implementing Quality

  • Design with Test
  • Apply Test-Driven Development Practices
  • Implement Test Doubles and Test Data
  • Refactor to Support New Behaviour of the Code
  • Practice Emergent Design

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Who should attend this SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course?

This SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Course is designed for professionals involved in Software Development within a Scaled Agile environment. This Agile Training can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Software Developers
  • Testers and QA Engineers
  • Software Engineers
  • Technical Leads
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Agile Team Members

Prerequisites of the SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Course. However, a basic knowledge of SAFe® for Teams and a background in engineering, development, project management, or quality assurance can enhance the learning experience beneficial for delegates.

 

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course Overview

The SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course provides a comprehensive foundation for mastering Agile principles, methodologies, and practices. With the ever-evolving demands of the industry, understanding and implementing Agile methodologies is not just a choice but a necessity to stay competitive and relevant.

The Agile Project Management Course is designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills to manage projects, foster collaboration, and respond effectively to change requirements. By mastering Agile methodologies, professionals can enhance their career prospects and make valuable contributions to their organisations.

This intensive 3-day training is a crucial stepping stone for delegates aspiring to enhance their Agile Software Engineering capabilities. Delegates will learn to develop a deep understanding of Agile principles, Lean-Agile mindset, and the SAFe framework. They will gain hands-on experience with technical practices like Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD), and more.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce the fundamental principles of Agile methodologies
  • To provide a deep understanding of the SAFe framework
  • To teach effective collaboration and communication within Agile teams
  • To equip delegates with practical Agile Project Management skills
  • To explore key Agile concepts such as Scrum, Kanban, and Lean
  • To demonstrate the importance of DevOps in Agile Software Engineering

After completing this course, delegates will benefit from a newfound expertise in Agile methodologies and a SAFe® Certification, enabling them to spearhead Agile projects, improve team productivity, and deliver high-quality products in a rapidly changing business environment.

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What’s included in this SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Training Course?

  • SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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SAFe ® Agile Software Engineer Exam Information

The SAFe® Agile Software Engineer Exam evaluates participants' proficiency in applying Agile and software engineering principles within the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) context. This certification validates individuals' ability to contribute effectively to software development in Agile environments. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 70%, or 42/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 120 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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Online Instructor-led (2 days)

SAFe® DevOps Certification Exam

SAFe® DevOps Certification Training Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introducing DevOps

  • Problem to Be Solved
  • Benefits of DevOps
  • Continuous Security and Testing
  • SAFe's CALMR Approach to DevOps

Lesson 2: Mapping Your Value Stream

  • Why Map Your Development Value Stream?
  • How Efficient Is Your Development Value Stream?

Lesson 3: Gaining Alignment with Continuous Exploration

  • Create the Solution Hypothesis
  • Collaborate and Research Customer Needs
  • Architect the Solution for Continuous Delivery
  • Synthesise the Vision, the Roadmap, and the Program Backlog

Lesson 4: Building Quality with Continuous Integration

  • Develop the Solution
  • Build Continuously
  • Test End-to-End
  • Validate on a Staging Environment

Lesson 5: Reducing Time-to-Market with Continuous Deployment

  • Deploy to Production
  • Verify the Solution
  • Monitor for Problems
  • Respond and Recover

Lesson 6: Delivering Business Value with Release on Demand

  • Release on Demand
  • Stabilise the Solution
  • Measure the Business Value
  • Learn and React

Lesson 7: Taking Action

  • Your DevOps Action Plan

 

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Who should attend SAFe® DevOps Certification Course?

The SAFe® DevOps Certification Course is designed for professionals who are involved in or responsible for implementing DevOps practices within a Scaled Agile environment. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • DevOps Engineers
  • Agile Release Train Teams
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Release Managers
  • Continuous Delivery Architects
  • IT Managers
  • Quality Assurance Professionals

Prerequisites of the SAFe® DevOps Certification Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending the SAFe® DevOps Certification Course. However, a basic knowledge of the Agile Manifesto, SAFe® principles, and basic DevOps concepts would be beneficial for delegates.

SAFe® DevOps Certification Course Overview

The SAFe® DevOps Certification Course is a comprehensive training designed to bridge the gap between software development and IT operations in an organisation. This course delves into the principles, practices, and cultural aspects of DevOps in the context of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), making it an essential topic for professionals seeking to enhance their career prospects in software development and delivery.

Proficiency in SAFe® DevOps is vital because it enables professionals to streamline processes, reduce bottlenecks, and ensure the swift and reliable delivery of software products. This subject is particularly relevant for Software Developers, IT Managers, Release Engineers, and anyone involved in software development and delivery. Mastery in SAFe® DevOps empowers professionals to enhance collaboration, accelerate product development, and improve the overall quality and efficiency of software projects.

This intensive 2-day training course equips delegates with a deep understanding of SAFe® DevOps principles and practices, enabling them to apply these concepts in real-world scenarios. Delegates will gain hands-on experience building a continuous delivery pipeline, which is crucial for faster, reliable software delivery. They will leave with the knowledge and tools needed to drive the transformation of their organisation's software development and delivery practices.

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the fundamentals of Agile methodologies
  • To grasp the principles of Agile Project Management
  • To learn effective techniques for managing Agile projects
  • To gain insights into team collaboration and communication within Agile frameworks
  • To adapt to changing project requirements and customer needs
  • To enhance project delivery efficiency and value to end-users

After completing this course, delegates will be well-prepared to implement Agile practices in their organisations, improve project management processes, and effectively collaborate with their teams, ultimately ensuring the successful delivery of projects and increased customer satisfaction.

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What’s included in this SAFe® DevOps Certification Course?

  • SAFe® DevOps Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® DevOps Certification
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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SAFe® DevOps Certification Exam Information 

The SAFe® DevOps Certification Exam assesses participants' understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles and practices related to DevOps. This certification validates individuals' ability to implement DevOps practices and enhance collaboration between development and operations teams within the SAFe® framework. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 73%, or 33/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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SAFe® for Government Exam

SAFe® for Government Certification Course Outline

Module 1: Advancing Lean-Agile in Government

  • Problem to Be Solved
  • Basic Constructs of SAFe®
  • Basic Constructs of the Implementation Roadmap

Module 2: Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset

  • Embrace the Lean Mindset
  • Support the Agile Manifesto

Module 3: Applying SAFe® Principles

  • Take an Economic View
  • Apply Systems Thinking
  • Assume Variability Preserve Options
  • Build Incrementally with Fast, Integrated Learning Cycles
  • Base Milestones on Objective Evaluation of Working Systems
  • Visualise and Limit WIP, Reduce Batch Sizes, and Manage Queue Lengths
  • Apply Cadence, Synchronise with Cross-domain Planning
  • Unlock the Intrinsic Motivation of Knowledge Workers
  • Decentralise Decision-making
  • Organise around Value

Module 4: Creating High-Performing Teams and Programs

  • Create High-Performing Agile Teams
  • Provision the Key ART Roles
  • Coordinate and Integrate Multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers

Module 5: Planning with Cadence and Synchronisation

  • Prepare to Experience PI Planning
  • Create and Review Draft PI Plans
  • Finalise Plans and Establish Business Value
  • Review Final Plans and Commit to a Set of PI Objectives

Module 6: Supporting Program Execution

  • Innovation and Continuous Exploration for Programs and Large Solutions
  • Manage the Flow of Value
  • Update the Program Vision and Roadmap
  • System Attributes with Features
  • Set Priorities with Backlog Refinement
  • Engage in Key SAFe Events

Module 7: Mapping the Path to Agency and Program

  • Build Large Programs to Align with Agency Strategy
  • Transition from Project to Lean Flow of Epics
  • Adopt Lean Budgeting Aligned to Value Streams
  • Apply Lean Estimating and Forecasting with Cadence-based Development
  • Modify Acquisition Practices to Enable Lean-Agile Development and Operations
  • Build in Quality and Compliance
  • Adapt Governance Practices to Support Agility and Lean Flow of Value

Module 8: Leading Successful Change

  • Lead by Example
  • Adopt a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Lead the Change to SAFe

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Who should attend this SAFe® for Government Certification Course?

This SAFe® for Government Certification Training Course is ideal for those looking to navigate the challenges of Agile. This course can be beneficial for wide range of professionals, including:

  • Government Leaders
  • Government Influencers
  • Executives
  • Directors
  • Branch Chiefs
  • Development Managers
  • Compliance Managers in Government

Prerequisites of the SAFe® for Government Certification Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this SAFe® for Government Course. However, a foundational knowledge of the Agile Manifesto and SAFe® principles would be beneficial for delegates.

SAFe® for Government Certification Course Overview

The SAFe® for Government Certification Course, offers a comprehensive exploration of Agile Project Management in the context of government operations. The study delves into the intricacies of Agile approaches, focusing on their applicability in government sectors. With governments increasingly adopting Agile practices to enhance efficiency and responsiveness, this becomes pivotal for professionals in the public sector.

Agile Project Management is paramount for professionals seeking to thrive in a government environment that demands adaptability and responsiveness. Government personnel, Project Managers, and IT professionals must master Agile methodologies to navigate the complexities of public projects effectively. This Agile Course equips delegates with the knowledge and skills to implement Agile principles and best practices.

This intensive 2-day SAFe® for Government Certification Course empowers delegates with a deep understanding of Agile methodologies and their practical applications in government settings. Delegates will gain insights into Agile principles, Lean-Agile principles, and SAFe® frameworks. This course equips delegates with the knowledge and certification to lead Agile projects successfully in the government sector, enhancing their career prospects and contributing to more effective public service delivery.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of Agile methodologies in government
  • To explore the integration of Lean-Agile principles and SAFe® frameworks
  • To equip delegates with practical tools for implementing Agile in government projects
  • To ensure delegates gain SAFe® for Government Certification
  • To enable delegates to lead Agile initiatives effectively in government
  • To enhance project management and delivery within the public sector

After completing this course, delegates will benefit by gaining in-depth knowledge and certification in SAFe® for Government. This equips them with the skills needed to lead Agile projects in government, promoting efficient Project Management and improving service delivery in the public sector.

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What’s included in this SAFe® for Government Certification Course?

  • SAFe® for Government Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • SAFe® for Government Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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SAFe® for Government Exam Information 

The SAFe® for Government Exam assesses participants' understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) principles, practices, and roles as they apply to government organisations. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Type of Questions: Multiple Choice or Multiple Select 
  • Total Questions: 45 
  • Total Marks: 45 Marks 
  • Pass Marks: 73%, or 33/45 Marks 
  • Duration: 90 Minutes 
  • Open Book/Closed Book: Closed book

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Agile is a project management and software development approach that emphasises flexibility, collaboration, and iterative progress to deliver high-quality results. It involves breaking down work into small, manageable tasks, frequent reassessment and adaptation, and close collaboration among team members and stakeholders.
Agile Courses offer several benefits, including equipping individuals and teams with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively implement Agile methodologies in their work. This can lead to improved project management, faster product development, enhanced collaboration, and better adaptability to changing requirements, ultimately resulting in higher-quality deliverables and increased customer satisfaction.
The objectives of Agile Courses include educating participants about Agile principles and methodologies, teaching them how to apply Agile practices to their projects, and equipping them with the skills to enhance collaboration, adaptability, and efficiency in their work.
No, Agile Courses are not exclusively for Project Managers. While Project Managers can benefit from Agile Training, these courses are designed for a wide range of professionals, including Software Developers, Product Owners, Testers, Designers, and anyone involved in project or product development. Agile principles and practices can be applied across various roles and industries to improve collaboration, adaptability, and project outcomes.
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To renew your Agile Certification, you need to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs) by participating in relevant training, workshops, or activities.
Becoming certified in Agile can open up various career opportunities, including roles such as Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, Agile Project Manager, and Agile Consultant. These roles are in high demand across industries and can lead to positions in Project Management, Software Development, Product Management, and Organisational Transformation.
The difficulty of an Agile Project Management course can vary depending on your prior knowledge, experience, and the specific course content and requirements. For individuals with a background in Project Management or Agile practices, it may be less challenging, while those new to these concepts might find it moderately difficult.
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