Agile Learning Path

Introduction

The Agile Learning Path consists of five certifications - AgilePM Foundation, AgilePM Practitioner, Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner and AgileBA Foundation. By achieving certification in all of these courses, you'll gain the skills you need to lead teams and foster a collaborative work environment, deliver projects that align with stakeholder expectations, predict and prevent project failures, and much more.

Who will benefit

This learning path would be suitable for individuals who are involved in Agile project delivery and want to enhance their knowledge and skills in Agile methodologies, project management, and business analysis. Specific job roles could include:

  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Product Managers/Owners
  • Agile coaches
  • Software developers

Course overview

This learning pathway will help prepare you for the following exams:

The format of the AgilePM Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple choice format
  • 50 questions per paper 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes duration
  • Closed book

 

The format of the AgilePM Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • Objective testing
  • 4 questions per paper, 20 marks available per question
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) - 50%
  • 2.5 hours duration
  • Open book (restricted to the official manual only) examination

 

The format of the Scrum Master exam is as follows:

  • 50 simple, multiple choice questions
  • 40 minutes
  • Closed book
  • Pass mark: Successful candidates must get 37 out of the 50 total marks (or 74%) correctly

 

The format of the Scrum Product Owner exam is as follows:

  • 50 multiple choice question
  • Closed book
  • 40 minutes
  • Pass mark 37 out of 50 (74%)

 

The format of the AgileBA Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple-choice questions
  • 50 questions per paper
  • Get 25 marks out of 50 (50%) 
  • 40 minutes exam
  • Closed book

 

Exams are taken online via remote proctor. You will be sent an email invitation with more information shortly. You are responsible for booking your own exams at a date and time of your choice. For more information about how to take your exam and the technical requirements, please click here.

Course highlights

The following is included:

  • 12 months online access to our accredited
    • AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner learning
    • Scrum Master learning
    • Scrum Product Owner learning
    • AgileBA Foundation learning
  • The cost of the following exams. Valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams must be taken online via remote proctor:
    • AgilePM Foundation and Practitioner
    • Scrum Master
    • Scrum Product Owner
    • AgileBA Foundation 
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulators

Optional extras

  • AgilePM Official Manual (Hardcopy)
  • AgileBA Official Manual (Hardcopy)

Please note: Optional extras are available to purchase at an additional cost in the basket.

  • Hardcopy official manual: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy official manual as an optional extra your manual will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.
  • Hardcopy process map: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy process map as an optional extra it will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.

Skills covered

The following are the module names within each of the e-learning courses.

AgilePM Foundation 

  • Course introduction - what is agile?
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Introduces the recommended roles and responsibilities.
  • Instrumental success factors, DSDM process and products
  • Planning and control
  • Daily stand-ups and other DSDM practices
  • MoSCoW prioritisation and timeboxes
  • Exam technique
  • Exam simulator

 

AgilePM Practitioner

  • Course introduction and exam format
  • Instrumental success factors, DSDM process and products
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Project management through the lifecycle
  • Effective use of the DSDM products
  • Deliver on time - MoSCoW and timeboxing
  • People, teams and interactions
  • Requirements and user stories
  • Estimating - How and when
  • Project planning through the lifecycle
  • Never compromise quality
  • Final points: Risk, tailoring the approach & other DSDM practices
  • Exam simulator

 

Scrum Master

  • Scrum overview
  • Self-organisation
  • Agile principles
  • Empirical product development
  • Scrum events
  • The development team
  • Scrum roles
  • The product backlog
  • Scrum artifacts
  • Sprint planning
  • Sprint progress
  • Scrum exam simulator

 

Scrum Product Owner

  • Introduction & overview
  • Agile principles & empiricism
  • Scrum events
  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum artefacts
  • Sprint planning & done

 

AgileBA Foundation

  • Introduction & overview
  • The role of agile business analysts in an agile world
  • Fundamentals of agile
  • Stakeholders in an agile project
  • Requirements, user stories, and prioritisation
  • Workshops
  • Modelling techniques and prototyping
  • Timeboxing and iterative development
  • Requirements estimating

  

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the AgilePM Foundation and Practioner learning, you should understand and know how to apply:

  • The underpinning philosophy and principles of agile and how to apply them in a project situation
  • The lifecycle of an agile project, including alternative configurations and how to appropriately configure the lifecycle of an agile project to a given scenario
  • The products produced during an agile project and their purpose and how to evaluate the content of agile products produced during an agile project in a given scenario
  • How to apply the following agile techniques in a project situation: Facilitated workshops; MoSCoW prioritisation; Iterative development; Modelling; Timeboxing
  • The techniques used and their benefits and limitations and how to identify the agile techniques to be used for a given situation within a scenario
  • The roles and responsibilities within an agile project and how to correctly determine the appropriate personnel to fulfil these roles within a given scenario
  • Understand the mechanisms for control of an agile project which are specific to an agile project
  • Understand in outline how to test, estimate, and measure progress in an agile project
  • Describe the agile approach to managing requirements and identify action to rectify problems with requirements within an agile project from a given scenario

 

By the end of the Scrum Master course, you should be able to recall, recognise and demonstrate understanding of the concepts, roles, events and artefacts outlined in the text, including terms used, process steps and roles involved. Specifically, you should be able to demonstrate this understanding by being able to:

  • Help scrum product owners shape and refine product backlogs needed to guide the early and incremental delivery of a valuable product
  • Help the scrum development team self-organise to create high-value products, facilitating scrum events and removing impediments as required
  • Help organisations understand and adopt scrum, working with stakeholders and other Scrum Masters
  • Build a knowledge base that members of your team or organisation can access to easily improve their work’s quality 

 

By the end of the Scrum Product Owner course you will be able to:

  • Recall, recognise and demonstrate understanding of the concepts, roles, events, artefacts and expanded guidance outlined in the text, including terms used, process steps and roles involved.

Product Owners should also demonstrate understanding and maximise the value of the product resulting from the work of the Scrum Team and efficiently managing the Product Backlog which includes:

  • Developing and explicitly communicating the Product Goal
  • Creating and clearly communicating Product Backlog items
  • Ordering Product Backlog items
  • Ensuring that the Product Backlog is transparent, visible and understood

 

By the end of the AgileBA Foundation course you should understand the fundamental principles and terminology within the Business Analysis guidance. 

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • The fundamental philosophy and principles of agile
  • The steps of a typical agile project
  • The products created during an agile project and their uses
  • How to plan and manage an iteration
  • How to analyse business goals and their decomposition
  • The parties involved within an agile project
  • How to write product backlog items to build a product backlog
  • How to apply user story techniques
  • The use of modelling and agile analysis
  • How to know whether an agile technique will work in a given situation
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